Easy Riders
Sunshine Coast

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Easy Riders
Join friends for a couple of hours of easy social riding, mainly on picturesque bike paths, with a coffee stop somewhere in the area of the ride.
There are some beautiful bike paths on the Sunshine Coast and we try to keep things interesting by taking a different route each week.

A ride on mainly flat bike tracks. Each trip is about 25km to 30km round trip. Average speed is 16kph.(15kph on shared walkways, 18kph normal speeds , touch faster on open roadways and depending on the group ,hills and headwinds).
Note every rider 1) Should carry a spare tube ,pump, tyre tools and emergency contact details
2) and is expected to be fit and competent to complete the ride .

Please note, because of growth in numbers, any NEW riders and non regular rides will be waitlisted. Please contact Paul Jaynes
E: pauljoz@outlook.com
P: 07 3102 4725


Please try to arrive at least 10 minutes early so we can get away at the scheduled time.

There is NO need to contact the ride leader if you cannot make it on a particular week.

For further details, please contact Paul
When:
Monday at 7.30am every week (next 08-Mar-2021)
Where:
Various Locations
Car Park
Sunshine Coast
Group:
Easy Riders  
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Monday 2nd MAY, 2022

Join Greg and Heather at the Woolworths carpark in North Street Caloundra at 8:00am.

Easy ride around Golden Beach/ Pelican Waters with coffee along the way. Approx 26kms.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Heather - 0433 547 574
Greg - 0406 972 935

Greg N on 27-Apr-2022
Ride 8.00am Monday 11 April 2022
Please note starting time. (The coffee shop does not open until 9.00am. Delayed start for this week only).

Leave from 99Bikes new shop Maroochydore. Next to Good Guys. Address is corner Southern Drive and Plaza Parade, Maroochydore. nb. maximum 3 hour parking, but we should be back by 10.30.

Ride to Bli Bli via Sunshine Cove, then coffee at Bli Bli Castle. Return to start point via Bradman Avenue (around Sunshine Plaza behind David Jones). Ride is about 25 km.

David (0427 401 583) and Sally (0412 66 2468)

David H on 09-Apr-2022
Hi Paul, opportunity for bike riders to have input. Do you want to pass it on to our group?
Cheers Brigitte
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From:
Date: Wed, 6 Apr 2022 at 09:52
Subject: M2M cycleway (3)
To:


M2M cycleway – Feedback closes 22 April 2022.

The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) is after community feedback on the latest design for the Mooloolaba to Maroochydore cycleway (M2M cycleway) project.

The cycleway proposed is for stage 6 from Mary Street at Alexandra Headland to Sixth Avenue at Maroochydore (TMR delivery) a 1.2km section.

The latest design now has an off-road shared pathway, with cyclists sharing a concrete pathway with walkers. The pathway schematic does not show any line marking for separation and the design team will not commit to basic line marking to make it safer.

With this design there is a real danger with walkers wandering into the cycle lane and impatient cyclists, e-scooter riders riding in the walking lane for quick passing.

I met with the TMR project team on Saturday however was disappointed as basic safety features such as signage and line marking were not included in the plans, they showed me.

I am encouraging all Club riders to complete the feedback survey on the TMR website. The last part of the survey asks for other feedback – here is my suggested input for Club members.

Do you have any other feedback?
There should be a separated cycleway from the walking path, what is proposed is dangerous. This could be achieved with a grass dividing strip. If a combined pathway is installed it needs to be at different levels, with cycling lane lower than the walking lane. This stops impatient/non attentive walkers/cyclists wander into the wrong lane.
The side-by-side pathways with a raised walking lane is safer and keeps walkers off the cycleway, allows cyclists, e-scooters/e-bikes to travel separately at speed. The pathway needs to be line/lane marked for safety. A solution for on-road cycling is required. Road bike rides need to travel safely along this section of road.


If we don’t speak up this is what will be delivered.
What is proposed is shown in the picture below – there is no lane markings, do you think this is safe and in line with the best practice in cycleways used across Australia?
This is the link to complete the Survey.
https://www.yoursay-projects.tmr.qld.gov.au/mooloolaba-maroochydore-cycleway-stage-6

Video of what will happen – when cyclists meet walkers on a busy shared path even when it has lane markings. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EN2PgzSdqoA

Michael Jacobson
President

Paul J on 07-Apr-2022
Who's Going:
Anthony l   Diane E   Geoffrey E   Paul J  
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