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Kwinana 125cc Restriction Lifted 12-Nov-2008

The arbitrary and redundant 125cc limit on bikes using the Medina ORV area has finally been lifted f..

RTRA Annual General Meeting 05-Nov-2008

The inaugural Annual General Meeting of the RTRA was held at the Como Bowling Club on November 5. ..

Pinjar Pilot Trail Open 01-Nov-2008

The Pilot Trail is now complete and ready for testing. Rider feedback is a critical element of..

Adventure Activity Standards Draft Completed 27-Oct-2008

The Technical Working Group has finalised the first draft of the Adventure Activity Standards for Tr..

Notice of Annual General Meeting 15-Oct-2008

The Annual General Meeting of the RTRA will be held at 7.00pm on Wednesday 13 October at the Sports ..

Pinjar Trails Surface Pilot Underway 14-Oct-2008

The long-awaited trails pilot is underway! An 850m trail has been surveyed and cleared, and DEC prov..

KTM Capel Trail Bike Rally a big Hit with Riders 14-Sep-2008

A last minute shower of rain topped off months of preparation perfectly, settling the dust and ensur..

Hills Blitz Creates Confusion 01-Sep-2008

Our Ranger Incident Reporting system has gone into overdrive over the past few days, the result of t..

Family First Develops Motorcycle, Recreation Policies 23-Aug-2008

Family First is the only political party to announce a policy specifically for motorcyclists. ..

Trail Bikes as an Election Issue 20-Aug-2008

Both political parties appear to be recognising a win-win opportunity over the issue of trail bikes...

Libs Promise Logue Brook for Recreation 19-Aug-2008

At a meeting at Logue Brook Dam on August 17 Opposition Leader, Colin Barnett, outlined the Liberal ..

Government Implementation Committee Announced 06-Aug-2008

The Minister for Sport and Recreation, the Hon John Kobelke, has announced the formation of a cross-..

Kwinana - Improvements for the re-opening 03-Aug-2008

Two Pilot Trails signed As part of a trial program of designated trails in the area two short ..

Still Looking Good! 31-Jul-2008

A recent inspection of the area cleaned up last month by RTRA volunteers and DEC staff was encouragi..

KTM to Rev Up Capel Trail Bike Rally 29-Jul-2008

We're delighted to announce that KTM has picked up the Naming Rights sponsorship for this year's Cap..

Riders Meet to Discuss Kwinana Opportunities 27-Jul-2008

Around twenty interested riders and parents braved the inclement weather to attend the on-site m..

Government Implementation Committee Announced 06-Jul-2008

The Minister for Sport and Recreation, the Hon John Kobelke, has announced the formation of a cross-..

Kwinana Re-opening Date brought forward to August 9 04-Jul-2008

It is now expected that the area will be available for use one week earlier than previously forecast..

Adventure Activity Standards 03-Jul-2008

RTRA is contributing to the development of Adventure Activity Standards for trail bike touring. This..

Kwinana Re-opening Date - August 9 27-Jun-2008

It is important both for riders and the Town of Kwinana that when the area is re-opened it is done i..

Thanks for Gnangara Clean Up 22-Jun-2008

Thank you to everyone who turned out to support RTRA's big Gnangara Cleanup day this Saturday. ..

Gnangara Cleanup Day 21-Jun-2008

Saturday June 21 is the date of the RTRA's big Gnangara Cleanup Day. All RTRA members and anyo..

Kwinana to Re-open 19-Jun-2008

The long-awaited decision on the fate of the Thomas Rd Medina (Kwinana) Off Road Vehicle Area has be..

RTRA Represents Riders at Gingin Shire Risk Workshop 06-Jun-2008

RTRA attended the Shire of Gingin Risk Management workshop on Wed 4th June. Of 32 attendees to the w..

RTRA to Take On Capel 200 06-Jun-2008

In keeping with our objective of providing more opportunities for recreational trail bike riding, th..

Materials Delivered for Trail Surface Pilot 16-May-2008

Many riders like the sandy trails of Gnangara and Pinjar, but for younger riders on small-wheeled bi..

Gnangara Finally Gets Some Attention 15-May-2008

The Wanneroo District of the Department of Environment and Conservation this week made some signific..

Next Steps for State Trail Bike Strategy 08-May-2008

The State Trail Bike Strategy is to be independently costed then submitted to Treasury for funding i..

Strategy - Next Steps 08-May-2008

The State Trail Bike Strategy is to be independently costed then submitted to Treasury for funding i..

Fatality Highlights Need for Caution 02-May-2008

The tragic death of a young female rider at North Yunderup yesterday highlights just how important i..

RTRA Launches 'Ranger Incident Reporting' 22-Apr-2008

We've been contacted by a number of members recently who have been warned or fined for riding in are..

Gnangara ORV Area to Feature on Stateline Story 20-Apr-2008

The ABC's Stateline program (Friday 7.30pm) is doing a story on trail bikes following the publicity ..

Bannister and Metro Road Targeted by Rangers 11-Apr-2008

We've had reports of Ranger activity in the North Bannister and Metro Road areas. In the Bannister i..

B Class Registration for Quads 10-Apr-2008

Did you know that you can now get B Class Registration for your quad bike? This form of registration..

Nicholson Road Area Blitzed - Bikes Seized 04-Apr-2008

Armadale Shire recently ran a blitz operation at Nicholson Rd. From brief details provided to RTRA w..

Easter Ends Badly for Three 25-Mar-2008

Incident report provided by DEC Rangers at Cervantes: Friday night a quad bike rider received ..

A Great Showing at Kwinana 18-Mar-2008

It was standing room only as 77 riders turned up to the Public Meeting at the Kwinana Recquatic Cent..

85 Signatories to Online Petition 16-Mar-2008

With just under a week before the submissions deadline our online petition has received 85 comments...

RTRA Calls for Clearing of Access Road 04-Mar-2008

Following complaints from members the RTRA has written to Gingin Shire about the state of the access..

Public Meeting set for Kwinana 28-Feb-2008

The details of the public meeting to discus the future of the Kwinana (Thomas Rd) ORV Area are now a..

Public Meetings to Discuss Future of Gnangara and Pinjar 24-Feb-2008

Approximately 80 people turned up to the two Public Meetings to discuss the future of Gnangara and P..

Public Meetings to Discuss Future of Gnangara and Pinjar 13-Feb-2008

Acting on one of the priority recommendations of the State Trail Bike Strategy, the Department of En..

Kwinana Review Imminent 10-Feb-2008

Late last year we foreshadowed a review of the Thomas Rd Off Road Vehicle area following a request b..

Management Plans Underway for Gnangara and Pinjar ORV Areas 04-Feb-2008

The Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC) has commissioned a Management Plan for the Gnan..

Strategy Public Comment period has closed 31-Jan-2008

Many constructive comments were received (plus one that wrote: "Ban all trail bikes" as feedback to ..

New Lancelin Signage "A Step in the Right Direction" 28-Jan-2008

New warning signage has been installed at Lancelin. The signs highlight the dangers of 'razorback' d..

RTRA Joins forces with Cyclists and Walkers 18-Jan-2008

No, it's not a misprint. The RTRA is one of 36 recreational groups forming WARSTA - the WA Recreatio..