Fantastic turnout for today's social ride. 26 Adult riders all up. By all accounts everybody enjoyed themselves. Special thanks to Kristen Metcher, Gary Andrews, Dale Cridge, Kyra Eddy and Nathan Kurth for providing guides and sweeps. .
Posted by Ian Humphrey, Wednesday, 28th January 2015 @ 7:17pm
KMBC committee members recently had a great meeting with the Shire of Kalamunda to discuss several future trail and event proposals. The one thing we unanimously agreed on is the need for a trail suitable for the beautiful environment that we all enjoy and get to play in. We don’t want to throw the word “epic” about lightly, but we are excited that will be working with the Shire to deliver a trail which would loop from the Kalamunda township, to the Kalamunda trails (and Mt Gunjin), Pickering Brook and back to Kalamunda.
This has the potential to become over 35km of top grade mountain bike trail with a bit of everything. It is likely to take in several of the existing trails within the area as well as some much needed upgrades and some new sections of sweet single track. The Shire will also be investigating a formal link trail between the Town and the Railway Heritage trail / Goat Farm.
It’s early days but the Shire are very positive about the proposal, with the formal planning stage commencing in February 2015 and expected design/alignment stage to be completed by the end of August. There will be plenty of opportunities for you to get involved and give your feedback throughout the process, and we’ll keep our members informed as the work progresses. A big thankyou to those at the Shire for sourcing the funding of this planning and design work, and for the persistence in progressing this difficult project.
Depending on its findings, we are optimistic that we could see work commencing on the ground later this year. This is one of the big projects that the recent Trail Fund raffle that raised over $28,000 could be used for, with great grant match funding opportunities being available. Therefore a big thankyou for all of those members that bought one of the 850+ raffle tickets that were sold.
KMBC will be holding a working bee on Sunday 8th of Feb from 8am.
We need as much help as we can get to pull out all the tools, machinery and general
stuff out of the container. clean it all down, change oils etc, in preparation for the maintenance season. Other jobs will be to put up shelves, help
cut in air vents into the roof and man the BBQ at lunchtime.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you can make it.
Wednesday, 14th January 2015 at 6pm - 7pm, Wednesday, 28th January 2015 at 6pm - 7pm, Wednesday, 11th February 2015 at 6pm - 7pm, Wednesday, 25th February 2015 at 6pm - 7pm, Wednesday, 11th March 2015 at 6pm - 7pm, Wednesday, 25th March 2015 at 6pm - 7pm, Wednesday, 8th April 2015 at 6pm - 7pm, Wednesday, 22nd April 2015 at 6pm - 7pm
Location: Calamunda Camelfarm
KMBC offer a fortnightly Wednesday night social ride.