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Committee Nominations

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Committee Nominations

Nominations are now open and being sought for the 2016/2017 Bushrangers MTB Club Sunshine Coast Inc committee positions:

  • President (vacant)
  • Secretary (vacant)
  • Treasurer (Craig Pearson)
  • Vice President (John Searston)
  • Social (vacant)
  • Trails Advocate (Terry Morgan)
  • Women’s Advocate (Susie Hume)

Positions that are filled and not contested will not require a vote. Vacant positions must be filled.

Financial members of the club are entitled to vote for those individuals they want to hold office until the next annual general meeting (AGM). Voting will be conducted in person at the AGM meeting – 2pm, 6th March 2016 at the Maroochy Botanical Gardens – Arts and Ecology Centre.

If you are interested in nominating yourself for a position and wish to know more please email [email protected] .


2016 Bushranger’s AGM – Sunday March 6th, 2pm

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2016 Bushranger’s AGM – Sunday March 6th, 2pm

Lock this date in your calendar folks!

The Bushrangers AGM for 2016 is being held in the conference room of the Arts and Ecology Centre located within the Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens at Tanawha.

The meeting will kick off at 2pm, tea/coffee and nibbles will be provided.

Any items members would like to be added to the agenda please let any of our committee members know so they can pass them on. Or send them through to [email protected] with title “AGM agenda item/s” or similar. Please send through by February 27th at the latest.

Further info on Maroochy Botanic Gardens


Merry Christmas

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Merry Christmas

As we reflect upon the past year, we would like to thank those who have helped us shape our club. Thanks for a great year and your continued support, we wish you all the best as you embark on 2016.



Committee Meeting Update from June 2015

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Committee Meeting Update from June 2015
A few points from the Committee Meeting in June 2015.
Ride leaders
Based on member feedback the club will be endeavouring improve our communication during Social & Club rides. By encouraging our valued Ride Leaders, Corner Markers, Tail End Charlies, regular and new riders to be aware of the MTBAs suggested Ride Leader policies and assisting in their implementation during all our rides. Have a look through the MTBAs 2014 draft policy available on their site, it’s one page of common sense but a good for all riders to be familiar with.
Caloundra Sugar Bag trails are a happening thing! We are encouraging members to sign the petition being circulated by the awesome advocates from the Sunshine Coast Trail Alliance & Caloundra riding community. As well as any other trail advocacy projects across the greater SE QLD region.
The new trails along Steve Irwin Way opposite the Big Kart Track (who need a name) will be added into our regular rides and are currently proving popular with members thanks to everyone involved there too.
As an FYI we’ve been informed a 5km Parkrun will often be being held along the Parklands fire roads Saturday mornings starting 7am at the Radar Hill car park. So keep an eye out for greater number of two legged trail users on your two wheeled travels these mornings!
Social & Membership

It’s the club’s 20th anniversary! we were founded in 1995 & have a pretty interesting history. An event to celebrate will be later this year for members past & present, keep an eye on the website & social media pages for details of social events.

Being affiliated with MTBA gives Bushrangers Sunshine Coast members some pretty good perks have a read of the summary of MTBA benefits again on their site and another 1 pager. The currently $30 annual portion of your fees that goes towards the club gives you some nifty extra benefits too.
Some Bushranger Member perks….
  • Hosted rides across the Sunshine Coast, including night rides yes even in winter!
  • SMS reminders & Facebook events to help keep you up to date with Bushranger events.
  • Fellow riders who you can chat to about possibly tagging along on other rides which to suit your abilities and free time.
  • Typically an option for coffee and/or food stop during or after most rides mmm…. riding fuel.
  • Details on social media about other nearby MTBA related events for members to look into.
  • Trail advocacy & trail maintenance building sessions we encourage members to head along to.
  • We aren’t linked to any particular bike shop or sponsor and like it that way.
  • Welcoming of all levels of riders on all sorts of bikes & riding kit (pst new jerseys in the pipeline).
  • Social events where we all get slightly confused for a bit chatting to people we know in their non-bike kit!
  • Hoping to run some skills sessions for members in coming months too.
Look forward to seeing you on the trails,
The Committee