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PARK ALERTS AND UPDATES for National Parks, Bibbulmun Track and Munda Biddi Trail  www.dpaw.wa.gov.au

DPaW Recreation and Trails Unit - Manager of all trails in national park areas including the Bibbulmun Track, Cape to Cape Track and Munda Biddi Trail. Phone: 9334 0265 Email: tracksandtrails@dec.wa.gov.au

Department of Sport and Recreation- Key advocate for WA's trail network. Develops WA State Trails Strategy and administers the Lotterywest Trails funding program. http://www.dsr.wa.gov.au/trails

IMBA Oz International Mountain Bike Association Australia - IMBA started in the USA and deals with mtb trails, access to land and trails advocacy. It has spread all throughout the world, and now finally down under to Australia. http://imba-au.com/

FIND MORE TRAILS AND PARKS

Explore Parks WA - An online visitor's guide to Western Australia's parks, reserves and other recreation areas. parks.dpaw.wa.gov.au

PerthTourism.com.au - profiles of walking, cycling and drive trails in Perth's Eastern Region (Swan River, Swan Valley and Perth Hills). Visit www.perthtourism.com.au

Walk GPS - provides descriptions for more than 50 one-day walks, most of which are less than 100km from Perth. Includes Route maps, waypoints, links to satellite imagery, and over 700 photos. www.walkgps.com

Rail Trails Australia Rail trails are shared-use paths recycled from abandoned railway corridors. They can be used for a range of purposes including walking, cycling and horse riding. For more information on rail trails in WA and other states, visit www.railtrails.org.au

FORUMS

Mountainbike forum hucktoflat.com - lots of useful info about trails and WA's most popular mtb forum.

Ultra light hiking forum http://lightweighthikersblog.blogspot.com

CLUBS AND GROUPS

Action Outdoors - Fun, Fitness & Friendship - The Action Outdoors Association arranges a wide variety of outdoor activities for members and visitors including bushwalking, cycling (both on and off road), kayaking, and camping. www.aoa.asn.au

Adventurous Women - this Women's Adventure Club is Australia Wide and free to Join.  The club provides lots of opportunities for members to meet locally through attending events & activities.  Find out more at www.adventurouswomen.com.au

Federation of WA Bushwalkers Inc Looking for a bushwalking club? - The Federation is the peak body for all bushwalkers and clubs within the state. Links to each club from their website. www.bushwalkingwa.org.au

Nature Play WA - If you’re a parent looking for ideas on how to get your children more involved in outdoor activities in Western Australia, then visit www.natureplaywa.org.au

Outdoors WA - the peak body for the outdoor sector in Western Australia, including camping, outdoor recreation and outdoor education. www.outdoorswa.org

Silent Revolution - a Mountain Biking website primarily for girls keen to give mtb riding a go and looking for others to ride with - from social to compeition level. Encourages the guys and kids to get involved too.  www.silentrevolution.com.au

WA Rogaining Association - Cross-country navigation events - all levels of competition - families and novices welcome! wa.rogaine.asn.au

West Australian Mountain Biking Association (WAMBA) - WAMBA is the trail advocacy and co-ordination body for mountain biking in Western Australia. WAMBA acts as a resource for clubs looking for help on trail advocacy and grants and co-ordinates the racing calendar.

WAMBA generates, develops and protects trail experiences for mountain bike riders in Western Australia and promotes responsible biking and innovative and sustainable trail management.  www.wamba.org.au  or join them on Facebook.

SERVICES

Mundaring Heritage Tour Company - provides a shuttle service for cyclists and walkers in the Perth Hills area. Visit http://www.mundaringtours.com.au/shuttles.aspx

Schwheelies provides bicycle education and skills programs
for school children in Western Australia.  They run some great events during school holidays.  www.schwheelies.com.au

ENVIRONMENT

Leave No Trace Australia - a national non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting and inspiring responsible outdoor travel and recreation. www.lnt.org.au

Keep Australia Beautiful www.kabc.wa.gov.au/

SUGGESTIONS... If you have a suggestion for a useful link email Linda Daniels

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