Booyeembara Park in Freo’s east is now home to 400-metre trails for both intermediate and experienced track-goers, along with a pump track for those that are still finding their feet as riders.
Setting the Booyeembara Park Mountain Bike Trails apart are its micro downhill trails, the very first in WA that have been designed to suit riders from all peddles of life.
Power down advanced features like drops, tabletops, shark fins, and a wooden wall ride on the black trail, or make your way around the blue trail with its large tabletops, hip jumps, berms, and rollers.
As exciting as it all is, all fun things come with rules. Fremantle Mayor Hannah Fitzhardinge is equally as keen as you are to see the trails open, but reminds us that safety comes first.
“To ensure the park runs safely there are some key rules to follow including wearing a helmet, riding downhill, riding to your ability, and staying off the course when you’re not riding.
“There are some great viewing locations around the track to safely watch all the action and impressive jumps,” Mayor Fitzhardinge says.
And thanks to Friends of Booyeembara Park, residents, and local mountain bike groups who pushed for the formalisation of the trails back in 2019, the whole community can enjoy all that the park has to offer.
Fremantle Mountain Biking Collective spokesperson, Sam Wilkinson, says, “It’s been a rewarding process; the new mountain bike trails are exceeding everyone’s expectations and people are blown away by the quality.”
To celebrate the Booyeembara Park Mountain Bike Trails, a community event with family-friendly activities, workshops, and live demonstrations is in the works for Saturday 1 July.
The trails are located within Booyeembara Park at 94 Stevens Street in White Gum Valley to Fremantle’s east.