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Be Bold for Change – International Women’s Day 2017!

Be Bold for Change – International Women’s Day 2017!
Go-GIRLs riding group

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I thought the Bushrangers should say a big hello and a “You go Girl” <bobs head and clicks fingers> to all our female riders – the smarterest and better looking of all the genders!

Thanks to the amazing efforts of Susie and the GoGirls there are more ladies in the club than ever and it’s truly great, because to borrow a line from the Jerry McGuire movie – “You complete me” (with “me” meaning the club, not me personally because I’ve already been completed by the lovely Kim – sorry ladies).

Interesting read:

Interesting quotes:

“The bicycle is just as good company as most husbands and, when it gets old and shabby, a woman can dispose of it and get a new one without shocking the entire community.”
Ann Strong, Minneapolis Tribune, 1895


Ned Flanders: “You were bicycling two abreast?”
Homer Simpson: “I wish. We were bicycling to a lake.”
The Simpsons

Michael (Where is Susie? She would be better at this!) Johns
Club Secretary


Our Pete is on the Multisport Mecca!

Our Pete is on the Multisport Mecca!
Go Pete! 24hr Champ

Download the PDF here

The new Multisport Mecca is out and look who is on the front cover – Pete Bigaila. So famous! Nice work Pete!

There is also a good write up on the upcoming LunarC MTB race and last week’s Shimano Enduro Series at Garapine that Chad competed in.

@MultisportMecca #MultisportMecca



Community Feedback Survey for Sugarbag Road Area

Community Feedback Survey for Sugarbag Road Area

Hey Everyone,

The Sunshine Coast Regional Council is looking for community feedback for a master plan for the Caloundra Town Reserve (this is where the Sugarbag Road trails are). Check out the following link and complete the survey and have a say at what happens there (could even win $300!).

Submission close 5pm Friday 10 March 2017.


Pete Bigaila kicks ass at the JetBlack 24hr race

Pete Bigaila kicks ass at the JetBlack 24hr race
Race Start - awesome image courtesy of

The large calendar fridge magnets as prizes were a bit underwhelming.

Now I don’t know about you but I like to divide my day up into sleep-time and not-sleep-time. The ratio can vary somewhat but I usually get 7-8 hours of sleep each day so I guess I’m a bit of a traditionalist that way and I’m OK with this. However Bushrangers member Pete Bigaila probably looks at this 8 hours of beautiful sleep I have and thinks “Sleep Schmeep – you could be riding your bike!”.

Yup that’s right, Pete likes to ride his bike for the whole 24 hours, it’s his thing. He trains for these races by doing daily 100km rides and he even does a few of these at 2am in the morning because hey, why not! It’s not like he should be in bed or anything.


Club Weekend Camping Trip – 28-29th Jan 2017

Club Weekend Camping Trip – 28-29th Jan 2017

Day 1: Saturday 28th January

We will meet at Bayview Conservation Park (Trailforks: at 7.45 for a 8.00 ride off.

Address: Days Road Conservation Area, 487 – 503 German Church Road, Redland Bay QLD 4165. (Google Maps:

If driving down from the Sunshine Coast please allow 1hr 45 minutes.

Riding time here is open, when we are finished riding we will be camping at the Karingal Scout Camp (Archer Campsite), this is 17 minutes away (10km) from the Bayview MTB Park.

Address: 1 Karingal Road, Mount Cotton QLD 4165 (Google Maps:

If you are going to be camping could you please email the booking form below to . Payment is via funds transfer after the use of their facility. The campsite contact number is (07) 3721 5737.

Camping cost is $11.00 pp, if more than 24 hours then it is $20.50pp.

Booking form

To download the file – click the above link, select ‘File’ and then ‘Download As’ and select the appropriate format.

Day 2: Sunday 29th January

After a good night’s sleep we will meet at Daisy Hill MTB Park (Trailforks: at 6.45 for a 7.00 ride off, this should take around 26 minutes drive (20km) from the camp site.

Address: Daisy Hill Conservation Park, Hill Rd, Daisy Hill QLD 4127 (Google Maps:

Ride time here is also open – when we have finished riding then it is a safe drive home.

If you have any questions I can be contacted on .

Hope to see you there!