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World Ranger Day 31st July 2017

World Ranger Day 31st July 2017
QPWS Trail Care Briefing

It’s World Ranger Day!

On World Ranger Day we join together to acknowledge our passionate and devoted rangers present and honour the past rangers killed or injured in the line of duty— by celebrating the work they do to protect our natural and cultural treasures around the world.
We would like to give a big thank you to all the rangers who continue to maintain our wonderful parks throughout the country, many with MTB trails, and to our fantastic local QPWS rangers who have helped make the Parklands MTB Trails project a reality and for building great relationships with park user groups such as ourselves.
Also a huge thank you to the South East Queensland Water rangers who look after our catchment areas and dams, including recreational areas.

Further information:

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Fuel Reduction Burns in Parklands Tomorrow

Fuel Reduction Burns in Parklands Tomorrow

Hi Folks,

Tomorrow (Tuesday 04/07) at Parklands the areas around Road Rage will be closed for the day while QPWS handle planned burns of that area. Please plan your ride to avoid this area and abide by any signage and directions.

This means that the Road Rage trail and surrounding fire breaks will be closed for the day. If you have been in there recently you will have noticed that the various breaks have been redone.

Thank you.

Ben Johns
Club President

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“Rookie Road” Wins

“Rookie Road” Wins
"Rookie Road" wins the vote

We received 50 votes and the clear winner was “Rookie Road”. “Pigtails” came close but couldn’t beat it (even after someone cheated and voted for it numerous times – tsk tsk!).

Clear winner is “Rookie Road”

QPWS have a naming policy (e.g. not potentially offensive, rude, gross, clear english etc). That’s why the cool names like “4play”, “entrails” and “Thrillz 2 Skillz” didn’t get a shoe in. But we are getting new trails and a lot of help so I’m not complaining.

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New Jerseys are coming! ….very slowly

New Jerseys are coming! ….very slowly
Latest jersey concepts

Hey everyone,

Yeah I know the jerseys have been on the cards for ages but trying to find someone to make them has been a bugger of a chore. However I think I’ve found someone to do all the jersey/shirt/singlet iterations we need at a good price.

I’ve been talking to others in the club and doing a lot of research on jersey styles and shapes so the artwork has gone through a lot of changes. To give you an idea of the journey I’ve had, the filenames are like “BRMTB-Jersey-2016-idea-19-v7-FINAL-v3-LAST FINAL-v2.pdf“. Which shows a very poor file management system that I really need to work on.

So anyway, we are going to offer the following:

  • Standard XC cycle jerseys (short/long sleeve and club/race fit) in two styles – “Spare parts” and “Black diamond”
  • Bib-shorts – Black with logo and matching artwork
  • Trail shirts (loose fit v-neck with short sleeves, 3/4 sleeves and long sleeves) in the two styles – “Spare parts” and “Black diamond”
  • Women’s Go-Girl Singlets  – in “GoGirl Pink”
  • Socks

There are artwork samples below but I’ll put up the final artwork along with prices and the order link in the next few days.

Stay Tuned!

 

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July ’17 – March ’18 Calendar Update

July ’17 – March ’18 Calendar Update

Sugarbag trails are now on the list for our easy community rides

Hi Folks,

You may have noticed the club calendar has been updated until March 2018. There are a couple of changes but the main one is that our easier community rides are now at three different locations with the additional location being at the Sugar Bag trails. So please double check the first Sunday of the month rides as it will alternate between the three locations, next month is Ewen Maddock Dam, August is at Sugar Bag, September is Mapleton and so on.

The Parklands Conservation Park ride will continue being on the second Sunday of the month, swapping between Atkinson and Radar Hill Road sides.

We have also included the Bunyaville Conservation Park trails into the mix of our Sunday rides. Before these were treated as an ‘away ride’ however since they’re not that much farther than many of our rides time wise we’ll give it a go. Additionally there are planned Sunday rides at the Daisy Hill and Bayview Conservation Parks as there have been on going developments of these trail networks that I think many will be keen to check out.

Away rides are typically planned on an ad-hoc basis – if you have any ideas please let us know – Nerang, Hidden Vale, Mt Joyce?. Feedback on the calendar, or anything for that matter, is always appreciated.

Ben Johns
Club President

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