Trails

Trail work updates, July 18-22, 2016

Alpine Sproatt Trail We had a volunteer digger from Washington state for the whole week! Rob gets the award for best use of vacation time: Camping and pulling stumps. The rain stopped just in time for his shred down the mountain. After hearing of my drill battery woes last week, Pat from Sabre stepped-up, offering MORE POWER!!! (anyone remember "tool time"?). The Hilti monster-drill had way more stamina than we needed! We barely used one battery. I'm a fan now for sure! With 3 ... Read more

Trail work updates, July 11-15, 2016

Alpine Sproatt Trail This week we stepped up the preparations for the Volunteer weekend July 23-24. The BBQ was tested (thanks Zander for the steaks!) and micro flagging has been laid out for the benching sections. Please confirm your attendance on the event facebook page so that we have enough food and drink (and tools) for everyone. Some sections of trail look particularly daunting to build. We tackled a particularly steep section of bench cutting with fingers crossed... you never know what's on ... Read more

Trail work updates, July 4-8, 2016

Alpine Sproatt Trail This week we started leap-frogging ahead and tackling more complex sections in preparation for the upcoming Volunteer Weekend. We're leaving behind some benching and rock work sections to share the fun on the July 23-24.  This week we moved VERY BIG rocks and stumps from the ride line, built 3 bridges and benched/armoured/filled 2 water draws and made enough decking to get us "bridged" through to the next viewpoint. We'd like to thank the anonymous donor that left us ... Read more

Trail work updates, June 27- July 1, 2016

Alpine Sproatt Trail This week the Alpine Sproatt Crew completed a swamp bridge 15m, 3 armoured french drains, benched/capped, cut corridor, built 2 rock bridges, completed "tombstone alley" 25m (rockwork-photo above), prepped 2 bridges, 1 new viewpoint and conducted line work. New trail built: approximately 250m. [huge_it_gallery id="6"] Trail Maintenance in Whistler Valley This week in trail maintenance we spent three days working on the RMOW managed trail Basalt Valley Spur to redevelop the loose climb (photo above) into something that's more appealing for bikes ... Read more

Trail work updates, June 20-24, 2016

Alpine Sproatt Trail This week the Alpine Sproatt Crew cleared lines, undertook some benching, capping, bridge framing, and rockwork; they completed 2 bridges (6m, 6m) and 260m of new trail. [huge_it_gallery id="5"] Valley Maintenance This week in trail maintenance we finished up cutting back Howler and now we are doing some work in the south end of town with some light maintenance on lower Duncan's and improving the end of the Basalt Valley spur climb. Garbonzo Bike & Bean Trail Night June 22 Thank you to everyone ... Read more

Public comment period for South Chilcotin Mountains Park plan closes May 22

BC Parks is preparing management plans for nine protected areas in the Lillooet area. The provincial parks in the area were newly designated or enlarged. The South Chilcotin Mountains Park (previously named Spruce Lake Protected Area) and Big Creek Park plan is currently open for public comment and closes on May 22, 2016. At this stage in the management planning process BC Parks are looking for feedback on the final draft management plan for several areas. The revised draft management plan is presented ... Read more

Attention Trail Builders

"WORCA Trail Building Positions" WORCA is recruiting for several trail building roles this season - 2016. If you are interested in a Full or Part-time trail building paid position please email your CV to trails@worca.com Read more

WORCA Infographic – 2015

"WORCA Infographic - 2015" Another big thank you for all of your club contributions in 2015! Check out the WORCA infographic detailing trail building and maintenance, volunteerism, participation, and social media.   Read more

MEC Dirt Search – WORCA

"$10,000 for Whistler Trails" Whistler bikers and trail lovers! MEC Dirt Search contest is back this year Mar 1 until Mar 31. Simply vote for WORCA in "Dirt Search West", the most online votes wins. You can vote once every 24hrs. MEC Dirt Search - WORCA   Read more

WORCA Funding Agreement

In case you missed it, WORCA will be allotted $50,000 per year for the next 3 years for trail maintenance in a fee-for-service agreement with the RMOW. This is a huge benefit to the entire non-motorized trail using community. Your trails director Nina Cairns worked tirelessly to ensure this agreement, so a big thanks to Nina, Todd Hellinga and the rest of the board. Read the full article. View the agreement, pages 127-137. Read more