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.
MARGARET RIVER OFF ROAD CYCLING ASSOCIATION