Representatives from the Kalamunda collective met with Neil Brodie thid morning, who is the Munda Biddi section leader for the existing parts of this trail in and around the current Kalamunda trail network. The discussion revolved mainly around possible improvements and future realignments.
It was great to get out there and see/hear the issues first hand. There is heaps of potential out there and I think this could be the start of a beautiful relationship.
Posted by Ian Humphrey, Wednesday, 11th December 2013 @ 1:27pm
The Kalamunda Mountain Bike Collective are very pleased to welcome accountants “Cambridge St Associates” as the first Adopt a Trail sponsor. They have adopted the “Brand new Second-hand” and “ Drago” trails. Here’s a bit about who they are and why they became trail sponsors from Accountant Fraser Glendining:
Why you wanted to sponsor a trail: To help give back to the trails I ride every weekend – I haven’t been out on a shovel as yet at a build day, but I help out with the WAMBA and several Cycle store accounts, and if I can get work to sponsor a trail, I can at least feel like I’ve done something to help get some more trails to ride.
Why that particular trail: Hopefully a few people might see the sign whilst they’re having a bit of a rest at the end of the new Gunjin trails, and drop me a line – if we can pick some clients up then hopefully we will be able to sponsor this trail (and potentially some more) on a long-term basis.
How often do you (or your staff) get up onto the trails: Every weekend if possible, twice a weekend if I can swing it! Owning two mountain bikes is a good excuse to ride each one every weekend. One other guy in the office rides MTB, but only gets up there very irregularly.
Who has the best bike (and what is it) in the office/workplace: Me by a country mile – I’ve got a Stumpjumper Comp Carbon ‘29er dualie for a bit of fun, and a Yeti Big Top ‘29er single-speed for something different (and punishing).
Any rivalries or tales of victory/deceit: Beating Mitch from Wembley Cycles at the 50/50 this year - that gutted look in his eyes when he found me waiting for him at the finish line. Theres always next year Mitch, better start training now mate. Leave the arm warmers at home this time.
Which trails/locations do you dream about riding whilst at work: Planning next weekends ride up at Kalamunda, or wishing I was heading down to Marg River to ride the Pines.
Please support the businesses that help us maintain the trails we all ride. Cambridge St Associates are experts in taxation, accounting, superannuation, auditing and business advice. You can contact them at 9285 8156 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Kalamunda Cycles, Freewheel Bicycle store and Carine Cycles have thrown their support behind KMBC. Thanks to their support, Kalamunda Mountain Bike Collective has gone from 160 member to 250 within less than two weeks. These bike shops have put up their own money to supply a combined $1000 worth of gift vouchers for 3 lucky KMBC members. These shops aren't run by large bicycle manufacturers, they are people just like you and me. Please support these local shops who support us.
The Kalamunda Mountain Bike Collective are offering the opportunity for businesses and organisations to have their name and brand associated with some of the most popular and scenic mountain biking trails in Western Australia. Revenues raised from this project will ensure the continued professional maintenance of these trails for all cycling enthusiasts.
The Adopt a Trail sponsorship scheme is a means to achieve both increased community ownership and professional trail maintenance to ensure the trails are maintained to cycling’s highest standards. It should be noted that this is not the full maintenance cost and it will be supplemented by additional fundraising and volunteer work to ensure that these trails remain in top condition.
Join up to the Kalamunda Collective in December and get a free entry into a $1000 (total value) draw to spend in local bike shops.
Kalamunda cycles ($500), Carine Cycles ($250) and Freewheel ($250) are helping us to increase our membership numbers.
The more members we have, the more opportunities the Collective will have to get new grants and permission to build mountain bike trails in the future.
It’s free to join and all members (including ALLexisting members) will be in the running to pickup one of these great shopping sprees. Please note if you’d like a much coveted Kalamunda Collective stem cap and the bike shop discounts, you will need to make a donation ($5 min).
The weather is looking fantastic for this Sunday's social ride. Chad Demidenko will be the ride coordinator and the route that has been chosen should be a lot of fun.
Chris from the Camelfarm will lay out a couple of nice fruit platters for us when we return. We would love to see you all there.
Ready to ride. 8am.
Return to Camelfarm. 10 am
Just look out for the Kalamunda Mountain Bike Collective banner.
Posted by Ian Humphrey, Wednesday, 20th November 2013 @ 8:20am
The Kalamunda Collective participated in an Industry Day on the 15th Novemeber which saw the gathering of government bodies such Department of Sports and recreation, as well as the Department of Parks and Wildlife. Outdoors WA had a representative as well as Mundaring Council and Lotterywest.
