Well the AGM has been done, the minutes have been…um, minuted?? and the committee members have been voted (or shanghai’d) into their respective positions. See below for who you should contact.
President – Ben “Fatbikes are dumb!” Johns [email protected]
Contact Ben for things like the Parklands upgrade project, legal stuff, complaints, sponsorship queries, race information.
Treasurer – Craig “Why don’t I have a cool action pic” Pearson [email protected]
Contact Craig for the invoice payments and other money stuff or an exciting chat about GST or something.
Secretary – Michael “Fatbikes are great!” Johns [email protected]
I’m pretty much the eye-candy but you can contact me for social media stuff, jerseys, beginner “Rookie” rides, training or if you can’t reach anyone else.
Women’s Advocacy Officer – Susie <high pitch squeal> Hume [email protected]
Contact Susie for all the Go-girl events and if you are female and want to get into MTB riding.
Greg “Why do we need these weird middle names?” Bright [email protected]
Contact Greg for things like camping trips, BBQs and club dinners.
Rob “How did I get this job?!” Macdonald [email protected]
Contact Rob for anything to do with trails – so any big fallen trees or bad trail damage you find or any trail care events the club holds.
Please remember that we are all volunteers with full-time jobs, families and we need to ride too so that makes time a precious commodity. So please don’t get too cranky if we don’t get back to you instantly.
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).
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!
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.