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Alex Jaegar, Perth Hills Photographer: Sean Lee
Start of the 2013 Cape to Cape Photographer: Travis Deane
Ricky Wollington, Goat Farm Photographer: Sean Lee
Cape to Cape Photographer: Travis Deane
Scott Rogan at the WA Gravity Enduro at the Goat Farm Photographer: Travis Deane
Adrian Walsh at the WA Gravity Enduro at the Goat Farm Photographer: Travis Deane
Carrie McLachlan, Mt Gunjin WA Gravity Enduro Photographer: Jon Lloyd
Dan Hayes, Jorgsen Park Photographer: Jon Lloyd
Above Mundaring Weir Photographer: Brad Serls
William Marwick at the Goat Farm Photographer: Brad Serls
Published on Sunday, 27 November 2016 13:50
The West Australian Mountain Bike Association (WAMBA) is the state representative body for the WA mountain bike community. A volunteer organisation, the Association works collaboratively with key stakeholders to identify, develop and sustain mountain bike experiences in Western Australia. It also acts as a resource for clubs looking for help on trail advocacy and grants, and co-ordinates the racing calendar.
WAMBA has evolved from a trail building and advocacy group with a heavy focus on the Kalamunda Mountain Bike Network, to a State Sporting Association representing the interests of all mountain bikers in WA. The 3-year strategy for 2015-2017 is well underway, and is supported by key partnerships with WestCycle, the Department of Sport and Recreation, and the Department of Parks and Wildlife. WAMBA is affiliated to its national body, Mountain Bike Australia (MTBA), and there are currently 14 WA mountain bike clubs affiliated to WAMBA.
The Secretary is responsible for the documentation and communication of the activities of the Association. They are the primary administration officer of the Association, and provides the coordinating link between the Association, its members and stakeholders.
A detail position description with responsibilities can be found here – Secretary.
Committee meetings are the last Tuesday of every month (occasionally subject to change), from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. The majority of the meetings are held at the Department of Sport and Recreation, 246 Vincent Street, Leederville.
The role will be well supported by the WAMBA committee itself and the many shared services available through WestCycle. The Department of Sport and Recreation provides regular opportunities to undertake Director training for free to State Sporting Associations, which committee members are strongly encouraged to attend.
NOTE: this is an interim position until April next year when WAMBA holds its next AGM. As per the constitution, all current committee members cease to be committee members at the AGM and are eligible for re-election.
If you have any questions about the position, call Jodie on 0422 901 175.
Last Updated on Sunday, 27 November 2016 13:55
Published on Sunday, 13 November 2016 22:24
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.
Last Updated on Sunday, 13 November 2016 22:31Read more...
Published on Sunday, 13 November 2016 22:10
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.
Last Updated on Sunday, 13 November 2016 22:11
Published on Monday, 10 October 2016 23:04
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!!
Last Updated on Monday, 10 October 2016 23:08Read more...
Published on Tuesday, 27 September 2016 23:00
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.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 September 2016 22:44Read more...