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Vote for us in the Mountain Bikes Direct “Dollars For Dirt” Funding Program

Vote for us in the Mountain Bikes Direct “Dollars For Dirt” Funding Program
Vote for the Bushrangers MTB Club!

We’re excited to announce that our club has been selected as a recipient of the Mountain Bikes Direct “Dollars For Dirt” Community Funding program.

We’re guaranteed to receive $150 from the program, but to secure the top grant ($300) we need your help!

Between the 1st and the 25th of this month, if you shop at Mountain Bikes Direct (www.mountainbikesdirect.com.au), you can cast your vote and help decide which of three selected groups should get the $300! You simply shop as normal, and at the order confirmation page (after you checkout) you will have the ability to cast your vote.

We’d love for you to spread the word and encourage people to put their vote towards our Club, so that we can secure as many votes as possible and hopefully score the top grant!

Thanks for your support,

Bushrangers MTB Club Sunshine Coast

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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: http://womenwhocycle.com/2017/03/the-role-of-the-bicycle-in-improving-womens-lives/

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

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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

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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

 

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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!).

https://www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/Living-and-Community/Community-Engagement/2017/Caloundra-Town-Reserve

Submission close 5pm Friday 10 March 2017.

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Pete Bigaila kicks ass at the JetBlack 24hr race

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

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.

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