The club has been very successful in receiving grants and we acknowledge the organisations that have supported the club's mission.
The club receives strong support from Logan City Council and Redland City Council.
The club also acknowledges the many volunteers who have freely given their time to support the club.
Cr Lisa Bradley from Logan City Council has funded 3 trail counters from her Community Benefit Fund that have been installed at Underwood Park. These will provide valuable data on the visitation of Underwood Park Mountain Bike Hub that will be used for maintenance planning and future grant proposals to extend the existing facilities.
The club has received a grant of $31,000 from the Gambling Community Benefit Fund to build a trail connecting Cornubia Forest to West Mt Cotton Rd. The club will be contributing labour estimated at $22,075 of in-kind support.
The Queensland Government's Get Going Clubs Program provided $6,610 to fund two 6x3m marquees which will be used to provide shelter for event volunteers and participants.
Redland City Council through the Councillor's Small Grants Program provided $709.50 for the Chicks in the Sticks Women's 3hr Enduro.
Cr Lisa Bradley from Logan City Council has made a $2,000 contribution from her Community Benefit Fund which the club intends to use for a Youth Cycling Skills program utiising the skills area and trials area at Underwood Park.
Suncorp through it's Brighter Futures program has provided a $1,000 grant to support free racing for juniors at club events.
Redland City Council is proud to provide $1,500 for our "Chicks in the Sticks Women's 3hr Enduro" as part of the Community Grants Program in assisting the Redlands Community. Both Mayor Karen Williams and Councillor Julie Taulty were involved with this sponsorship and we thank them for their generous contribution. This Grant will support us in our aim to encourage more Women and Girls to participate and engage with our Mountain biking community.
The club has received a grant of $12,460 from the Gambling Community Benefit Fund to purchase automated timing equipment which will reduce the volunteer load for races. Finding volunteers prepared to not race has been a blocker in extending our race program. Unattended timing will remove this blocker.
The club has received $1,000 from SEQ Catchments Community NRM Support Grants for trail planning equipment and trail care tools.
The club has been succesful in our joint grant application with Logan City Council to the State Government's Get Playing Program for $100,000, our biggest grant ever! The club will invest $20,000 of our funds and Logan City Council will invest $17,000 for a total project cost of $137,000. The project will be managed by Logan City Council and will deliver major upgrades to Underwood Park comprising extensive upgrades to the existing mountain bike trails and construction of an event hub (shade shelter), pump track, mountain bike skills park and believed to be Australia's first bike trials park. All these facilities will be completely open to the public.
A proposed site map is available here.
The club expects that this exciting development will confirm Logan and Underwood Park in particular as a mountain biking destination.
Cr Lisa Bradley from Logan City Council has made a $1,000 contribution from her Community Benefit Fund which the club will use to subsidise junior racing entries.
Logan City Council through the Logan Sport & Recreation Funding Program has provided a $1,636 grant as partial funding for the purchase of a $3,800 motorised wheelbarrow which the club will use during trailcare. This will be well received by trailcare volunteers, many of whom for some time have been pushing wheelbarrrows up and down our trails.
The club has received a grant of $9,243 from the Gambling Community Benefit Fund to purchase equipment, including a trailer, which will support our Cyclocross program.
Cr Lisa Bradley from Logan City Council has made a $1,000 contribution from her Community Benefit Fund which the club will use to subsidise junior racing entries and social ride participation licences.
The club has been awarded two Friends of Parks Grants.
The first is $6,600 to undertake a trail audit in the Plunkett Wickham Aggregation. This abuts the rapidly growing Yarrabilba housing estate and while presently in a very raw state, has much potential for mountain biking.
The trail audit report was completed in June 2014. It included a comprehensive map of existing trails in Plunkett Aggregate and Buccan Conservation Park. Trails were categorised, graded according to difficulty and recommendations made for retention, improvement or closure. Proposed new recreational trails were mapped to provide circuits and links which are sustainable and enjoyable for walkers and mountain bike riders and provide a diverse range of experiences. 10km of informal trails were recommended to be closed and 15km of new trails to be built. QLD Parks and Wildlife Service will use this Trail Audit to seek approval and funding to implement the recommendations.
The second is $19,558 for improvements to the trail network in Daisy Hill Conservation Park. The club also contributed $3,200 to this successful project which refurbished Possum Box and built Jumping Ant.
The club will be working closely with QPWS on these exciting projects. It is very pleasing to note that other MTB areas in South East QLD have been funded by this grant program, including Nerang National Park, Parklands Conservation Park and Tewantin National Park.
The club has received a grant of $12,841 from the Jupiters Casino Community Benefit Fund to build Spangled Drongo which will be happening in February 2014.
The Queensland Government's Gambling Community Benefit Fund provided $9,415 to the club for the purchase of equipment to be used at its various race and social activities. The equipment purchased included:
* Computers, printers, and software to manage entries and timing for race events;
* Inverter generator to run computing equipment;
* Display cork boards;
* Public Address system equipment.
The Queensland Government's Gambling Community Benefit Fund provided $7,820 to the club for:
* Marquees to provide shelter at events;
* Website redevelopment.
The Queensland Government's Gambling Community Benefit Fund provided $4,543 to the club for the purchase of 2-way radios which allowed safer marshalling at races and improved event management.