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Rookie Ride Summary – 19/02/2017

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Rookie Ride Summary – 19/02/2017
Learn the trails, get the goss and make new mates!

While the regular club ride was happening we put on another “Rookie Ride” for our beginners to get some more rides in and pick up some good tips by doing the opposite of what I do.

The wonderful Ferny Forest green level trails were chosen because its a good 10km loop, not too difficult, easy parking and now it has coffee!

Pretty sure Ben is sucking his guts in there!

Emma, Marty, Mike, Tania, Ben and myself starting off at 7.30am but we had guest appearances from Jason Daw, Susie and Sonja as they did their laps of Ferny Forest. I was planning on taking it easy, do the one lap, then coffee and chat afterwards. We ended up doing 2 laps and I even had an attempt at giving some line choice tips at a rock garden (but everyone just nailed it perfectly so it wasn’t really necessary at all – good job!). Overall the ride went great and there was only one itsy bitsy stack where a front wheel washed out on some loose stuff at the bottom of a gully but there were no serious injuries.

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Upcoming Rookie Ride at Ferny Forest – Sunday 19th

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Upcoming Rookie Ride at Ferny Forest – Sunday 19th

We want to give our new beginner members some love so in addition to the normal club ride we are also putting on a rookie ride this Sunday.

So bring your bike (that works), some water, sun screen and a helmet and come along for a ride and chat.

Day: Sunday 19/02/2017
Time: 7.30am ride off
Location: Ferny Forest trail (carpark opposite the Big Cart Track on Steve Irwin Way near Landsborough).
Trail type: Ferny Forest is a green (beginner) trail and is a 10km loop – 40 to 60mins (no rush).

Notes:

  • Try and get there a bit earlier so you can get ready.
  • Look for the guys with the Bushranger shirts.
  • Sign up for the 8-week free trial from the MTBA if you haven’t already so you’re insured.
  • There is a coffee van at the carpark so we can have a coffee after the ride.

Email me at [email protected] if you have any questions.

Ride on!

Michael “When is coffee?” Johns
Club Secretary

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Check out the latest Sunshine Coast Daily Multisport Mecca magazine

Check out the latest Sunshine Coast Daily Multisport Mecca magazine
Download the PDF

Download the PDF

Bushrangers were asked to give another article to the latest edition of the Sunshine Coast Daily’s Multisport Mecca magazine.

We thought an article helping people getting into mountain biking would be a good choice this time. Stay tuned for the next article, it’s all about the GoGIRLs

Check it out at http://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/news/download-september-21-sunshine-coast-multisport-me/3091897/

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Just getting into Mountain Biking? Try the Ferny Forest trails

Just getting into Mountain Biking? Try the Ferny Forest trails

FernyForestMapFerny Forest is a 10km loop track that is great for all riders but is especially good for new riders to build confidence and their fitness. The trail is well marked and goes through some beautiful forest and along the edge of the Ewan Maddock Dam.

You can either park in the carpark opposite the Big Cart Track or there is another carpark near the real estate agent towards the Mooloolah turn-off.

There is more information in the “Where to ride” section here.

From the latest SEQ Water update email.

Ewen Maddock toilet block

A new mountain bike trail network has opened on National Parks land adjacent to the Ornamental Wetlands at Ewen Maddock. To support this new facility, we are in the process of approving and installing a new toilet block at the trail’s head which starts on Seqwater land. The new toilet block should be complete late 2016.

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Rookie ride on this Saturday 06/08/2016

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Rookie ride on this Saturday 06/08/2016
Ditch the training wheels!

Hello,

Terry will be in Parklands at 8.30am Saturday morning if anyone wants to come for a easy ride. Meet at the Radar Hill road carpark, Kulangoor – https://goo.gl/maps/c7jbcdjAsPT2.

Ride will be on the “Novice trail” and will be 5km long and take about an hour. We will stop plenty of times to give tips and ask questions. Bring water, sunscreen, helmet, glasses and a bike.

You will also need insurance so sign up for the 8-weeks free insurance that the MTBA is offering – http://www.mtba.asn.au/join/

If you are keen to come along leave a comment here or on Facebook or send an email to [email protected].

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