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Mapleton Community Ride Summary – 04/11/2018

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Mapleton Community Ride Summary – 04/11/2018
Colour-coding extraordinaire Tania loves it when I take photos at the top of the climbs.

Hey everyone,

So each month we do a “community” ride where we offer a easier ride for people who want to come along and try MTB out. This month we went to ride in the beautiful Mapleton Forest.

The advanced group left from the township and did around 30km all through the forest with a lot more climbing while the easy group left from the Mapleton Day Use Area and rode the 18km out to the Oakey Creek Lookout and back. The forecasted high temperatures held off until later in the day so it ended up being a rather pleasant ride indeed.

Someone in the advanced group forgot their hydration pack at the lookout so when the easy group arrived we wondered what this suspicious bag was. After a vigorous shake it was deemed safe and obviously not a bomb so we went through it and managed to track down it’s owner (and eat all the muesli bars) – Hoorah!

Afterwards we had coffee in Mapleton.

Thanks for the ride folks. Parklands next week!

Michael Johns
Club Secretary 

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POSTPONED – Sugar Bag Road Flow Trail Official opening

POSTPONED – Sugar Bag Road Flow Trail Official opening
New date announced for the open day

POSTPONED DUE TO RAIN

When: TBA
Where: The main event will be at the Sugar Bag Road Trails car park, between Alexander Street and Lawman Street. (see map below).

Join Mayor Mark Jamieson and Deputy Mayor Tim Dwyer to officially open this exciting new facility and celebrate the thriving Sunshine Coast mountain bike community.
• Bike demo’s from major bike companies
• Local food vendors
• Numerous trails to ride.

We’ll have the club marquee set up on the day so feel free to drop in for yarn and a lemon squash.

There will be very limited disability and VIP parking at the top. Official parking is front of Caloundra high school with a brief ride up to the event area.

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Monthly Community Ride – This Sunday 05/08/2018!

Monthly Community Ride – This Sunday 05/08/2018!
The Skanky Swamp of Skankiness claimed no victims this day!

Hey Folks! For this Sunday’s community ride we’ll ride from Maddock Park, through the Ewan Maddock Dam trails and around to the Ferny Forest trails. Here we can stop for coffee at Brewhaha Mobile Cafe (or you can choose to do some laps of Ferny Forest).

While we chill in the sun and wait for coffee I’m thinking we do a little Q&A on something bike related like seat height, tyres or how come our club president cannot grow a real beard etc.

We ride off at 7:30am – see you there!
Maddock Park map link – https://goo.gl/maps/euJ2Yuy9hgR2

Michael “Ben will kill me one day” Johns
Club Secretary

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Warburton Mountain Bike Destination Project

Warburton Mountain Bike Destination Project

Yarra Ranges Council along with Parks Victoria, Dept. Environment, Land, Water and Planning, Melbourne Water, and Vic Roads are seeking input on their upcoming Warbuton Mountain Bike project. The project will be building a trail network within the Yarra Valley which is 90km east of the Melbourne CBD.

Warburton is set to become one of Australia’s premier mountain bike destinations with planning well underway for approximately 160 kilometres of trail in the surrounding area. The project is now at the Master Planning stage which includes a detailed assessment of potential alignments and impact assessments.

Consultation with adjacent land owners has been conducted during May and June. The public are invited to contribute to this project by providing input into the trail alignment, the mix of trail grading and supporting facilities and services.

This project is being coordinated by a partnership comprising of Yarra Ranges Council, Parks Victoria, the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, Melbourne Water and Vic Roads.

You can find their survey > HERE <

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Noosa Trail Master Plan – Survey!

Noosa Trail Master Plan – Survey!
Cooran - Kin Kin ride

Hi Folks,

Tourism Noosa, Noosa District & Landcare, Noosa Council’s Economic Development department and Common Ground Trails are working on a Noosa Trail Masterplan, funded by the Noosa Biosphere Reserve, to enhance the Noosa Trail Network experience for local and visiting bushwalkers, mountain bikers, horse riders and other users.

Common Ground Trails have created a survey that you can find HERE.

We encourage everyone to fill out the survey and to highlight any areas that need attention on the map.

Thanks for the heads up Brad!

Further information:

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