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2017 Annual Membership Survey

2017 Annual Membership Survey
The data we are getting is great! Big thanks to those who have already completed it.

Hi Folks,

By now you will have received an email (or two, because one got caught in the interwebs for a day, sorry!). This email has a link to our 2017 membership survey for you to complete. The data we have received already has been particularly interesting so please keep it coming!

This survey is the most important thing we ask you to do because it helps the current and future committees to make informed decisions that represent the wishes of the membership.

The survey will be closed on the 1st December, 5PM.

You can expect questions in the following categories:

  • What trails do you like?
  • What rides/events do you you enjoy?
  • Ride start times
  • Club Systems
  • Fund Raising
  • Trail Development
  • General Feedback

Additionally there’s going to be a random prize draw afterwards as a bit of an added incentive to complete the survey.

Please encourage your fellow members to complete the survey and if you haven’t received the survey email, please let us know and we’ll get it out to you ASAP.



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 


New Committee Position Available

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New Committee Position Available
Join the Committee! You might get a sticker? - APPLY NOW!

Have you ever finished a hard day at work and said to yourself “If only I could spend these precious few hours left in the day to do MORE WORK FOR FREE”? If you said YES!… then you are a bit weird, but that’s cool because you could be a great fit with the Bushranger MTB Club Committee! So read the following and if you can help then contact Ben at [email protected]!

Position Title:

Executive Director – Department of Non-Local Trail Usage (aka. Away Rides/Camping Trip Organiser)

What you will need to do:

  • Decide where the club could go by listening to requests from members or the MTB grapevine (note that is a metaphor – there is no actual grapevine).
  • Work out if it’s a day trip or a camping event and create the itinerary with meeting points and camping locations.
  • Let the Secretary know the details to publish online.
  • Ride and have fun and be there to answer any questions and help things run smoothly.

What you don’t have to do:

  • Calendar updates
  • Website posts
  • Social media updates
  • Massage the President’s feet

What’s in it for you:

  • Glory!
  • Maybe some pizza at the committee meetings
  • a STICKER!!
  • Maybe an awkward shoulder rub?

Serious note:

The club is booming! The club’s membership is growing astronomically and things are happening at a dizzying speed with current projects underway and more projects on the horizon.  There are a lot of balls in the air and we just need to pass a couple of them to others. In particular we know the Away Rides and Camping trips have always been a club favorite and we don’t want them to get lost under other things. Also remember that we have a great committee which will be there to help if you need it.

Michael Johns
Club Secretary


Here is your Bushrangers Committee for 2017!

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Here is your Bushrangers Committee for 2017!
The 2017 Bushrangers Committee

Well the AGM has been done, the minutes have been…um, minuted?? and the committee members have been voted (or shanghai’d) into their respective positions. See below for who you should contact.

President – Ben “Fatbikes are dumb!” Johns
[email protected]
Contact Ben for things like the Parklands upgrade project, legal stuff, complaints, sponsorship queries, race information.

Treasurer – Craig “Why don’t I have a cool action pic” Pearson
[email protected]
Contact Craig for the invoice payments and other money stuff or an exciting chat about GST or something.

Secretary – Michael “Fatbikes are great!” Johns
[email protected]
I’m pretty much the eye-candy but you can contact me for social media stuff, jerseys, beginner “Rookie” rides, training or if you can’t reach anyone else.

Women’s Advocacy Officer – Susie <high pitch squeal> Hume
[email protected] 
Contact Susie for all the Go-girl events and if you are female and want to get into MTB riding.

Greg “Why do we need these weird middle names?” Bright
[email protected]
Contact Greg for things like camping trips, BBQs and club dinners.

Rob “How did I get this job?!” Macdonald
[email protected]
Contact Rob for anything to do with trails – so any big fallen trees or bad trail damage you find or any trail care events the club holds.

Please remember that we are all volunteers with full-time jobs, families and we need to ride too so that makes time a precious commodity. So please don’t get too cranky if we don’t get back to you instantly.