All entries for the Kalamunda Classic event are now open (including Sunday only), but close this Sunday 9th August at 9pm. That's right, just over 48hrs left to join the biggest weekend of MTB action the Perth trails has ever seen.
No matter what style of bike you ride, if you ride the trails around Kalamunda this event is for you.
Please note Saturday is not a full on enduro style event with huge drops, its about blasting down the sweetest of single track with some all new single track that you will not have ridden.
Saturday's event starts and finishes at the Mundaring Weir Hotel at 9 - 9.30am. You have to complete 5 timed and designated downhill segments (in any order you choose) and be back at the Hotel by 1- 1.30pm so not to get time penalties.
Depending on what order you choose to do the 5 timed downhill segments and how to get to each one will depend on how far you ride for the day. You should be able to do it within 40km and less than 900m of climbing. Very achievable for everyone within 4 hours.
We have $13,000 worth of spot prizes to give away on the Saturday, and if you enter the Saturday and Sunday event you'll have at least a 1 in 100 chance of riding off on a brand new Giant dual suspension bike. Don't worry though if your only riding on the Saturday, as you'll be in the draw to win a 2016 Scott Spark dually!
Lock in the evening of Wednesday the 12th of August (next week) for free beer and pizza's at theexclusive route reveal event for the main Saturday Kalamunda Classic event. It starts at 6.30pm at the Avantiplus Cannington store, (1296 Albany Hwy).
Free beer and pizzas will be provided and the evening will include not only an opportunity to find out the race legs before anyone else, but also to check out some of the awesome spot prizes, including revealing the bike that could be yours for simply entering the event. There will also be several bike workshops and exclusive shop discounts available.
2. Event times and details
We will be sending out a more detailed email to all entrants next week, however here's the proposed time lines for those that like to be organized.
Sunday 16th August
Start/parking point: Camelfarm
Rider Briefing: 8:30am
Shuttles start running from Camelfarm to Mt Gunjin: 8.45am - 9:15am
Shuttles running on Gunjin Road: 9am - 12 noon
Course open for practise: 9am - 10.30am
Timed runs start: 10.30am
Last Gunjin shuttle: 12 noon
Shuttles back from Mt Gunjin to Camelfarm: 12noon to 12.30
Drinks and presentations at Mundaring Weir Hotel: from 1pm
Don't forget to lock in 1pm - 5pm this Saturday (8th August) for some sneaky Kalamunda Classic Sunday event practise! Rock and Roll MTB and KMBC are please to announce the chance to test and improve your skills and track knowledge before the big event. Learn your secret lines or race your mates.
It’s been a busy couple of days for the Kalamunda Collective committee…
Monday evening saw us meeting with the trail design consultants engaged by the Shire of Kalamunda for the Kalamunda loop and link project. This was to provide them with detailed background information and the historical context. They are now heading out into the field to take a good look around, before heading back to the drawing board to formulate some rough trail alignments. These draft recommendations will then be presented to the Shire and be put out for public comment. We will be kept informed as to when this will occur, and are hopeful that we can continually contribute to the process as it develops.
Tuesday evening saw us being invited to present to the Kalamunda Chamber of Commerce Executive committee. We have been a member for the previous 8 months, but with the Kalamunda loop and link trail now progressing, we thought it was time open the discussion with local business owners and start warning them that the MTB’ers are coming. They were extremely supportive, and will also assist where possible to ensure the loop and link trail is completed as soon as possible (including adding pressure to the powers that be). They also have some great ideas about providing a MTB friendly town, both for riders and our families, including partnerships with one of the most popular farmers markets in the State.
With the Kalamunda Classic weekend of MTB events just around the corner (entries close 9 pm on the 9th August) it’s a busy time, but the future really is bright for the Kalamunda trail network.
All entries (inc Sunday only) for the Kalamunda Classic event are now open, but close Sunday 9th August. That's right, only one week left to join the biggest weekend of MTB action the Kalamunda trails has ever seen.
