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New Reef to Reef Stage Race

New Reef to Reef Stage Race
Reef to Reef Race

Reef to Reef 4-Day Course

Here’s a handy excuse to head to the far northern parts of Queensland to ride your pushie in August 2018. Expanding on the already popular Rural Rainforest Reef (RRR) cross-country race is the new Reef to Reef stage race.

Over four days R2R throws in the Smithfield and Davies Creek trail networks with most of the RRR course that includes Mt Molloy and Wetherby Station to Port Douglas. The same organisers are behind the Port to Port and Cape to Cape stage races so you can be confident that this will be a well organised affair.

There’s plenty of information about the race and the area, including accommodation options, on their website: https://reeftoreefmtb.com/ otherwise checkout their Facebook Page.

If you do head up – don’t forget there’s great riding to be had in nearby at the Atherton MTB Park.

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New MTBA Membership Options

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New MTBA Membership Options

Hi Folks,

MTBA have new membership options available and we’re pretty excited about them. Current MTBA members would have received an email with the following information.

Firstly the new seniors category (Masters 7+) provides reduced fees for those who are 60yrs old and over – it’s great to see people continuing or taking up mountain biking during their retirement, this option will help ensure they’re looked after in case of an accident while also being more affordable.

Then there’s a ‘public liability’ option that might be of interest to potential/current ‘club only’ members who have private health cover/other insurance coverage but wish to make sure that they’re completely covered. Worth a look if you aren’t sure if you’re covered in this regard.

The next one is pretty exciting for us on the Sunshine Coast – it’s a Triathlon Australia value-add membership. If you’re already a member of Triathlon Australia and wish to take up off-road triathlons, MTB racing or just want to use mountain biking as a way to mix up your training then this option is well worth a look. Also, TA members receive race day license discounts.

Finally there’s the new Family membership discount which kicks in when three or more family members join up. This option has been a popular request so it’s great that it’s now an option – it’s a pretty complex option to set up so good work to the MTBA for making it happen.

Here’s the summary of the new options:

New Membership categories

Masters 7+ (60+ years old) – Available for Race or Recreation categories. Membership price matches the Junior membership!

PL (Public Liability) Membership 
– This membership is ideal for the social rider who already holds a suitable level of private health insurance through another provider. As part of this membership, the rider will receive 24/7 Public Liability insurance cover whenever you are riding recreationally and on any type of push bike.

Value-Add (Triathlon Australia)
– The Value-Add membership currently offers financial members of Cycling Australia, BMX Australia and Australian Defence Force Cycling a discounted Race membership, with MTBA recognising the commitment of these riders to other sporting organisations.  Triathlon Australia members have now been included as a Value-Add category.

Family Membership discount – Now the whole family can get involved with a MTBA Family Membership!
The family membership discount provides family members to receive between 10% – 15% discount depending on the number of family members.

Further information available from the MTBA website: https://www.mtba.asn.au/membership/ . Otherwise we’re happy to answer any questions.

 

Club Committee
Bushrangers MTB Club Sunshine Coast Inc

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BBQ and Mapleton Club Ride CANCELLED

BBQ and Mapleton Club Ride CANCELLED
No one wants this... except maybe your bike mechanic

Bad news everyone,

Due to this rain and potential for more rain on Saturday and Sunday we are calling off this weekend’s events.

  1. The BBQ at Paul’s place is now postponed until next weekend (3pm 09/12/2017).
  2. The Mapleton Community Ride has been cancelled outright.

Looks like a good weekend for bike cleaning and Netflix.

Michael Johns
Club Secretary

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Mountain Biking Australia Recognised as a National Sporting Organisation

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Mountain Biking Australia Recognised as a National Sporting Organisation

Congratulations to Mountain Biking Australia (MTBA) for being recognised as a ‘National Sporting Organisation’ (NSO) by the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) and therefore joining the ranks of 94 other sporting organisations including Cycling Australia and BMX Australia. This is a great benefit to the whole MTB community.

Of the many possibilities this creates this will hopefully lead to clear and supported development pathways and help steer government/private funding towards building and developing MTB related activities and facilities. We’re excited to see what opportunities arise for us as a MTBA affiliated club – perhaps we have the next Commonwealth Games/Olympic representatives in our midst (no, Fat Bike racing isn’t a thing Michael).

Read the announcement from the MTBA here: https://www.mtba.asn.au/news/mtba-attains-nso-recognition/

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2017 Bushrangers Club BBQ Gathering

2017 Bushrangers Club BBQ Gathering
BBQ!

It’s amazing that it has already been a year and time for our end of year social event. This year we’re heading back to Paul’s beautiful residence for a BBQ and a bit of a blat around his trails – thanks Paul!

We’ll also be handing out a bunch of prizes for various things such as Movember and the Membership Survey random prize draw.

When: Saturday, 2 December 3:00pm – 8:00pm
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