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Lots of great news for WAMBA volunteers. Trail building has never been so rewarding!

In this Issue:


• Dig This!
• Entertainment Books
• Camakazi Maintenance
• Luvin Shovels Build
• $60k Green Trails
• Munda Biddi opening
• IMBA Road Show
• IMBA Cairns
• State XC Series
• Trail Builders Discounts
• 4 Hour Photos
• Kalamunda Circuit Ts

Upcoming Events:


27/04
Camakazi Trail Maintenance Day
Camel Farm

27-28/04
State DH Round 2
Goat Farm, Greenmount

28/04
Luvin Shovels Trail Build
Dell

28/04
Munda Biddi Opening
Mundaring

04/05
State XC Round 1
Pemberton

12/05
Camakazi Maintenance Day
Camel Farm

19/05
Kalamunda 50/50
Kalamunda

19/05
SWMTBC Trail Care Day
Pile Rd

19/05
MTB Orienteering
Langford Park, Jarrahdale
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DIG THIS!


 

The FreeWheel Bicycle Store and TREK have donated a fantastic prize to reward all the volunteers that put in time and effort to help build and maintain the many kilometres of free tracks and trails that we all enjoy here in the Perth hills.
 
Every time you sign on to do a WAMBA organised track build or maintenance day you will get the chance to win a TREK SuperFly 100 AL, valued at $2499. The more times you volunteer the more chances you have to win. It’s as easy as turning up and picking up a shovel!
 
Contact FreeWheel Bicycle Store for more details. For information about the next build day see the WAMBA website or the Upcoming Events list in this newsletter.

Click here for more information and full T and Cs.

Support WAMBA and Save $$s

Help us raise funds for the West Australian Mountain Bike Association. Pre-order an Entertainment Book from today to receive over $165 in additional offers! Order your new 2013/2014 Perth Entertainment Book from WAMBA and 20% of your Book purchase goes towards our fund-raising!
 
Entertainment Books are packed with hundreds of up to 50% off and 2-for-1 offers for the best restaurants, cafés, attractions, hotel accommodation, travel and much more! Available from early May, the new Book is only $65, and you'll receive $15,000 worth of valuable offers which are valid until 1 June 2014.

Click here to order

Camakazi Trail Maintenance Day

This Saturday (27th April) WAMBA are holding a trail maintenance day on Camakazi on the Kalamunda Circuit. As anyone who has ridden lately will know the long dry summer and many wheels passing over these trails has left them in need of some love. This is your chance to put a little back in to the trails that we all love to ride.
 
Meet at the Camel Farm at 0800. We will be finished by around 1230 at which point there will be a free BBQ for all volunteers back at the Camel Farm.
 
Please bring with you sturdy shoes, water, snacks, gloves, hat and sun cream.
 
RocknRoll mountain biking will be running this session. Please look out for them and the WAMBA trailer.

Volunteers at this trail maintenance day qualify for the bike store discount listed below and an entry in to the TREK bike raffle.

$60K for Green trails in the Perth Hills


WAMBA has been successful in securing grants totaling $34,000 for beginners trails in the popular Kalamunda area. $30,000 was obtained from a Lottery West trails grant, and $4,000 from a MTBA Club Grant (with support from PMBC). The remaining funds will be provided from WAMBA fundraising and in-kind volunteer contributions.
 
The new trail will provide a much needed easier alternative to the intermediate rated (blue) Kalamunda Circuit for beginner riders and those wishing to enter/try the sport. Construction is due to start later this year.

Luvin Shovels Build Day

Lindsay and his merry band of helpers will be out there again on Sunday (28th) trying to finish the transition off on the impressive honey log. Come along and give them a hand and be a part of creating the most exciting trail in the Perth hills.

Bring hat, gloves, sturdy shoes, water, snacks, sun cream and your muscles. Meet at the Dell at 8am.
 
Please let Lindsay know if you are coming along by emailing trailbuilder@wamba.org.au.

Volunteers at this trail maintenance day qualify for the bike store discount listed below and an entry in to the TREK bike raffle.

