Huge thanks to Santa Cruz Bicycles and Steel City Media for donating the $1,362 profits generated from ticket sales of the Gamble Movie premier towards the new Cultured Climb trail!
This donation, in addition to the $1,000 donated by Vorsprung Suspension means that we are closer to the $10,000 needed to build the Cultured Climb trail. The RMOW has agreed to match up to $5,000 in donations in order to reach the $10,000 goal.
Local trail builder Zander Stathearn took it upon himself to ...
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. ...
My "to-do" list is ever growing and some projects are more complex than others:
-cut dead-fall on this
-brushcut this and that
-re-position 2500 lb bridge that got pushed down stream by a debris-flow
With a lot of planning, some expert advise and unfamiliar equipment, we finally got the "Industrial Waste" bridge back in position!Huge thank you to Kevin and Bart at RMOW parks and trails and Chris for the extra muscle on moving day!
(check out the timelapse of the move HERE).
I now feel ...
Huge thanks to Vorsprung Suspension for donating $1,000 toward the new Cultured Climb trail! This is a great example of a local business supporting WORCA and local trail builders.
Local trail builder Zander Stathearn took it upon himself to obtain planning permission to build the Cultured Climb trail. WORCA is helping Zander to raise funds to cover his operating costs on this build. The trail description can be viewed on Trailforks here.
The goal is to raise $10,000 to build this climbing trail and ...
The Whistler Shuttle is now donating $1 CAD to WORCA for every bike that travels on their shuttles! They schedule their departures from YVR to Whistler around your flight arrival time to minimize your wait at the airport and get you moving as quickly as possible. They're on the clock as soon as you check-in with the airport representatives, and if you're not departed within the wait-time guarantee - your ride is free! Meeting guests arriving at YVR from 8am to 8pm, offering the most departures out ...
"Hey! There's a trail!"
This week, we mowed the lawn in the Cheakamus zone. Your derailleur should be free of vegetation on "Garbage", "Just Another Bike Trail", "Trash", and "Runaway Train".
It's fun to finish what we started: Tuesday dig night got it done on the "Hot Dog Alley> Scotia Creek" climb. Thanks to everyone who helped get this great upgrade done! We've run several trail nights on this one, and, Giant Whistler Bike Co. provided the beer for the final push and "ribbon cutting ...
In the next few days, BC Hydro will be starting a construction project near Rainbow Substation and a section of the “Cut Yer Bars” trail goes through the planned work area.
More specifically, the section at the north end of the trail uses an access road where BC Hydro may have vehicles parked and then travels down the road adjacent to their planned work site.
BC Hydro is not currently planning to affect trail access, however riders should be cautious while riding in this area.
The bulk of ...
We fired up the brushsaw this week to give "Cut Yer' Bars" a trim. We also patched up the wooden features on the segment that takes you back to the school. We opted for a simple (decking only) repair since this piece of trail will become a segment of valley trail in the next few years.
We patched up, armoured and capped eroded sections of 99'er and the "Lower Sproatt" singletrack descent. Capping with dirt makes it all look so smooth and ...
"The Muffin Man is seated at the table
In the laboratory of the Utility Muffin Research Kitchen..." -Frank Zappa
This year's Whistler Waldorf School week was digging close to the school:In Lost Lake! The Class of 2021 (currently in grade 9) broke ground on a section of trail I've wished existed since we poured cement on "Central Scrutinizer"...
We successfully built the first part of "Muffin Man", connecting the "Central Scrutinizer" to "Comfortably Numb" (at the frisbee golf course). Ultimately, it will reach "jelly ...
The band is back together and it's nice to be in the woods!
Benoit and Renee are fresh off of the Whistler Learning Center's "Basic Chainsaw Safety" course just in time to clear the insane amount of blowdown on Section 102 and Azrael. There were well over 50 trees blocking the trail (perhaps more on the ground than left standing...) and we also took the opportunity to fix the slumps by the emerald reservoir. Remember to check this "dust free zone" when ...