Frequently Asked Questions

Should I get rider/bike insurance?
We strongly recommend that riders are insured. See your options on our membership page.

Not only does this cover you for:

  • Third party damage
  • Third party personal injury
  • Access to legal support & services from lawyers

It also supports grassroots advocacy and sends a strong message to decision makers.

Where is my nearest bike shop?
Check out our Bike Store Locator to find the nearest bike store near you.
I’m interested in learning to ride. Where do I start?
Great news! There is a range of programs available for all abilities and age groups. Check out the “Getting Started” tab for a list of programs.
How do I go about selecting the right bike?
Choosing the right bike is a significant part of getting the most out of riding. We have compiled some information on the getting started section of our website to help guide you.

We strongly recommend you choose your bike from a local bike shop, avoid department stores, and ensure someone talks you through a bike to suit your needs. Not only will you be supporting a local business, you’ll have someone to go back to should you have questions in the future or need a service – and you’ll know that the bike has been assembled correctly in the first place.

Check out our Store Locator Tool to find your nearest bike shop.

Is WestCycle a government body/department?
No. WestCycle is a not-for-profit peak body for cycling in Western Australia supporting all disciplines of riding. We are an independent incorporated association.
How do I stay up to date with WA cycling news?
Sign up to the WestCycle eNews and follow us via Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to keep up to date with WA cycling news.
How can I help create a more bike-friendly WA?
Becoming a WestCycle Member helps us to better represent WA bike riders. However, there are many ways that you, as a member of the bike riding community, can help contribute to a bike-friendly WA. That is by engaging with local government, completing surveys, helping your workplace or school become more bike-friendly, volunteering at a local cycling club, or simply helping and encouraging a friend to learn the ropes about riding a bike in WA.

Find out more about our philosophy and advocacy HERE.

How do I get into cycle racing?
Get in contact with WestCycle or a local club to get involved in racing. Find out more about each discipline here:

Road Cycling

Track Cycling

Mountain biking

BMX

How do I find a cycle club?
Use our handy Club Finder tool to find the nearest club to you.
Who can I get in to do a bike safety talk?
BikeDr runs a range of different courses and events to suit your needs.
How can I purchase a Munda Biddi Map?
Munda Biddi maps are available for purchase from:
  • The Department of Parks and Wildlife in Kensington or from their online shop
  • The Western Australia Visitor Centre in Perth
  • Visitor centres in towns along the Trail between Mundaring and Albany

Maps can also be purchased from these bike shops:

Can I submit my event to be listed?
We’re happy to help! Submit your event here
What are the best cycle routes in WA?
We have compiled a list of WA bike paths, cycling routes, and trail networks sorted by area HERE.

Additionally, The Department of Transport have a great range of metro and regional online cycling maps available free to download.

Trails WA also offer a large selection of off-road cycling trail information.

Can you sponsor me or my event?
Unfortunately not. WestCycle is a not for profit organisation which does not sponsor individuals or events
How do I join WestCycle?
You can join WestCycle by becoming a member. See all the member options on our “Membership” page
I’ve got a great bike related idea, can you help to promote it?
Send the information through to us at info@westcycle.org.au and we’ll check it out.
I want to teach my kids to ride, how do I get started?
Great news! There is a range of programs available for all abilities and age groups. Check out the “Getting Started” tab for a list of programs.
Are there any vacancies at WestCycle?
Have a look under the “About Us” section where we keep an up to date list of staff, Committee, Board and volunteer vacancies.
Can I volunteer at WestCycle?
Most definitely yes. Have a look under the “About Us” section where we keep an up to date list of opportunities, alternatively send us an email at info@westcycle.org.au