Archives by: Suki Cheyne

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

New WORCA Supporters: Chromag & Knolly Bikes

WORCA is pleased to announce it's newest partners, Knolly Bikes and Chromag who have stepped up to support WORCA Board, Staff, and Trail Builders. The WORCA team works hard for the riding community in Whistler and it's great when our volunteer driven trail organization is supported by local BC companies. Hopefully you'll run into the WORCA crew out on the trails or at the Toonies sporting fresh kit, parts, or bikes from Chromag or Knolly. You'll also see that Knolly Bikes spec's Chromag parts ... Read more

Apply now: Win a trip to Les 2 Alpes

This summer, our friends in the riding community in Les 2 Alpes are inviting a small delegation of WORCA members for an all-expenses-paid riding trip to France to participate in the Mountain of Hell. The trip is from June 27th until July 3rd and is part of an exchange program between our mountain communities. The goal of this partnership is to share our knowledge and experience in mountain biking, to make both of our communities stronger. Anyone with both a valid WORCA ... Read more

American Friends of Whistler $5,000 Trail Donation

WORCA would like to thank the American Friends of Whistler for their generous donation of $5,000 towards trail maintenance in 2018.   Read more

WORCA is hiring for 2 dream jobs!

Manager of Operations WORCA is looking for a dynamic, community minded individual who is passionate about mountain biking to fill the newly created position of Manager of Operations. The primary role of the Manager of Operations will be the day-to-day oversight of the club’s business operations. Your focus will be to report on youth programming and trail building/maintenance activities, to oversee trail crew contracts and invoicing, communications, fundraising development of grant proposals, and identifying new opportunities within the community. The Manager of Operations ... Read more

2018 Trail Supporter Program

This year we are celebrating "North of Town" for our Trail Supporter Program! For only $25, you become a WORCA Trail Supporter and get one of these limited edition t-shirts celebrating our North of Town trail network. T-Shirts will be a high quality jersey style shirt (a big step up from last year) and will be in a dark ash or deep grey colour (similar to what you see here).  Men's, women's, and youth shirts will be available. This design was done for ... Read more

Youth and Race Director positions open

Are you passionate about mountain biking? What about youth programs or events? If you answered yes to any combination of these, we have an interesting opportunity for you on the WORCA Board of Directors. We currently have two vacancies to fill in the organization: Youth Director and Race Director. The duties of Directors, who oversee our activities, are outlined online here. These roles are a great way to help grow and give back to your local mountain bike community. If you are interested in joining ... Read more

WORCA Annual General Meeting Minutes

Thank you to the 30+ members who attended the WORCA AGM at the Hilton Resort & Spa on Thursday November 17, 2017. Each Board member provided a brief summary and highlights of their portolio's performance for 2017. Read the reports online: 2017 Unapproved AGM Minutes 2017 Financial Statement 2017 Trail work recap Two new Directors were elected, welcome to: Omer Dagan – Executuve Secretary and Quinn Lanzon – PR Director. Two positions are currently vacant: Youth & Skills Director and Race Director. To apply to ... Read more

WORCA response to CCF harvest plans

Whistler Off-Road Cycling Association's response to the Cheakamus Community Forest 2018 Planned Harvesting and Fuel Treatment: WORCA have reviewed the 2018 planned harvesting and fuel treatment plans presented by the CCF and would like to offer the following comments for consideration. We have appreciated the collaborative nature of the relationship between our organizations and continue to see opportunities to work together to achieve outcomes that seek to serve both parties in a productive fashion in the years ahead. One thing that would greatly ... Read more

2017 Lumpy’s Award goes to Amy Ertel

The Lumpy Award was presented by WORCA President Craig Mackenzie at the 2017 WORCA AGM. 'Geoff "Lumpy" Leidal was a local athlete who was killed in an avalanche in 1998. In his honor, the Lumpy Leidal Award is presented each year to a local junior who has been found outstanding as a sportsperson, a volunteer and someone who epitomizes athleticism in our local youth. ' Source. The Lumpy's award for 2017 was awarded to Amy Ertel. Congratulations Amy! Read more