After an enthusiastic introductory speak by Steve Bennett of DSR, Mark Wardle of Rock n Roll and his crew, took us for a 10km loop of the new green trail and some of the steepest parts of the Munda Biddi to the start of Luvin Shovels. Ian Humphrey gave informed speeches along the way to inform these representatives of the hard work volunteers have done to build what the Kalamunda network is today.
Luckily we beat the heat and all made it back safely to the Camel farm where Ian Humphrey gave a great speech on the history of the trails network. The future is looking very bright for our trails network with all present looking forward to working together as mountain biking develops in the area.
Thanks go to Jake Hannah of WAMBA and Steve Bennett of DSR for helping organise this event.
Don't forget this Wednesday's night ride. We will be meeting at Farrell Grove carpark at 6 pm for a 630pm ride. We will be doing a different route this time. I have some Chorizo left over so I will be cooking that up as well. Bring some coin for some cold beverages at the end of the ride. See u there.
We are currently trying to hunt down Brendon Mullay who is the winner the Volunteer bike raflle held by Free wheel bike store. Brendon filled out his volunteer information sheet and didn't leave an email address or phone number. He did 9 hrs helping out Lindsay up on Luvn Shovels. The only info we have on him is that he lives in Jane Brook. Do you know him???????
What a fantastic turn out for the Volunteer BBQ today, with over one hundred and fifty people coming and going all morning. Congratuations to Brendon Mullay for winning the raffle of the Trek Superfly.
Thanks go out to Mark and Libby Williamson of Freewheel bike store in Cannington for supplying the superfly in conjunction with Trek.
Mark and Libby brought a heap of new Trek bikes along for demonstration and they were hugely successful.
Steve Childs took out the Broken Rake Hoe Trophy for Volunteer of the year, for all his efforts of building during the year.
The hotdogs supplied by Ryley Guy went out like hot cakes with 60 going within 30 mins. (The flies carried away the last 5!)
At least 45 people joined the Collective on the day bringing our membership base to above 150 with 3 weeks, so thanks to you all.
This is the first of hopefully a long list of social events that we plan to hold. None of these would be possible without the help of a large army of volunteers. Thanks to every one of them. Morgan Oliver needs special mention for helping setting this event up as well as Deon Mills, Chad and Peta Demidenko, Mark Day, Andre Leech and Tim Mc Fairlane Reid, for his beautiful trail head sign.
Posted by Ian Humphrey, Thursday, 7th November 2013 @ 12:36pm
The Kalamunda Mountain Bike Collective top is a loose fitting three-quarter length trail top made of tough but lightweight polyester. It has a 20cm invisible zip at the collar, and a hidden pocket with an invisible zip in the right hand side seam big enough for a phone, card or key.
Nzo design and market original gear for mountain bikers. Nzo is a small company, committed to selling good, simple, durable gear that works, direct to customers. For those lucky enough to have visited the NZ MTB Mecca that is Rotoura, these guys produce the much converted MTB Rotorua tops. Details of their full clothing range can be found at http://www.nzoactive.com/au/
We will only be ordering 50 of these unisex tops so get them while you can. Members preorders will close midnight 17th November.
This trail has been built without approval from the Department of Parks and Wildlife and will be closed pending further negations. The Kalamunda Collective does not condone the illegal building of trails, with the construction of unauthorised trails not only damaging the environment, but also the fragile relationships between the relevant stakeholders and land managers. It also removes the valuable opportunities, particularly long term, to build and fund new MTB trails.
The Kalamunda Collective is working closely with DPAW to progress possible solutions for this popular trail, especially as it has been around for so many years. Each party has agreed to approach this issue positively and with an open attitude. All parties are also acutely aware of the pressure to provide a dedicated link between the Kalamunda circuit and the Farrell grove car park, particularly with the increase in rider numbers and as we are encouraging people to park there instead of on the road outside of the Dell.
As such please avoid riding this trail, and respect the wishes of the land managers (DPAW) that have allowed us to build one of the biggest dedicated MTB single-track networks in Australia (approx 40km).
Posted by Ian Humphrey, Thursday, 31st October 2013 @ 1:58pm
Come get them while you can! Only available to signed up members so join now...
We are doing a quick run of limited edition Kalamunda Collective T-shirts. There will only be so many of these printed so if you like it get in now. This pre-order period closes midnight Sunday 3rd November. We will order a few spare but to guarantee your size order now. We are doing a separate ladies fit too with this initial run, so ladies order now.
Many thanks to Chad and the crew at "Hot Cotton" for assisting with this, and ensuring that even more of the money raised goes back into the trails we all ride.
They will be available for collection at the BBQ on the 10th November, or will be posted out shortly after.