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MTB Strength and Mobility Training Clinic

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MTB Strength and Mobility Training Clinic
More endurance and less pain and injuries

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Hello everyone,

Well I’m off to get myself some pretty Lululemon leggings and matching “BE-YOU-TIFUL” tank top because the Strength and Mobility clinic is going ahead!

Training will be on Wednesday 14/11/2018 at 6pm at 547 Sport Performance at Warana. Get in quick and click on the booking link below for more information and to reserve your spot.

Let me know if you have any questions at [email protected]

Michael Johns
Club Secretary/Annoying Niche Bike Enthusiast/Eye Candy etc 

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More training clinics

More training clinics
We get positive feedback about the quality of training - and not just from Geoff.

Hello folks,

Happy campers!

So we are sorting out the next batch of training clinics. We will be moving onto Braking next but we will still throw in a few more Body Position clinics for the people who missed out.

That cool?

Michael Johns
Club Secretary
[email protected]

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Check out our subsidised mountain bike skills clinics for September

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Check out our subsidised mountain bike skills clinics for September
Learn how to ride (and crash) with style!

During September we’ve organised Geoff from HitBikes to provide some professional skills training for our beginner and intermediate riders (or any member who wants to go back to the basics and scrub out some bad habits).

These will be small 5-person classes about 90min long and will teach you the importance of body positioning on a bike such as the “attack position”. There are Green level clinics and Blue level clinics which teach the same things but are contextualise to the different level of rider and trail. If demand is there we will do further clinics on other fundamentals such as braking and cornering etc.

The classes are $10 and the money goes back to trail-care and organising future training clinics.

Click here to register for Green Level clinic

Click here to register for Blue Level clinics

If you have any questions let Michael know at [email protected]

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What next for GOGA (Get Out Get Active) graduates?

What next for GOGA (Get Out Get Active) graduates?

Monday 28 May

GOG.I.R.L Ferny Forest ride. Meet Debbie at the carpark at 4 (opposite the Big Cart Track, Glenview) for a supportive ride with some of our GOGIRLs. This is our first scheduled ride suitable for GOGA graduates. We are aiming for one 10km loop. Thank you to our GoGIRLs who have volunteered to participate in our Adopt a newbie program. Don’t forget to post a photo #adoptanewbie when you are finished on our face book page.

This may get cancelled today due to the rain. So check GoG.I.R.L. Facebook page later in the day. Come out sunshine.

Friday 1 June

GOG.I.R.L Ferny Forest ride. Meet Susie at SCR (Sunshine Coast Realty, Glenview) at 7:30a.m. for a supportive ride with some of our GOGIRLs. This is our second scheduled ride suitable for GOGA graduates. After one supportive lap some well seasoned ladies may stay, pick up the pace and churn out a couple more. 3 laps is know as the treble. Me, I’ll be heading to Mike’s place at Toogoom to ride at the Promised lands. See calendar for more details.

Once you have been in there, Ferny is pretty easy to navigate and a very pretty place to ride in for both beginner and experienced rider. Follow the signs and don’t forget to exit where the P for parking sign is.

Saturday 23 June

Ewan Maddock Dam ride. Meet at the carpark at 7:30. This is our third scheduled ride suitable for GOGA graduates. After all those laps around Ferny Forest you will be getting fitter and ready to do a longer ride. This is a grade 2 ride of about 20km of mostly flat fire trails. The view is gorgeous and the company will be great. We hope to see you there.

For all rides:

  • Arrive 15 earlier to be ready to ride at start time
  • Do you ABCD check before the ride
  • Bring plenty of water, spare tube, good working bike and snacks
  • Check GOG.I.R.L Facebook page and Bushranger calendar for more details
  • Put my phone number into your phone in case you need to contact me
  • Some pocket money for a cafe stop afterwards
  • Big smile and great attitude

Susie

Women’s Advocacy Officer
Bushrangers MTB Club Sunshine Coast
Queensland, Australia
E: [email protected]
M: 04121847305

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Grant updates

Grant updates
Soooooo much fun!

Hey Folks,

As the poor sap who somehow got put in charge of getting grants I thought I’d let everyone know where we stand at the moment.

  • We’ve received a small grant from the Australian Sports Foundation thanks to the tax deductible donations a few of us made.
  • We have put in a grant application to the Gambling Community Benefit Fund for materials needed to repair bridges throughout Parklands.
  • We have applied for the major Sunshine Coast Council Grant which will give us the co-contribution for the larger $100k Sport and Recreation grant which will be used to upgrade and repair the existing Parklands network (we did want to get it for new trails in Ferny Forest and Boneyards but QPWS weren’t ready to proceed there yet and they’ve asked that we focus on maintenance and repair and not new trails).
  • Recently the Council funded basic riding coaching clinics and memberships for new female riders. These classes were conducted by Bushrangers and CORCA.

We have successfully acquitted all the grants we received so far from the Community Benefits Fund, Council and the smaller Sport and Recreation grant. Ben is just wrapping up the big Sport and Recreation grant that was used to build the new trails in Parklands last year.

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This money was used to purchase signage, timing equipment, more tools, timber and rocks as well as pay Trailworx to do their thing. These grants also allowed us to fund a lot of training in coaching, bike mechanics and riding skills for last year and to continue offering more this year.

Do you know a Sponsor?

Grant money is great but we can’t rely on it and there are many other worthwhile activities that need it just as much as we do. Our membership fees are small and don’t provide much revenue. So we are always on the lookout for other ways to raise money to pay for things like training, trail work and events.

So if you know of someone that could provide some sort of sponsorship then get them to contact us at [email protected] and we can see how we can help each other.

Happy Trails!

Michael “Rookie Ride Record Holder” Johns
Club Secretary

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