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

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Andrew Swann (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 ;-)

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Jim Bubbers (Vice President)

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, 9, 5) are becoming hooked just like their dad.

26" ain't dead!!

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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.

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Margaret Clark

(Secretary + WM8 Trail Custodian)

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.

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Joel Warham (Membership Manager)

Joel is the owner of Cog Bike Shop in Warburton.

Is super excited about the Warburton MTB Destination.

Loves riding in the hills of Warburtion.

Typically has a big smile unlike the photo here.

Like Andrew Swan has difficulty taking a selfie and smiling at the same time.

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John Wright (Jr)

(Silvan Trail Custodian)

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.

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Duncan Rose

(Silvan Trail Custodian)

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.

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Ben Reading

(Social Rides Coordinator)

Serious Mo, Seriously Strong

Mr Social Rides

Loves a good Coffee and a yarn

Likes to ride his bike a really long way

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Matt Verruso

(Warburton Trail Custodian)

Trail Builder.

Loves Dirt.

Passion ++

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Tryfan Hunter

(Powelltown Trail Custodian)

One of our two newest comittee members.

Loves to ride downhill fast.

Should be a great mix with the proposed downhill tracks at Powelltown.

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Damian Auton

(Silvan Trail Custodian)

Ex-President

First Life Time Member of the club

Single Speed Super Star

Doesn't know how much his bike weighs.