MTB in Western Australia
Where is the best place to ride in WA? How do you find the trails in Perth? What time of year should you visit Western Australia? Where can you shuttle trails in WA? Are there bike parks in Western Australia? Who runs XCO, XCM, Enduro, DH races? Beginners group rides? MTB social rides? MTB Coaching in WA? How do I meet people to ride with?
Just getting started, wanting to know more, or branching out to be more involved in building our community; the links below should have what you need. They cover a broad spectrum of what is going on with MTB in WA. If you have any other questions, please contact us. If you have any other info/links for something that is happening, then definitely share them with us so we can post them here for everyone.
Rohan is on the MTB Advisory Board at West Cycle, meeting with other prominent community figures and stakeholders to help West Cycle make the best decisions that relate to all of us. So, he'll happily hear what you love and hate about what we have going on and how we do things in WA.
What about riding in The Valley, Mundaring, Byford, Manning Park, Bell's Rapids, Darlington, Glen Forrest, Orange Grove, Kelmscott, Roleystone, Bedfordale, Wellington Mills, and all the other unsanctioned trails around Mt Gunjin, Kalamunda, John Forrest, Margaret River, Nannup, Albany, Denmark, and others? There are a lot of unsanctioned trails out there. We don't encourage riding these trails, even if they are the best trails WA has to offer. Don't just go ride these because you have heard about them or discovered them online. Find someone to guide you, don't get out of your depth, and know how to respect the wishes of those responsible for the trails.
There's also Three Chillies Farm and the Golden Grove Orchard in Chittering, and Evedon Lakeside Retreat in the Furguson Valley that have been used for WA Gravity Enduro races. These are not typically open. Wait for races if they happen.
Tours / Transfers
Advertising other coaching providers. Are we crazy??
We don't think so. There is not enough MTB skills coaching in WA (Perth especially), and we totally encourage more of it. Anyone who regularly coaches will develop the ability to help you ride better, purely from the additional time thinking about what works. We are 100% certain that the Black Ram approach is the best for everyone, but if another provider is more convenient for you then anything is better than nothing. Go get it!
Huck It Coaching (women-specific)
On Track MTB (South West)
Cape MTBers Grassroots | 7-15yo (Dunsborough)
MRORCA Grommets | 7-16yo (Margaret River)
Lil Miss Orca | Girls 7-16yo (Margaret River)
Monkey Rock (Denmark)
Rock Steady Riding (Karratha)