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News Flash!

News Flash!
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Hello folks!

Just wanted to quickly let you all know about some recent milestones and events that have happened or will be happening.

Charity Race Day

  • The recent charity race day raised over $700 for Cystic Fibrosis Queensland – thanks to all the riders, volunteers and sponsors for everything.

Membership

  • Club membership continues to grow. We now have almost 300 members and a third of them women (much better than the 6% it used to be). Thanks to the GoGIRLs and the council sponsored GOGA initiative.

Grants

  • We just scored another grant for over $13000 to help in repair work throughout Parklands e.g. bridges, rock armouring, causeways, drainage etc.
  • In the next couple of months we will be submitting a grant application for the big $150k State Government grant with help from our already approved Sunshine Coast Council grant to meet the co-contribution requirements.

Training

  • We will be starting up subsidised MTB training workshops soon and also offer free bike maintenance workshops on topics like bike fit, suspension setup, trail repairs etc.
  • We recently completed a MTBA Trail-building workshop with about 20 people from around the coast all learning the how’s and why’s of building trails.

So there is a bit of good news to brighten your day!

Michael Johns
Club Secretary

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QPWS is back-burning at Parklands

QPWS is back-burning at Parklands

Back Burning is happening near the transmission towers

FYI folks! Just heard from Ranger Eugene that QPWS is burning around the transmission towers at Parklands tomorrow (Wed 18/07/2018).

Radar Hill road will be shut from the top (towers) right down to the bitumen at the bottom (highway side).

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Cystic Fibrosis Charity Race Day RESULTS

Cystic Fibrosis Charity Race Day RESULTS
Ben Harris representin'!

Hi Folks,

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.

Here are the results:

And a big kudos to our sponsors Beerwah Cycles, Brouhaha Brewery, EnPlusOne, Giant Sunshine Coast, Hit Bikes, Mountain Bike Australia, Palmwoods Physiotherapy, Peter Legge Photography, Subway GlenviewVenture Cycles and Vivelo Sports.

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Cystic Fibrosis Charity Race Day Update

Cystic Fibrosis Charity Race Day Update
We got riders, we got sun and we got hero dirt!

It’s ON!!

Put your racing legs on!

We’ve had a last minute rush of participants sign-on so everything is going ahead as planned! It’s going to be a good day with a good amount of riders, good weather and good beer (Paul also has a fire drum ready to go to keep us warm).

Times

  • Check-in opens at 7.30am. We will be there ready to sign you in and hand out the number plates so come out early to have a practice lap and get your bearings.
  • Race 1 (1hr) – starts at 8.30am
  • Race 2 (2hr) – starts at 10am-ish
  • Prizes and beer – 12 noon-ish (once the 2nd race has finished)

Food and drinks

We are putting on a free sausage sizzle and will have water and soft-drinks available. Trish might be baking some delicious sugar-coma causing cakes or slices too! There will be beers from Brouhaha Brewery available for a gold coin donation after the races.

Presenting “Little Rocketman”

Prizes

In addition to the prize for the winners, we have a heap of prizes donated by our sponsors which will go into a lucky draw so everyone has a chance to win. We will have a prize for other things as well such as best leap over Paul’s new jump feature “Little Rocketman“.

Parking and Spectators

Below is the map showing where to park and where to spectate. We don’t want cars along the side of driveway this time as it’s a bugger moving them all out and we need the space for overtaking.

Parking and Spectator Zone Map

More Information

We are having a charity race day at Paul’s Place on Sunday 15/07/2018 to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis Queensland.

  • Cost: $30.00 for the day (plus MTBA race day license if required)
  • Where: Paul’s Place (32 Ruwoldts Road Dulong)
  • When: Sunday 15th July 2018 – first race starts at 8:30am
  • What: 1-Hour Race (MTBA Come’n’try event, 12yo+, free insurance) / 2-Hour Race
  • Who: Everyone! (need a mountain bike and helmet though)

Registration links

Big thanks to our sponsors Beerwah Cycles Brouhaha Brewery EnPlusOne Giant Sunshine Coast Hit Bikes Mountain Bike Australia Palmwoods Physiotherapy Peter Legge Photography Venture Cycles and Vivelo Sports

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Race Day Update – POSTPONED DUE TO RAIN

Race Day Update – POSTPONED DUE TO RAIN
Race day has been postponed folks

In a desperate attempt to stop the rain, last night I tried Grandma’s ye olde pagan MTB ritual at Parklands. Now obviously, as today’s weather indicates, I stuffed up. I went through and checked each step again and again and then I realised that the full moon is tonight!! IDIOT!! I can’t believe I made such a simple mistake! My hamstrings are killing me from all that twerking!

But long story short – the race day is postponed until things get dry again. Stay tuned!

PS: Sorry to that guy on a night ride and everyone watch out for a dead goat near Tazer trail.

Grandma’s Ye Olde pagan recipe cards are so handy

Michael “I’ma twerkin’ class man” Johns
Club Secretary

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