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Social Media

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Social Media
Kenny's at Mooloolah coffee stop

While having a chat over coffee during or after a ride is our preferred method of socialising we do exist on a few popular social media platforms. Read on to find out more about the club and it’s social media presence.

The website will continue to be the source of all club news and updates. We encourage everyone to like/share/+1/pin our content to increase the profile of the club so we can attract and retain members.

The following links can be found in the footer at the very bottom of each post/page on this website.

Facebook

The Bushrangers MTB Club Sunshine Coast Page (https://www.facebook.com/BMTBSC/)
This represents the club on Facebook – all club Facebook communications will be done via the page. Posts to this website are automatically shared on the page. So if you want to keep up to date on what’s happening with the club then like/follow our page.

The Bushrangers MTB Club Sunshine Coast Group
This public group is for general discussion. Typically discussion is about the club and its members but really you can talk about anything within reason. It’s a public group so you don’t need to be a member of the club to participate – we invite people who are thinking about signing up to join the group and ask questions and see what’s going on.

There is an old page called Bushrangers Mtb that is no longer used and will be deleted soon.

Google+

Bushrangers MTB Club Page (https://plus.google.com/+BushrangersOrg4558)
Just like Facebook all posts to this website will be automatically shared on the Google+ profile so make sure to follow us on G+.

There was a +bushrangers_mtb Google Plus profile that has been deleted. Please use the above page.

Pinterest

Bushrangers MTB Club Board (https://www.pinterest.com/bushrangersmtb/)
While not exactly a place where you can keep up with the goings on with the club but you can suggest pins and see what we’ve pinned up which can be interesting as they will have a mountain biking theme. Posts on this website won’t be automatically shared on Pinterest.

Sharing Icons

At the bottom of each page and post you will notice icons that represent the various social media sites. You can share the page/post on your preferred social media site by clicking the appropriate icon.

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Merry Christmas

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Merry Christmas

As we reflect upon the past year, we would like to thank those who have helped us shape our club. Thanks for a great year and your continued support, we wish you all the best as you embark on 2016.

 

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Sunshine Coast Trail Alliance Update

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Sunshine Coast Trail Alliance Update
Come help with trailcare!

Parklands TLC

The Sunshine Coast Trail Alliance met yesterday for a planning session for next year.

Still to be locked down but the focus for 2016 will be on the refurbishment and possible expansion of the Parklands trail network. The SCTA has a excellent vision for Parklands and to get things started next year would be a fantastic outcome. The Bushrangers and the SCTA will be seeking grants from all levels of government to help with funding this vision.

We hope to see some works beginning in the first half of next year as there is some credit remaining with Trailworx. There’s a few ideas on how to spend it so let’s call it a surprise for now 🙂

Trail Care

The SCTA intends to establish a schedule of trail care days with the target of at least one Saturday afternoon session a month. This is to encourage greater participation from the wider trail using community since it gives everyone their sleep-ins and morning rides. So earn your Saturday afternoon beverage by helping out on our trails, even if it’s just a little bit.

The club’s website Trail Care page will be updated with further information about trail building and maintenance. If you haven’t participated in a trail care day or you’re still unsure on what’s expected then be sure to check out the material – it’s not as hard as you think and many hands make light work.

Other news

The Sunshine Coast Council has established a Recreational Trails Activation Officer position. Kurt Martin will be assisting the community with all kinds of things and we look forward to working with him. If you see him out and about on the trails be sure to welcome him and introduce yourself. The club has invited him along to any of our rides.

The Ferny Forest trail is completed with trail head facilities (toilets, signage etc) to be completed in the short term.

 

If you would like to report any trail issues such as fallen trees and unsafe conditions please email [email protected] .

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Night Riding

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Night Riding
Ewen Maddock Dam at dusk.

The monthly club night rides are always a pleasant experience. There is something about riding at night that let’s you drift off into a trance where you can reflect upon the past and yet at the same time enjoy the present, the time out on the bike. You could say it’s a style of mindfulness – maybe I should write a book?

There has never been an easier time to take up off-road night riding. There are so many lighting options and the prices affordable. For a small investment of a good bar and helmet light you open up a world of riding opportunities. The trails you thought you knew backwards and upside-down become alien yet somehow the light beams focus your attention and you go faster and smoother.

I find there is little more disconcerting than to ride in the dark for a time, out in the wilderness on your favourite trail, and then stop. The comforting sounds of the wind and the bike, the sounds of progress, cease – leaving utter silence. You begin to question things and soon you desire to go back to the comfort of progressing. However should you stay yourself and persist awhile you become attuned to your new surroundings and then you can continue.

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It’s a new website!

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It’s a new website!
Inside look at a typical Google datacentre

After many months of planning, designing and testing we bring you this shiny new, mobile friendly, website. Thanks goes to Michael Johns for helping with design and content and to the committee for scouring over it and picking up various errors.

You may have seen glimpses of this new look with the Facebook page and group sharing the same ‘hero’ shot header image. It’s part of a unified theme for the club’s on-line presence.

Further content will be added in time but if you have anything you would like to see added such as more places to ride and local knowledge then please let us know.

The old site had a good innings lasting from ~2008 through to 2015. This is an extraordinary long lifespan for a website and sadly it was showing its age and was also a popular target for hackers looking for an easy exploit. Thanks goes to the efforts of past admins who selflessly worked to set it up and keep it going.

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