Contact details for the mountain bike clubs in WA are listed below.
Albany Mountain Bike Club
A group of riders committed to trail advocacy, encouraging all forms of riding.
Burrup Mountain Bike Club
A strong club in the North of WA who organise lots of races
Cape Mountain Bikers
Based around Dunsborough, this club was formed to legalise the nearby trails at Meelup. Affiliated with IMBA.
Collie Mountain Bike Group
The newly formed Collie Mountain Bike Group have got off to a great start by getting Rays Trail legalised and signed and having 40 riders at their first meeting. Part of Collie road cycling club.
Esperance Mountain Bike Association Inc (EMBA)
Looking after the fully legal trails in Esperance.
Margaret River Mountain Bike Club
Small club based around some of the finest trails in the state. Check them out on facebook as well.
Peel District Mountain Bike Club
Very strong DH orientated club, organising many races and doing lots of good for advocacy in Dwellingup and Wellinton Mills.
Perth Mountain Bike Club
As befits the state capital, this is a large and busy club organising many XC, enduro and some DH races. Decent website with an OK forum
South West Mountain Bike Club
Leading the way for trail advocacy in the state; SWMBC have already achieved at Pile Rd what WAMBA is only starting out with. Also organise legendary Wednesday night and girls only rides.
Huck To Flat
The busiest mountain biking forum in WA, particularly if you like your riding gravity based.
IMBA Australia’s objectives are to advocate for access, to gain recognition as the authority on all aspects of MTB trail management and to become the pre-eminent source of professional advice.
MTBA: Mountain Bike Australia
MTBA, as the nation's largest mountain biking association, serves as the national governing body for mountain biking throughout Australia. MTBA is an affiliated association with Cycling Australia.
Government funded resource for sharing online information about walk and bike trails in WA.
TRAFx Mountain Bike Counter
A trail counter that is designed to be buried beside or in the middle of a trail, depending upon the trail’s width. When a bike passes, a tiny magnetometer coupled with advanced embedded processing software, detects and records a count. Designed for use with mountain bike trails and all bike paths under 2m wide.
Western Australia Mountain Bike Trailguide
Only store and info on latest updates of Travis Deane's excellent WA trail guide.
The following links give information on grant applications, trail design and construction.
The following links are possible sources of grant funding.
These grants provide for trail planning, construction, upgrades and more. $15,000 grants available at anytime. Grants over $15,000, closing date is March 2012.
The government has alloctad $180,000 to be spent on interpretation and sustainable recreation in natural areas in 2011. Individuals, local community groups or organisations and local authorities may apply.
The purpose of the program is to provide Western Australian Government financial assistance to community groups and local government authorities to develop basic infrastructure for sport and recreation. The program aims to increase participation in sport and recreation, with an emphasis on physical activity, through rational development of sustainable, good quality, well-designed and well-utilised facilities.
The Regional Grants Scheme provides funds to help improve economic and community infrastructure and services in regional Western Australia.
Healthway provides sponsorship to sports, arts, and racing organisations to promote healthy messages, facilitate healthy environments and increase participation in healthy activities. Healthway also provides grants to a diverse array of organisations to encourage healthy lifestyles and advance health promotion programs.
Grants of up to $5,000 with the aim of providing support to organisations to implement local or culturally appropriate initiatives aimed at improving adults' physical activity levels, healthy eating behaviours and/or weight. Four Grant Rounds will be held until June 30, 2013.
Ground Effect has provided foot soldiers and cold cash for the cycling revolution. Each year they hand out thousands of dollars from our 'Slush Fund' to help local track builders expand the mountain bike playground. They seldom say no and don't require you to jump through endless bureaucratic hoops so it's generally worth your while to flick them a brief proposal. As a guideline they feel good about supplementing public money and/or voluntary labour with cash to buy materials or hire equipment - which generally translates into handouts of up to $1000 for any single project. We end up funding a lot of bridges and scrub cutters!.
Ground Effect also holds stock of IMBA's two excellent trail building books - 'Trail Solutions' and 'Natural Surface Tracks by Design'. If your club is involved in trail work, then talk to them about getting your hands on a copy. NB. WAMBA also has several copies these books and can loan them out. See below.
The following links offer advice on advocacy, good trail design and building practices.
WAMBA is affiliated with IMBA Australia. Amongst the benefits, IMBA provides WAMBA with advice, support, training materials and advocacy resources. See the link for contact details.
The main IMBA website has a whole heap of excellent advice on subjects including Addvocacy & Orgnaising, Bike Parks & Freeriding, Grants and Fundraising, Kids and Mountain Biking, Land Access and Protection, Liability & Insurance, Maps & Signs, Risk Management, Trail Building & Design and much, much, more.
Trail Solutions is IMBA's premier trailbuilding resource. This 272-page book combines cutting-edge trailbuilding techniques with proven fundamentals in a colorful, easy-to-read format. This highly recommended IMBA publication is available to purchase from the IMBA website. WAMBA have several copies which are available to loan to clubs. Email infoATwamba.org.au to inquire.
Managing Mountain Biking is IMBA's guide to overcoming user conflict, minimizing environmental impact, managing risk, and providing technically challenging riding for all levels.. This highly recommended IMBA publication is available to purchase from the IMBA website. WAMBA have several copies which are available to loan to clubs. Email infoATwamba.org.au to inquire.
A giude to building pumps tracks.