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Weekend Rides Summary – 28-29/04/2018

Weekend Rides Summary – 28-29/04/2018
Cooloolabin Dam

It was a busy weekend just past with our members heading all over the place to compete in races, to camp and ride at the Hidden vale trails and ride on our Cooloolabin club ride and the rookie ride at Parklands.

The Rookie ride was at Parklands on Saturday morning and went pretty well with 11 riders and a couple new faces, no injuries and everyone having fun. The trails have finally dried out too. We went through the green loop, had a crack at the new blue flow trail then we went over the new Road Rage stuff and then around the Gumby Loop.

The club ride at Cooloolabin was a 2-part event with most of the group leaving from Yandina and climbing up the Bottle and Glass fire road then meeting the 2nd group at the Cooloolabin dam spillway. We had 16 riders this day with Jen being the only lady who accidentally started at Yandina but made it the whole way like a champion! Still a bit of mud around the dam but it was easily dodged. Great weather, good company, good ride! Thanks everyone.

There was a combined Bushranger/CORCA camping trip down to Hidden Vale which apparently was a lot of fun and well attended.

Congrats to Pete Bigaila, Chad Powers and Nikita Vandeleur and everyone else who rode in last weekend’s races at Glenview, Garapine and Townsville.

What a great weekend!

Michael Johns
Club Secretary

PS: Photos below


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



Club Ringtail/Wooroi Ride Summary 22/04/2018

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Club Ringtail/Wooroi Ride Summary 22/04/2018
The only wet crossing

The intention was to ride the northern areas around Ringtail Creek however given Marty’s recce the day before the routes were still pretty boggy we decided to head to Wooroi instead. However to keep things at least a little different to the usual Wooroi ride the 17 of us continued on through Tewantin National park (north) and did the ‘sunken gardens’ single track that runs parallel with MacKinnon Drv before grinding up Old Tewantin Road and heading down towards Cooroy Noosa Rd. Here we took a sneaky route onto Coveys Rd that took us to the top track of Wooroi at Sunrise Rd.

Wooroi was perfect riding with nay a muddy spot however we avoided the known wet areas and stuck to Milkmaid and Turn 10. Once done with the single track it was a easy cruise back to Tewantin and then off to Cafe Doonan for coffee.

Thanks the ride guys and we hope your finger heals up quick Simon!


Rookie Ride – Parklands – Sat 28/04/2018

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Rookie Ride – Parklands – Sat 28/04/2018
Rookie Ride!

Hey folks,

It’s Bike Week 2018 so that’s a good excuse to have a a rookie ride through Parklands (depending on rain). So if you are keen for a trundle through beautiful Parklands then I’ll see you Saturday at 7.15am for a 7.30am ride off. Details below.


Starting Point:
Location: Radar Hill Road car park. Bli Bli
Time: 7:15AM meet up for a 7:30AM ride-off
Grade: Grade 2 (first half) then Grade 3 (2nd half)
Google Maps/Streetview: https://goo.gl/maps/Ng7JgJMpBuD2


  • Special ride put on for people who are beginning mountain biking and/or wanting to see what Parklands is about.
  • Route will use the new green trails with a distance of around 10km and it will be a couple of hours. A longer ride will be available for those keen to either go again or explore a bit more of the park.

Bring the following:

  • a mountain bike in good condition. We suggest taking it to your local bike shop for a service if it has been a while.
  • an Australian standards approved helmet
  • comfortable riding clothes – be mindful of the weather forecast
  • water, enough for a few hours of exercise

8-weeks Free Membership

We strongly suggest you take advantage of Mountain Biking Australia’s (MTBA) free 8 week trial membership that provides you with insurance in case of an accident. Find out more on our ‘join us’ page: https://bushrangers.org/information/join-us/


Upcoming Camping Trip to Hidden Vale Trails – 28-29 April 2018

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Upcoming Camping Trip to Hidden Vale Trails – 28-29 April 2018

Hello everyone,

Starting at a campfire – beat’s watching Home and Away.

Next weekend there is a combined Bushranger/CORCA camping trip at the Hidden Vale trails. You can meet up and ride on the Saturday or camp overnight and ride Sunday too.

WHERE: Spicers Hidden Vale, Grandchester. $10 per day per person to ride. Payable on the day.
RIDE TIMES: Saturday 28th April, ride off at 8.30am to give everyone time to get out there. Sunday 29th April 7.30am. If you’re just coming for the Sunday please check in with me via text to make sure the start time hasn’t changed. Clare B 0413 960 553
WHO: This is a combined CORCA and Bushranger ride weekend. A reasonable level of fitness and bike skills will be required as we won’t be running a beginner specific group.
CAMPING: We’re camping on the old oval at Grandchester again. It’s on School Road. No need to check in as Julie comes around to take camping fees once everyone’s later. $5 per person, per night, cash only and correct change is appreciated.

There are toilets but no showers (maybe just blast yourself with the high pressure hoses in the wash down bay? – that’s a joke… it’ll hurt)

We can have an open fire so make sure you bring some firewood along.

If camping’s not your thing there are other accom options close by.


  • CORCA, Bushranger and MTBA members preferred for insurance purposes. If you’re not a member consider taking advantage of MTBA’s free trial via their website.
  • Please arrive with enough time up your sleeve to be ready to ride by 8.30am on the Saturday. Make sure you’ve got enough hydration, snacks and spare bike bits in case of mechanicals.
  • Facebook event link – https://www.facebook.com/events/2011442365740501/