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Brisbane district kickbiking Calendar

Hello fellow Kickbikers

Welcome to 2008, I hope everyone enjoyed their festive celebrations and are now keen to get into 2008 with gusto. Here are the kick events happening in January.

There are 4 items of interest in todays email
1/ Kicks for January and early Feb
2/ Future events calendar
3/ Hire Kickbikes available
4/ Kickbike offers Free stop smoking course


Sunday 13th January - 6am - 16km Boondall to Nudgee Beach return, with coffee break and rest at the half way point. Mostly flat. Meet in the Carpark of the Boondall Wetlands Visitors Centre (Opposite side of Gateway Motorway to Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Refidex map 111 Ref C14). Bring some coffee money. Breakfast afterwards at Taigum Shopping centre - Lyn will be taking this kick on her own so please confirm your attendance by phoning 07 33590869 and leaving a message.

Sunday 20th January - 6am - 25km Bat run, Starting at Kangaroo point. (Drive under the Captain Cook bridge along the bottom of Kangaroo point cliffs towards where they do the Rock climbing. We meet before the first set of toilets.) We head to Bulimba via South Brisbane and Coorporoo, catch a ferry across to Tenneriffe and come back through New Farm, along the floating walkway and the Goodwill Bridge to Southbank for Brekkie. Bring $2.30 for your ferry.

Saturday 26th January - 6am - 22km Newstead run. Meet at Kangaroo point. (Same as above). From here we will head out over Story Bridge to New Farm and Breakfast Creek and return back via Newstead and Roma Street parklands, to Southbank for Brekkie.

Monday 28th January - 6am - Aust Day picnic - 20km Margate to Scarborough and return, mainly flat. Meet by the BBQ table across from the Fish and Chip shop on Margate parade, close to Albert St intersection. (Map 91 R14 of Refidex) Kick to Scarborough and back and then join us for a picnic from 9am. BYO food and drinks (there is a BBQ to cook with if you want, but it may be busy) There will also be some beach activities to enjoy as well. Bring your Bat and ball, frisbee etc and lets have fun

Monday 28th January - 8am - Aust Day picnic - First Timers Kickbike trial. If 20km is too much or 6am is too early, then try a later 5km flat kick at 8am, ideal as a first time trial, so all are welcome. Kickbike hire available - Meet at Margate parade (as above) and take the Kickbike for a gentle kick along the ocean boardwalk. Then join us for a picnic breakfast BYO drinks and food (as above), and join the activities (as above as well).


Sunday 3rd February - 6am - 35km Sangate to Woody point via Boondal, or the shorter course of 25km by missing out the Hornibrook . Meet in the carpark in front of Doug’s Seafood café on Flinders St, by the Second Ave intersection in Sangate. We will go to Woody point via Boondall and Deagon and the Hornibrooke Bridge, and then back via the Sangate beach front. Coffee and/or brunch afterwards at the Doug’s.


For the Morning kicks we usually stop near the end for Coffee and/or brunch, so bring some money and join us for whatever takes your fancy. For the afternoon kicks we try and find a coffee or an ice cream afterwards. Please confirm your attendance for any of these kicks, especially if you want to hire a Kickbike. Hire cost is $20 for one person or $10 per person for groups of 2 or more, so bring a friend or 2 and share the cost. Also bring along a sense of adventure, your own water and a bike Helmet if you have one. If you haven't got your own then I can provide one.

FUTURE KICKBIKE DATES - details and date confirmations to follow
29th March 08 - International Scooter Riding Day - includes picnic or BBQ
6th April 08 - Great Brisbane Bike Ride - option of 10km, 20km, 35km or 55km
6th April 08 - 70km Mt Coot-tha time challenge
Late April 08 - Mall to Mall Queen St Mall Brisbane to Ipswich Mall - Option of 25km or 50km
25th May 08 - Brissie to the Bay ride - option of 10km, 25km or 50km
12th October 08 - 100km Brisbane to Gold Coast challenge - Option of 50km or 100km
19th October 08 - Around the Bay in a Day - Melbourne - option of 50km, 100km or 210km
19th October 08 - Sydney Spring Cycle Challenge - options of 5, 10, 15, 20, 40 or 50km
Mid November 08 - Caloundra Great Ocean Bike Ride - options of 10km, 25km and 50km

Hire Kickbikes -
Don't forget, if you are unable to check out the Kickbikes on the scheduled kicks with me, you can also hire Kickbikes at Riverlife Adventure Centre at Kangaroo Point. They cater for the individual hire or group events as well. So take a few friends along to Riverlife at Kangaroo Point and check out the Kickbikes along with their full range of other activities including, Kayaking, Rock Climbing, Abseiling and a range of night activities as well. Details and contact information are available at www.riverlife.com.au or phone (07) 3891-5766

Another Free quit smoking course available to the first person to email me back making 2008 as their year to quit smoking. The Allen Carr clinics boast that they have the most successful smoking cessation clinics in the world. They offer a success rate over 90%. No gimmicks, no painful withdrawals. You don't even need willpower! Check out their webite at www.allencarr.com.au/states/sqld/

The value of this 1 day course is now $550 and as a gift from Kickbike Australia, is free to the first person who emails me to accept the challenge of attending the course. Attendance date is flexible provided it is taken before 30th April 2008, and are usually on a Thursday or a Saturday.

Happy Kicking
Bruce Cook
Mobile 0407 699884

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