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Ewen Maddock Dam Ride Summary – 01/04/2018

Ewen Maddock Dam Ride Summary – 01/04/2018
Got my fast wheels on!

Hey folks long time no see! With all the recent ride cancellations and work on grants and the AGM we haven’t had much time to do any write ups.

My mudguard worked well… not!

Despite the miserable conditions we had 18 dedicated riders show up to relieve the cabin fever this constant rain has caused. A big hello to our new riders Clive, Jeremy and Jens’ mate who I never got his name – sorry about that.

Due to the recent rain we decided to stay away from the Ferny Forest trails and the Skanky Swamp of Skankiness and just do our ol’ school ride through the dam, the Dularcha railway tunnel and then stop at Mooloolah for a good coffee and a fresh hot cross bun from the lovely ladies at the Mooloolah bakery.

Despite staying away from singletrack and low lying areas we still copped a lot of mud and we all probably spent most of the day cleaning our bikes. Although I swear Simon’s bike actually left cleaner than it arrived.

Thanks for the ride everyone and stay tuned for an update regarding this weekend’s ride at Parklands as it might be way too wet to ride there.

Photos below (thanks for the pics Julie).

Michael “Does this mud make my butt look big” Johns
Club Secretary


Get Out Get Active Women’s Mountain Bike Program

Get Out Get Active Women’s Mountain Bike Program
GoGIRLS in Parklands

The Sunshine Coast Council has teamed up with our Go GIRLS and CORCA’s Women on Wheels to offer the Get Out Get Active Women’s Mountain Bike Program.

This six week programme will offer you the opportunity to develop essential skills needed to make mountain biking a enjoyable and safe activity. Additionally you will be provided a hire bike (if you don’t have one) and a one year Mountain Biking Australia (MTBA) membership through either club ($85 value).

When: 17th April – 24 May 2018, Tuesday or Thursday afternoons.
Where: Sunshine Coast – Kawana Sports Precint or Caloundra Cricket Ovals.
Cost: $66.00
Registration: > HERE <

Contact: Kurt Martin [email protected] (07) 5420 8671

Don’t worry if you’ve missed out – we have a whole bunch of beginners coaching sessions planned for the next year so keep an eye on our website and social media for updates.


Clean Up Australia Day 2018 Summary

Clean Up Australia Day 2018 Summary
Clean Up Australia Day 2018

Bloody fatbikers!!

Hey Bushies’

33 awesome volunteers came out to do a bit of trail care and to help with the Clean Up Australia day activity at Parklands today. We filled two large bins with general waste and recycling and also dragged out around 5 ute loads of other rubbish too big for the bins. Tyres, engines, hot water systems, nappies (eiww!), car panels, batteries, TVs. It was both sad and amazing that all this junk just gets dumped in our parks.

As for the trail care there were two jobs to do with one team heading in to fix up the damage done to the new blue trail. The blue flow trail and the top of Road Rage trail hadn’t had time to harden before last weeks torrential rain soaked it through and turned it to slush. The other team grabbed the whipper snippers and did some much needed vegetation management on T-track and Lower NZ.

Great work today everyone, as always your help was most appreciated!  A special thanks to Dave for cooking the BBQ – the sausages where superb! If anyone wants a Clean Up Australia Day certificate to brag how awesome they are, just let me know.

Thanks for the write up by Tessa Patrick in the Nambour Weekly and to Clean Up Australia Day for the bags and gloves and to Sandie Johnston and the Sunshine Coast Council for the big bins, rubbish pick up and mowing the grass along Radar Hill Road for us.

Michael Johns
Club Secretary

PS: Check out the photos below.


Clean Up Australia Day @ Parklands – March 4th – 7am

Clean Up Australia Day @ Parklands – March 4th – 7am

Clean Up Australia Day 2018

On Sunday March 4th we will be having a big clean up day at Parklands for Clean Up Australia day. Come meet us at the Radar Hill Carpark at 7am, grab a bag and start picking up all the rubbish.

Once we are done we’ll setup the BBQ and everyone can grab some food and head off for a ride if its not too hot.

Newspaper article in the Nambour Weekly


Reminder – QPWS Unsanctioned Trails Community Meeting this Friday

Reminder – QPWS Unsanctioned Trails Community Meeting this Friday

Hi Folks,

Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service have organised a community engagement session to discuss the recent trail closure within the Mapleton National Park. Could be a great opportunity to clear the air on both sides and show the need for advance level trails on the coast?

Details as follows:

Time: 3:30PM onwards
Date: Friday, 9th February 2018
Location: Ground Floor Seminar Room, Mike Ahern Building, 12 First Avenue, Maroochydore
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