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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

Trail Work Update: A trail crew recap of 2017

With last winter's heavy snow sticking around, it seemed like summer was never going to show up! The snow brought down the house so to speak -- peppering the valley with deadfall. The Waldorf volunteer week got the fun stuff started with the completion of "Robin! Yer' Eggs". The entire grade 9 class spent the week digging and learning about how ravens will eat other birds' eggs (!). Then, armed with a fresh crew and keen volunteers, two new sections of single track ... Read more

Trail Work Update: 20 October 2017

I can't help myself! Really. Last week we got "Rubbish" into rideable condition, with the intention of running a volunteer trail night next spring to finish & officially open it. Walking away from an unfinished project keeps me up at night... but, we have plenty of other projects to tackle around the valley before the SNOW! I was typing a "Sorry crew, work is cancelled due to snow..." text. Before hitting the "send" button, I thought to check the highway webcam for ... Read more

Play Clean Go!

Did you know... Many invasive plants are able to spread rapidly through trail networks by "hitchhiking" on people, pets, or their equipment. For example, seeds, burrs, and plant parts can get caught up in the tires of a mountain bike, and be transported to the next area or trail where the biker rides. To prevent the spread of invasives, it is important to clean shoes, gear (like mountain bikes!), and pets before leaving the trail-head or moving to a new trail-head. ... Read more

Trail Work Update: 13 October 2017

Trash 2.0 is "Rubbish" Patrick Plante came up with the name at the Chromag sponsored dirt burger dig party. "First you ride "Garbage", into "Rubbish", then "Trash". Hard to argue against that sort of theme. We had access to great materials (and muscle) to get a lot of trail done. It was a conveyor belt of digging trail to transport decking to assemble a bridge to dig more trail to transport decking to another bridge... to burgers by Lisa. The new trail is ride-able ... Read more

RMOW Fall 2017 Fuel Thinning Projects & Trail Closures

The RMOW is planning two autumn fuel thinning projects that will start later in October and go into November. One is above the cemetery (called CCF5, see map) and the other is above Alpine Meadows off the end of Alpine Way (see map). Both sites have mountain bike trails either nearby or through sections. CCF5 is bounded at the upper edge by Whip Me, Snip Me which will have to be closed for a short period while fallers thin trees along the ... Read more

Trail Work Update: 6 October 2017

Trash 2.0 We're toiling away in the new section of Trash this week. Making all the parts and framing bridges to connect both ends of the trail. The first vollie night (Oct 3rd) got the ball rolling with some rockwork and benching for approx. 100m of trail. We're hitting it up again on October 10th for the last trail night of the year: dirt burgers! Uh, I mean dirt and burgers (and beer)! Sponsored by Chromag bikes Meet @ 4:30pm in the FSR parking lot for ... Read more

Call for Youth, Race & PR Director nominations, Oct 15 deadline

The WORCA Annual General Meeting (AGM) is scheduled for Thursday, November 16. During the AGM all Board of Director (BOD) positions are up for election/re-election. The Youth Director, Race Director, and PR Director are stepping down so the Nomination Committee are looking for candidates to fill these three vacant positions. The duties of the Youth, Race and PR Directors can be found online here. The WORCA Board invites all interested parties to contact the Nomination Committee via email before 15 October ... Read more

Trail Work Update: 29 September 2017

Discoveries this week: Benoit and I started work on the new section of "Trash" (to replace the old section of Trash that is now a new pea gravel thingy). We're squeezed for real estate between the Sea-to-Sky and suspension bridge access trails so the line will need a lot of woodwork to navigate between cliffs and creeks. There's plenty of framing cedar around (small-ish trees). However, making quality decking is best when the stars align: A big tree has fallen years ago ... Read more
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