Over 100 competitors and well over 200 spectators were out at the Goat Farm, on the outskirts of Perth for the first round of the Peel Districts Mountain Bike Club WA State Downhill Series which went off in style! Goat Farm is a short sharp downhill track with some flat blown out corners, plenty of flow and some good rock gardens thrown in for good measure!
In 2014 Peel has brought in live timing, where riders were able to see their time displayed on a screen within seconds of passing the finish line. This made for some tense moments and excitement down at the bottom for each category. The live timing also meant the format was the same as World Cups – qualifying was used to seed the riders in each category so that the fastest went down last, hoping to sit in the hot seat. After racing was done the top 30 riders were then sent back up the hill to do one more run for the benefit of the spectators as well as bragging rights! …View More
Us westerners have been teased by stories of Gravity Enduro events in the East for a while now, so finally on the 23rd of March it was time at last for our first Gravity Enduro event, run by Steve Jainec and Phil Wilson of WA Gravity Enduro. After a few years helping out as trail builders and committee members for the state body WAMBA, these guys decided to branch out and focus on the area they were most passionate about: gravity enduro. Held at the Goatfarm MTB Park, and consisted of four timed stages each with a very distinct character that took in the wide variety of trails at the Goatfarm. While the race was made possible by the support of CRC, it was good to see a number of local bike shops including Kalamunda Cycles, Wembley Cycles and Jet Cycles in attendance showcasing their wares and having a crack at racing. …View More
It was the WA State Champs last weekend and Sean Lee was there to capture it all, we will have a full report in the mag but for now here is a small selection of images he was able to capture over the weekend. …View More
WESTERN AUSTRALIAN NEWS
With Spring upon us there has been a flurry of trail building and maintenance being carried out in WA at the moment. The Kalamunda Circuit trail crew have been continuing there excellent work with a new black diamond trail called “Luvin Shovels” and Trent Cain recently made this excellent video during one of the volunteer build days, take a look it is very well done.
A new pump track is also being built at the Black Stump car park on the Kalamunda Circuit. Eastern State’s company Dirt Art have been brought over to complete the job and are also holding pump track construction workshops that are open to WAMBA members on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd Sep. Continuing the unstoppable KC trail building juggernaut, is a new 500-800m skills trail that will be built next to the Camel Farm Cafe trail head and is being designed for beginners MTB clinics and skills classes for people and children to get some confidence up before heading onto the KC loop. More details can be found at:http://www.wamba.org.au/