Saturday’s Beginner ride on the 24/02/2016 had 14 riders take off from Ewan Maddock car park and within minutes one rider was sure that they had seen a platypus! We continued riding around the dam taking in the sights and stopping for the odd photo. Most ladies were well and trully ready for a coffee and a snack once we arrived at Buck’s Bakery in Landsborugh. After refreshments, a highlight was definitely going through Dalarcha N.P. and riding through the old tunnel to Kenny’s at Mooloolah. It was at this point, some of the ladies had to dig deep. The SAG wagon was called for one lady who made a promised to herself to get on her bike more often . It was the first time her legs had peddled in a very long time. So she did exceptionally well getting that far. With only a few kilometres to go, one bike sadly didn’t make it. Our support mechanic, Paul Hume tried to fix it but surprisingly the lady was quite adamant to leave it in that twisted state as she was sure when her husband saw it, he would buy her a new one! After all riders were safely back, connections were made and interest was high in Go G.I.R.L. Many joining our face book group, eagerly awaiting news on where our next adventure will be!
Had a good ride on Saturday with Dave and Jason showing up to have another crack at Parklands and Tim coming to check it out for the first time. Ben and I took them through Terry’s novice track and the Ho Chi ho loop and we spoke about gear choice, braking, body position, picking lines and tried a few log rollovers.
No dedicated rookie ride on this weekend but you are welcome to come along to the Social ride at Ewan Maddock dam (Glenview) on Sunday. Check the calendar for the details.
Exciting news!!! Our incredible Women’s Advocacy officer Susie has organised a range of events for Women’s week 2015 starting March 7th. On the Tuesday we have on offer coaching sessions with some pretty incredible female riders one being Janine Jungfels. Bushranger ladies who are lucky enough to score a spot in the coaching sessions will get a discount rate of $15 rather than $30 for non-members. Please fill in the expression of interest form prior to February 29th even if your not coming to the coaching so we know rough numbers for each of the events as there are a range over the week most being free. All participants do have to be signed up with MTBA insurance be a member of our club, another club or on the free 2 month trail. We also recommend women riders to join Susie’s Facebook group .
We encourage all Bushrangers members male & female to also let other female riders know about these Women’s week events as these are all inclusive and a great way to meet other riders and have some fun on two wheels! Same as all our rides please arrive 15 minutes prior to listed start time. If coaching proves to be popular we will aim to put more sessions for all riders in the future.
Go Get Into Riding Ladies and get involved in a Bushrangers Women’s week 2016 event!
- Tuesday 8th morning and afternoon sessions Janine Jungfels & Corrine Dolan coaching Sugar bag – Ben Bennett park must fill in expression of interest by Feb 29th and Susie will get back to you once groups have been organised
- Wednesday 9th 3:30pm Susie Parklands ride Radar hill rd Kulangoor entry intermediate skills ride
- Thursday 10th 4:00pm Ferny forest (opposite big kart track) some demo bikes will be available
- Saturday 12th CORCA – WOW (Caloundra off road cycling association – Women on Wheels) ride at Sugar Bag
- Sunday 13th 7am Wooroi women’s group ride (Wooroi day use area) with Noosa Trailblazer’s women
During periods of wet weather when the clubs planned ride is cancelled a pavement ride is often still held, if predicted weather isn’t too severe. Members will typically receive a text or email the night before to advise of the changed plans. For our last ride of January we had seven keen members meet in Maroochydore headed Coolum way in search of a coffee shop for a mid ride refueling treat. We encourage all members still keen to jump on their bike to stick to the pavement and areas that won’t negatively impact trails when riding in or after periods of rain. Plus your less likely to become intimate with fallen branches on the pavement!