Archives by: Suki Cheyne

2016 Lumpy Leidal Award goes to Jaedon Chase

Fall in Whistler marks the presentation of the Lumpy Award which this year was presented by WORCA President Craig Mackenzie. '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 2016 was awarded to Jaedon Chase. Congratulations Jaedon! Read more

2016 Trail Volunteers of the Year

Congratulations to Ian Brett and Luke De Jager who were presented with some bike goodies by ZEP Techniques to say thanks for their dedication this season. In the words of Paul Howard, owner of Zep Techniques, "thanks to WORCA and all the trail volunteers each and every year. Whistler has some of the best trails in the world and it’s thanks to people like this". ZEP offered free clinics to WORCA members this season as well as subsidised training for the ... Read more

Trail work updates, Oct 10-14, 2016

Trail Maintenance in Whistler Valley Last week was our final week of valley maintenance for the season as monsoon season has arrived.  We tied up a bunch of loose ends including cutting and clearing the emergency exit for Garagamel which is located in the middle of the trail at the large swamp crossing with the cedar rounds that takes people out to Cougar Mtn W FSR.  We then did a little tidy up on Business Time and Howler then spent the rest ... Read more

Thank you Brandywine Boogie & Rotary Club

On the 24th of September over 95 runners took part in the annual Brandywine Boogie organized by The Rotary Club of Whistler Millennium. Like all Rotary projects, the monies raised goes back into community and / international projects and this year participants where given the option of donating 50% of their registration fees to WORCA for trail maintenance. As a result 52 participants chose to support WORCA and the Rotary Club of Whistler Millennium donated $1,220 to WORCA's new Alpine Sproatt ... Read more

Trail work updates, Sept 25-29, 2016

Alpine Sproatt Trail Raph and I have finished replacing the entire "easy" line of woodwork through the swamp section of Secret Trail North. I love building old-school features and we changed it up a bit... long live skinnies! We also took care of some precarious danger trees, opened up some drains and filled/capped some low spots. It's ready for the wet season! I was curious to re-inspect the Lord Of The Squirrels again after last weekend's torrential rains and hundreds of tires. **Fun fact ... Read more

2016 WORCA Raffle Winners

Thank you everyone who purchased tickets for the WORCA's raffle which raises funds for the WORCA trail maintenance program. The draw took placed at July 14th Toonie Apres. Congratulations to winners: 1. Don Harris - NORCO Carbon Sight c.7.4 2. Luke Monteith - Four Seasons Gym Membership 3. Aidan Hamilton - Commencal Meta HT Frame (photo below) A special thanks to the local businesses who donated the prizes and support mountain biking in Whistler, you rock! Last year our raffle raised a lot of much-needed funds for ... Read more

Trail work updates, Sept 19-23, 2016

Alpine Sproatt Trail Opening a can of worms... Raph and I returned to Secret trail north (start of Comfortably numb) to replace some rotting bridges. We replaced a curved bridge and planned to tackle the end sections of the swamp line. Plans were drawn to replace 7 sections. I made a parts list and we began milling, splitting and peeling everything before taking the old stuff apart. Ready to assemble, the scene looked like we just opened a box from IKEA... When we ... Read more

Brandywine Boogie, Sept 24

The Rotary Club of Whistler Millennium organizes the annual trail run called Brandywine Boogie, on September 24th. The course is 11.5km on the Sea to Sky trail from Cheakamus to Brandywine Falls Park. Like all Rotary projects, the monies raised goes back into community and / international projects.  This year WORCA has been selected and 50% of registration fees could be donated to WORCA for trail maintenance, participants can select WORCA when they register: www.brandywineboogie.ca. If you know any runners, spread ... Read more

Westside Wheel Up Results

Thank you to the 50+ racers who came out and braved the rain to ride the 23rd Westside Wheel Up on September 17th! Here is long time WSWE organiser, Phil Chew, presenting the winner of the WB Season Pass! Thank you to all the sponsors who donated the generous draw prizes and sponsored the apres: Read more

Trail work updates, Sept 12-16, 2016

Alpine Sproatt Trail I'm undergoing a little bit of Sproatt withdrawal now that the Squirrel crew is back in the valley, but having the opportunity to ride my bike after work is helping! While rediscovering the valley bottom, it was easy to (not) see that some trails needed a trim. Raph and I did some corridor trimming on Rockwork Orange > Korova Milkbar > Wizard to improve the sight lines (and not get poked in the eye) with a little armouring of the ... Read more