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 West Australian State Downhill Championships is always one of the best events on the calendar and 2014 did not disappoint! After extreme rainfall on the Friday before the race, organisers Peel Districts Mountain Bike Club were nervous that competitors and spectators would face trying conditions. Fortunately the weather gods were kind and race day conditions could not have been better, with a recently dried track running very fast with good grip. Over 130 competitors saw a six year record broken and a huge number of spectators were trackside to see who would walk away with the crown of State Champion.

There was plenty of entertainment for the weekend with a friendly crowd, great racing, hot competition, and an awesome track with plenty of jumps. That’s not to mention local band Slick Rick and the Sunday Blues playing all day Sunday, fresh coffee available, Monster Energy truck, food and drinks as well as spot prizes and giveaways. Goat Farm Mountain Bike is always a favourite being close to Perth and having several great fun downhill tracks – the bottom sections are always a favourite for spectators – mainly due to the big jumps and high speeds. Primary event sponsor Carine Cycles provided a mechanic on Sunday to help with any urgent bike work as well as some demo bikes so anyone could get a feel for what the latest and greatest feels like.

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Following on from the fantastic inaugural event organised last year by Tony Tucknott, PMBC will be organising a second WA Junior Development Camp for later this year. The final details are being finalized but if you are interested save the date. The camp is being funded through MTBA. 

Who qualifies? As there are only limited beds available for this camp, U19 and U17 athletes will receive first preference, then U15. (Please do not apply if you are U13.)

What happens? An awesome weekend of mountain biking fun with like minded people including specialised coaching and instruction for 4 days and plenty of extras. Where is it? Pemberton School Camp, Swimming Pool Road, Pemberton.

When is it? Thursday 9th October to Sunday 12th October 2014.

Why are we doing it? This annual camp focuses on both theoretical and practical skills and teaches you the skills required to compete at your highest level.

WAMBA are the Awesome Foundation Perth's August grant winner. This grant supports the Trail Builder Accreditation Program, which will provide a framework for educating volunteer trail advocates to gain skills, knowledge and experience. The grant application was submitted by Louise Wallace but unfortunately, Louise couldn't collect the grant so she sent this ninja ... I mean, she sent Sam Russell to collect the award on WAMBA's behalf.

Great news for riders in Dunsborough. Thanks to the tireless efforts of Myles Happ, the Cape Mountain Bikers have been awarded $100,000 from the 2015 Lotterywest Grants trails round for construction of trails in the Meelup Regional Park.

Mountain Bike Australia (MTBA) have announced the dates for the next two year's National series and the great news for WA is that there will be XC rounds at Pemberton Mountain Bike Park in January 2015 and 2016.

Well done to the tireless efforts of Tony Tucknott and Mark Hudson.

Click here for full details.

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