The Western Australian Government pledged a whopping $20 million for bike trail projects earlier this week as part of a $150 million infrastructure and tourism upgrade.
The $20 million set aside for bike trails includes trail projects at Kalamunda and Mundaring in the Perth Hills, supporting the vision of creating a world class mountain biking culture in Western Australia.
Other major projects are planned in Albany, Denmark and Margaret River, with WestCycle putting together this handy breakdown of the announcement:
This is on top of the two major MTB projects already underway in Collie and Dwellingup which are set to become word-class trail riding destinations with stunning backdrops.
You can learn more about these two projects specifically at MTBWA.com.au.
As well as a huge boost to tourism, Western Australia's investment in bike trails is set to keep a lot of locals happy, with the MTBWA website also highlighting the local appetite with the following statistics:
- Almost 120,000 mountain bikes are purchased every year in Western Australia
- 19% of Western Australians own a mountain bike
- Over 50 competitive mountain bike events take place in Western Australia each year
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