The Board of Directors consists of 12 people representing various stakeholders of the cycling industry and community interest groups, who govern the Foundation's operations. The Board meets on the third Tuesday of every second month to discuss issues and assist in steering the Foundation into the future.
Board members as of November 2011 are:
Occupation: Principal Hydrogeologist at Roy Hill
Why I become involved in MBTF: To get the Trail completed before I am too old to ride it !!!!!
Current/Favourite Mountain Bike: Trek 2000
Favourite place to ride: Munda Biddi Trail south of Dwellingup through Murray River Valley
Occupation: Project Manager
Why I become involved in MBTF: I rode the MBT with my wife in November 2002 from Mundaring to Dwellingup and we enjoyed it so much that we joined the MBTF so as to contribute to this fantastic facility. I then took it a step further and did volunteer work, then join the MBTF Board.
Current/Favourite Mountain Bike: Giant VT1 dual suspension for fun riding and an Apollo Apex hard tail for the MBT.
Favourite place to ride: I ride most of the time around the Kalamunda, Mundaring and Pickering Brook area including the MBT but my favourite would have to be the Turner Hill Track which is on the MBT north of Dwellingup.
Occupation: Auto Electrician
Why I become involved in MBTF: At the Mundaring Weir hotel, I found one of the MBTF flyers, and I could hardly restrain the excitement that I felt at finding something to help satisfy the sense of adventure combined with the enjoyment of riding a bike. Once I had found my feet with the MBTF, I felt that I needed to help others to also find the enjoyment that I was able to experience, both from the Board room and out on the Trail as a ride leader.
Current/Favourite Mountain Bike: Giant Alias, hard tail, with hydraulic disc brakes.
Favourite place to ride: The section of trail between Jarrahwood and Nannup would have to be my favorite on the MBT. Between Jarrahdale and Balmoral POW camp are sections that I enjoy riding as well as around the Swan river cycle paths both north and south side from Perth to Fremantle.
Occupation: Proprietor – Out of Sight Tours and Wilderness Getaways
Why I became involved in MBTF: As the owner of two successful ecotourism businesses, I have had a long term involvement in building capacity in nature-based tourism in WA’s south west. When work began on the extension of the Munda Biddi through to Denmark and Albany, our business jumped at the chance to get involved. We’ve been working closely with the MBTF and DEC in community consultations around the proposed alignment of the trail, and working with the local visitor centre to develop cycle tourism opportunities. Joining the MBTF Board will give me the chance to introduce a tourism perspective to the foundation’s activities – and hopefully give me an excuse to do more cycling!
Current/Favourite Mountain Bike: Giant Transcend
Favourite place to ride: Denmark-Nornalup Heritage Rail Trail/Wilson Inlet Heritage Trail.
Occupation: Deputy Director General - Department of Environment and Conservation
Occupation: Associate Dean, School of Business, University of Notre Dame Australia
Why I become involved in MBTF: Over the last few years I have started doing overnight XC style MTB rides, and I have ridden the Waterous route a few times, the Jarradale to Bidjar Ngoulin section, and the newer Manjimup - Dwellingup section. (Have a look at my blog on the ride.) I was looking for an interest outside of work that complimented my MTB riding and business skills. The MBTF seemed an appropriate choice. Hopefully I can help develop the trail as a world-class mountain bike adventure trail.
Current/Favourite Mountain Bike: I have only had one (having previously owned only hybrids), a Giant Anthem XO 2009 - should last me till I can't ride any more.
Favourite place to ride: No real favourites, although riding in the south west WA forests is great.
Occupation: Director of my own Marketing and Tourism Consulting business, NBD Marketing.
Why I became involved in MBTF: I first became involved with cycling through my role marketing for the MainRoads Lifecycle Great WA Bike Ride which was held in the south-west of WA in 2006. This involvement got me interested in cycling as a form of recreation and transport. Also I have had some involvement with the Bibbulmun Track Foundation over the past 10 years and am a keen bushwalker. I have seen the Bibbulmun Track Foundation grow as an organisation over those 10 years, and given my growing interest in cycling, I thought I might be able to make a contribution to the growth of the Munda Biddi Trail Foundation. Most of my working life is involved with promoting regional economic development and so I hope my work experience can also assist me to make a positive contribution to the MBTF.
Current/ Favourite (Mountain) Bike: Being quite an inexperienced mountain biker, I have to say, I am open to recommendations and suggestions!
Favourite place to ride: My experience with the Great WA Bike Ride took me through Boranup Forest which was a beautiful and quite moving experience. I look forward to discovering more great places to cycle as my mountain biking adventure begins!
Occupation: Public Servant
Why I become involved in MBTF: A great like of both the Australian bush and cycling. This is an opportunity to do both at the same time and be involved in this unique Australian trail
Current/Favourite Mountain Bike: Giant Alias
Favourite place to ride: The Perth hills - some fantastic and varied locations close to the city.
Occupation: DEC Administration Assistant, Track & Trails Unit
Why I become involved in MBTF: My husband Bill and I had been recreational cyclists and weekend bush walkers for years. From the moment we heard about the Munda Biddi Trail (2002) and experienced our first off road cycle through the forest we were hooked. Cycling through the bush can be very relaxing, a great way to clear the head and an enjoyable means of exploring our very scenic state. I want to be able to share these experiences and encourage others to get out there and have a go, especially women.
Current/Favourite Mountain Bike: A Giant Yukon, a comfortable ride although it is a heavy bike. I like having disc brakes (a must for off road cycling in my opinion) and of course a pannier rack.
Favourite place to ride: A tough one; I like a ride with the odd challenge and a scenic rest stop for lunch - the single track option out of Nannup, although shared with walkers it is a pleasant ride. Riding towards Jarrawood on the Sidings Trail and return via the Old Timberline Trail, with a swim and lunch at St John Brook - magic even in winter (although the water is COLD!).
Occupation: Proprietor - Peregrine Travel Centre.
Why I become involved in MBTF: I wish to support and encourage trails tourism and active outdoor pursuits in both walking and cycling.
Current/Favourite Mountain Bike: Giant Alias
Favourite place to ride: Jarrahdale
Occupation: Senior Outdoor Instructor at Dwellingup Adventures
Why I became involved in MBTF: To help represent the needs of the education and tourism sectors. And also to help with a trail that can be enjoyed by future generations including my own children. The more trails we have out there, the more people can get to enjoy the outdoors and the happier and healthier our communities will become.
Current or favourite Mountain Bike: Giant Trance or My Old Girl Giant ATX 890.
Favourite place to ride: The Marrinup area just out of Dwellingup
The Munda Biddi Trail is a world-class, nature-based, off-road cycling experience.
Starting in Mundaring, the Trail meanders through scenic river valleys and the magnificent eucalypt forests of Western Australia's South West.
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