Well it is now its just over 3 weeks until the biggest weekend of MTB that the Kalamunda Trails has ever seen, in the form of the Kalamunda Classic. We have managed to obtain over $13,000 worth of prizes which will be shared out to all participants via spot prizes including two new bikes (thanks Avantiplus Cannington and Kalamunda Cycles), so all you have to do is enter!
The Mundaring Weir Hotel will host the the start and finish of the main event on the Saturday, and will also be the location of the race vilage which will host sponsors stalls and race information. There will be the usual good food and additional drinks available to purchase at the Mundaring Weir Hotel.
After the Sunday Mt Gunjin event, all participants are encouraged to head over to the Mundaring Weir Hotel, as they will be holding a Hog roast, paella and putting on a band at their awesome venue (food fees apply and vegie options available).
The Mundaring Weir Hotel is a turn of the century establishment, originally built for the workers and visitors to the nearby Mundaring Weir. The grounds provide the perfect chilled atmosphere, and there is something to do for kids of all ages. All riders will be given a free beverage (beer or soft drink) voucher on both the Saturday and the Sunday that can be used at the Bar.
2. Australian Chain-less Championships
Want the ultimate MTB technique challenge? The Kalamunda MTB Collective and Peel district MTB club (PDMBC) are pleased to announce the first ever chain-less competition in Australia. We can't find any other chain-less specific events in Australia, so unofficially you could be seen as the current Australian champion. However as this is just for fun and kudos, we doubt it will launch your pro career or get you the green and gold striped jersey. This is truly a level playing field where skill will rule over fitness, and with all the funds raised going to both PDMBC and back into the Kalamunda trails.
This limited event will form part of the Kalamunda Classic event weekend, and will consist of chain-less timed runs down Mt Gunjin on the Sunday the 16th. Shuttles back up the hill will be provided and mechanical assistance to make your bike chain-less (and back again) will be provided by the professional mechanics from Carine/Cottesloe Cycles.
So why chainless? The MTB race calendar is full of events that test your fitness, we wanted a fun event that is the ultimate test of riding technique, with fitness being pushed into second. We'll be constructing a run in ramp at the top of Mt Gunjin on the day to give you a helping hand, then you'll need to hold off the brakes, pick the right line, and pump!
4. Want more speed? Looking for more confidence on race day?
As part of the Kalamunda Classic event, we will be running a few social ride / skills clinics for those that have already entered the race and are looking for how to gain bit of extra speed / confidence.
These complementary clinics supervised by MTBA registered coaches will consist of two separate focus areas. The first will provide tips on how to gain downhill speed efficiently, and the second will be aimed at building confidence for intermediate riders hitting up the more difficult trails for Sunday timed runs.
Places will be limited and you’ll need to register for the appropriate session under the calendar tab of www.kalamundacollective.com.au . If we get lots of interest, we will try and arrange extra sessions/other dates.
Social ride / Clinic 1, The need for speed.
This will start out focusing back on the basics (to try and highlight any bad habits), and then move onto tips for carrying more speed with improved efficiently (which you’ll need for the longer Saturday event).
It will run for 2- 2.5 hrs on Saturday 1st August 8am, from the Camelfarm container.
Social ride / Clinic 2, Easy does it.
This will take apart and breakdown one of the more difficult Mt Gunjin trails that will be used on the Sunday’s timed runs. It is aimed at intermediate level riders that might not ride the Gunjin trails that much and want to go into the Sunday event with a bit of confidence. It will look at getting you down the trails quickly, but safely.
It will run for 2- 2.5 hrs on Sunday 2nd August 8am, from the Mt Gunjin Powerlines.
5. Save the date, exclusive race route reveal evening.
We will be holding an exclusive route release event for the main Saturday Kalamunda Classic event, on the evening of Wednesday 13th of August, at the Avantiplus Cannington store.
More details will be released shortly, but the evening will include not only an opportunity to find out the race legs before anyone else, but also to check out some of the awesome spot prizes, including the bike that could be yours for simply entering the Saturday event. There will also be several bike workshops and exclusive shop discounts available.
