Youth and school Mountain Bike events Sunshine Coast QLD

For events to run right now is a real win, especially outdoors events for the young ones who have had to forgo the multiple mental, social and interwoven benefits to the kids, their schools, families and community.

Being bike advocates since forever xplor4 family of M, B and littlies were straight in to volunteer and participate at the the 1st two Sunshine Coast events since lockdown. The Sunshine Coast MTB festival at Ferny Forest Trails, and the Schools academy event at SugarBag Trails. 

Sunshine Coast MTB festival was back after a long postponement and again drew a big crew for family friendly fun, below a quote:

The Sunshine Coast XC MTB Festival is hosted in conjunction with the Trail Run Australia | Sunshine Coast which together make up an action packed weekend of off road events for the entire family. The course is a heart pumping lap that dives in and out of the ferny forest with flowing single track trails on the banks of Ewen Maddock Dam. Choose to go hardcore with the 47.5k or 28.5k or go hard in the 9.5k sprint plus a Kids Mud Rats Bike ride complete with unicorn!

Rivalee Colefax represented xplor4 in the 9.5K she did very well and enjoyed it immensely. As did our youngest xplor4'r Stry:D. And serial volunteer Mat was super impressed with the event. Big shout out to Robyn and Simon and all their crew for putting on such a great festival and giving it their all as always. Highly recommend you get in early next year as its always a quick sell out for that sensational weekend on the trails!

Rocky Trail Academy | Sunshine Coast QLD inaugural schools event at SugarBag trails last weekend was also an absolute cracker. Such a supportive and encouraging environment for the young ones to grow and connect. Confidence inspiring camraderie, super well run and very well attended too with two dozen schools helping hundreds of their kids come and compete in the perfect environs of SugarBag MTB trails. The 4hr and 7hr GP the next day surely reaped rewards of the thousand clearing laps that those kids cut:) Note SugarBag network has big plans, fully funded and set to revolutionize the Sunshine Coast attraction to bikers. Volunteering once again gave us even more insight. For more info about MTB proposals around the coast and what they may mean for you or your organisation get in touch

SBSH School was well represented by our own young xplor4'rs Rivalee and Tias Colefax who took out 1st and 5th in their categories respectively, aided and abetted by their friends so sending their school straight to 2nd spot! Well done everyone who attended, contributed and participated. The schools who sent teams, the mums and dads. Plus especially event organizer RockyTrailEntertainment's Jo and Bob for putting on such a sensational event. Also Sunshine Coast Councils Trails Activation chief KM. Thankyou. Smiles and satisfaction abounded, certainly there is cause to celebrate for the kids and our community lets all keep this rolling.


M. Colefax

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