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TreX Multi-Sport Weekend at Ewen Maddock Dam

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TreX Multi-Sport Weekend at Ewen Maddock Dam
John Searston winning the Dirt Master award for his category at the 2015 Tre-X Event

On the 16th & 17th of April the QLD X-Triathlon Championship & Multisport Weekend will be held at the Wildeco Camp at Ewen Maddock Dam (we know the area as Ferny Forest).

Further information and registration can be found on the Tre-X website > here < .

On Saturday if you can find a runner and a swimmer then you can do the MTB leg as part of a team. Otherwise there’s the 22km and 45km MTB XC race on Sunday. Unless you’re like John who does it all himself for the dirt master title.

We encourage all our members to have a go at mountain bike racing and a local race on good trails is a great way to have a go.

Please note that the organisers do not cover you in case of an accident for the MTB XC race so make sure your race insurance is sorted. For the multi-sport race – Triathlon Australia coverage is needed as the MTBA cover does not include multi-sport events.


27/03/2016 – Sugarbag club ride summary

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27/03/2016 – Sugarbag club ride summary

Overall a good ride with a good turnout and thankfully the rain holding off until the end of the ride.

Had a few people conquer their fears and succeed getting over a few of the hairier obstacles on the trails, which were then accompanied with the mandatory whooping and high fives afterwards. Unfortunately there were a couple of whoopsie daisies and I hope those riders pulled up OK the next day.

Interesting events:

  • I met a friendly fellow fatbiker wearing clipless sandals (I thought they were a myth).
  • I accidentally did the tricky stuff because I made the mistake of following Toby and Alf.
  • Paul wash his bike from from the back of his van – we think it was either black magic or he was actually dosing his bike in fuel.
  • Susie’s “waahoo’s” actually echo of the trees for a whole 90 seconds and intimidate nearby birds.
  • Andrew’s experiment of trying to cure a big night by bike riding didn’t work as well as he hoped.

See you next week everyone!


Amenities to be built at Ferny Forest

Amenities to be built at Ferny Forest
Provided in the South East Queensland Water Newsletter March 2016:
Ornamental Wetlands to receive amenity block
A new amenity block will be built at the Ornamental Wetlands parkland area at Ewen Maddock Dam as a result of increased visitation to the site. This project is being implemented with the support of the Department of National Parks, Sport and Racing.
The Ornamental Wetlands, off Steve Irwin Way, is situated beside the recently established Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) mountain bike trail network. For further information on the QPWS mountain bike trails, please contact QPWS directly on 13 74 68.

20/03/2016 – Parklands club ride summary

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20/03/2016 – Parklands club ride summary
Cool photo by Chad - nice work (except the girls bike ruins it) :)

Only 8 intrepid souls came for Sunday’s club ride at Parklands and they were treated to a memorable ride of rain, mud, slippery roots and rocks, biting insects and punctured tyres.

My ride was cut short as I made a slight error with my tyre pressure on the new bike and lost all my air through a hole in the sidewall and had to walk back to car. It was a rather nice stroll though.

One highlight however was Alf’s ride leadership. The pre-ride briefing was loud and clear, choice of trails was good and the pace was great. Nice work indeed Alf! Keep up the good work!

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Help Janine defend her World Title!

Help Janine defend her World Title!
Janine Jungels - MTB Trials Champion

Janine Jungfels played an instrumental part of our Women’s Week activities that were successfully organised and coordinated by our Women’s Advocate, Susie Hume, and our Secretary, Julie Pearson, and subsidised by us, Bushrangers MTB Club Sunshine Coast. Since we like to support our local athletes and would love to see Janine back for more activities in future we would like to ask everyone to help her defend her hard earned title in Mountain Bike Trials riding by contributing to her ‘Go Fund Me’ campaign.