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Committee Nominations

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Committee Nominations

Nominations are now open and being sought for the 2016/2017 Bushrangers MTB Club Sunshine Coast Inc committee positions:

  • President (vacant)
  • Secretary (vacant)
  • Treasurer (Craig Pearson)
  • Vice President (John Searston)
  • Social (vacant)
  • Trails Advocate (Terry Morgan)
  • Women’s Advocate (Susie Hume)

Positions that are filled and not contested will not require a vote. Vacant positions must be filled.

Financial members of the club are entitled to vote for those individuals they want to hold office until the next annual general meeting (AGM). Voting will be conducted in person at the AGM meeting – 2pm, 6th March 2016 at the Maroochy Botanical Gardens – Arts and Ecology Centre.

If you are interested in nominating yourself for a position and wish to know more please email [email protected] .

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Go G.I.R.L Women’s week 2016 events

Go G.I.R.L Women’s week 2016 events

Hello Bushrangers,

Exciting news!!! Our incredible Women’s Advocacy officer Susie has organised a range of events for Women’s week 2015 starting March 7th. On the Tuesday we have on offer coaching sessions with some pretty incredible female riders one being Janine Jungfels. Bushranger ladies who are lucky enough to score a spot in the coaching sessions will get a discount rate of $15 rather than $30 for non-members. Please fill in the expression of interest form prior to February 29th even if your not coming to the coaching so we know rough numbers for each of the events as there are a range over the week most being free. All participants do have to be signed up with MTBA insurance be a member of our club, another club or on the free 2 month trail. We also recommend women riders to join Susie’s Facebook group .

We encourage all Bushrangers members male & female to also let other female riders know about these Women’s week events as these are all inclusive and a great way to meet other riders and have some fun on two wheels! Same as all our rides please arrive 15 minutes prior to listed start time. If coaching proves to be popular we will aim to put more sessions for all riders in the future.

Go Get Into Riding Ladies and get involved in a Bushrangers Women’s week 2016 event!

  • Tuesday 8th morning and afternoon sessions Janine Jungfels & Corrine Dolan coaching Sugar bag – Ben Bennett park must fill in expression of interest by Feb 29th and Susie will get back to you once groups have been organised
  • Wednesday 9th 3:30pm Susie Parklands ride Radar hill rd Kulangoor entry intermediate skills ride
  • Thursday 10th 4:00pm Ferny forest (opposite big kart track) some demo bikes will be available
  • Saturday 12th CORCA – WOW (Caloundra off road cycling association – Women on Wheels) ride at Sugar Bag
  • Sunday 13th 7am Wooroi women’s group ride (Wooroi day use area) with Noosa Trailblazer’s women

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Trailcare at Parklands this Saturday

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Trailcare at Parklands this Saturday

Still scheduled for 2pm Saturday 13th. Hope to see you there.

There is a trail care activity planned for this Saturday afternoon at 2pm, Parklands, meet at the gate on middle track, near beehive (Google Maps) . Wear your best yard clothes, bring along your favourite trail maintenance tool and plenty of water.

For more information on trail care and what’s expected, check out our trail care page.

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January wet weather ride

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January wet weather ride
Trader Dukes start location for a Sunday wet weather ride.

During periods of wet weather when the clubs planned ride is cancelled a pavement ride is often still held, if predicted weather isn’t too severe. Members will typically receive a text or email the night before to advise of the changed plans. For our last ride of January we had seven keen members meet in Maroochydore headed Coolum way in search of a coffee shop for a mid ride refueling treat. We encourage all members still keen to jump on their bike to stick to the pavement and areas that won’t negatively impact trails when riding in or after periods of rain. Plus your less likely to become intimate with fallen branches on the pavement!

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Ride cancelled due to weather

Ride cancelled due to weather

The ‘Glenview Ferny Forest Ride’ scheduled for tomorrow (Sun 31/01/2016) has been cancelled due to wet weather. The route will be soggy and we would like to avoid causing damage to people, bikes and trails.

An alternative ride is as follows:

Maroochydore to Marcoola Ride
Location: Deanna Street, Shopping Centre car park opposite Trader Dukes Maroochydore (Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/f3Tck).
Time: 6:45am for a 7am ride-off

Simple ride on the pavement over the Maroochy Bridge, through Twinwaters, Mudjimba and Marcoola and back.

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