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Coalfields to Orchards – Munda Biddi Trail

Riding the Munda Biddi Trail from the coalfields of Collie to the orchards of Donnybrook sees my ticking off a section end-to-end of the Trail.  My ride of the Trail from Collie to Donnybrook in November 2013 was the final ride in my effort to complete a section end-to-end of the Munda Biddi Trail. I first road the Mundaring to Collie section back in April 2008 when that was all there was of the Trail, and then I attempted to complete the Nannup to Collie section in July 2011 but only made Donnybrook. In July 2013 I headed off again to ride from Albany to Collie but only made Donnybrook!  This time I have started in Collie riding to Donnybrook; I am not letting Donnybrook jinx me again!

(Updated July 25, 2014)

Giant XTC 2 at the Munda Biddi Trail Collie Trailhead

Giant XTC 2 at the Munda Biddi Trail Collie Trailhead

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Munda Biddi Trail – Albany to Donnybrook – July 2013

Munda Biddi Trail end-to-end once again not to be.  Now that the Munda Biddi Trail is “completed” from Mundaring to Albany the opportunity was there for me to tick off an end-to-end by completing the Albany to Collie section and hence I headed off in July 2013 with this in mind. Alas the Munda Biddi Trail was to once again foil my plans at Donnybrook and I still have yet to complete the last two days of riding between Donnybrook and Collie. I completed the Mundaring to Collie section in April 2008 and previously rode from Nannup to Donnybrook in July 2011 but still have this short section between Donnybrook and Collie to complete.

(Updated July 25, 2014)

Munda Biddi Trail - Southern Terminus

This blog post is about my ride of the Munda Biddi Trail from Albany to Donnybrook in July 2013 and is also a bit of an overview of the Trail in this area.

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Busselton to Flinders Bay Rail Trail Community Consultation

Shire of Augusta-Margaret River Logo

The Shire of Augusta-Margaret River, City of Busselton and the National Trust of Australia (WA) have worked in partnership to develop a master-plan for a world-class recreational, tourism and educational trail which showcases the heritage of the former 105km Busselton to Flinders Bay Railway. A summary report has been prepared and public comment on the proposed Busselton to Flinders Bay rail-trail is invited.

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