“If you’ve had your fill of tractors and fruit pyramids at the Sunshine Coast Show, come along to the Phoenix V2.0 trail polishing event.
We’ve just got some final shaping, trimming and compacting to get the trail open for business. Rakes and McLeod’s (rake-hoe) will be the tools of choice but some shovels will be good to pile up soil on the kickers.
Without getting ahead of ourselves, but we’ll probably need a few bikes to test run the features later in the day.
Bring your favorite floppy hats, uncool mowing clothes, gloves, rake, hoe or rake-hoe combo.
We’ll have a number of hand tools available also.
Thanks in advance guys !”
The folks from Sunshine Orienteers have a Mountain Bike navigation challenge coming up next Sunday if anyone wants to give it a go.
MOUNTAIN BIKE NAV CHALLENGE
Sunday 12th June, 2016. 8:30am
3 hour or 90 min
On a bike, in a forest, racing to find targets!
Beerburrum State Forest
More info: https://www.facebook.com/SunshineOrienteers/
Deb Gordon 0439979260
Following the wet and miserable Saturday; Sunday brought with it the westerly winds at a brisk 20km/h which on a cold winters day will bore into your bones. Four of us (Michael, Jens, Steve and myself) were keen enough to venture out on the shortened route at 7:30a on the dot thankful for the little extra warmth granted by the winter starting time.
Please note that the Beerburrum forestry areas will be closed for public access this weekend due to a possible extreme weather event. HQ Plantations have kindly asked for us to respect the closure:
Please be aware we have closed public access to forest plantations due to expected extreme heavy rainfall events being forecast for the south east Queensland over the next few days. The affected plantation areas include the Beerburrum, Fraser Coast, Elliott River, Mary Valley, Jimna, Yarraman, Pechey-Esk and Passchendaele areas.
The plantations will be closed to all access unless specifically approved over the weekend 4 and 5 June 2016.
Due to the localised and heavy nature of rainfall events many of the plantation roads and tracks may be subject to flooding and may be damaged creating a serious risk to people attempting to use them. The potential for rapid rises of streams and waterways from heavy rainfall in the plantation areas is high increasing the risk to life and property.
HQPlantations is appealing to the public to respect this closure so that safe and responsible access to the plantations can be restored to the public as soon as possible.
The Beerburrum (Glasshouse Mountains) plantation remains closed for further assessment:
Please note that the Beerburrum Plantation (which includes Glasshouse Mountains, Bribie Island and Bribie Logging Area) remains closed today and tomorrow (Monday 6 June and Tuesday 7 June) to allow a full assessment of the impacts of the weather to be undertaken particularly with regard to public safety, with an update on public access expected on Wednesday.
If you can’t make the Mapleton Community Ride this Sunday then an alternative is the Sunshine Coast Council are offering two free guided rides to the World Environment Day Festival at Cotton Tree Park. These are one way rides so you have to find your own way back.
Mudjimba Bike Ride
Meeting at Mudjimba Surf Life Saving Club, this is a mostly flat ride that should take about 45 minutes at an easy pace and will mostly be on pathways.