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Come say hello at CycleFest tomorrow

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Come say hello at CycleFest tomorrow

We will have a Bushrangers tent setup at the cycle village on Kingford Smith Parade so come down Saturday at 11.30am and say hello and watch the roadies do their fast skinny bike/lycra thing. There will be coffee and food and plenty of things to look at.

There is a free kids cycle workshop at Cotton Tree and the Gran Prix Street Crit race along Fifth and Sixth avenue. Free parking in the football fields off Fourth Avenue – see the map below.

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Check out the latest Sunshine Coast Daily Multisport Mecca magazine

Check out the latest Sunshine Coast Daily Multisport Mecca magazine
Download the PDF

Download the PDF

Bushrangers were asked to give another article to the latest edition of the Sunshine Coast Daily’s Multisport Mecca magazine.

We thought an article helping people getting into mountain biking would be a good choice this time. Stay tuned for the next article, it’s all about the GoGIRLs

Check it out at http://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/news/download-september-21-sunshine-coast-multisport-me/3091897/


Sunshine Coast Bike Week

Sunshine Coast Bike Week

Coming up shortly is the annual Sunshine Coast Bike Week beginning September 24th and finishing October 2nd.

There are a number of different rides and events catering for all ages and abilities. Social pathway rides, children’s courses and commuter cycling training. The Cyclefest will be hosting races including the king of the mountain ride (Palmwoods Montville Rd) and the 100km Grand Fondo.

We have our usual calendar rides advertised as part of the cycle week activities so expect to see a few new faces.

If you register for any of the events/rides then you go in the draw to win some bike shop vouchers.

Also don’t forget that Ride2Work Day is on Wednesday October 12th and I expect our Strava club to be full of commutes that day.

There will be complimentary breakfasts and coffee at the following locations (you have to ride there!):

  • Cotton Tree Park, Cotton Tree Esplanade
  • Bill Venardos Park, Omrah Avenue Caloundra
  • Park opposite Sunshine Coast University Hospital along Braggs Street Birtinya (off Kawana Way)
  • Sunshine Coast Council courtyard, off Currie Street Nambour

You can join in on a guided ride if you like (ride off 6:15pm, be there 10min early, free car parking available):

  • Route 1 – Kawana Library (Nanyima Street) to Cotton Tree Park, Cotton Tree Esplanade
  • Route 2 – Kawana Library (Nanyima Street) to Bill Venardos Park, Omrah Avenue Caloundra
  • Route 3 – North Shore Community Centre, David Low Way Mudjimba to Cotton Tree Park
  • Route 4 – University Sunshine Coast (free car park area) to Birtinya (Park opposite Sunshine Coast University Hospital along Braggs Street, Birtinya off Kawana Way)

Don’t forget to register!


Welcome to Hit Bikes!

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Welcome to Hit Bikes!


Hey there everyone,

This Sunday’s Sugarbag ride will be the next “Support your local bike shop” ride and Caloundra local Dean from his brand new shop Hit Bikes is coming to ride with us. He sells Mondraker and Kona bikes and judging from his Facebook pics we may be seeing a pretty swish Mondraker on Sunday.

The ride starts at the Caloundra Aquatic Centre (off Arthur St) at 6.45am (ride off at 7am).

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hitbikes/


Wamuran ride summary – 17/09/2016

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Wamuran ride summary – 17/09/2016
Map does show the great coffee shop across the road

Map does not show the great coffee shop we found across the road near the mechanic shop

Cr Adrian Raedel at the Moreton Bay Regional Council asked us to help with a mountain bike ride from Wamuran for their Hinterland Cyclefest.

24 of us meet up at the park near Atwood Street and by 8am we were ready to go. We had a varied group of riders with different levels of skills and fitness, some roadies and even a couple of kids (whose infinite energy reserves were rather intimidating).

There were 2 rides on offer with a 20km out and back on the old rail line and a 40km loop. Everyone chose the 20km so Terry took everyone as a group but Brad took some of the keener riders on some advanced “gnarly” diversions.

We only had a couple of crashes (both on a particularly hairy descent that the gnarly group had a crack at) and there was a busted chain (quickly fixed by Dave). There was also some quick on-the-trail riding tips for the ladies by Sonja – nice work!

There was a bit of grizzling on the hills

There was a bit of grizzling on the hills

The ride took just under 2 hours and we went through some beautiful area and riding through all the old railway cuttings was really interesting.

Thanks to the local Lions club who came out and cooked us up some snags which were waiting for us at the end of the ride (I could get use to that!) and thanks to Bushrangers – Brad, Terry, Sonja and Dave, Ben and Julie, Mike, David and that attractive guy on the Fatbike who was the tail-end charlie.

And a big thanks to Adrian and all the riders who came out to ride with us. I hope everyone had a good time and please keep an eye on our calendar and come for a ride with us. We may be having a club ride down your way soon.

Michael (the attractive guy on the fatbike) Johns
Club Secretary