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Exciting grant news, WAMBA membership information, update from MRORCA, two great events and much more...
West Australian Mountain Bike Association

Gunjin to Get a Face Lift

WAMBA are delighted to announce that we have been awarded a $120,000 grant by Lottery West for the redevelopment of the Mount Gunjin area of the Perth Hills. The money will go towards the rehabilitation of old, unsustainable trails and the construction of two separate 4-5km long, predominantly downhill trails. One of these trails will be a Blue rated (intermediate) "flow" trail, the other will be Black (difficult) trail.

We would like to thank Lottery West, the Department of Sport and Recreation, in particular Steve Bennett, Department of Environment and Conservation and Clint Shaw of West Cycle for their assistance in obtaining this grant. Highest praise is reserved for WAMBA Vice President, Lindsay Alsop. Without his tireless work and never say die attititude this project would never have come about.



Do Your Bit!

Help support WAMBA by becoming a member. Join us today and play a part in the future of WA's mountain bike trail system.

WAMBA membership is offered in conjunction with IMBA-Australia. IMBA (International Mountain Bicyling Association) creates, enhances and protects great trail experiences for Australian mountain bike riders.

Some of the reason you should join WAMBA include:
  • Insurance while riding
  • Insurance while working on trails (at WAMBA organised trail building days)
  • Support the state trail advocacy body who build and maintain the trails you ride every week for free
  • If you can't volunteer to maintain trails, help by donating this way
To find out more and sign up go to the WAMBA membership webpage.



Margaret River Pines Expanion

This year we are extending the network of trails in the pines again through the help of DEC, Cape to Cape MTB, and of course our fearless leaders that make up the committee. We are hoping to add around another 5 kms of sweet trails, focusing on enabling a full loop of the pines while adding in some great new descents through some beautiful bush. With all this in mind it's probably a good idea to keep your eyes peeled for changes on the trails. At the moment we are working around Lilly Trail, so take it easy.

While the new trails are under construction we do ask that you don't ride them. As fun as they look, they are not complete and have holes that could hide a body and pointy bits that will pierce more than your ear, so steer clear until we give you the all clear!

At this stage it looks like we will be having our first busy bee second weekend of August, which you will hear more details of later. In the meantime enjoy the great conditions and please ride with caution. We will continue to update you all through email and Facebook during construction, up until we host the Cape to Cape MTB race Special Stage in October.

If you see us working, slow down or even stop and say hello, trail fairies love a bit of gratification!

Thanks to DEC, Cape to Cape MTB, Ground Effect, Home Hardware and Trade Hire for their support to the trails.

Yours Treadly,
Mr Orca
MARGARET RIVER OFF ROAD CYCLING ASSOCIATION
e: info@mrorca.org.au
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facebook: MRORCA


 


XC Racing in Dunsborough

Round 6 of the PMBC Cross Country series hits Dunsborough on Sunday 12th August and what a course Dunsborough have put on for us! Rod Brown (Bikeshed Dunsborough) and Richard Renn (Dunsborough Cycle Club) are the driving force behind this unique event.

The diversity of the trails ranges from long heart thumping steady fire road climbs the roadies will love… to high speed screaming descents… and some very large hair raising log rollovers…Huge Dirt mounds, and plenty of compact and technical twisting single track … Keep your eyes peeled for some incredible Geographe Bay views as you rocket down Fireys downhill to a brief climb that then gives way to an awesome gradual descent all the way down to the start finish area which is conveniently located just outside the fully equipped Dunsborough Country Club.

The race will be won by the riders who complete the most laps after the 1,2 or 3 hour period has elapsed (depending on your category).

For more information see the race details on the PMBC website.

Perth Mountain Bike Club


Dwellingup100 Update

The Act Belong Commit Dwellingup 100 on Saturday 15th September is an event for anyone that rides a mountain bike. There is an event distance to suit everyone, the 14 km junior and family event, the 40 km distance and the 100 classic, there is a teams event and the forces challenge as well.

Due to the devastating storms that hit Dwellingup in June we have been forced to make some serious changes to the southern 40km loop. The new 40km loop is not as hilly as the original loop and has considerably more single track. It will be a lot more achievable for the first time riders to the Dwellingup40, yet still very fast, flowing and challenging to the faster riders in the bunch.

The whole 100 km course will be now be run on the northern side of Dwellingup. Start times have been changed to avoid the fast 100km riders catching the slower 40km riders towards the end of the course and so that the fast 40km riders have a chance to pass the slower 100 km riders before the race heads into the single track.

We still have a massive amount of work to do cleaning the northern loop and apologize that we are unable to use the southern side of town. However we genuinely believe the new course layout will be a huge amount of fun to ride, in fact, more "fun" than the southern side actually is.
Look forward the seeing you there!

Check out the Dwellingup100 website for more details and how to enter.

Tony Tucknott, Race Director



Galston Park Repaired

Well done to Rob Evans who through his persistence convinced the City of Joondalup to repair the Galston Park bike track in Duncraig.

Located on the corner of Warwick Road and Chessel Drive, the short track is a great fun learning area for little kids and big kids aline. Well done Rob!


 

Improved signing on the KC

For everyone's safety and enjoyment, Muffin Tops and Horny Devil on the Kalamunda Circuit have been signposted as one-way trails (south to north). The preferred direction to ride the KC is clockwise.

The Lancaster has also been added to the map. This is a Black (difficult) trail just north of the Dell. The sign posts leading up to this trail are in place; we are just waiting for some Black arrows to put on them.

See the updated Kalamunda Circuit map for full details.

Upcoming Events


03-04/08
MBTF Ride Guide Training Course
Dwellingup

11/08
State DH Round 4
Dwellingup

12/08
PMBC XC6
Meelup Reserve, Dunsborough

26/08
Wembley Cycles 6 Hour
Langford Park, Jarrahdale

22/09
MTBO Middle Distance Champs
Roleystone

23/09
MTBO Long Distance Champs
Roleystone

08-09/09
State DH Champs
Dwellingup

15/09
Dwellingup100
Dwellingup

07/10
Take a Kid Mountain Biking
Pile Rd

14/10
State XC Champs
Goat Farm

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