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

The 2015 WAMBA Annual General Meeting will be held at 11:30am on Sunday 26th April at Edward Millen House, Edward Millen Reserve in Victoria Park, Perth. All are welcome to attend, and join us afterwards at the TGIF Victoria Park Hawkers Market for lunch and the John Hughes Slopestyle event – the first of its kind in Perth!

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


Two Notices of Motion have been submitted for voting on by members:

  1. WAMBA is recognised as the state representative body for the WA mountain bike community.
  2. An interim Committee is formed at the AGM and remains in place until such time as the Constitution of WAMBA is changed to reflect a new governance model and a new WAMBA Board of Governance is established.

All positions are up for election – more information about nominations will be sent out shortly. 

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.

Lotterywest supported

Great news for WAMBA and all its affiliated clubs . . . .

After reviewing their grant application processes, Lotterywest are ending the annual grant round application approach for Trails grants, and instead invite applications for these grants at any time. Previously these grants were managed via a “grant round”, with annual opening and closing dates for submission.

As of 31 March 2015, applications for Trails grants can be submitted to Lotterywest at any time of the year.

The 2015 WA Mountain Bike Events Calendar was released in mid-December in PDF format. These dates are now available in the Event Calendar of the WAMBA website. Included in the calendar entries is information about the event, location and links to the relevant websites and Facebook pages.

Along with the traditional categories of Cross Country, Marathon, Gravity Enduro and Down Hill, check out the new event categories of MTB Orienteering and Adventure - how about testing your mountain biking skills doing something a bit different?

Please note – these dates are subject to change.

Common Ground Trails are conducting a survey to gauge interest and to identify potential demand for an urban mountain bike development at Manning Park. If you live in the City of Cockburn or would like to see more urban mountain bike trails, please take a few minutes to fill out the survey below.

Survey closes on 13th February.

 

WAMBA is pleased to announce the appointment of the WAMBA 2015 National Mountain Bike Championships Junior State Team, for the Subaru Mountain Bike Australia - MTBA National Mountain Bike Championships being held in March 2015 in Bright, Victoria.

Congratulations go to:

17M Roly Kyme (DHI)
17M Jake Marshall (DHI)
17M Yuliang Seow (DHI)
17M Cadel Adams (XCO and DHI)

17M Aaron Leagus (DHI)
15M Jaco Mian Grimbeek (XCO)
19M Jordan Schmidt (XCO)
19M Sam Rubery (XCO)
19M Jonty Calder” (XCO)
17M Bryce Lanigan (XCO)
17M Riley Jenkinson (XCO)
17M Joshua Geerlings (XCO)

The WAMBA Selection Panel consisted of Tony Tucknott (chairperson), Toby Hodgson (WestCycle), Louise Wallace (WAMBA President), Paul De Klerk (Peel Districts Mountain Bike Club) and Graeme Adams (South West Mountain Bike Club).

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.

(Photo - rider: Bryce Lanigan, photographer: Kelly Doye)

Rider: Bryce Lanigan / Photographer: Kelly Doye

 

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