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Mt Cotton – MTB Trails Draft Concept

Mt Cotton – MTB Trails Draft Concept

Hi Folks,

Another draft plan to comment on. The Redland Bay City Council are have concept for trail development within the Mt Cotton Eastern Escarpment Reserve. This is the area surrounding the Karingal Scout Camp which has it’s own set of trails that have been used for races and other MTB events in the past.

This is part of a larger vision to develop the trail networks surrounding Mount Cotton which also include Daisy Hill, Cornubia, and Bayview.

The proposed trails are designated ‘downhill’ which will add to the mix of trails in the area.

More information and a link to the survey can be found here: https://yoursay.redland.qld.gov.au/eastern-escarpment

Note that you need to register an account to complete the survey.

 

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Support the Northern Rivers Community Trail

Support the Northern Rivers Community Trail

Proposed NRRT map

Hi Folks,

A proposed 130km Northern Rivers Rail Trail that travels between Murwillumbah and Casino, snaking through the beautiful areas of north east NSW, has been on our radar for a while now and it looks like it’s getting closer to becoming a reality.

They need funding to cover the design and detailed planning of the Casino to Eltham section of the trail.

I like to think of these kinds of trails as investments for later on in life when gnarly single track becomes too difficult to ride. However if the trail isn’t of interest then there’s a bunch of perks to pick from for your donation like hampers, passes, tours, stays etc.

You can find more information and make a donation here: https://chuffed.org/project/the-northern-rivers-rail-trail-a-community-trail.

Ben Johns
Club President

 

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July ’17 – March ’18 Calendar Update

July ’17 – March ’18 Calendar Update

Sugarbag trails are now on the list for our easy community rides

Hi Folks,

You may have noticed the club calendar has been updated until March 2018. There are a couple of changes but the main one is that our easier community rides are now at three different locations with the additional location being at the Sugar Bag trails. So please double check the first Sunday of the month rides as it will alternate between the three locations, next month is Ewen Maddock Dam, August is at Sugar Bag, September is Mapleton and so on.

The Parklands Conservation Park ride will continue being on the second Sunday of the month, swapping between Atkinson and Radar Hill Road sides.

We have also included the Bunyaville Conservation Park trails into the mix of our Sunday rides. Before these were treated as an ‘away ride’ however since they’re not that much farther than many of our rides time wise we’ll give it a go. Additionally there are planned Sunday rides at the Daisy Hill and Bayview Conservation Parks as there have been on going developments of these trail networks that I think many will be keen to check out.

Away rides are typically planned on an ad-hoc basis – if you have any ideas please let us know – Nerang, Hidden Vale, Mt Joyce?. Feedback on the calendar, or anything for that matter, is always appreciated.

Ben Johns
Club President

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Give a tax deductible donation to your MTB trails

Give a tax deductible donation to your MTB trails
Give a tax deductible donation to mountain biking this year

Hello everyone,

3 more days until the end of the financial year so jump on and make a tax deductible donation to the club through the Australian Sporting Foundation. We need the money for pay for materials and the maintenance and hire of equipment for our trail building work.

So if you, or a business you know, wants to make a donation get it in before the end of the month. It will be most appreciated and will go straight into the local mountain bike community!

All tax deductible donations are made online through the Australian Sports Foundation here:  https://asf.org.au/donate/bushrangers-mtb-club-development-fund/

Stay Safe, Keep Riding!

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Our Club Crosses a Milestone Today

Our Club Crosses a Milestone Today

Thanks to all our members, supporters and sponsors.

Today is an important day and not because it’s the day that the Betamax video cassette was introduced in 1975 or Louis XIV was crowned king of France in 1654. While indeed those events are important, today is special for another reason.

Using MTBA data and earlier pre-digital membership lists (carved onto bits of stone etc), we can see that with the current strong growth in memberships our club is now officially bigger than it has ever been.

Not only does this show we are a healthy club that ticks the right boxes for our members but it proves that mountain biking is definitely alive and well in the Sunshine Coast.

Thanks to all our members, supporters and sponsors over the years. We couldn’t of done it without you!

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