Epic ride to celebrate marathon trail effort

Ron Colman on the Munda Biddi Trail. Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au d397926
Ron Colman on the Munda Biddi Trail. Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au d397926

An avid off-road cyclist, Mr Colman started riding along the Munda Biddi Trail almost 10 years ago, when it was still in its initial stage of construction from Mundaring to Collie.

In 2006, he joined the Munda Biddi Foundation to help expand the trail to Jarrahwood and Albany. ‘It will certainly be the longest continuous purpose-built off road trail in the world, so it has its own place,’ Mr Colman, who is now chairman of the foundation, said.

The trail will become a continuous 1000km track from Albany to Mundaring when construction of the final stage between Manjimup to Denmark is opened on April 7.

Mr Colman will lead cyclists on the Munda Biddi Epic trail ride ” the first ride along the entire stretch since its completion.

Riding the trail had its own rewards, Mr Colman said.

‘You usually have different groups within a hut,’ he said. ‘They talk about the sections they have ridden and they will give you advice and share their riding history.’