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Teamwork and Whistler’s Trail Network

Teamwork and Whistler's Trail Network When the snow melts in the Spring it’s time for WORCA’s trail crew to get the trail assessments in motion. The season will begin with trail inspections, as the trails become accessible. Once the condition of the trails have been assessed, the Trails and Planning Committee will put a trail maintenance plan into action, prioritizing those trails which are most in need of work. In 2017 the trail crew’s two larger projects will be Jane Lakes and Comfortably ... Read more

Attention Trail Builders

"WORCA Trail Building Positions" WORCA is recruiting for several trail building roles this season - 2016. If you are interested in a Full or Part-time trail building paid position please email your CV to trails@worca.com Read more

WORCA Infographic – 2015

"WORCA Infographic - 2015" Another big thank you for all of your club contributions in 2015! Check out the WORCA infographic detailing trail building and maintenance, volunteerism, participation, and social media.   Read more

WORCA Social Media

WORCA Social Media "Linkedin/Instagram/Facebook/Twitter" If you have a Linkedin account you can now link any paid or volunteer experience to the official WORCA Linkedin profile, as well as follow us. If you have an Instagram account, check-out @WORCAWhistler and #worca Likewise with Twitter, @WORCAWhistler All Facebook users. The Facebook algorithm is making it more difficult for us to communicate time sensitive updates with you. You can do two things to help: 1) Go to the WORCA Facebook page and hover over where you've clicked "Liked". Then, change ... Read more

MEC Dirt Search – WORCA

"$10,000 for Whistler Trails" Whistler bikers and trail lovers! MEC Dirt Search contest is back this year Mar 1 until Mar 31. Simply vote for WORCA in "Dirt Search West", the most online votes wins. You can vote once every 24hrs. MEC Dirt Search - WORCA   Read more

WORCA Funding Agreement

In case you missed it, WORCA will be allotted $50,000 per year for the next 3 years for trail maintenance in a fee-for-service agreement with the RMOW. This is a huge benefit to the entire non-motorized trail using community. Your trails director Nina Cairns worked tirelessly to ensure this agreement, so a big thanks to Nina, Todd Hellinga and the rest of the board. Read the full article. View the agreement, pages 127-137. Read more

BBQ and Descend

"Past the half-way point" open house! Saturday, Oct. 17 The epic new trail "Lord of the squirrels" above the flank is past the half-way point! This trail is part of the Sproatt Alpine Project and represents the first piece of awesome new trail in focus. Dan Raymond, the builder in charge, invites everyone for a BBQ at the top of the built trail before a group descent aka BBQ and Descend! Basically, ride up the flank from Stonebridge or Function to just north of the ... Read more

The insider’s guide to Monday Night Rides

People often ask us about our popular Monday night rides. What are they like? Who guides them? Can anyone attend? We’ve decided to interview one of our experienced guides to get her insight into these well attended events. Here is what Hilary Davison had to say: 1. How long have you been riding in Whistler and how many years have you been a WORCA member? I’ve been riding for about 12 years, joining WORCA very early on. My first time out on a ... Read more

Whistler Tourism Study to research mountain biking

Whistler Tourism Study to research mountain biking Tourism Whistler is embarking on a research project on mountain biking. The project will be led by Tourism Whistler and will involve appropriate partners, including WORCA. The project plan is still being developed, however the overall aim of the project will be to understand more about the mountain bikers in Whistler including who they are, what they are riding and what they are looking for. The study will address a number of objectives including the ... Read more

Cut Above Trail Day Recap

Cut Above Trail Day Recap The third trail day of 2015 took place today on Cut Above, a new WORCA sanctioned trail being built directly above Beaver Pass. Once complete, Cut Above will be a multiuse and multidirectional trail accessible from Whip Me Snip Me for riders looking to gain access to the Westside Trails. The trail day sponsored by bikepirate saw over 20 volunteers showing up to lend a hand. Tim Andrews, Dan Raymond and Seb Kemp arrived early to prep the trail before ... Read more