Secretary

Notice of Cancellation of Group rides & events

Due to the current Covid-19 virus Global Pandemic, it is with heavy hearts, Bushrangers Mountain Bike club have felt the need to cancel all organised rides and events including club rides, new member rides, trail care, Gogirls, and Away Rides as of 23/3/2020 until further notice.

This is based on a combination of advice from Australian & QLD health department, regulations on social distancing, our club and individual responsibility and duty of care to the community.

Let’s take this opportunity to still get out and about on solo rides (perhaps use Strava Beacon function and don’t over estimate your ability – please play it safe), keeping not only our fitness up but let the light shining help keep our morale and spirits alive.

We have such a great mountain bike community and the ability to avail of communication channels to share our rides and experiences, helping to keep us connected in some way during these difficult times. 

So, take the challenge to explore local trails, maybe plan a potential new ride route for a future club ride, take lots of photos/videos to share on Strava or FB.

Do a personal ride report to lift the spirits of those that might be unable to ride. If isolated, take the time to develop your skills in small spaces, slow ride, bunny hop, wheelie, stoppie, skinny, track stand.

Let’s Flatten the virus curve quicker than a fat bike tyre on broken glass.

We look forward to seeing all your fantastic Solo shared ride experiences and creative media.We will get through this more enthusiastic and stronger than ever so stay positive, keep safe, support each other and keep the wheels turning.Stay safe keep riding

Regards, Bushrangers Committee.

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Trail Care Parklands – 18/1/2020

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Another great turn out for the Parklands Trail care day on Saturday 18/1/2020. Nice to have some decent rain the night before helping us identify the low puddle spots and drainage needs.

The focus was on the Rookie road track in to the skills/hub area with repairs made to the sticky berm through the first creek, sand stone blocks were laid in the larger eroded channels topped up with road base kindly supplied by QPWS who are always happy to assist the Bushrangers club. Additional works are planned to stabilise existing sandstone crossing that have eroded underneath.

A big shout out to new people who attended that aren’t part of a specific club but ride in parklands, your generosity and enthusiasm is greatly appreciated “Maximum Kudos”, looking forward to seeing you all again. 

The Adopt a Trail maintenance scheme is ready to launch so keep an eye out for upcoming details if you would like to be part of an ongoing trail maintenance at Parklands, every little bit helps.

Thanks to everybody who attended.

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Bushrangers Ride Report 22/12/19 “Bone Yards” Jungle Extravaganza

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A hard-core group of enthusiastic MTB jockeys assembled at the Corbould Park race course car park for a guaranteed adventure into the Jungles of Bone Yards. The field was split into two groups with Wayne taking the Open class steads and Toby taking the Maiden Class.

Toby’s Class group followed in hot pursuit with a similar selection of tracks ridden hard with some of the Open group dropping back to a more sustainable pace for self-preservation.  Some of the techy jungle tracks could have come from a Phantom movie with high humidity, Creeks, Palms, Vines, Pygmies?? Skull cave… maybe not. You get the idea this is a great riding area with more potential.

Some challenging tracks including downhill gnarly rocks and roots, twisty single-track gullies, hot dusty fire trails made for a great ride with Objective achieved “Maximum FUN!!” by all classes of the field.  The Maiden group managed to win overall cup by a 2-minute margin arriving back to the carpark before the open class jockeys.

The ride concluded with the mandatory wonderful Coffee and Nosh from Malarkey Artisan coffee in Caloundra.

Thanks to all the riders and leaders that contributed to another great Bushrangers ride, look forward to seeing you all again at the Peachester ride on Sunday 29/12/19 for the last ride of 2019, see calendar for details.

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Ewan Maddock Dam Social Ride 07/04/2019

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Ewan Maddock Dam Social Ride 07/04/2019

What a beautiful day on the Sunshine Coast for a Bushies social ride. We had 26 riders ready to go at 7am and 1 at 7.07 am. You know who you are.

We split into 2 groups of 13 funnily enough. The big guns led by Gramme likes a nap headed off looking to climb a mountain but in the end they only climbed a hill.

The second group supposed to be led by The Secretary, but she used her attorney and said no. Not arguing. We head around the dam with a few stops to regroup and a stop for first aid on Sonya’s bike poor thing.

As we came into Landsborough we met the big guns, either tired or with low batteries, along the Stevo way to Ferny with a few riders expecting coffee. Yet again The Sec said not until you do a lap. So off everyone went ebikes first as they get cranky, then the rest of the guns then Amanda setting the pace. Great riding but not sure what the colour of your face was at the end.

Coffee was had. Yum thanks brewhaha. Back to the cars we went with a few riders coming across a local having Sunday carvery, well more like sizzler. With a nudge he waddled off. A few riders took short cuts not naming names. Great morning. Good to see new faces. Good to see Paul Hume back on the bike. Thanks Julie for closing my door. Man flu. Thanks Gramme. Sleep well. 😴

Kerry Conquering Ferny Forest
Social Group listening to their leader – hope you didn’t pass on the Man Flu Toby
Some of the boys enjoying the scenery.
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