Everyone Loves to Ride!!

Carl Beck
City of Albany

As we know everyone (or at least most) loves to ride as a way of getting out in to the environment and spending time with our friends as well as getting fit!

To ensure this opportunity is available to everyone the City of Albany is currently working in partnership with Mountain Bike Australia and Break the Boundary to see Australia’s 2nd ever Adaptive Mountain Bike Adventure Camp, held in Albany at Camp Quaranup from 16-18th February 2018.

Participants will enjoy 3 days and 2 nights in the beautiful bush-land overlooking the southern shores of West Australian in Albany for a relaxing and family-friendly camping and handcycling experience. From the coastal bush-land of the Vancouver Peninsula participants will be overlooking the majestic Royal Princess Harbour - where land meets sea!

Participants will be encouraged to jump on different equipment, learn the basics and tackle different trail features. Then when the sun sets, roast some marshmallows over the camp fire with family, friends and fellow riders!

Riders will be guided by a Mountain Bike Australia affiliated and accredited coach from Break the Boundary with the support of experienced handcycle volunteers. You'll have the opportunity to check out some cutting-edge technology. Learn where to get equipment from and different grant/funding opportunities in WA!

On the last day of the camp there will also be a “Beyond the Wheelchair: Adaptive MTB Come and Try afternoon at the Albany Leisure and Aquatic Centre open to the whole community as part of Bike Week

Other partners contributing to the project include the Dept of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, the local Albany Mountain Bike Club. South West Mountain Bike Club and Rebound WA.

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Amy (Your Move)

Thanks for sharing Carl. What a fantastic, inclusive initiative - I hope all the participants have a great time and comes away even more enthused about cycling!

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Just adding to Amy's comments, love how all walks of life (can't help myself just love playing with words) are being considered & included in so much that COA is doing & planning for in the future. Hope this venture is a fantastic all round success for everyone involved.

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