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Moustaches and Mountain Bikes 2017 – 10,000km in November!

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Moustaches and Mountain Bikes 2017 – 10,000km in November!
Join our Movember challenge!

Moustache fails and hardcore trails!

To raise money for the Movember Foundation we’d like to introduce the inaugural Moustaches and Mountain bikes Strava event which will be run throughout November 2017.

We’ve set the challenge to try and ride 10,000km in November (and grow totally awesome optional moustaches). We will have prizes for the male, female and youth (<15yo) with the most amount of kilometres and a prize for biggest fundraiser and best moustache. The winners will be announced at our Time trial race/BBQ at Paul’s place in Woombye in early December (more details about that event later).

This contest is open to all Bushrangers, riding clubs, bike shops and local MTB riders and your entry fee is a $20 donation to a Movember page (e.g. yours, your mates, the club). Once you do this let me know your Strava name and I’ll invite you to the prestigious Moustache and Mountain bikes Strava club so we can all track each other’s kilometres.

So join our Movember team at (or just donate $20) and then check out the Strava club at

Let’s have some fun, raise some money and try to ride 10,000km in one month!

Michael “I started my Mo early” Johns
Club Secretary

PS: Details are still being hammered out so if you want to know more or have some feedback (or prize ideas) then let me know at [email protected]


We have a new Away Ride Co-ordinator – Martijn (Marty) Mooij

We have a new Away Ride Co-ordinator – Martijn (Marty) Mooij
Welcome Marty!

Not confirmed yet but we think this is Marty searching for the best riding trails.

Marty has volunteered to organise the club’s away rides and camping trips (with the occasional assistance of his lovely partner Courtney). Marty and Courtney came to our last committee meeting for a meet and greet and we believe that with their talents and their enthusiasm they are going to be an awesome fit with the club.

Ben has whipped up the email address [email protected] so if you have any ideas or requests for away rides or camping trips then let Marty know.

On behalf of the club thanks for volunteering Marty, the club has always loved it’s camping trips so it will be good to get some more back onto the calendar.


Michael Johns
Club Secretary 


The Sunshine Coast MTB Workshops are on next week – Register now!

The Sunshine Coast MTB Workshops are on next week – Register now!

Are you a keen mountain biker? Would you like to learn more about the trails and talk to the local land managers?

You’re invited to two FREE Mountain Bike Workshops:

1: Theory Workshop, Thursday 26 October 6pm-9pm.

Where: Mike Ahern Building, Ground Floor, 12 First Ave, Maroochydore.

  • Come and listen to presentations from Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service; Sunshine Coast Council; SEQ Water; Mountain Bike Australia and Sport and Recreation Services.
  • Be involved in discussions about track requirements, maintenance, land manager requirements, insurance, permits, key design elements, construction standards, trail classification guidelines and funding opportunities.

2: Practical Workshop, Saturday 28 October 9am-12pm.

Where: Caloundra Town Reserve, Sugarbag Rd, Caloundra (parking at the old quarry, follow signs).

The second practical workshop will be presented by Sunshine Coast Council, Queensland Parks and Wildlife Services and Trailworx.

  • Learn trail care skills, building standards – single track, multi-use track, berms and creek crossings.
  • Be involved in discussions with the land managers and one of our local professional trail builders.

Booking are essential so register >HERE <

Big thanks to Department of National Parks, Sports and Recreation and the Sunshine Coast Council.



Wahoo! Rain Expected During the Week

Wahoo! Rain Expected During the Week
No one wants this... except maybe your bike mechanic

Our Department of Raindancing, Astrology and Clipless Pedals has just reported that there may be about 2 to 10mm of rain tomorrow. This is GREAT news for the new trails in Parklands as it means all that dust will be packed down and hardened (and we can fix that loose berm along Rookie Road). However if they get ridden, even while slightly wet, we’ll end up with a chopped up surface that will need to be scraped smooth and it’ll go dusty again – so please, please, please avoid riding the new trails (or any trail for that matter) until they’re nice and dry.

Try to reach your MTB Zen place

Instead of riding on our awesome trails maybe do some of the following:

  • Service your bike – top up the tyre sealant, clean the chain, grease your bearings, replace that old emergency energy gel in your bag or just simply sit and look at your bike – when was the last time you two had a good chat?
  • Bring out your inner BMX Bandit – ride along the coastal pathway or something – nice views, plenty of coffee places and you can impress the balance bike kids as you bang down stairs and over gutters etc.
  • Turn on Youtube or Redbull – watch some awesome MTB things like the UCI XC and DH events, Redbull Rampage and Crankworx stuff. Watch some cool training videos and then practice some manualling and bike handling on the driveway (“Wheelies pull the chicks/dudes” – Dr Phil*).
  • Roadie ride – Blow the dust off the road bike and go for an easy century around the coast and hinterland – LOL! yeah we’re just kidding!


Thanks for understanding.

Ride safe, Ride well, Ride on!

Bushrangers Committee

* Dr Phil didn’t actually say that wheelies pull the chicks or dudes.


Wooroi closed due to fires!

Wooroi closed due to fires!

FYI Everyone!

QPWS just let us know that fires have flared up in Wooroi so the trails are closed today (Mon 21/08/2017) and may be closed for the rest of the week. As always a big thanks to the folk at QPWS who are in there doing what they do.

Bushrangers MTB Club Committee