In addition to our regular Saturday morning club rides, where we head out to a different trail network each week between Noosa and Brisbane, we run women-centred rides, fun and instructional mornings for kids, weekends away getting dirty, and various social and special events throughout the year.
By varying the location of our rides we are able to cater to all skill levels, fitness and riding style - including downhill, enduro and cross-country. Some rides will not be appropriate for beginner riders, and certain terrain may require a certain level of fitness - the ride info will specify such details.
RIDES & EVENTS TYPES
Click on an event to learn more (who, what, when, where, etc.). Each ride is colour-coded, according to below:
BLUE - CORCA Saturday Ride
RED - Women On Wheels
ORANGE - CORCA Kids
GREEN - Dirty Weekend
PURPLE - Social Event
YELLOW - Special Event
As the daughter of our parent Club, Caloundra Off-Road Cycling Association (CORCA), we formed to create an encouraging and supportive group for women to get together and Mountain Bike in South East Queensland.
We love the diversity of the women who come along to ride. We are from all walks of life, all ages, and a wide variety of fitness (or not) backgrounds. It is truly delightful seeing how a lot of stereotypes are kicked to the curb within our group. Don’t think that you are too old, too unfit, too timid or too unco-ordinated to be able to ride. Almost all of us have ticked one or all of these boxes, and have gone on to benefit enormously because of our tenacity and willingness to learn. There is no timeline, no pressure, no ego. Just a desire to enjoy our gorgeous trails, share a laugh, and take a step outside of the challenges of our everyday to reconnect with ourselves.
We are all constantly improving, and every single one of us remembers what it was like to be a beginner. This has resulted in a great deal of compassion, patience and passion to pass on the joy of progress to those who are at the beginning their journey. That is such an exciting place to be, with so much yet to be discovered.
Our rides are tailored to those who turn up on the day, and we are very happy to break into groups that will allow both beginners and more experienced riders to challenge themselves according to their abilities, or sometimes just to drop it down a notch and enjoy a social ride.
The Sunshine Coast offers up so many wonderful trails for us to enjoy and play on, and not much further afield we have many wonderful options also available in South East Queensland. It is an exciting time to be a woman getting into MTBing, as there is a veritable wave of women forming groups not only throughout Australia, but internationally, which means we can tap into the sisterhood to take our hobby further afield while travelling.
Women-specific events are on the rise, and these events give us gals an opportunity to challenge ourselves, or approach them as more of a “taste of a race” and treat it as a social ride. Ultimately, you can go back each year and use them as a ruler with which to measure your progress; in skill, confidence, speed and ability. The possibilities are endless.
If you love the outdoors, want to improve your fitness or are looking for a way to improve your mental health. Come. Join us.
The kids of CORCA members (and their friends) enjoy a social and structured group ride every 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month. Whether your little
one can push themselves along on a balance bike, or your young adult is
in high school and wants some
mates to ride with, we've got a
great morning planned for them!
Our trained instructors
(many of whom are parents
themselves) plan unique and
engaging sessions on each of the
Sundays, ensuring the young riders
stay safe, interested, challenged
and, of course, having a
bucket-load of fun!
Our LOCAL trails
A natural XC area within the Mooloolah River State Forest (Meridan Hill section) that incorporates old forestry fire trails and newer single-track. Trails range from green to black through rain forest single track, Eucalypt and paperbark forests trails and incorporates big climbs and technical decents.
Beerwah State Forest
A network of fire roads that offer mountain bikers some easier but longer rides and can link other areas including Boneyards, Ferny Forest, Wildhorse Mountain and Beerburrum State Forest.
Ferny Forest (Ewan Maddock Wetlands)
A Green rated, one way trail that meanders through ferns and skirts around the Ewan Maddock dam. It is approximately 11 km long and has water and a toilet at the trail head carpark. See more information here.
A green rated, two-way, multi-use trail that goes along, over and past the Ewan Maddock Dam to Landsborough. From these trails you can also access the Dularcha trails. Lovely scenery, easy riding and can be started at the Ewan Maddock Day Use Area with Toilets and BBQs. See more information here.
Parklands has over 30km of twisty single-track that takes you through dense forest areas. Brace yourself for numerous stream crossings, rocky climbs, steep switchbacks, and flowing cross-tracks through lush green undergrowth and ferns. All the best trails are single-track within the fire road systems. Some new trails are great additions to Parklands and there are trails for everyone to enjoy. Check out the trails on Trailforks here.
Wooroi (Tewantin State Forest)
Set in a mixture of eucalypt, and sub-tropical rain forest, this trail network includes many XC trails, decent climbs, and includes some of the best flow trails on the Coast. Big berms, jumps and rock gardens keep most riders coming back. Check out the trails on Trailforks here.
Victory Heights (Gympie)
Victory Heights Recreational Trails are located within a 56 hectare (140ac) area of remnant spotted-gum mixed forest and seasonally wet gullies, located within 3km of the Gympie town centre. The site boasts an expanding network of purpose-built singletrack for mountain biking in addition to an established network of fire trail and other multi-use trails suitable for walkers and horse riders. The trail head and parking area is located on the north side of Bath Terrace. Check out the trails on Trailforks here.