Back with a splash
It’s always a little shocking to get back into work mode after 2 weeks of sleep-ins and all-day rides...
The Chainsaw felt heavier than I remembered as we pedaled into Jane lakes to “get it over with” (for this year). Perhaps careless strapping the saw to my pack, the bar leaned out more than it should have. I was excited to finish the last bridges to link the two lakes. As my mind wandered from planning the various tasks ...
2019 Board of Directors Elections - Apply!
The 2019 WORCA AGM will be on September 26th. Vacant board positions will be Treasurer, Race Director and Director of Public Relations but all 12 director positions will be up for election. There will be a special resolution to pass new WORCA Bylaws and if approved, the Secretary and Vice President positions will be two-year terms starting from the 2019 AGM and the President and Treasurer positions will become two-year terms from the 2020 AGM. ...
Following a land swap, the RMOW has tasked WORCA with managing the historical singletrack trails in the south end of the “Westside Zone”. These trails include “Piece of Cake”, “Moose Knuckles”, “Butterflies and Flowers”, “THC” and “Danimal south”. We’ve undertaken some upgrades (armouring roots/ holes and berming into the climbs) to upper Danimal south and THC as they will become the ultimate exit from the Sproatt big ride: Mystic>Rocks>Squirrels>Chipmunk>Waste>Danimal>THC.
Vollie trail nights
It’s time to get (a little) dirty! The first ...
Chainsaws and rakes and birds
It sounds like spring in the woods. Love is literally in the air… I mean for birds of course. Males are loudly wooing ladybirds and established couples are claiming their turf. There’s a lot of tweeting going on but that chorus is interrupted by the rhythmic scraping of rakes and steady wail of 2-stroke trail clearing machines. Winter’s been blustery and every trail has a fresh coat of treetop trimmings (often, the whole tree). The trail crew ...
It looks like summer is melting its way into the Whistler valley and that can only mean that fresh trail reports are on the horizon! Here's the first one of 2019:
This season, the trail crew will revisit some of the harder to get to bike destinations around the valley including Jane lakes and Comfortably Numb. We'll continue upgrading our ageing bridges (Get over it, Kill me Thrill me, Billy Epic) and armouring the most heavily "loved" trails (LOTS, LESS, Howler, Foreplay). Stay ...
Attention Whistler-based Youth Enduro Riders and Racers!
For 2019, WORCA and Zep Racing have partnered to create a new high performance program for aspiring young Enduro-focussed youth riders living in Whistler.
This will be a pilot program that we hope to grow after a successful first year. We hope you want to be a part of it.
The key details for application to the 2019 WORCA Enduro Development Team can be found here.
For the full brochure, click here.
WORCA 2019 Memberships, Trail Supporter Program and Toonie Seasons Passes: On sale now!
This is the best $60 you'll spend all summer. Every dollar from every membership goes directly towards making riding in Whistler better.
WORCA Trail Supporter Program
Get your hands on the coolest, most limited edition mountain bike apparel around with our $25 Trail Supporter Program.
This year we celebrate the “Darkside” with beautiful shirts designed by the one and only Zoë Lomoro! For only $25, you become a WORCA Trail Supporter ...
The results of the E-Bike survey that WORCA sent out to members and non-members in November 2018 may be viewed by clicking on the links below:
WORCA E-Bike Survey results document 1 of 3
WORCA E-Bike Survey results document 2 of 3
WORCA E-Bike Survey results document 3 of 3
WORCA sent out an E-Bike survey to both members and non-members in November 2018 and now has a formal report with recommendations about E-Bikes. The Executive Summary report may be viewed by clicking the link below:
WORCA E-Bike Report
What a year!
The 2018 trail maintenance season started off quite reactionary: A lot of work was dictated by natural and man-made “disasters”: loads of deadfall, a debris flow event on Sproatt creek, fire thinning work and upgrading of the Lower Sproatt BC Hydro road. Great efforts were put forward to re-open, re-connect and re-create sections of trail damaged or completely lost. I think it was July by the time we could start ticking-off stuff on the pre-planned “To-do list”.
We ran 13 ...