Mountain biking is the primary activity of the RATS Cycling Club (previously Brisbane South Mountain Bike Club). While the club strongly supports cyclocross and bike trials, much of the club’s ongoing activity is focused on promoting mountain biking. The club aims to build strong relationships with local councils and other stake-holders to promote the development and maintenance of MTB trails in South-East Queensland and to assist individuals to develop as riders. The club works closely with Redland City Council and Logan City Council as well as the Department of National Parks, Sport and Racing to promote mountain biking as a healthy, family-oriented and environmentally friendly sport.
Part of the club’s activity involves running annual events including the Chicks in the Sticks women-only enduro, the Bayview Blast (part of the National Cross-Country Marathon (XCM) series) and the Summer Sprints series. The RATS strongly support women’s cycling, with separate women’s racing presented through the year and a women-only social ride commencing in 2017.