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.

Event Calendar

WestCycle is pleased to announce that trail planning consultant Common Ground Trails has been appointed to undertake mountain bike master planning in the Perth Metropolitan and Peel regions.

The Perth and Peel Mountain Bike Master Plan will guide the development of an exciting network of high quality sustainable mountain bike trails in the two regions.

Common Ground Trails was selected following a competitive tender process on the basis of their strong mountain biking background and extensive local, regional and international experience.

This project has been made possible by a $25,000 contribution from the Department of Parks and Wildlife and the award of two $25,000 grants by Lotterywest.

Common Ground Trails will now work closely with WestCycle and a Steering Committee of representatives from the Department of Parks and Wildlife, the Department of Sport and Recreation, local government, WAMBA and the wider mountain bike community.

Congratulations to the following who have been selected for scholarships to attend the Australian Mountain Bike Summit:

  • Dave Willlcox - Margaret River Off Road Cycling Association - Mrorca
  • Dave Marshall - Albany Mountain Bike Club
  • John Wallace - Collie Mtb Club
  • Shane Williams - Kalamunda Mountain Bike Collective

The standard of applicants was very high. Any of those who applied would have been worthy recipients. However we had to choose four. This selection was made by a panel comprising representatives from WAMBA, WestCycle, Department of Sport and Recreation and Department of Parks and Wildlife. Factors considered included previous volunteer contribution (paid work not considered), future benefit to clubs/regions represented and a geographical spread of representatives.

WAMBA would like to thank Steve Bennett of DSR who made this grant possible.

We look forward to hearing all about this exciting summit from those attending.

The Department of Parks and Wildlife are conducting a survey to help them plan for John Forrest National Park's future recreational needs. if you ride in the park or would like to see more mountain bike trails there, please take 5 minutes to fill out this survey.

John Forrest National Park Survey

The Department of Sport and Recreation (DSR) have provided a grant to WAMBA to assist with the travel costs of a number of non-government personnel who wish to attend the 2014 Australian Mountain Bike Summit.

Each person may apply for up to $900 towards their costs.

Who can apply for the scholarship? 

Any non-government personnel who is actively involved as a volunteer in mountain biking in Western Australia who wishes to attend the Australian Mountain Bike Summit. Ideally you will be a committee member or member of an affiliated WAMBA club or WAMBA itself.

People who derive part or all of their income from the mountain bike industry are welcome to apply. However their application will only be assessed on their volunteer work.

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Last week WAMBA hosted the annual Industry Mountain Bike Day at the Camel Farm, Kalamunda, where over 30 guests from our stakeholder organisations came out for a casual ride on the trails. The guest list included Directors of Department of Sport and Recreation - Graham Brimmage, and Department of Parks and Wildlife - Peter Sharp, as well as others including:  

  • WestCycle
  • Lotterywest 
  • Department of Water
  • Water Corporation
  • Outdoors WA
  • Trails WA
  • Trails Reference Group
  • PX2
  • Common Ground Trails

 

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