Archives by: Suki Cheyne

Vorsprung Suspension donates $1,000 toward Cultured Climb!

Huge thanks to Vorsprung Suspension for donating $1,000 toward the new Cultured Climb trail! This is a great example of a local business supporting WORCA and local trail builders. Local trail builder Zander Stathearn took it upon himself to obtain planning permission to build the Cultured Climb trail. WORCA is helping Zander to raise funds to cover his operating costs on this build. The trail description can be viewed on Trailforks here. The goal is to raise $10,000 to build this climbing trail and ... Read more

Whistler Shuttle donates $1 per bike to WORCA!

The Whistler Shuttle is now donating $1 CAD to WORCA for every bike that travels on their shuttles! They schedule their departures from YVR to Whistler around your flight arrival time to minimize your wait at the airport and get you moving as quickly as possible. They're on the clock as soon as you check-in with the airport representatives, and if you're not departed within the wait-time guarantee - your ride is free! Meeting guests arriving at YVR from 8am to 8pm, offering the most departures out ... Read more

Trails Update: May 28-June 1, 2018

"Hey! There's a trail!" This week, we mowed the lawn in the Cheakamus zone. Your derailleur should be free of vegetation on "Garbage", "Just Another Bike Trail", "Trash", and "Runaway Train". It's fun to finish what we started: Tuesday dig night got it done on the "Hot Dog Alley> Scotia Creek" climb. Thanks to everyone who helped get this great upgrade done! We've run several trail nights on this one, and, Giant Whistler Bike Co. provided the beer for the final push and "ribbon cutting ... Read more

Cut Yer Bars trail – BC Hydro construction project

In the next few days, BC Hydro will be starting a construction project near Rainbow Substation and a section of the “Cut Yer Bars” trail goes through the planned work area. More specifically, the section at the north end of the trail uses an access road where BC Hydro may have vehicles parked and then travels down the road adjacent to their planned work site. BC Hydro is not currently planning to affect trail access, however riders should be cautious while riding in this area. The bulk of ... Read more

Trails Update: May 21-25, 2018

We fired up the brushsaw this week to give "Cut Yer' Bars" a trim. We also patched up the wooden features on the segment that takes you back to the school. We opted for a simple (decking only) repair since this piece of trail will become a segment of valley trail in the next few years. We patched up, armoured and capped eroded sections of 99'er and the "Lower Sproatt" singletrack descent. Capping with dirt makes it all look so smooth and ... Read more

Trails Update: May 14-18, 2018

"The Muffin Man is seated at the table In the laboratory of the Utility Muffin Research Kitchen..." -Frank Zappa This year's Whistler Waldorf School week was digging close to the school:In Lost Lake! The Class of 2021 (currently in grade 9) broke ground on a section of trail I've wished existed since we poured cement on "Central Scrutinizer"... We successfully built the first part of "Muffin Man", connecting the "Central Scrutinizer" to "Comfortably Numb" (at the frisbee golf course).  Ultimately, it will reach "jelly ... Read more

Trails Update: May 7-11, 2018

The band is back together and it's nice to be in the woods! Benoit and Renee are fresh off of the Whistler Learning Center's "Basic Chainsaw Safety" course just in time to clear the insane amount of blowdown on Section 102 and Azrael. There were well over 50 trees blocking the trail (perhaps more on the ground than left standing...) and we also took the opportunity to fix the slumps by the emerald reservoir. Remember to check this "dust free zone" when ... Read more

WORCA is recruiting! 2018 Dirt Camp FT/PT Coaches

2018 WORCA Dirt Camp Coaches (Full-Time & Part-Time, Application Deadline: May 25 extended to June 9) View the Dirt Camp Coach job description and application details here. Read more

Arbutus Routes establishes new trail support program

Through the dedicated efforts of our local cycling associations and passionate trail builders we have the best mountain bike trails in the world. These trails are our playground and a significant economic driver for the community. Arbutus Routes have created 2% for the Trails to​ help​ put more resources back into the local trails. Arbutus Routes are committed to donating 2% of revenue from all bike tours and all Arbutus Routes branded merchandise​ to local cycling associations​; WORCA, SORCA &​ PORCA to better support ​them in ​their mission. Their ... Read more

Trails Update: April 30-May 4, 2018

A wordy but important trails and planning update: After a long and active winter we’re starting to finally see the dirt again and also seeing what winters damage has done. This is a very active spring in a number of ways and we’re going to need a lot of understanding and patience from trail users as we work through our priorities. WORCA in conjunction with our community partners will be asking riders to respect all spring seasonal closures on sensitive trails to help ... Read more
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