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Shake Rattle n Roll opening and skills day, 2 grant announcements, Mt Gunjin contractor announced, WAMBA photo competition and much more...
West Australian Mountain Bike Association

Shake Rattle n Roll Trail Opening and Free Skills Clinics

To celebrate the completion of the Shake, Rattle n Roll skills loop and skills area, WAMBA and RocknRoll mountain biking, in conjunction with the Live Lighter campaign, are holding an opening day.

The new 800m skills track and skills area is suitable for both new riders and anyone who wants to improve their technique. Rock n Roll's experienced coaches will also be on hand to offer FREE riding tips. No bookings necessary and some free loan bikes will be available on the day (if you can't supply your own).

Where: Calamunnda Camel Farm, Paulls Valley Rd, Kalamunda
When: Sunday 9th December, between 9am - 2pm
More info email: info@wamba.org.au
Minimum Age: 18 (for the free loan bikes)

Bring along a friend, partner or colleague keen to try out mountain biking or come along yourself to pick up some hints from the experts.

The WAMBA committee would be very grateful if you could print off a poster for this event and put it up in your office/gym/local bike shop etc to help us promote this event and introduce as many people as possible to the great sport of mountain biking.

Click here to download a high res PDF of the poster



WAMBA win $45,000 NRM Grant

WAMBA have been awarded a $45,000 Natural Resource Management grant from the State Government to re-align existing trails and create important new link trails to keep riders away from the Mundaring Weir Reservoir Protection Zone. Several kilometres of new trails are proposed with the goal of linking the Kalamunda Circuit to the Farrell Grove parking and picnic area. The grant will also allow WAMBA to undertake much needed environmental work to ensure that sustainable trails are provided into the future.

WAMBA planning is at an advanced stage for this exciting project. We are currently liaising with the land owner, DEC, how to best go about this project, with construction due to start some time in the new year.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank WAMBA committee member, Ian Humphrey for the work he put in to securing this grant.



Mount Gunjin Contractor Announced

A panel consisting of representatives from Westcycle, Department of Environment and Conservation, Department of Sport and Recreation and WAMBA have awarded the contract to construct the Mt Gunjin mountain bike trails to Dirt Art from Tasmania. Expressions of interest came from all over Australia and there were several high quality contenders.

The criteria that the applications were judged upon were the ability and track record on delivery of projects of this size, experience and qualifications, resources and trading history. The aspect that separated the successful candidate from the others was their experience with the style of trails proposed for the Mt Gunjin area. Dirt Art have a contemporary style that we perceive is going to broaden the riding demographic that visits the trails in the Mt Gunjin area.

Construction is to take place throughout summer with the trails to be opened for the start of winter 2013.



New Compactor from Ground Effect

WAMBA has been successful in securing a $1,000 grant from the Ground Effect Slush Fund for the purchase of a larger small plate compactor. Ground Effect are a New Zealand based mail order cycling clothing company who provide easy to apply for small grants to help local track builders expand the mountain bike playground. Check out the Ground Effect range at their website.

As you can see in the picture, the new compactor has already been put in to good use at the Shake, Rattle n Roll skills area and will be invaluable maintaining the pump track, constructing Luvin Shovels and working on other such trails.

Well done WAMBA committee member Margaret McIlroy for applying for this grant.


 

WAMBA Photo Competition

The weather's warming up, the birds are singing - or is that the trail calling?

Get pumped for spring/summer and send us your favourite Mountain Biking pics!

Whether it's you hitting a sick jump, or looking out over a breathtaking sunset from the top of the trail, send us your favourite spring mountain biking pictures, along with your name, location and a little description.

We will gather photos for 2 weeks, then post the best 10 up on our Facebook Page for all to see/like/share for 4 weeks!

The winning photographer wins a WAMBA PRIZE PACK, and our 5 runners up get a mini-prize pack The winner will be judged on awesomeness, number of likes & shares.
So get out on the trails and get snapping!

Send all photos to info@wamba.org.au by 14th November.

 

Last Chance for Trail Building


With summer nearing there aren't many more opportunities left this year to help out at a trail building day. Fortunately WAMBA are organising two trails builds this weekend before it gets too hot and we all take a well earnt summer break.

On Saturday, Jake and Ian will be at the Shake, Rattle n Roll skills area adjacent to the Camel Farm constructing more skinnies. Meet at 8am at the back of the Camel Farm car park. Drop in for a few hours and lend us a hand. We are hoping to complete our ambitious 13m long, single beam log ride.

If you can't make Saturday, then Lindsay and his merry band will be trail building on the Luvin' Shovels trail (see photo above) on Sunday morning. They are meeting at 8am at the Dell to walk up to the trail. Please let Lindsay know on trailbuilder@wamba.org.au if you are able to help out in order that he can plan the work and cater for the BBQ afterwards.

In both instances we will supply all the tools; all you need to bring is sturdy shoes, hat, sun cream, water, snacks and lots of energy.

Thanks in advance.



Latest Margaret River Pines map


Want to hit those great Margaret River trails that you just rode in the Cape to Cape again? Didn't do the race but are hearing all about the sweet singletrack down south?

Believe all the hype. Thanks to the hard working volunteers of MRORCA, the Margaret River Pines are becoming a mini-Rotorua, with Big Pine as the stand out trail. Although Aunt Lou, Lilly Trail and all the others aren't far behind..

To find out where to ride, check out the newly updated WAMBA Margaret River trail map.

Click here to download and print for free.



12 Hour Standard Entries Close Midnight Wednesday

Standard entries ($90pp) for the Alcoa Dusk till Dawn 12 hour mountain bike enduro at Jarrahdale close at midnight on Wednesday 7th November. Entries after this will be considered Late Entries and incur a $30 late fee per rider.

Click here to register.

WAMBA would like to thank PMBC and the orgnaisers of this event who are kindly donating $10 from every entry to WAMBA to maintain the Langford Park trails that this race is run on.

Upcoming Events


10/11
Shake Rattle n Roll Skills Area Trail Build
Camel Farm

11/11
Luvin Shovels Trail Build
Dell

24/11
Alcoa Dusk Till Dawn
Langford Park, Jarrahdale

04/12
WAMBA Committee meeting
DSR, Leederville

09/12
Shake, Rattle n Roll Trail Opening and Free Skills Clinics
Camel Farm
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