Years of hard work by WAMBA, Department of Sport and Recreation (DSR), Department of Parks and Wildlife (DPW) and Westcycle, and countless hours of blood, sweat and no doubt a few tears by passionate volunteers has seen major progress for WAMBA and WA mountain biking in general . . . . . some key recent achievements so far include:
Work in the Mountain Bike Industry - Now Recruiting!
With the support of WAMBA and DSR, Mountain Bike Operations Manager, Mountain Bike Project Manager and High Performance Manager positions are now being advertised by Westcycle. These roles represent a significant injection of funding into the advancement of mountain biking in Western Australia within the next 12 months.
Closing date for applications is 4th September. Visit Westcycle's website for more details.
Western Australian Mountain Bike Strategy
A milestone for mountain bike development and growth has been the release of the Western Australian Mountain Bike Strategy in June this year. The result of work by DPW, DSR, Westcycle, WAMBA and the WA mountain biking community, it is a framework for decision-makers, landowners and land managers, communities and everyone involved in mountain biking.
One of the key issues associated with the explosion of mountain biking in the state is the lack of suitable trails to cater for the needs of all mountain bike users (beginners, weekend warriors, competitive riders, families), and styles (cross county, downhill, gravity, etc).
Thus a state-wide network of sustainable trails has been recommended to address this and other issues. Central to the creation of this network is the need to ensure that the right trails are developed in the right places, in the right way and for the right reasons.
The Perth Metro, Peel, South West and Great Southern regions were identified as significant mountain biking hotspots (with demand for trails high due to population density). Regional master planning is currently being undertaken to guide future mountain bike development for these areas. Other areas of the state may also require master planning in the future.