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2019 AGM Report – from the new President

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The Bushrangers AGM was held on 30/11/19 with a core of enthusiastic attendees having very positive and constructive input into the future year ahead.

Items presented and discussed as follows.

Secretary report: Emma has done an amazing job throughout the year keeping the wheels of the club rolling.  Emma gave an overview of the club’s major activities, skills training, Sunshine coast council Grant partnership, QPWS interaction, Social Media update. Emma  has been a pivotal member of the committee in the past year, learning the roll of club secretary with the ease of a new derailleur keeping the club in the right gear.    

Treasures report: Financial position and standing, club audit. Great job and big thanks to Luke for the past year, much appreciate. Thanks to Katie for doing the 2018/19 audit.

Vice President: Adam gave a very informative report on the recent member/non-member survey, this helps the committee guide the club direction for the members. Adam has also engaged a new Bushrangers web site design to launch the club into the new year and beyond. Great job Adam.

Women’s Advocacy: Presented by the ever-enthusiastic Suzy giving an insite into the exciting previous and future years activities, fantastic increased growth in membership and participation. Go Girls is a massive credit to Suzy and her ride leaders keeping the balance and diversity in the club.

Trails officer Report: Presented by the unstoppable John on trail care days (next one is 18/1/2020), adopt a trail, facilities and new parklands signage. Keep your eye on the web site for trail care dates. Credit to John on the many rides lead by john throughout the year.

Social Committee: Presented by the dynamic trio Kerrie, Tania and Amanda, the team have promised to organise up to 4 adventurous away trips including the brilliant Hidden vale trails when things cool down. Looking forward to Quarterly post ride BBQ’s at Parkies 😊 keep your eye on the calendar.

Ride Coordinator: Toby the most supportive, encouraging ride leader to new and old members has done a fantastic job keeping the variety and diversity of rides for all members. This is a pivotal roll and largely what the club is about.

New Members Services: Alan has done brilliant job in attracting new members with his well-planned entry-level trail selection, this is critical in inviting new members and introducing them to our trail networks. In addition, up skilling people with organised training helping them to reach their safe full potential. Looking forward to the new year’s rides listed on the calendar.

Elected 2020 committee members.

President: Miles Porteous (new)

Vice President: Adam King

Secretary: Emma McCormack

Treasure: Kerry Clausen (new).

Members Services Alan Marsden

Women’s Advocacy: Suzy Hume

Trails Officer: John Searston

Social Co-ordinators: Tania Marks, Amanda Porteous, Kerrie Pascoe

Ride Co-ordinator: Ian (Toby) Reavely

The club is looking forward to another great year of riding across the amazing selection of trails on offer throughout South East Queensland ranging from Hinterland Rainforests, Stunning Beaches, Old School single tracks, formed flowing trails and cross-country endless fire trails. One of the best ways to learn an experience some these hidden treasures is to join the Original Bushrangers MTB club and share the knowledge with likeminded people. If anyone has a great ride they would like to share with the club feel free to make contact.

Looking forward to seeing you out on the tracks.

Safe riding, Keep the wheels rolling.

Miles Porteous ( President)


Full moon ride at Paul’s Place

Full moon ride at Paul’s Place
An extra sausage to whoever can reenact this scene the best

Greetings Bushrangers,

This is a heads-up that we are changing the full moon ride on the 19th of June from Ewen Maddock to Trish and Paul Vandeleur’s lovely property on Ruwoltds road, Dulong (that’s behind Woombye/Nambour).

We have all been so privileged to have had access to this beautiful spot in the past and it looks like this will be the last time, so now or never people.

Come and thank Paul and Trisha by bringing your lights and appetites to enjoy a full moon spin and BBQ. We may even rustle up some previous committee members for an informal and overdue thanks for all the good times. Hope to see y’all there on the west side of town.

Check the calendar for more details.


Jens riding on Paul’s trails

Congrats to retired secretary Michael

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Congrats to retired secretary Michael
Michael "helping" Toby at Mapleton

A big congratulations to Michael Johns for winning a Nicklin community award for service to mountain biking on the Sunshine coast. Michael has (and continues to) contributed greatly to our club development in a variety of fields, though you may know him best for his role as secretary. Thanks for your work MJ! There wouldn’t be a club without your efforts.

Will Newton
Club President


Get well soon Paul

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Get well soon Paul
Paul has broken himself... again!

So Paul busted his collar bone in Wooroi on the weekend and now is out of action during the next couple of months. This means three things:

Dramatic reenactment
  1. His regular Wednesday Parklands rides are off the calendar for the time being.
  2. I need to make sure that I am not using the same health insurer as Susie and Paul are as they are probably about to bump up our premiums.
  3. Was this just a clever (although extreme) method of getting into hospital to see Susie without paying the exorbitant car-parking fees?

But anyway get well soon Paul and let us know if you need any help with anything.

Michael Johns
Club Secretary