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Bushrangers 3HR Endurance Race RESULTS

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Bushrangers 3HR Endurance Race RESULTS
Race results to you pronto!

Race setup – the calm before the storm

Hi Folks,

As we like to get the results out as soon as possible, here they are:

Congratulations to the podium finishers and well done for a race well ridden everyone. Official race write-up and photos coming soon!

Huge thank you to Paul for letting us use his great property and trails, our awesome volunteers, David Harbutt Photography and to the fantastic prize providers – EnplusOne, Hit Bikes, Venture Cycles and Clifbar, Nuun and Amazing Oils. Also not forgetting the awesome portaloo provided at a great price by Hire-a-loo.

Also thank you to the Gambling Community Benefit Fund for funding the purchase of all our race equipment.



Flight Centre CycleEpic 2017 – Six Weeks To Go

Flight Centre CycleEpic 2017 – Six Weeks To Go
Flight Centre CycleEpic 2017


The 2017 CycleEpic & Trailrun has something for the whole family to enjoy and participate in. The ‘epic has always been a popular event for mountain bikers from around the country and is apart of the national Cross-country Marathon (XCM) series.

The Hiddenvale Adventure Park has many new trails that are apart of the 3rd Stage Park expansion that is scheduled to be completed in 2018. A number of these trails will be incorporated making up the 50km and *87km Epic courses and are part of our 104+km World Class Masterplan, designed and built by Glen Jacobs and the crew from World Trail. *distance subject to change.

22km Spicers Half Marathon+ Trail Run Epic (Trail Run)
11.5km Spicers Trail Run Epic (Run: all ages)
4.2km Spicers Trail Run Epic (Run: all ages)
4.2km City of Ipswich FREE Family Fun Ride (Ride: all ages)22km Allclear Chaser (Ride: all ages)
11.5km Lapierre Minor Epic (Ride: <16years)
4.2km Norco Mini Epic (Ride: <12years)

SUNDAY 10TH SEPTEMBER, 2017 *distance subject to change
*87km Flight Centre Active Travel Cycle Epic (Ride: >18years)
50km Merida Pursuit (Ride: >16years)

Click here to register


Tick Tock! 2 days Until Race Time!

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Tick Tock! 2 days Until Race Time!
Who will win the coveted Certificate of WIN?

Click to download race map

Race day is in TWO days folks so I hope everyone is tapering off and carb loading – even the racers!

I’ve picked up the prize loot from Hit Bikes, Venture Cycles and EnPlusOne so I can start assembling the juicy prize buckets tonight. Ben is working on the music so expect an exciting, blood pumping mix of Slim Dusty classics and whale sounds.

Bushranger member and professional photographer David Harbutt has offered to bring out his camera kit and take some cool shots on the day. So you can all have some cool race photos to upload and tag with #eliteracer #yolo or whatever the kids say these days.

Remember that all the money we raise through these races will be used to create the new hand-cut XC marathon trail at Parklands. So even if you aren’t racing come along to watch, have a snag and throw some coins in the donation bucket.


Go G.I.R.L. Parklands Ride Summary

Go G.I.R.L. Parklands Ride Summary
GoGIRLS in Parklands

Times are a- changing…, whilst Ben aka Bushrangers President, took a few Rookies for a ride from the Radar Hill side, we were full house at the Atkinson Rd side entrance of Parklands. This demonstrates women are stepping up and choosing to go to the next level in their riding and what better place to start than our treasured Parklands. Nicci Orr and her girls from Brisbane joined us along with some new and old faces. So after the traditional before the ride photo, 14 of us rode single file to the trailhead.

“Were you sitting down?” “Did you faint?”


New Trail Counters Installed in Parklands

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New Trail Counters Installed in Parklands
Shiny new counters all ready to get buried!

If you find one of these please report it to us.

Hi Folks,

We now have three TRAFx trail counters (currently set up in Parklands) to gain insight into how often trails are used. These statistics are invaluable for trail maintenance, research, and project planning/funding. They’re hidden from view but if you happen to find one please report it to us and we’ll find a better hiding place.

Additionally QPWS will be installing another set for their use and we’ll be working with them by sharing statistics and identifying which trails need to be counted during which periods.

We’ll aim to publish the findings periodically and as part of our annual report.

Please note that no identifying information is collected by these counters. No pictures, blood samples, signatures or retina scans will be taken, it just senses the bike rolling past.

With these counters the club has now put together a fairly comprehensive set of trail care tools and services all with the support of our fantastic volunteers, awesome members, QPWS and government grants (i.e. Friends of Parks grant, the Community Benefit Fund, SCRC Major Community grant, and the Get Going Clubs grant).

Ben Johns
Club President


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