Trail closed for MTB event

Once again the MTB season has flown past and we’re onto the last few events.

Congratulations to all who competed in the WA State Series – whether it be cross country, downhill or gravity enduro.

And a massive CONGRATULATIONS to the 2016 WA State Series Champions in each discipline!!

Read more: Congratulations to 2016 WA State Series Champions
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Hello Junior Mountain Bikers and Parents,

Mark Wardle here. I am writing this letter to introduce myself and the new roles created by WestCycle and WAMBA as part of the state high performance pathway for juniors in cycling. Through Department of Sport and Recreation (DSR) funding, WestCycle has employed a High Performance Manager, Joe McCarthy, and three head coaches (mountain bike, track and road) for the next two years - to create, develop and oversee a pathway for juniors to be part of and attend National level events in their chosen form of cycling.

This programme is aimed at under 15-17 and under 19-23 junior riders.

I have been appointed the State Mountain Bike Coach, and as such, would like to offer any assistance in helping with junior development, or answer any questions you may have about this new and exciting programme.

The programme will offer junior riders the chance to attend camps, workshops, training sessions, and lead to selection in a State Squad and State Team for the Mountain Bike Australia (MTBA) National Championships.

Read more: An Open Letter to Junior Mountain Bikers in WA

Celebrate the joy of riding in the dirt!

Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day (TKMBD) is fast approaching! On the 1st of October, the world celebrates the joy of riding in the dirt. 

In it's 13th year, this annual initiative by the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) encourages communities around the world to join together and ride mountain bikes with kids. It strives to develop a connection between kids, bikes and the natural world around them, while touching on themes such as bike safety, skills, rider etiquette, nutrition, hydration and sun protection.

This year WAMBA and WestCycle have partnered with Outdoors WA Inc to celebrate #TKMBD throughout the whole month of October.

To find an event near you, head over to Outdoors October


2016 WA Downhill State Champions

Who are our State Champions in Downhill and Cross Country for 2016?

Congratulations to all the podium winners from the WA State Champs double header at the Goat Farm over the weekend of 10th and 11th September!!

Read more: 2016 WA Mountain Bike State Champions

Mark Wardle Rock and Roll Mountain Biking

WAMBA and WestCycle would like to congratulate Mark Wardle on his two year appointment as WAMBA Junior State MTB Coach.

Interviews were held last week with WAMBA and WestCycle representatives, where nominees were asked to present their vision of the junior state mountain bike team and high performance for WA. Thank you to everyone who applied for the position.

As a rider, Mark has competed at a state and national level, and been heavily involved in junior development for a number of years through the Perth MTB Club. He was involved with the junior state team in the first year of its existence and also currently coaches some exciting junior talent. Having started Rock and Roll Mountain Biking with his hard working wife Jen, they run the PMBC Sprockets Junior Mountain Bike Program, have run junior development camps for MTBA, and this year ran the first WA Schools Cross Country MTB Championships to be held in 10 years.

Read more: Appointment of WAMBA Junior State Mountain Bike Coach

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