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Sugarbag Ride Summary – 25/09/2016

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Sugarbag Ride Summary – 25/09/2016
Mondraker Crafty is a very nice looking bike
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14 riders showed up at the aquatic centre in Caloundra on Sunday morning. In addition to the regular crew we had a new rider, Sirrob, previous member Pete and Dean from Hit Bikes come along (Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hitbikes/).

There was a particularly nasty magpie near the carpark who attacked Toby and Neil as they rode to meet us, it attacked Sirrob as he just stood there waiting and I think it even called me fat.

We rode through Ben Bennett park and onto the Sugarbag trails. I was looking forward to checking out the new Syrup trail that Trailworx had worked on recently.

Terry and Tania went off and did their own thing but the rest of us stuck together and we went through the regular trails like Sugar and Honeycomb and we did the new Syrup trail a few times too. Syrup is a bit loose on the berms at the moment but it’s still pretty fun.

After the trails Pete and Dean said we should just ride to coffee because parking would be terrible. This sounded like a good idea so Dean showed us an easy way to get there and we had coffee on the grass overlooking the ocean. I reckon we should do this on every Sugarbag ride, it worked out great.

So overall the ride was 20km and a lot of fun (Toby did more because he rode from Mooloolaba – so hardcore!)

Thanks to Dean from Hit Bikes for showing us around the new Sugarbag trails and make sure you let us know when the shop opening is!

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Success! Gambling Community Benefit Fund Grant

Success! Gambling Community Benefit Fund Grant

Funded by the GCBF

On Friday the 23rd of September the club received a bank transfer from the QLD Government Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF) for $24,587.50 meaning that we were successful in our round 89 application earlier this year (April/May)!

The funding will go towards race equipment (e.g. timing mats, tent and course marking stuff) and various trail care tools such as a brush cutter, soil compactor, drill and extra hand tools.

This will likely take us a couple of months to organise, procure and document but we’re keen to put them to use as quickly as possible.

Thanks goes to the QLD Government: Department Justice and Attorney General, Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation and to club secretary, Michael, who wrote and submitted the grant application on behalf of the club (and begrudgingly left out the fat bikes for all members idea). Also thanks to our membership who allow this club to exist and apply for these grants to do the things we all want to do.

The initiatives for which we are applying for grants are born from the feedback by our members so please please please make sure you complete the annual membership survey to ensure we’re going for the things that you want.

Fingers crossed that we have continued success with the three other grants we have submitted applications.

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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
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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/

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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!

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