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.
The Kalamunda Collective is going from strength to strength. 61 members have joined over the last two weeks. I have just finished sending out the latest round of stem caps and membership discount cards. To get one of these iconic stem caps just join up and make a donation. I will send one out to you straight away.
We've convinced the experienced Kalamunda Collective build crew currently working on the new green trail descent between the pump track and the Dell (south of Mundaring Weir Road) to release some more sneaky piccies to wet your appetite.
I don't think you're going to be disappointed, this may well be the best flow trail around...
Have you noticed the increase in dumped rubbish around our trails??
It is KMBC intention to do something about this.
We will put a shout out in the month of November for volunteers to
give us a hand to help clean this rubbish up.
If you have seen piles of dumped rubbish around, please let KMBC know.
Sunday, 5th January 2014 at 7am, Sunday, 2nd February 2014 at 7am, Sunday, 6th April 2014 at 8am, Sunday, 1st June 2014 at 8am, Sunday, 6th July 2014 at 8am, Sunday, 3rd August 2014 at 8am, Sunday, 5th October 2014 at 8am
Location: Camelfarm carpark.
The ride will leave at 8.30am sharp so maybe arrive a bit before (8am) to get setup, sign in…
The ribbon has been cut and the first jumps been hit. Massive thankyou to all of those that have helped build and shape this amazing trail. Lindsay's vision and hard work (yet again) has paid off in something that truly lifts the bar both in terms of rider and trail building standards.