Mountain biking has become increasingly popular in recent years, with almost half a million West Australians owning a bicycle. This is a tremendous opportunity to incite interest among cycling enthusiasts to visit the Pilbara region, using the unique North West landscape is the motivator for visitors seeking nature and adventure-based tourism. The Pilbara and Kimberley are perfectly positioned to capitalise on the opportunities that mountain biking presents., offering a rugged environment and a landscape that cannot be found elsewhere
in the world. Initial activities within this project involve identifying existing formal and informal trails, documenting deconstraint requirements to resolve land access, and considering potential amenities to support enthusiasts. By initiating a cooperative and regional approach to trail planning, this project will eventually result in a prioritised, time-bound and costed regional Mountain Bike Trail Action Plan that allows each of the four Pilbara local governments to develop thematic mountain biking experiences within their regions.
Encourage and support a strong coordinated and cohesive approach to Mountain Bike master planning.
Secure external sources of funding.
Develop a purpose-built, prioritised, time-bound and costed regional mountain bike trail action plan that encourages growth and innovation in developing the Pilbara as a Mountain Bike destination (subject to funding).