Kalamunda aMTB Trail Hub Project
The demand for adaptive Mountain Biking and trail walking is overwhelming in Western Australia and across the country. The little number of adaptive cycles that we do have are constantly being loaned out by individuals wanting to cycle off road and explore the greater outdoors.
To help cater for the growing demand of people who are fed up with limitations of their daily mobility aids and disabilities, we are creating a trail hub in the Perth Hills.The hub will be a central point for a range of adaptive equipment and will open opportunities for larger grant applications to diversify the equipment and cater for a wider range of people and families who would otherwise not have the opportunity to experience the greater outdoors.
The project has been kicked-off with a generous donation from World Trail.
Help us reach our target of $20,000 so that we can start!
The location is central to other iconic public trails and facilities which are suitable for adaptive equipment and within 20-minute drive from the proposed Hub location. This includes:
- Kalamunda Railway Heritage Trail for walking (Kalamunda - Gooseberry Hill).
- Bibblumum track Northern Terminus for walking (Kalamunda).
- Jorgensen Park for walking and mixed-use (Kalamunda)
- Mundaring Sculpture Park and Railway Reserves Heritage Trail loop.
- Kep track for cycling and walking (Mundaring - Northam).
Break the Boundary can offer a drop-off delivery service to any of these areas for people who do not have their own transport. This will be run by volunteers and any fees collected will go directly to maintenance and repair costs and help cover vehicle expenses.
Over months of discussions, we have a firm verbal agreement with the land owner for a designated area to be used for the hub, but until we have enough funds to start the project, we'll have to keep the exact location commercial-in-confidence.
If you are considering becoming a sponsor, we'd be happy to provide you with the official proposal document and the cost break-down.
To express your interest in sponsoring the project get in touch with us today or donate at the end of this page
Some of the benefits which this Hub will create for the local community include:
- Giving more people with disabilities a way to access the outdoors and nature.
- Bringing people with disabilities, their families and friends from around the state to the Shire of Kalamunda and surrounding areas to experience historic tourist attractions.
- A “one-stop-shop” where people with (and without) a disability can view and try-out a variety of adaptive cycles and off-road wheelchairs which will enable them to access public trails that have previously been inaccessible due to their mobility limitations.
- For more experienced people, the option of day hire of equipment will be available.
- An integrated approach to inclusion, where people using adaptive wheelchairs and cycles can participate with social rides run by other local MTB and walking clubs without the need of purchasing their own equipment or specialised transport.
- A Hub for Break the Boundary to offer a range of clinics at an affordable cost including one-on-one clinics, small group rides and experienced coaching.
- Schools can include children with disabilities in their outdoor programs or excursions.
- Provides visitors with another exciting and new way of accessing tourist attractions.
- Providing education opportunities for people with disabilities to appreciate the flora, fauna and biodiversity of the region.
- Providing people with disabilities the opportunity to volunteer and assist other people with disabilities in an accessible, friendly and safe facility.
General design and use
The Hub consists predominately of a large 10m x 6m enclosed Colorbond fire-rated steel shed, installed on a 100mm concrete slab. The storage area is accessible via two remote-controlled roller doors. These will allow access for a trailer to reverse in and providing enough room for people with mobility aids to safely navigate around to unload/load equipment unassisted.
The storage will have overhanging mesh sails to provide cover and room for ACROD permit holders to park and unload safely. The ground is dense and will be further compacted to give users with mobility aids the ability to transition around the unit.