The 2016 WAMBA Annual General Meeting will be held at 11:30am on Sunday 17th April at Edward Millen House, Edward Millen Reserve in Victoria Park, Perth. All are welcome to attend, and join us afterwards at the John Hughes Slopestyle event – Perth's hottest urban mountain bike and BMX event!

The agenda will be:

  1. Welcome
  2. Attendance & Apologies
  3. Minutes of Previous Annual General Meeting                                                                          
  4. President’s Report
  5. Treasurer’s Report 
  6. Notices of Motion
  7. Election of Positions
  8. General Business
  9. Close of Meeting
Edward Millen House
 All positions are up for election:
  • President
  • Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer 

A Call for Nominations, including positions descriptions, will be sent out shortly.

John Hughes Slopestyle logo

All members of WAMBA, and of all affiliated mountain bike clubs, are eligible to vote and thus have a say in shaping mountain biking in Western Australia. 

For those members unable to attend the meeting in person and wish to vote, you may submit a proxy form which will be emailed out a week prior to the meeting.

More information on the John Hughes Slopestyle event can be found on the Event Calendar of WAMBA’s website.

Five unique mountain bike locations and experiences

  • Launch of a Master Plan to guide the development of mountain biking in the South West
  • Plan set to transform the region into an international destination for mountain biking

South West Mountain Bike Master Plan

Today in Margaret River, the Hon. Albert Jacob, MLA, Minister for Environment officially launched the South West Mountain Bike Master Plan. WestCycle has developed the plan in consultation with WAMBA, State Government, Local Government, Cape Mountain Bikers, Collie Mountain Bike Club, Dunsborough Cycle Club, MRORCA and the mountain bike community. 

The vision of the plan is to enable the world-class development of an innovative, high quality and cohesive network of trails, which offer varied experiences and cater for the progression and diverse styles of riding while maintaining local character. 

The implementation of the plan will see the South West developed into an international destination of choice for Mountain Bike tourism and provide significant opportunities to West Australians to experience world-class trails. 

Read more: South West Mountain Bike Master Plan Launched
Logan Wakeling Riley Jenkinson  Yuliang Seow  Jack O'Connor
Cadel Adams Samuel Buchanan Greg Stanley Tarquin Wall
 Jaxon Sawyer  Nathan Sivec  Aaron Leagus Declan O'Connor 

WAMBA is pleased to announce the following riders have been selected to attend the 2016 Australian Mountain Bike Championships as part of the West Australian Junior State Team. The Championships are being held March next year in Bright, Victoria.

Congratulations go to:

Cadel Adams   17M    DHI/ XCO    South West Mountain Bike Club
Samuel Buchanan    19M DHI South West Mountain Bike Club
Riley Jenkinson 17M XCO/ XCC Perth Mountain Bike Club
Roly Kyme 17M DHI Margaret River Off Road Cycling Association
Bryce Lanigan 19M XCO/ XCC South West Cycle Club
Aaron Leagas 19M DHI Peel District Mountain Bike Club
Declan O'Connor 17M DHI Collie Mountain Bike Club
Jack O'Connor 17M DHI Collie Mountain Bike Club
Jaxon Sawyer 17M DHI South West Mountain Bike Club
Jordan Schmidt 19M XCO/ XCC Perth Mountain Bike Club
Yuliang Seow 17M DHI Peel District Mountain Bike Club
Nathan Sivec 19M DHI Peel District Mountain Bike Club
Greg Stanley 17M DHI Peel District Mountain Bike Club
Logan Wakeling 17M DHI South West Mountain Bike Club
Tarquin Wall 17M XCO/ XCC Perth Mountain Bike Club
Riley Westra 17M  DHI South West Mountain Bike Club

The WAMBA Selection Panel consisted of Graeme Adams (WAMBA Junior Development Coordinator), Paul De Klerk (Peel Districts Mountain Bike Club President), Toby Hodgson (Westcycle Operations Manager), Mark Wardle (WAMBA Committee Member), and Tony Tucknott (WAMBA Racing Council Chairperson).

On behalf of WAMBA and the WA mountain bike community, we wish these talented juniors all the best and hope they have a fantastic time in Bright. 

Go on, get outside in WA's awesome outdoors!

Outdoors October is an initiative between Outdoors WA and the Department of Sport and Recreation, with the month dedicated to encouraging active recreation amongst nature.

In it’s third year, the month long promotion aims to increase participation in outdoor recreation and provide opportunities for people to try new activities.

Last year local clubs, not-for-profit recreation organisations, as well as local and state government coordinated over 150 events to encourage children, youth, families, elite athletes and seniors from all areas to participate in outside play and recreation. 

The brand new website is packed with new and improved activities to get involved with throughout the month. From canoeing try-out days, mountain biking lessons, Bibbulmun Track guides and caving adventures, there really is something for everyone. Many stakeholders have got creative too, with ghost walks, dragon boating and camp cooking for kids.

Take your family, invite your friends and enjoy something from the wide range of activities on their website. Go to www.outdoorsoctober.com.au for all the information and fun you can handle in the outdoors.

Post your Outdoors October adventures on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using #outdoorsoctober, #perthoutdoors and #getoutside

Kalamunda Mountain Bike Collective (KMBC)

As part of the Perth Hills Spring Festival, KMBC have organised a junior MTB ride on the Kalamunda Town trails. They'll start with a quick brush up and teaching of basic skills, followed by a cruisy ride for an hour or so on the beautiful trails in and around Kalamunda town.

Head to their website for more details - http://www.kalamundacollective.com.au/item/1005319

Outdoors October

Public Consultation Period Extended to 30th September 

WA MTB Management Guidelines

The Department of Parks and Wildlife have announced that the public consultation period for comment on the Western Australian Mountain Bike Management Guidelines will now close 5pm on Wednesday 30th September 2015.

Mountain Biking is one of the fastest growing recreational activities in WA, and this document will provide the framework required to support both the mountain bike community and land managers in developing high quality new trails to meet this significant demand.

The primary aim of the WA Mountain Bike Management Guidelines is to provide a well-defined framework to support the local mountain bike community and land managers develop trails that:

  • are of high quality
  • meet the requirements of riders of all abilities
  • are sustainable, providing long term enjoyment for users with minimal maintenance cost
  • are graded according to an internationally recognised system
  • able to provide for a range of MTB disciplines and skill levels
  • facilitate rapid upgrades and additions to existing networks
  • minimise impact to the natural environment in which they are located

Download the Western Australian Mountain Bike Management Guidelines consultation draft at http://parks.dpaw.wa.gov.au/connect/mountain-bike-guidelines-draft

Interested organisations and individuals are invited to comment through the survey at http://parks.dpaw.wa.gov.au/connect/mountain-bike-guidelines-draft 

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