About Us

What we do in images
Events
Events
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Kids coaching
Kids coaching
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Trail Building
Trail Building
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Trail signage
Trail signage
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Riding, Riding...
Riding, Riding...
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Maintenance
Maintenance

mrorca dig days

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Care & protect
Care & protect
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Social rides
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Fun Features
Fun Features
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HISTORY

Historically renowned for its surfing, forests, beaches and wine, mountain biking has now become one of, if not the, primary reason for visitors to the Margaret River region due to a network of trails that has something to offer everyone right in the heart of town.

The Margaret River Off Road Cycling Association, MRORCA, was formed in October 2014 after the amalgamation of the Margaret River Off Road Cycling Club and the Margaret River Cycle Club.

The club is committed to fostering an appreciation of and care for our amazing natural surroundings. We are equally committed to ensuring that mountain biking remains an integral part of recreational tourism in the region well into the future.

With trails existing within the Wooditjup National Park, the club enjoys a strong and effective partnership with the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions resulting in some of the most picturesque and well maintained trails the state has to offer. Future trail expansion into the wharncliffe area is currently on the table for discussion.

Our purpose

  • To promote, encourage and develop the activity of off road cycling for people of all ages, abilities and disciplines in the Margaret River region

  • To act as advocates and liaise with land managers for the purpose of planning, establishing and maintaining regional trail networks.

  • To foster appreciation and care of our natural environment via the sustainable use of our natural assets.

  • To foster community health and well being through the activity of off road cycling.

  • To ensure that off road cycling access and trail planning become an integral part of the recreational and tourism philosophy of the Margaret River region.

The team behind
MRORCA 
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Damian Barton

President

Planning and Communications
Racer, rider, husband & father of 3
Whips better to the left. 
Advocate of trails for all. Keen to see the club being an integral part in the Margaret River tourism ‘wheel’

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Steve Kyme

Secretary and Vice President

Coordinates the trails sub committee.

Margaret River local for over 2 decades and has ridden and competed in just about every discipline of mountain biking there is other than those requiring lycra. He actively participates as a MRORCA spokesperson and riding/trails enthusiast on many committees and action groups both locally and statewide.

Susie Ormonde

Treasurer

The odd one out in a family of mountain bikers, Susie‘s experience in small business and committee representations including school boards and community groups brings financial nouse to the committee and an ability to work collaboratively.

Ian Pavey

Committee member

Ian is a retired technical graphics designer who has undertaken a number of trail signage and mapping projects, liaising with DBCA, local government, clubs and trail builders.

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Brooksey

Committee member

Been racing and riding bikes since 1980 - 24 years of mtb in Margs.
Brewed a million beers.
A local mountain bike tour guide.

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Bec Steele

Committee member

MRORCA Branding and Marketing, Website designer and coordinator
Level 1 certified Auscycling coach
Lil Miss Orcas founder who is keen to grow the club from the ground up. Particular focus on junior participation and development.
Bec brings enormous energy and commitment to the club.

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Leo Cerda

Committee member

Leo brings a love for gravel, bikepacking, XC and long distance riding to the club. An AusCycling Foundation level coach, Leo helps with Grommets coaching and organised the XCO state series in Margs.

Ian Thwaites

Committee member

Took up serious MTB during a teaching exchange year in BC Canada. Ridden in NZ. USA, Canada and lots of Oz.
Taught Design and Technology for 33 years at MRSHS.
Has an avid interest In trails development in MR.

Paul Iles

Committee member

Mountain Biking and trail building in Margaret River since 2007
Founding member of MRORCA

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