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2017 Bushrangers MTB Club AGM Summary

2017 Bushrangers MTB Club AGM Summary
Bush Rangers MTB Club 2017 AGM

We really need better models

The Maroochy Botanical Gardens was beautiful as always and it’s always a great place to have meetings. The rain held off but the humidity still came to the party but despite the mugginess the meeting was well attended and went pretty well (considering the dodgy secretary didn’t know what he had to do). Ben, Susie and Craig let us all know what was happening with the club, GoGirls and the money and there were some good ideas introduced by the members that are going to be researched then instigated ASAP.

We’ve filled the 10 positions for the upcoming coaching clinic so we can have some more MTBA qualified coaches in our ranks. I’ll also look into getting group rates for first aid certificates so I’ll let everyone know about that (just in case Carol crashes again).


Go for a ride! It’s #InternationalDayOfHappiness

Go for a ride! It’s #InternationalDayOfHappiness

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It is the International Day of Happiness so give your loved ones a big hug, pat your dog/cat/fish/child etc, go for a ride then tease your mates on Strava. If it’s raining then grab a drink, go into your bike shed and watch bike videos on YouTube. But whatever you do be happy!

Chad looks happy! Be like Chad!


#Ride2School Ride Summary 17/03/2017

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#Ride2School Ride Summary 17/03/2017
Glenview Primary School #Ride2School

Riding along Glenview road Palmview

Last Friday was Ride2School day so to get kids realising how awesome bikes are from an early age the Bushrangers have been helping with the event for the last 3 years.

At 7.30am Bushranger’s Michael Johns and Julie Pearson went to help the Glenview Primary School kids ride 3.6km along Glenview road. Julie took plenty of photos, Michael led the group while parents and staff rode within the group and manned the intersections making sure everyone was safe. Also a big thanks to the local police for the escort.

Michael then shot across town to his little boy’s kindergarten to give all the kids rides on his big-tyred fatbike. They were all given a quick instruction about the bike e.g. keep fingers away from the moving bits, wear a helmet, make sure you have a bell. The kids all got a few loops around their playground and they loved it.


Be Bold for Change – International Women’s Day 2017!

Be Bold for Change – International Women’s Day 2017!
Go-GIRLs riding group

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I thought the Bushrangers should say a big hello and a “You go Girl” <bobs head and clicks fingers> to all our female riders – the smarterest and better looking of all the genders!

Thanks to the amazing efforts of Susie and the GoGirls there are more ladies in the club than ever and it’s truly great, because to borrow a line from the Jerry McGuire movie – “You complete me” (with “me” meaning the club, not me personally because I’ve already been completed by the lovely Kim – sorry ladies).

Interesting read: http://womenwhocycle.com/2017/03/the-role-of-the-bicycle-in-improving-womens-lives/

Interesting quotes:

“The bicycle is just as good company as most husbands and, when it gets old and shabby, a woman can dispose of it and get a new one without shocking the entire community.”
Ann Strong, Minneapolis Tribune, 1895


Ned Flanders: “You were bicycling two abreast?”
Homer Simpson: “I wish. We were bicycling to a lake.”
The Simpsons

Michael (Where is Susie? She would be better at this!) Johns
Club Secretary


National Ride to School day – Friday 17/03/2017 #ride2school

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National Ride to School day – Friday 17/03/2017 #ride2school

It’s National Ride to School day on Friday 17/03/2017 so if you have any school age kids why don’t you ride with them to school (or even park down the street and they can ride as you walk beside them). Some schools have dedicated rides planned so check to see if your school has anything organised. If it gets kids onto bikes is good in my books!

From the website:

“Over the past 40 years the number of children who are physically active everyday has significantly dropped. Today, levels of physical activity are at an all-time low. In the 1970s, eight out of ten students rode or walked to school. That number has dropped to just two out of ten. Sadly, Australian kids are now spending up to 16 hours of their day in front of a screen.”

National Ride2School Day is the perfect opportunity for every school community to ditch the car and embrace a healthier start to the day by riding and walking to school.”

More information is here https://www.bicyclenetwork.com.au/general/programs/2242/