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GoG.I.R.L. Mystery Ride summary- 16/06/18

GoG.I.R.L. Mystery Ride summary- 16/06/18

A big thank you to our local ladies Debbie, Louise and Fiona for taking us on a fun Mystery tour showcasing our beautiful Glasshouse Mountains. Seven started at Matthew Flinders Park, Beerburrum along with 3 boys on the side for the longer loop of 50km.

First we warmed up riding south past Tibro, through the forestry before climbing up to the Glasshouse Mountains lookout where we picked up some more goGIRLs who were keen for a shorter loop (or maybe were not keen on a big hill climb first up, or enjoyed an hour more in bed, I’m not sure which). Sonja had to get home early to make pizza bases from scratch, for what ever reason. After introductions, we headed north on Range Rd, up Snake Hill and rode a combination of trails on what was a perfect winters day.

Highlights were Tania and Amanda playing stuck in the mud and the gorgeous mountain views that kept us company the whole ride. We finished up with a great feed at the look-out cafe. We were reluctant to leave because the view was mesmerizing but after saying our goodbyes, we continued on our tour picking up some speed and having some more fun on the downhill Kokoda and the Luge, both aptly named.

Tania as usual picked up some gold and finally we were happy to be heading back, stopping a few times to marvel at the magnificence of the mountains. Debbie knew all the mountain’s names and their faces. She and her friends had taken their time to plan an awesome ride to best showcase them.

We really appreciated your leadership and company. It was great to ride locally on this Mystery tour with some awesome chickies. Thanks Erica, C.J. & Rene for joining us today. Hope you enjoyed your ride and we see you all again on the trails soon.

Don’t forget next weekend is Ewan Maddock Tunnel ride, this is suitable for GOGA graduates and #adoptanewbie participants. Keep Saturday 21 July free if you like fast and flowy or slow and cruisy, choose your level. This is a ride not to miss.

Cheers,

Susie Hume
Bushrangers Women’s advocate

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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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Women’s Adventure Film Tour

Women’s Adventure Film Tour

A celebration of the fantastic women around us who are doing extraordinary things

The Women’s Adventure Film Tour features some of the world’s most inspiring women in adventure. This tour is a celebration of the fantastic women around us who are doing extraordinary things.  The films are to be enjoyed by women and men of all ages!

In a global first it was launched to a sell-out crowd in Sydney in May 2017.  We are pleased to be now taking the Women’s Adventure Film Tour around Australia. This is an extraordinary chance to come and experience a night of edge of your seat outdoor adventuring and story telling.

The film selection comes from the Mountainfilm festival in Telluride, Colorado.  Mountainfilm uses the power of film, art and ideas to inspire audiences to create a better world. Launched in 1979, Mountainfilm is now one of the world’s most exciting documentary film festivals touring 5 continents and seen by more than 70,000 people.

The tour films feature an awesome mix of short films featuring skiing, mountain biking, trail running, mountaineering, rock climbing and cultural and environmental stories. This is an event to inspire you to take on the world and experience all it has to offer.

More information: https://www.womensadventurefilmtour.com/

You can see the flicks at the Nambour Majestic Cinema on Wednesday, 16 May, 7pm. 

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pg/womensadventurefilmtour/

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/187199022004120/

Tickets available here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/womens-adventure-film-tour-sunshine-coast-tickets-45120628013?aff=efbeventtix

 

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Get Out Get Active Women’s Mountain Bike Program

Get Out Get Active Women’s Mountain Bike Program
GoGIRLS in Parklands

The Sunshine Coast Council has teamed up with our Go GIRLS and CORCA’s Women on Wheels to offer the Get Out Get Active Women’s Mountain Bike Program.

This six week programme will offer you the opportunity to develop essential skills needed to make mountain biking a enjoyable and safe activity. Additionally you will be provided a hire bike (if you don’t have one) and a one year Mountain Biking Australia (MTBA) membership through either club ($85 value).

When: 17th April – 24 May 2018, Tuesday or Thursday afternoons.
Where: Sunshine Coast – Kawana Sports Precint or Caloundra Cricket Ovals.
Cost: $66.00
Registration: > HERE <

Contact: Kurt Martin [email protected] (07) 5420 8671

Don’t worry if you’ve missed out – we have a whole bunch of beginners coaching sessions planned for the next year so keep an eye on our website and social media for updates.

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International Womens Day 2018 – #IWD2018

International Womens Day 2018 – #IWD2018

Go TANIA!

So once again the International Women’s Day has come around and we’d like to give some kudos to Susie and the GoGIRLs.

Over the last year our award-winning goGIRL crew have been super active with local rides, away rides, races and training workshops. Also since this time last year the club’s female membership has more than doubled! 

So congratulations you amazing ladies – it’s a wonderful thing to see people pushing themselves, increasing their skills and confidence and having fun while doing it. Here is to another year of awesomeness!

What the GoGIRL’s have been saying

Here are some of the things that the ladies are saying over at the GoGIRLs Facebook page.

“So I’ve ditched my husbands bike and bought a new one – no more crashing . I’ve set myself a challenge…to ride Ferny in under an hour.”

“Anyone up for a ride this afternoon … 4pm around parklands or wooroi or somewhere else? I don’t know either very well but keen to try them out.”

“Excellent training session with Geoff Foxx at Parklands this morning. Thank you Bushrangers & Susie Hume for making it so and getting me a bit closer to that ‘I’m so hardcore’ feeling.  Loved it!”

“Fantastic ride, thanks ladies! Signing up asap. Thanks for being so welcoming and for all the tips! See you again soon!”

Note from Susie

Make a note in your diaries ladies – Keep 17 March free for a Mystery Ride. Details will be up soon on our GoGIRLs Facebook page.

“The only time a woman is helpless is when her nails are drying. Other than that – watch out!” – Unknown

 

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