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Chicks In the Sticks Race Summary

Chicks In the Sticks Race Summary

What a colourful event! There were feathers, tutus, even some strange looking he/shes! Many ladies got into the spirit of the event, including the GoGIRLs (the pink ladies) and dressed up for the occasion. Once we had cheered on the Little chicks in the Sticks, the chicken nuggets and the Chick-a-dees, we assembles for the mass start!

After the race briefing of important points such as “track right’ means stay to the left whilst the person overtakes you on the right (not go right),“stopping” well we can work that one out but remember not to block anyone’s path. A down arrow means a steep descent and more arrows means it’s even steeper with a dismount area! That had some of the roadies worried, who were thinking I thought this was just a ride for fun. Other women were thinking, it’s slower to walk may as well ride! Good on you Helen, that’s the spirit!

Fun it was, but far from a walk in the park.


Yandina/Cooloolabin Ride Summary

Yandina/Cooloolabin Ride Summary

It was a glorious day to ride to Point Glorious. A ride featuring Jez from Venture Cycles, Mal from the Sunshine Coast Cycling Club, and Lester from the Noosa Trailblazers and a few other new faces as well – thanks for coming guys I hope you enjoyed yourself. Hello to past member Jason Daw who stopped for a quick chat as well.


Terry about to show us his breakdancing moves

All up there were 21 of us at the Cooloolabin Dam Trail Head (with 11 starting from Yandina to tackle the Bottle and Glass Road climb). To get a few more kms Gavin rode in from Buderim and Brad rode in from Mapleton.

Yandina was 5°C and that tends to make hopping out of the warm car and stripping down to a thin layer of lycra not very fun, but #cyclinglife and #yolo and all that. “Why were people wearing their lycra on the outside today?” I hear you ask.  Today was the day that Ben, Gavin, Lester and Murray were going to “groadie” (gravel roadie) it up to the Pt Glorious lookout to show us all what a gravel/CX bike can do! Although they had to tentatively negotiate the descents they made up for it with speed on the flats and hills.


Welcome to Venture Cycles!

Welcome to Venture Cycles!
Big welcome to Venture Cycles
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Click here for website

Hey there everyone,

This Sunday’s Yandina/Cooloolabin ride will be the first “Support your local bike shop” ride (it really needs a better name).

Venture Cycles will be riding with us and we aren’t sure what cool bike they will be bringing along so come along to find out and have a chat to the guys from Noosaville.

This ride will be both a MTB ride and also a “gravel grinder” ride for people wanting to bring their CX or Gravel bikes.  I’m keen to see how these modified road bikes perform around Cooloolabin Dam.

Remember there is two start points this ride. Yandina at 7.15am (grade 4 – 40km) or Cooloolabin dam at 8am (grade 3 – 20km).



Bushranger’s are in the Multisport Mecca Magazine

Bushranger’s are in the Multisport Mecca Magazine
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Hey everyone,

The Sunshine Coast Daily invited us to add some MTB-specific information for their Multisport Mecca Magazine. It’s a good read and has information about all things sport on the coast. Check out the Bushranger’s write up on page 10. If you can think of anything we can put in the next edition let us know at [email protected]


Australian Mountain Bike Market Profile Survey 2016

Australian Mountain Bike Market Profile Survey 2016

The Australian Mountain Bike Market Profile Survey is back. The survey produces useful information that benefits everyone including us as we’re using the data in our grant applications. The report of the last survey undertaken in 2014 can be found >here<.

The survey’s purpose as as follows:

The purpose of the survey is to establish demographic and market profile data of the Australian mountain bike industry. Survey results will be made public, and will be available for use at no cost or obligation- this survey has been designed to assist all facets of industry research including; retail and production, tourism, events, land management, and trail design and development. The aim of the survey is ultimately to provide key industry figures, land managers and agencies with current and relevant data to enable the development of mountain bike products, services, experiences and facilities that better cater for Australian riders.

If you have a bit of spare time please complete the survey by going to: