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.
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WORCA Trail Supporter Program
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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 ...
T’was a pleasant month for working in the woods. The fall colours, mushrooms, brisk air and stunning sunsets (!) calling the team back to civilization. I suppose we’ll need flashlights next week. Beyond the pleasant weather, it’s been a treat to pick at the to-do list. Signs are going up, bridges are getting replaced, tools getting winterized and new trail approvals are coming in... I’ll let the President make the announcement.
Renee just got back from Alaska and joined us to explore a ...
We ran our last trail night of the season this week. Sadface. It wasn’t for lack of interest; the axial tilt of our planet has made daylight sparse.
The Lower Sproatt armagedon (BC Hydro road re-opening) was at first a huge Bummer, then an inconvenience and finally an opportunity. We’ve been presented with a chance to make the trail better than ever. I tend to obsess over such a challenge and wanted to see if the community would also jump ...
The trail crew was (mostly) off for the last 2 weeks. Benoit and Renee are traveling and I've been re-certifying the OFA level 3 (First aid). My head is so full of new and refreshed information that I hope to never need...
Before tackling any task with the crew, I try to imagine the storytelling afterwards: If the word "sketchy" comes up, we change the plan. So far, that strategy has kept my real world first aid experience to band-aid application! ...
Tuesday night action!
The Garbanzo Bike and Bean crew came out to lay dirt on some unfinished parts of the “Yummy Numby singletrack is better than roads” project last Tuesday. We called it a night literally (it was getting dark!) for stories and refreshments by the creek. We’ll be back in there on October 2nd.
Next week, (Sept 25th) we’ll be putting finishing touches on the “Cultured Climb” with Howler Contracting. Meet at the top of Alpine way at 5:30!
I enjoy the thrill that ...