In2Adventure will be hosting the Qld Cross Triathlon Championships and round 2 of Trail Run Australia in Landsborough on 27/28 October. As there isn’t a MTB event as part of this weekend (that will be taking place in April), they were wondering if we might be interested in volunteering for the event in return for a donation to the club.
Dates: AM Sat 27 & AM Sun 28 October, 2018 Roles: Course marshals and Race HQ marshals BENEFITS Club Volunteers:
Gift – event merchandise
50% discount to enter the Sunshine Coast MTB Festival on 28 April, 2019
Bushrangers MTB Club
Donation: $30 per volunteer per event paid as a donation to the club.
I’ve just checked the counters after a couple of months. The new trails at Parklands are attracting a sustained thousand rides a month and they seem to be holding up okay. You can view the stats on our Trail Care page. If you do notice issues with any trails within Parklands please be sure to send an email to [email protected] and we’ll discuss it with QPWS.
A worn timber bridge that was made worse by Cyclone Debbie’s down pour.
Also, we’ve submitted an application for round 7 of the Queensland Government’s Get Playing – Places and Spaces grant, the Sunshine Coast Council have already approved us for a major community grant that will be the co-contribution for this grant.
Working with QPWS we’re seeking to fix up all the creek crossings throughout the Parklands Conversation park. Rock armouring will be the preferred method however bridges will be installed/upgraded where needed. Additionally many ‘fall line’ trails will be reworked and drainage issues remedied.
We hope that this body of work will bring the trail network up to scratch. This will free everyone up to start focusing on future developments for Parklands and further afield. If we’re successful I anticipate the work to begin Q2 2019 and be completed around mid-2020.
In the interim, we have a Community Benefit Fund grant to spend on trail care so keep an eye out for upcoming trail care days.
We just wanted to give a shout out to Bushranger member Paul Vandeleur who has commenced the Terra Australia Bike Epic 2018.
They started in Cape York on Saturday and they’ll ride across the continent and finish at Wilsons Promontory (so mainland Australia’s northernmost tip to it’s southernmost tip – 6500km!!) Paul has done over 400km already, so if you want him to grab you something from inland Queensland then you better hit him up soon e.g. coal, gemstones, cattle – I’m sure he’ll have space in his pannier bags.
We are a supportive group of ladies that like to ride and socialise together. We usually ride on the 3rd Saturday of the month. Some rides are specifically targeted for women to improve their skills and most are for the pure enjoyment of this awesome sport. All rides have clearly stated levels and you can check our calendar for more details. Every rider requires MTBA insurance to ride with us (MTBA has a free 8 week insurance offer for new members – we can help you with this).
It has been a busy year to date with over 30 ladies taking advantage of coaching funded by grants obtained by the Bushrangers. The ladies were very happy with the personalised coaching from Geoff Foxx from HitBikes. We are looking forward to rolling out stage 2 beginning soon.
Bushrangers also funded some members to complete their level one MTBA coaching certificates as well as a first aid and resuscitation course. I was able to put these new skills to use in the recent G.O.G.A. (Get Out Get Active) beginners mountain biking skills course, which was at Caloundra council initiative and ran for 6 weeks.
Obligatory photo in front of the old Dularcha railway tunnel
To support the new GOGA graduates we began a #adoptanewbie program that was very successful. Experienced mentors organised regular get together rides to reinforce essential skills and build fitness. These ladies are now ready to join us on our longer rides.
At the moment many of us are training together to ride in Chicks in the Sticks, a fun race suited to all levels that is held annually in August and run by the RATS MTB Club.
Our Facebook page is where we keep connected so join us today. You’ll be able to find other like minded ladies to ride with and sometimes we get together socially too. You may like to join us on September 4 when we are heading to Nambour for the Wild Women’s Film Festival.
If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact me.
Hope to see you on the trails!
Bushrangers MTB Club Sunshine Coast
E: [email protected]