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Club Weekend Camping Trip – 28-29th Jan 2017

Club Weekend Camping Trip – 28-29th Jan 2017

Day 1: Saturday 28th January

We will meet at Bayview Conservation Park (Trailforks: http://www.trailforks.com/region/bayview-14484/) at 7.45 for a 8.00 ride off.

Address: Days Road Conservation Area, 487 – 503 German Church Road, Redland Bay QLD 4165. (Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/HSiVLR87hR92)

If driving down from the Sunshine Coast please allow 1hr 45 minutes.

Riding time here is open, when we are finished riding we will be camping at the Karingal Scout Camp (Archer Campsite), this is 17 minutes away (10km) from the Bayview MTB Park.

Address: 1 Karingal Road, Mount Cotton QLD 4165 (Google Maps: https://g.co/kgs/ogTso3).

If you are going to be camping could you please email the booking form below to [email protected] . Payment is via funds transfer after the use of their facility. The campsite contact number is (07) 3721 5737.

Camping cost is $11.00 pp, if more than 24 hours then it is $20.50pp.

Booking formhttps://docs.google.com/document/d/100Q6sN1iYEw-PnImMWkxweE4OxM3xY8xK7IKuUmbwko/edit?usp=sharing

To download the file – click the above link, select ‘File’ and then ‘Download As’ and select the appropriate format.

Day 2: Sunday 29th January

After a good night’s sleep we will meet at Daisy Hill MTB Park (Trailforks: http://www.trailforks.com/region/daisy-hill-12174/) at 6.45 for a 7.00 ride off, this should take around 26 minutes drive (20km) from the camp site.

Address: Daisy Hill Conservation Park, Hill Rd, Daisy Hill QLD 4127 (Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/TwKV2oxmWbM2)

Ride time here is also open – when we have finished riding then it is a safe drive home.

If you have any questions I can be contacted on [email protected] .

Hope to see you there!



Riding in the Heat

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Riding in the Heat
Take precautions when riding in the heat

Hello ‘rangers,

In the wake of the crazy hot weather recently, we thought we’d find and share some information about riding in high temperatures. Have a read, do some research of your own and make sure you do all you can to avoid heat related illness or worse. If you have any tips leave them in our Facebook group

Source: Unknown

Handy infographic about exercising in the heat

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In2Adventure DirtFest 2017

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In2Adventure DirtFest 2017

Coming soon to our local Ferny Forest MTB trails is In2Adventure’s DirtFest 2017.

The Dirt Fest MultiSport Festival is run in conjunction with the TreX Cross Triathlon Series where we add even more off road action with XC Mountain Biking, Trail Running, Fun Runs and events for the entire family.

The 20km and 50km cross-country mountain biking events are our favourites.

The club will have it’s marquee set up with refreshments as there are a few of us racing. You’re more then welcome to come hang out with us.

You can find out more and enter here: http://trextriathlon.com.au/events/2017-qld-championships-multisport-festival/#XC-MTB

The XC MTB races will be held on Sunday February 12th, 2017.


Glasshouse Mountains Ride Summary (15/01/2017)

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Glasshouse Mountains Ride Summary (15/01/2017)
Reenactment of me taking my shirt off after today's sweatfest

Hello ‘Rangers!

So I noticed that 3 was the lucky number for Sunday’s ride e.g. 3 hours of riding, 3 lookouts visited, 3 litres of sweat loss!

After the last few hot days it was a pleasant surprise to see the weather app saying it would be below 30ºC. However I forgot to account for the 3000% humidity level. I could’ve thrown a fish in the air and watched it swim away.

Greg finally decided to grace us with his presence for 2017

We parked at the Glasshouse Mountain footy club and rode alongside Steve Irwin way towards Mt Tibrogargan.  We worked our way along to the first lookout and quickly checked out the view. It was eerily silent so I assumed the birds had all drowned or something.

We then proceeded to the Jack Ferris Lookout (obviously named after the guy who invented the Ferris wheel). Here we stopped to enjoy the view and have a rest but we didn’t stay long. It was just too still and clammy, we had to keep moving to keep cool. Also there was like 3-million mozzies attacking our faces.


Trailforks Trail Management System

Trailforks Trail Management System
Parklands is now in Trailforks

trailforks_logo_largeHi Folks,

We’ve started a mini-initiative to get all the local trails registered with Trailforks and we’d like you to be involved. What is Trailforks you ask? Here’s a blurb from their ‘About’ page:

Trailforks is a mountain bike trail database & management system for riders, builders & trail associations. Users can contribute data and then local trail associations have the control to approve and curate the data. Ensuring the best, latest and accurate data.

The service provides a handy database of trails to ride along with suggested routes and surrounding points of interest in return for your ride information. This ride information assists with tracking usage for each trail and therefore gives an idea on what maintenance is required. Quite a few trail networks around Australia use this application so it’s a great resource to have if you’re travelling with your bike and it has the added benefit of helping keep the local trails maintained.

Once you start recording your rides with Trailforks (aka Ridelogs) every now and then Trailforks will ask  you to submit an optional Trail Report based on a trail you’ve recently ridden – these are simple forms asking about the condition of the trail for other riders to see.

You can choose to install the Trailforks app on your phone, both iOS and Android are supported. If you use Strava then be sure to connect the two apps so then you only need to worry about turning on your GPS device/Strava and not the Trailforks app.