6. Want more infomation?
Entries and further details can be found at can be made at:
Want the ultimate MTB technique challenge? The Kalamunda MTB Collective and Peel district MTB club (PDMBC) are pleased to announce the first ever chain-less competition in Australia (at least that we know of). This is truly a level playing field where skill will rule over fitness, and with all funds raised going to both PDMBC and back into the Kalamunda trails.
This limited event will form part of the Kalamunda Classic event weekend running over the the 15th and 16th of August 2015, and will consist of chain-less timed runs down Mt Gunjin on the Sunday the 16th.
We'll be constructing a run in ramp at the top of Mt Gunjin just for the day to give you a helping hand. Then you'll need to hold off the brakes, pick the right line, and pump! Shuttles back up the hill will be provided and mechanical assistance to make your bike chain-less (and back again) will be provided by the professional mechanics from Carine/Cottesloe Cycles.
If i win, can i be crowned Australian Chain-less champion?
Kind of, at least in our eyes... We can't find any other chain-less specific events in Australia, so unofficially, you could be seen as the current Australian champion. However as this is just for fun and kudos, we doubt it will launch your pro career or get you the green and gold striped jersey.
What can i win?
Prizes from our event sponsor Carine/Cottesloe cycles, and more importantly kudos! We will be providing podium places for both fastest males and females, and also a youth category. Don't forget that if you enter the main Kalamunda event on the Saturday as well, not only will you get the chance to win one of two new bikes, you'll also get reduced priced entry. Unfortunately Sunday only entrants will not be eligible for the bike spot prizes.
Did someone say after party?
Oh yeah... Our event sponsor The Mundaring Weir Hotel, will be holding a Hog roast, paella and putting on a bush band back at their awesome venue of which were all invited! (food fees apply and vegie options available).
But i'd really rather pedal, Can I enter just the Sunday event and pedal?
Unfortunately not. If you want to pedal then you'll need to enter the main Kalamunda Classic event on Saturday as well. We will still be running a pedal option as part of the weekend Kalamunda Classic event, for those that have entered both days.
Can i enter the main Kalamunda Classic event on the Saturday and the chain-less championship on the Sunday?
Of course! Just let us know via email at firstname.lastname@example.org once you have entered and we'll record your entry. Also if you have already entered and want to swap over to the chain-less championship just let us know and we'll switch you over.
How limited is limited entries and when will Sunday only entries open?
Due to the logistics of the shuttles and needing to shift riders numbers for the Sunday event will be limited to 150. If you want to guarantee your entry into the chain-less championships then the best option is to sign up to both the main Saturday Kalamunda Classic event on the Saturday and the Sunday event while places are available. If spots remain we will be opening up entrees for the Sunday only early in August.
A recent meeting with the Kalamunda Shire has confirmed that a consultant has been engaged to undertake the detailed concept and design work for the Kalamunda Loop and link trail.
Tredwell Management Services is a contemporary business that specialises in all aspects of sport and recreation planning throughout Australia. They have experience and knowledge of the MTB trails in and around Kalamunda, though their previous Perth Hills Trails Master Plan.
The project is currently in the early stages of compiling and reviewing all the existing background information. We have been assured that extensive public consultation will occur in due course, and the Kalamunda Collective have been included as a key stakeholder of the project.
This major project managed by the Shire, will enable the well utilized Kalamunda Trail network to be formally connected to the town, and provide options for both longer rides and rides for a variety of skill levels.
The Kalamunda Classic event spot prize pool now stands at an amazing $15,000 worth of products which will be shared amongst all participants. Simply enter the Saturday event for the chance to win a brand spanking new 2016 bike courtesy of Avantiplus, Cannington. You can also increase your odds of taking home a new bike by entering both the Saturday and Sunday event as we’ll be giving away the opportunity to win another bike (courtesy of Kalamunda Cycles) to those that enter both days!