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Brisbane: March kicks

from Bruce Cook

I have 2 free gifts, 3 big events and a list of our normal kicks for March. I hope that everyone has had an awesome Febuary but I'm already gearing up for March. How about you.

Special Events

Sunday 9th March - 6am SPECIAL Kickbike and stretch class - (changed course) 18km Starting at "Bodies @ Eez" Wellness studio, 470 Main St Wooloongabba. (Map attached) We Kick along Kangaroo point, over the Goodwill Bridge to the Regatta hotel on Coro Drive and then kick back to Bodies @ Eez, where we get a half hour stretch class for Pre and post Kickbike stretching and then breakfast including, tea, coffee, muffins and a fruit platter for Breakfast. Cost $10 each. This is a brilliant way to learn the right way to stretch from experts in the field, and they should know because they are also Kickbike owners. First timers are also welcome, and can hire a Kickbike as well. Please confirm your attendance by 8pm Monday 3rd March for catering. There are minimum numbers here so we need to book everything in.

Sunday 30th March - If you have ever wanted to have a try on a Kickbike, then this day is the one. International Scooter Day - Kickbike companies all over the world are offering free kickbike trials today. Here in Brisbane I will be at New Farm Park (down by the river about half way between the powerhouse and the ferry terminal) from 9-30am till 3pm. Come along at any time during the day and we can kick around the park together, or bring your friends and family and take them for scoot around as well.

Sunday 6th April - Great Brisbane Bike Ride and Coot-tha challenge - Your choice of 10km, 20km (St Lucia Green bridge) or 35km as part of the Great Brisbane Bike Ride. the 10km starts at 8-15am, the 20 and 35km rides start at 7.30am, all from Southbank cutural forecourt. The 70km Coot-tha challenge also starts at Southbanks cultural forecourt but at 6am, and includes a timed climb over Mt Coot-tha early in the ride. All the ride info, and application forms are on www.bq.org.au I will be in Sydney that weekend so am dissappointed in missing it, but I do challenge you all to have a go, Lyn will be there. Let me know if you are doing it so that I can let you know who to look out for.


Kicks for March

Sunday 2nd March - 6am - 25km Bat run as listed in last months email - Meet 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.) From here we will head out to South Brisbane, Coorporoo and on to Bulimba. We'll then catch a ferry across to Tenneriffe and come back through New Farm, along the floating walkway and through Eagle farm and the Goodwill Bridge to Southbank for Brekkie. Bring $2.30 for your ferry kick.

Sunday 9th March - see special event

Saturday 15th March - 6am - 22km Toombul to Nudgee. Ideal for first timers as it is a flat, out and back course, so you can shorten the distance if you prefer. Hire Kickbikes available. All welcome

No Kickbike over Easter - Lyn and I will be camping at Kirra

Sunday 30th March - 6am - 18km New Farm park to Roma Street parklands. Meet on the road within New Farm park closest to the river, and we kick to Roma via Brekkie Creek & RNA showgrounds, and back to New Farm via the Goodwill bridge and Story Bridge. Brekkie at Powerhouse.

Sunday 30th March - 9-30am onwards - see above - International Scooter day

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

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


Giveaways

Free quit smoking course. I can't believe that nowone has claimed this one, there is only 2 months left on this. If you have a family member then let me know. If you thought about it and have a friend then why not go halves each in the second ticket. That way you can support each other.

The first person to email me back and make 2008 as their year to quit smoking, will get a free course from Kickbike. 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 They offer a Money back guarantee, but then that would come back to me, if it didn't work for you.

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

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