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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As many of you will be aware, the 2016 Yarloop Bushfire caused extensive damage to the South Shore facility in the Lane Poole reserve and as a result of the near total loss of the many structures that made up South Shore, a sum or money has been agreed between the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA / formerly the Department of Parks and Wildlife) and their insurance assessors.   

WAMBA were approached by DBCA to comment on their plan to take the South Shore insurance proceeds and use them to decommission the South Shore facility and use any remaining funds to support the development of Trails 1 & 2 (black and blue DH trails) in the Murray Valley Precinct. This is in support of the Murray Valley Concept Plan (MVCP), a project that has been running for approximately 4-years and is focused on the development of a trail facility in the Murray Valley region.

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A massive congratulations to WA's Sam Hill, Reece Tucknott and Sarah Tucknott!!!

They have been selected for the 2017 UCI MTB Australia Team to contest the World Championships in Cairns QLD on 5th - 10th September!

This is a fantastic achievement - they are the only WA riders selected as part of the 64 strong team who will compete against the world's best.

Sam Hill is a five time world Down Hill champion and is currently leading the World Enduro Series. Sam finished a close second in Canada on the weekend extending his points lead heading into the last round in Finale’ Italy.

This will be Reece’s fourth world championship going into it ranked as the second Australian U23. Reece still has one more year in the U23 category and is coming off a strong European season where he was consistently the best placed Australian U23.

It will be Sarah’s first world championships as an U19 (Junior). Sarah just returned from a training camp in Cairns with all the other juniors. She has returned to WA very excited as she was super competitive with the other Aussie girls on the camp.

Well, it's the end of another full and exciting State Series for both Cross Country (XCO) and Downhill (DHI).

Congratulations to all the podium winners for 2017!!

And a massive thank you to the clubs and volunteers who have worked hard to organise races that have allowed riders to be competitive and enjoy themselves - Perth MTB Club (PMBC), Dunsborough Cycling Club, Margaret River Off Road Cycling Association (MRORCA)Collie MTB Club and Peel District MTB Club (PDMBC)!!

FEMALE A:
1st - Sarah Tucknott
2nd - Carmen De Rooze
3rd - Tracey Chapman

MALE A:
1 - Nav Coole
2 - Robbie Rhodes
3 - Jon Gregg

ELITE MEN:
1st - Roly Kyme
2nd - Benjamin Halsall
3rd - Samuel Buchanan

ELITE WOMEN:
1 - Natalie Pearson
2 - Vilma Fitzgerald
3 - Janelle Sellers

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Looking for a challenge and have a passion for mountain biking?

Do you have an interest in and skills/ experience relevant to?

  • Communication/ Social Media

  • Club Engagement

  • High Performance

  • Participation - female, youth, general

  • Trails Development

  • Racing

Be part of the team who is helping to guide the strategic direction of WA mountain biking  

 

The 2017 WAMBA Annual General Meeting will be held @ 3pm this Sunday (16th July) at the Calamunnda Camel Farm, 361 Paulls Valley Road, Kalamunda. The meeting will be held in the room underneath the Camel Farm Café.

All are welcome to attend. Have a blast around the awesome Kalamunda Trails and join us afterwards.

If you wish to attend the meeting via Skype, please notify the Secretary (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) by 12pm Sunday. It will NOT be a video call – sound only.

Agenda

The agenda will be:

  1. Welcome
  2. Attendance & apologies
  3. Minutes of previous AGM
  4. President’s report
  5. Treasurer’s report
  6. Special motion – vote on new WAMBA consitution
  7. Election of positions
  8. General business
  9. Close of meeting

Last year’s AGM minutes are available here - http://www.wamba.org.au/docs/WAMBA_AGM_Minutes_2016.pdf

Apologies

The following apologies have been received:

  • Bryan Stevenson
  • Vilma Fitzgerald

Nominations for 2017/ 2018 WAMBA Committee

As per WAMBA’s Constitution, all current committee members cease to be committee members at the AGM and are eligible for re-election.

A massive thank you to the exiting Committee members for all their hard work and contribution towards the current state of WA mountain biking! In particular, Cathy Young and Bret Watson who were sadly unable to continue their volunteering efforts on the general committee.

The following nominations have been received for official volunteer positions:

  • President – Alex Wade
  • Vice President – Jodie Stembridge
  • Secretary – Vilma Fitzgerald
  • Treasurer – Bryan Stevenson

General Committee nominations received so far:

  • Margaret McIlroy
  • Ben Pruden
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575kms of purpose built mountain bike trails close to urban centres

  • A huge gap between supply and demand of MTB trails close to urban centres
  • Identifies 575kms of purpose built MTB trails across 24 sites
  • Creation of trail towns
  • Development to generate additional $44 million spend annually in WA and create jobs

On 5th July WestCycle, along with the Minister for the Environment the Hon. Stephen Dawson; and the Minister for Sport and Recreation, the Hon. Mick Murray, officially launched the Perth and Peel Mountain Bike Master Plan. WestCycle developed the plan in consultation with WAMBA, State Government, Local Government, Perth Mountain Bike Club, Peel District Mountain Bike Club, Kalamunda Mountain Bike Collective and the mountain bike community.

There is currently a huge gap in the balance between the supply and demand of mountain bike trails close to urban centres. The Perth and Peel Master Plan identifies 575kms of purpose built mountain bike trails across 24 sites, which stakeholders are hopeful will be the catalyst to investment.

Western Australia is well placed to become an international ‘must visit’ mountain bike destination. Plans are underway to create ‘trail towns’ across the State, which will lead to the development of 425kms of mountain bike trails.

The result of this development will generate an additional $44 million spend in Western Australia on an annual basis, create 675 jobs during construction and 222 jobs ongoing.

The plan is again testament to the coordinated approach to the development of mountain biking in Western Australia, and the enormous amount of work put in by the consultant, Common Ground Trails.

The Mountain Bike State Strategy launched in early 2015 identified the requirement for regional based master planning. The Perth & Peel Master Plan is the second of such plans to be released, with the South West Master Plan officially launched in November 2015.

The Perth and Peel Master Plan is available for download from the WestCycle website - http://westcycle.org.au/cycling-development-perth-peel-bike

The South West Master Plan is also available for download from the WestCycle website - http://www.westcycle.org.au/south-west-mountain-bike-master-plan

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