Break the Boundary comprises of adventure enthusiasts who volunteer their time to help spread adaptive mountain biking around Australia, advocating better access to off-road areas and events. Each volunteer helps in different roles and capacity, from administration to support riding.
Constantly making Aussie history, we continue to diversify our activities and help more people explore our beautiful land. Without the volunteers behind the logo, we would not exist.
While spending over 2 years abroad in Canada, Anna's love for adventure lead her to mountain biking. After returning home to West Australia, Anna reconnected with BTB founder and old high school friend, Andrew. Anna was enthused by the thought of helping people with disabilities experience MTB. Since volunteering at our 2nd Adaptive Camp in Albany WA early 2018, Anna continues to support us while completing studies in Art Therapy and taking on new adventures!
Kelly’s first discovered adaptive MTB while nursing a broken elbow and watching a race at Cycletrek . She attended her first adaptive camp in Albany this year after joining in on few adaptive social rides. She is a qualified MTB coach and is keen to coach and support any adaptive riders who want to race at a state level in XC marathon or gravity enduro events. Kelly is always up for a social ride, as long as they involve people doing silly thinks and having a hearty ol' laugh at each other.
When a call was put out to the WA MTB community in search of a support rider for the 2016 Cape to Cape, Wade was there to dive into the unknown. Without fail, Wade rocks up to the party with enthusiasm and drive to help others enjoy MTB. A great supporter and motivator for the adaptive riders, Wade lights up the place with his light hearted-humour and energy. Travelling to different trail destinations and getting into the outdoors is a must-do for Wade and is family.
Anna got in touch with BTB in 2018 when a call for volunteer mechanics was put out to the WA community. Being the sciency-sort, Anna enjoys pulling things apart and tinkering with anything bike or trike related. She's one of our latest additions to a growing number of energetic volunteers and has helped out at the drop-of-a-hat on many occasions - rescuing many handcycles from doom. You'll see Anna smashing the k's on the road bike but can also be found tearing up the dirt off-road. Down-time is family-time for Anna.
Ivan is well known for his trail building expertise and commitment to the Kalamunda MTB Collective over the last 6 years throughout West Australia. An accountant by day and a trail fairy by night, Ivan and Co. have made more single trails accessible for adaptive MTB riders than anywhere else in Oz. Our two-wheeled companions notice improved trail conditions while adaptive riders gain accessibility. Ivan's usually zipping around on his e-bike but is more than happy to assist the occasional adaptive rider in Perth.
Through a mutual friend Dom was introduced to BTB Founder, Andrew in 2018. Being a regular road cyclist, Harley owner and MTB rider, Dom was eager to support adaptive MTB riders, especially on the extreme end of business. Shortly after hearing about the wild adventures of aMTB, Dom was on board to support at WA's inaugural Dwellingup 100 MTB race - the first time adaptive MTB riders were included. In between work and staying tyre-side-down, Dom enjoys spending time with his family and grand kids.
Founder of AdventureFreak.com, Lyndon was our first-ever corporate sponsor in 2018 for our Adaptive Adventure Camp. Not only a wizard at assembling tents and building rivers (not a metaphor), Lyndon continues to support many of our social rides and riders.
Barrie and Sherry where the first to build trails specifically for aMTB to compete at a State XC race. Later in September 2017 they hosted Australia's first 3-day aMTB Adventure Camp. The camp continues to be a highlight event on our calendar as the trails and facilities continue to improve.
In the Peel Region of West Australia, John is bit of a local legend. John is typically found organising social rides for beginners through to advanced riders in the community. He's MTB enthusiasm pushes him to exploring new trails in and around the small town of Dwellingup, and is constantly on the look out for adaptive-suitable trails. John first volunteered as a general hand at the first aMTB Adventure camp in late 2017 and continues to encourage both standard and adaptive riders to integrate with one another.
While internet searching off road handcycles for a friend, Lee came across the BTB team contending the Cape to Cape MTB Race in WA. Lee first volunteered with us when the Australian aMTB Guidelines were launched in Nerang QLD, January 2018. His enthusiasm has taken him to developing an Australian-built prototype ORHC for future production while road handcycling for a para-team in his small country town triathlon.
David and partner Josie joined forces with us in September 2018 to run the first-ever Queensland aMTB camp. Not only have they implemented the Adaptive MTB Guidelines to make an accessible skills park for adaptive bikes, but they continue to push to make the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail accessible to all abilities. Being a jack-of-all-trades David enjoys picking up the welding tools, running bike mechanic workshops and offering a range of shuttle bus services.
Victorian born but a Queenslander at heart, Jamie (and partner Seb) are always on the hunt for adventure in natures playground. Meeting BTB founder Andrew way back in 2008 through mutual friends, Jamie continues to share outdoor adventures with Andrew. From the Cape to Cape MTB WA to a casual spin around QLD local trails, Jamie is always happy to push (and throw) Andrew down some gnarly trails, making sure to pick up any remains left behind on the trail after a tumble!
Since briefly meeting BTB founder Andrew back in 2008 before his spinal injury, Warren has gone out of his way to volunteer at as many events as possible. Warren is one of our experienced adaptive MTB support riders, assisting the BTB team at 2 Cape to Cape MTB races, several social rides and the 2018 QLD Adaptive MTB Camp. Being a busy bank manager Warren still finds time to get onto two wheels whether it be on the road or on a dirt trail.
Cameron’s media background encompasses two decades and stints at leading motor magazines and newspapers. Cam's passion for cycling predates his media career – pinning his first racing number onto a jersey way back in 1989. In his downtime Cam can still be found either on the road or out on the trails. Cam met BTB Founder Andrew while contesting the Cape to Cape MTB in 2013 for an AMB Magazine feature story and was inspired to join Break The Boundary’s push to expose and legitimize the sport of off-road hand-cycling in Australia.