When: TBA Where: The main event will be at the Sugar Bag Road Trails car park, between Alexander Street and Lawman Street. (see map below).
Join Mayor Mark Jamieson and Deputy Mayor Tim Dwyer to officially open this exciting new facility and celebrate the thriving Sunshine Coast mountain bike community.
• Bike demo’s from major bike companies
• Local food vendors
• Numerous trails to ride.
We’ll have the club marquee set up on the day so feel free to drop in for yarn and a lemon squash.
There will be very limited disability and VIP parking at the top. Official parking is front of Caloundra high school with a brief ride up to the event area.
In2Adventure will be hosting the Qld Cross Triathlon Championships and round 2 of Trail Run Australia in Landsborough on 27/28 October. As there isn’t a MTB event as part of this weekend (that will be taking place in April), they were wondering if we might be interested in volunteering for the event in return for a donation to the club.
Dates: AM Sat 27 & AM Sun 28 October, 2018 Roles: Course marshals and Race HQ marshals BENEFITS Club Volunteers:
Gift – event merchandise
50% discount to enter the Sunshine Coast MTB Festival on 28 April, 2019
Bushrangers MTB Club
Donation: $30 per volunteer per event paid as a donation to the club.
I’ve just checked the counters after a couple of months. The new trails at Parklands are attracting a sustained thousand rides a month and they seem to be holding up okay. You can view the stats on our Trail Care page. If you do notice issues with any trails within Parklands please be sure to send an email to [email protected] and we’ll discuss it with QPWS.
A worn timber bridge that was made worse by Cyclone Debbie’s down pour.
Also, we’ve submitted an application for round 7 of the Queensland Government’s Get Playing – Places and Spaces grant, the Sunshine Coast Council have already approved us for a major community grant that will be the co-contribution for this grant.
Working with QPWS we’re seeking to fix up all the creek crossings throughout the Parklands Conversation park. Rock armouring will be the preferred method however bridges will be installed/upgraded where needed. Additionally many ‘fall line’ trails will be reworked and drainage issues remedied.
We hope that this body of work will bring the trail network up to scratch. This will free everyone up to start focusing on future developments for Parklands and further afield. If we’re successful I anticipate the work to begin Q2 2019 and be completed around mid-2020.
In the interim, we have a Community Benefit Fund grant to spend on trail care so keep an eye out for upcoming trail care days.
Yarra Ranges Council along with Parks Victoria, Dept. Environment, Land, Water and Planning, Melbourne Water, and Vic Roads are seeking input on their upcoming Warbuton Mountain Bike project. The project will be building a trail network within the Yarra Valley which is 90km east of the Melbourne CBD.
Warburton is set to become one of Australia’s premier mountain bike destinations with planning well underway for approximately 160 kilometres of trail in the surrounding area. The project is now at the Master Planning stage which includes a detailed assessment of potential alignments and impact assessments.
Consultation with adjacent land owners has been conducted during May and June. The public are invited to contribute to this project by providing input into the trail alignment, the mix of trail grading and supporting facilities and services.
This project is being coordinated by a partnership comprising of Yarra Ranges Council, Parks Victoria, the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, Melbourne Water and Vic Roads.
The Fraser Coast lads came down and did well… really well!
The Cystic Fibrosis Charity Race Day has successfully concluded and it would seem everyone really enjoyed themselves. Photos and an event write-up will be uploaded by the end of the week but for now here are the race results. Congratulations to Jamie Cardiff (2hr winner), Chris Bond (1hr race winner) and Kara Reading (Fastest Female) and also best crash prize winner Jason Taylor. A great big thanks to all racers, spectators and our volunteers. And another big thanks to Paul and Trish Vandeleur for hosting us on their beautiful land.