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West Australian Mountain Bike Association

Pump Track Workshop

WAMBA are excited to announce that they will be running two, 1 day Pump Track construction workshops on the 22-23rd September.

The workshop will be at the "Black Stump" car park on the Kalamunda Circuit where we have been granted permission by DEC to build a pump track. The site will utilise an area of the old car park and will consist of a professionally designed pump track which will be constructed under the supervision of Dirt Art who are one of Australia’s most experienced and renowned trail design, construction and management companies.

The “hands on” workshops will cover not only pump tracks but also construction of individual features (berms, tabletops etc) and sustainable building techniques (compaction, materials etc).

This fantastic workshop is free to attend, however you must be a WAMBA member. WAMBA membership costs $70 and includes insurance whilst you ride and, most importantly in this case, work on WAMBA organised trail building projects. For more details on WAMBA membership click here.

This is an amazing one off opportunity to learn from the best or simply improve your track building skills, however no experience is required and all tools will be provided.

If you wish to attend then please send an email to ianbbear@gmail.com by the 10th September and include your preference of either Saturday or Sunday.

You may also be help to out helping us source equipment. If you know someone who owns or rents either a 3 ton excavator or a plate compactor then please get in touch with Ian on the email address above.



Luvin Shovels - Trail Building Day

Luvin Shovels is the exciting new Black Diamond trail in the Perth Hills being built by WAMBA vice-president Lindsay Alsop and his merry band of trail builders. Check out Trent Cain's fantastic video to see what they have been up to.

As you can see, they have already made great strides. However to really progress the trail, and hit Lindsay's Christmas deadline for completion (his is expecting his second child then), WAMBA are organsing a massive day of trail building on Sunday 9th September. Will be running a morning and an afternoon shift. Obviously you are more than welcome to come to both if you have the time. There will be a BBQ lunch at 1230 that both crews are welcome to attend. We will meet at the Dell to walk up to the trail.

Morning shift: 08:00 to 13:00
Afternoon shift: 12:30 to 16:30

Please advise Lindsay if you are coming on trailbuilder@wamba.org.au for catering purposes.

See you on the 9th!


 

SW Club Takes Over Maintenance of Munda Biddi‏

The SW club will be taking over section 34 of the Munda Biddi Trail for volunteer maintenance. This is the section of the Munda Biddi Trail from Coalfields highway to Honey moon pool, in Wellington National Park. For those that know it, it has some great sections of singletrack. This will create an excellent opportunity for the club to get involved with bringing section 34 up to a more pedal friendly, sustainable trail over the years to come.

In other SW news, they will be holding a maintenance day on 9th September all welcome to put a little into the care of the trails. Meet at the bottom car park 9am. They are also holding another Take a kid mountain biking day on the 9 October. All welcome. For more details see the SWMTBC website.



Westcycle Survey

Westcycle is the peak body for all cycling in Western Australia. Westcycle has been commissioned by the Dept of Sport & Recreation to develop a Strategic Framework for Cycling in WA. Help shape the development of this Framework and make sure that the voice of mountain bikers is heard by taking part in their online survey.

On the subject of surveys, if you haven't yet completed the Single Track Minds survey that will form part of the WA State Mountain Biking Strategy then please take 2 minutes to do so. It is very important that you tell us about your riding and what you want in the future. Click here to take the survey.

Upcoming Events


08/09
Winter Cyclocross Round 2
Midvale Speed Dome

08-09/09
State DH Champs
Dwellingup

09/09
Luvin Shovels Build Day
Dell

09/09
Kalamunda Circuit Maintenance
Camel Farm

09/09
Pile Rd Maintenance Day
Pile Rd

15/09
Dwellingup100
Dwellingup

22/09
Pump Track Workshop
Black Stump, Perth Hills

22/09
MTBO Middle Distance Champs
Roleystone

23/09
Pump Track Workshop
Black Stump, Perth Hills

23/09
MTBO Long Distance Champs
Roleystone

07/10
Take a Kid Mountain Biking
Pile Rd
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