Munda Biddi Trail Name Launch (WA)
Posted on 10/01/02
The Minister for Environment and Heritage, the Hon Judy Edwards, launched the construction and funding of the first phase of the new Munda Biddi Mountain Bike Trail on Saturday 15 December.
“Munda” bush/forest (and is the first part of Mundaring) and “Biddi” means path, which gives the trail a unique Australian and Western Australian identity. A unique logo is in development and brochures will be distributed very soon.
Once completed the Munda Biddi Trail will be Western Australia’s first long distance mountain bike trail (estimated around 850km) and will extend from Mundaring, on the outskirts of Perth, to Albany, on the south coast. The trail is proposed to pass through many towns, communities and old forest settlements, including (Karragullen, Jarrahdale, Dwellingup, Collie, Donnybrook, Jarrahwood, Nannup, Donnelly Mill, Deanmill, Marijimup, Pemberton, Northcliffe. Shannon, Walpole, Nornalup, Denmark, Young’s Siding, Torbay, Elleker and Albany.
The Munda Biddi Trail will accommodate cyclists of all ages and abilities. The trail is designed to link rural towns and communities and travellers will be able to use facilities and services as they pass through these areas. There will be some campsites similar to the Bibbulmun Track to cater for those cyclists who wish to have a more bush type experience.