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Welcome to Hit Bikes!

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Welcome to Hit Bikes!
Thanks to Dean and Geoff at Hit Bikes

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Hey there everyone,

This Sunday’s Sugarbag ride will be the next “Support your local bike shop” ride and Caloundra local Dean from his brand new shop Hit Bikes is coming to ride with us. He sells Mondraker and Kona bikes and judging from his Facebook pics we may be seeing a pretty swish Mondraker on Sunday.

The ride starts at the Caloundra Aquatic Centre (off Arthur St) at 6.45am (ride off at 7am).

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hitbikes/

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Wamuran ride summary – 17/09/2016

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Wamuran ride summary – 17/09/2016
Map does show the great coffee shop across the road

Map does not show the great coffee shop we found across the road near the mechanic shop

Cr Adrian Raedel at the Moreton Bay Regional Council asked us to help with a mountain bike ride from Wamuran for their Hinterland Cyclefest.

24 of us meet up at the park near Atwood Street and by 8am we were ready to go. We had a varied group of riders with different levels of skills and fitness, some roadies and even a couple of kids (whose infinite energy reserves were rather intimidating).

There were 2 rides on offer with a 20km out and back on the old rail line and a 40km loop. Everyone chose the 20km so Terry took everyone as a group but Brad took some of the keener riders on some advanced “gnarly” diversions.

We only had a couple of crashes (both on a particularly hairy descent that the gnarly group had a crack at) and there was a busted chain (quickly fixed by Dave). There was also some quick on-the-trail riding tips for the ladies by Sonja – nice work!

There was a bit of grizzling on the hills

There was a bit of grizzling on the hills

The ride took just under 2 hours and we went through some beautiful area and riding through all the old railway cuttings was really interesting.

Thanks to the local Lions club who came out and cooked us up some snags which were waiting for us at the end of the ride (I could get use to that!) and thanks to Bushrangers – Brad, Terry, Sonja and Dave, Ben and Julie, Mike, David and that attractive guy on the Fatbike who was the tail-end charlie.

And a big thanks to Adrian and all the riders who came out to ride with us. I hope everyone had a good time and please keep an eye on our calendar and come for a ride with us. We may be having a club ride down your way soon.

Michael (the attractive guy on the fatbike) Johns
Club Secretary

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18/09/2016 Wooroi Ride Summary

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18/09/2016 Wooroi Ride Summary
Bloodwood Trail Creek Crossing at Wooroi (Tewantin Forest)

Even with the rain the night before there wasn’t a puddle in sight at Wooroi which is known for its fast draining sandy soils. 25 of us gathered at the carpark and set of just after 7am with Toby taking the lead.

Starting along Birdwing, hopping onto Glider (Indy) and then picking our way up Keelback (Spectator) so we can cruise along the ridge and down Snake. Then hopping off Snake onto Bloodwood and back onto Glider (Indy) and then down Froglet (Secrets) to the carpark. From here we went up Crosscut and down Milkmaid onto Glossy before finishing up with Turn 10 (no one braved the gap jump). All up about 23km on hero dirt.

The rain had only just started again when we got back to the cars so the timing couldn’t have been better. Finishing up with the usual coffee stop at Cafe Doonan.

Wooroi is riding great after all the works – definitely worth a visit.

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Call for Volunteers

Call for Volunteers

Hi folks,

There are two great events coming up that are looking for people to help out:

 

Sunshine Coast Cyclefest

Web: http://www.sccyclefest.com.au/ CycleFest Logo
When: Weekend of the 24-25 September 2016
Where: Maroochydore

They’re looking for people to help out with:

  • Route Marshalls along the roadways
  • Assistants to help with setup and pack down
  • Aid Station assistants

There are T-Shirts, food vouchers, bike service vouchers and prizes up for grabs. Plus the club may receive a cash donation that will be put towards coaching and trail building/maintenance

If you’re interested in helping out with the Cyclefest please contact Adam on 0498 697 665 or [email protected].


Australasian Police and Emergency Services GamesAPES Games Logo

Web: http://www.apandesgames.com.au/
When: Wednesday 12th October 2016
Where: Glenview (Ferny Forest)

Same as above, they’re looking for people to assist with a MTB Time Trial around the Ferny Forest Loop:

  • Route Marshalls along the trails
  • Assistants to help with setup and pack down
  • Aid Station assistants

They need 4/5 volunteers and there’s some paperwork required beforehand so please let us know ASAP so we can get everything sorted.

If you’re interested in helping out with the AP&ES games please contact myself on 0414 250 990 or [email protected]

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