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MTBA Members Vote to Amalgamate with AusCycling

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If you didn’t know, the MTBA was looking to amalgamate with AusCycling – a new organisation set up to consolidate all sporting discipline to the one single entity.

Mountain biking, cycling and bmx will be covered with the one membership.

On 30 November 89% of members voted in support of the change. You can read about it over here on the MTBA website.

It is expected to bring a raft of benefits – consolidating insurance and for those that participate in multiple disciplines, then you’ll only need one membership.

Don’t expect to see anything immediate, except our club jerseys will have a new logo so keep an eye out for a promo coming soon for a cheap one 🙂

In the meantime, keep riding!


Launching Summer at Wooroi – with new ride time and a new President!

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What a turn-out, with 22 at Wooroi for the first ride of the summer.  

The earlier start time (trialling 6.30am for summer) didn’t seem to worry anyone, although Linden did seem a bit rough early – bad bottle apparently (could have happened to anyone!)…

John “the only dude who woo-hooo’s on the flat trails” Searston took off with the fast-ish group.

And after zig-zagging up, down and through Wooroi, he went rogue and took us over through the forest and up the Demoraliser track.  Straight up the steepest hill within cooee on a fire road. And demoralise us it did, although Miles “mono” Porteous (aka The President) wasn’t fazed as he pulled off this manoeuvre at the top…

The forest out here really is beautiful and worth a visit, with a few very gnarly and steep down trails it was great fun.

Toby lead the rest of us to enjoy the great trails Wooroi offers.

Riding bloodwood proved a challenge for our newest member with a technical issue which unfortunately could not be resolved.

While some enjoyed the challenges of a daydream, a couple of us ensured Therese made it safely back to her car.

The rest of us had a bible session (see below, very exciting).

We then took off for a coffee and a chat at Doonan feeling enlightened.


Parklands trail care event

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Parklands trail care event
Love your trails

Hello All.

I am happy to announce that we will be having a trail care afternoon on Saturday the 6th of July from 1 pm (meet at the Radar hill road car park). We have work to do installing posts and hopefully some new signs at the Cancer tree/Tazer/Blue tongue intersection and the 4-ways intersection near the waterfall. We will also attend to some of the drainage issues as we make our way around.

Will post more details soon but any help will be most appreciated.

Will Newton


Coolum to Tewantin ride report

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Coolum to Tewantin ride report
Bloodwood Trail Creek Crossing at Wooroi (Tewantin Forest)

Here is Toby’s ride report from Facebook.

Coolum to Wooroi return was today’s ride. But before the ride even started I popped into Coolum to wish four Bushranger MTB women good luck as they had left their bikes at home and were about to start the 35 km walk in aid of mitochondrial disease. Hope you all have fun Tania, Amanda, Emma and Wil.

So 11 riders set off but not long in Dennis had mechanical woes and had to call it. Up through Peregian Beach and across to Murdering Creek through to Weyba road and out at the RSPCA unit. We had a couple of requests to keep the pace at 24km/hr – no idea why.

Into Wooroi we went and up Wallaby then down to carpark. Tried to find a bike charger for Terry as he was on two bars. We then went down Bloodwood up Daydream and down Milkmaid. Miles fell in luv with his hardtail again.

Heading home Greg (The Mo) decided to pull out and go for a burger and Paul on his sparkly new Giant Trance had a fight with a branch. Only one winner. We called in Rogers towing but he subbied the job out to Miles. John was good enough to ride on and come back to pick him up. Good team work guys.

Great ride everyone. See ya soon.


Ride map and elevations

Full moon ride at Paul’s Place

Full moon ride at Paul’s Place
An extra sausage to whoever can reenact this scene the best

Greetings Bushrangers,

This is a heads-up that we are changing the full moon ride on the 19th of June from Ewen Maddock to Trish and Paul Vandeleur’s lovely property on Ruwoltds road, Dulong (that’s behind Woombye/Nambour).

We have all been so privileged to have had access to this beautiful spot in the past and it looks like this will be the last time, so now or never people.

Come and thank Paul and Trisha by bringing your lights and appetites to enjoy a full moon spin and BBQ. We may even rustle up some previous committee members for an informal and overdue thanks for all the good times. Hope to see y’all there on the west side of town.

Check the calendar for more details.


Jens riding on Paul’s trails