West Australian Mountain Bike Association (WAMBA) is the state representative body for the West Australian mountain bike community.

A volunteer organisation, WAMBA works collaboratively with key stakeholders to identify, develop and sustain mountain bike experiences in Western Australia.

And also acts as a resource for clubs looking for help on trail advocacy and grants, and co-ordinates the racing calendar.

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WA Strategic Trails Blueprint

Feedback Sought on Draft WA Strategic Trails Blueprint

As mountain bikers, our feedback is being sought on the draft Western Australian Strategic Trails Blueprint 2016-2021 (the Blueprint).

The Blueprint is being developed by the Western Australian Government to provide an overarching guide for consistent and coordinated planning, development and management of quality trails and trail experiences across the State. It aims to assist the wide range of organisations and groups that are involved in developing and delivering trails and trail experiences – State, regional and local government; land and resource managers; trail managers and organisations; trail user groups; the tourism industry; community groups and the wider community.

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Perth & Peel MTB Master Plan Cover

The Perth and Peel Mountain Bike Master Plan 2016-2026 will guide strategic investment in mountain bike development across the Perth and Peel regions of Western Australia.

This plan has been in development for some time under the guidance of a Steering Committee. Whilst it has taken longer than planned to deliver, it is an aspirational document that has the potential to deliver approx 570km of purpose-built mountain bike trails across 24 sites in the Perth and Peel regions.

The Master Plan provides an opportunity to create a series of diverse sustainable mountain bike experiences that will foster community participation, strengthen stakeholder partnerships and tourism opportunities.

It will shortly be at the point where we will seek public feedback on the plan. The Steering Committee are giving it their final review. The plan will then be released publicly on Monday 28th November, and there will be a 6 week period for your feedback to be submitted.

The document will be made available electronically and will include a link to the Feedback Survey. We will communicate these details once it is released.

Cover image courtesy of Sean Lee.

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!!

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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.

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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 Octoberhttp://www.outdoorsoctober.com.au/event-week-view/

 

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