Who we are & what we do

  • Mountain bike enthusiasts dedicated to expanding Mountain Biking in the Yarra Ranges
  • We negotiate respectfully with land managers and local authorities
  • We advocate for responsible trail use, building and maintenance in accordance with IMBA standards
  • We aim to turn the Yarra Ranges into a world class Mountain Biking destination

Our CommittEe


Andrew Swan (President)

Been riding since forever.

Built a lot of trail. Ridden a lot of trail.

Very serious selfie taker.

He does smile...sometimes

He didn't write this blurb ;-)


Jack MacDonald (Vice President)

Jack began riding every day in primary school and from then on developed a passion for mountain bike riding in 2010.

Having mates and an active interest in mountain bike riding has seen Jack through some tough times and helped guide him whilst growing up to keep healthy and on track. The fresh air in the mountains and being active amongst nature means keeping a great level of fitness and maintaining mental health and wellbeing.

Jack is keen to give the younger generation someplace in the community to ride and hang out in a safe environment.


John Wright (Treasurer)

Committee member since the inception of YRMTB, and has served as treasurer since mid 2015. He is keen to see the expansion of mountain biking in the Yarra Ranges, and more importantly, making mountain biking more accessible to a wider cross section of the community.

John has a love of most forms of off-road/mountain biking. The Silvan trails are his local go-to riding destination and he has been enjoying the vast array of Gravel Grinding opportunities available in the Yarra Ranges and beyond.


Jim Bubbers (Secretary)

New kid on the block at the Warburton end of the valley.

Very excitable about all things riding.

Loves Endorphins & Euphoria.

My 3 kids (11, 8, 5) are becoming hooked just like their dad.

26" ain't dead!!


John Wright (Jr)

Local business owner and father of 4.

Has been riding MTB locally for 20+ years.

Likes singlespeeding, strong flat whites and cotton shirts. Wants to ride more.


Duncan Rose

Man on a mission with a brush cutter in his hands.

Laid back. Likes to ride enduro.

Can often be found in Derby (TAS). Looking forward to more Yarra Ranges trail.

Signature awkward placement of backpack in action shots

Also didn't write this blurb.


Margaret Clark

Margaret loves all types of riding, (Gravity Enduro, XC, gravel), especially nature rides.Over the last three years Margaret has been liaising with Parks Vic, and more recently DELWP, advocating for the authorisation of the pre-existing trails at Warramate Reserve.


Ben Reading

Serious Mo, Seriously Strong

Mr Social Rides

Loves a good Coffee and a yarn

Likes to ride his bike a really long way


Matt Verruso

Trail Builder.

Loves Dirt. 

Passion ++


Damian Auton


First Life Time Member of the club

Single Speed Super Star

Doesn't know how much his bike weighs.