Munda Biddi Opening

A Festival of Cycling event will be held in Mundaring this Sunday April 28 to celebrate the opening of the iconic Munda Biddi Trail.

Environment Minister Albert Jacob will open the trail and welcome 26 riders who will arrive at Sculpture Park after completing the first end to end ride of the Munda Biddi, which started in Albany on April 7.

The local community can find out what the Munda Biddi is all about on Sunday, by taking part in free, guided cycle rides of part of the trail, which starts in Sculpture Park. Bikes will be supplied and suitable for children 12 years or over. Younger children are welcome to bring their own bikes and join in a ride.
 
There will also be cycling and wildlife displays, a bouncy castle, a youth space, facepainting and refreshments.
 
The day will run from 10am to 2pm in Sculpture Park, Jacoby Street, Mundaring. Riders will arrive for the official opening ceremony at 1pm.

IMBA Road show


Troy Rarick (Fruita USA) and Nic Bowman (IMBA oz) will be doing a 7 day road trip of the south west of WA in June. Albany, Margret River and Collie will be the 3 main clubs visited by the Troy Rarick Show.
 
Troy and Nic will be driving across the Nullarbour and camping it rough along the way, before hitting Albany for the start of an intense 7 day trail advocacy trip. Spending two days with each club and getting involved with discussions with DEC and the tourism community, hoping to bring attention to the business of moutain biking. Nic will be focussing on IMBAs story of sustainable trails while Troy will be hoping to impress the stake holders of local governments and the tourism community.
 
Starting in Albany on the 17th June and flying out on the 24th June, it's going to be an action packed road-trip of a life time for the pair organised by the south west clubs.

IMBA Australasia Summit 



John 'Wal' Wallace of Collie Mountain Bike Club will be attending the inaugural Australasia IMBA summit in Cairns in October, thanks to TrailsWA.

This will be John's 2nd trip across the continent in as many years on the advocacy front. John is a seasoned trail advocate and will be representing the south west mountain bike trail advocacy community, along with Leon Price from the Wellington(Collie) DEC district.
 
This year’s Regional Summit is a chance for celebrating trail development and access for mountain bike riders in our part of the globe as well as to learn about cutting edge trail developments and solutions from NZ, Singapore, Hong Kong and Australia to name a few.
 
Registrations are still open for anyone wishing to attend the IMBA summit. More details here.

State XC Series


The state cross country series, organised by Perth Mountain Bike Club, kicks off next month. There are a total of 5 races in the series including the state champs. All 5 rounds count towards points for the series.

The events are:
  1. Pemberton, 4 - 5 May 2013 = Double header worth 20% extra points
  2. Collie, 2 June 2013 = new race on Rays Trail
  3. Marrinup, 7 July 2013
  4. Turner Hill, 11 August 2013
  5. Goat Farm, 1 September 2013 = this is round 5 and state championships combined, also worth 20% extra points for the series
You need to race at least 3 rounds to qualify for series points. All 5 rounds count for points (ie NO dropped round this year).
 
Race 1 at Pemberton and race 5 at the Goat Farm are both worth 20% extra points for the series.

Click for more details and entry in to Race 1 at Pemberton.

Trail Builders Get Bike Shop Discounts


Every person who comes trail building with WAMBA this year will be given a sticker like the one above. That sticker qualifies them for the following discounts at these participating Bike Shops:
Many thanks to these shops who have supported grass roots mountain biking. If there are any other stores that are interested in being added to this list then send WAMBA an email (info@wamba.org.au).
 
Helping to build and maintain our great trails has never been so rewarding!

SingleTrackMinds 4 Hour Photos

Check out Jon Lloyd's photos from the SingleTrackMinds Jorgensen Park 4 Hour from the weekend. Jon is kindly donating $2 from every hi-res purchase to WAMBA.
 

Limited Edition Kalamunda Circuit Ts

We have a very limited number of the original Kalamunda Circuit T-shirts left. These were made to commemorate the opening of the trail last year.
 
They are available to purchase for the very special price of $15 including postage and packing. All proceeds go to WAMBA and trail building.
 
The sizes left are Large and Extra-Large in either Red or Blue. Please note that these shirts are quite big.

Click here to purchase.
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