Trails

Sproatt Alpine Trail: Photos of progress & next Trail Day – Aug. 16

Sproatt Alpine Trail Update We've had a break from volunteer trail building days on the new alpine trail but the WORCA builders have been working hard! Check out Dan's photos of the progress and mark Saturday, August 16th in your calendar for the next Volunteer Trail Day sponsored by Trek Dirt Series!  Vollies will meet at 9am at the Nita Lake Drive and Westside Road intersection. Read more

Learn What was Discussed at the Trails Open House

Last Tuesday we held a Trails Forum to discuss some important topics.  Here is the low down: Sproatt Alpine Project The Alpine Trail Project was the main topic that night, as we have some hurdles with funding to overcome. All grants, except for one WORCA has applied for, got denied. So, we were having an open discussion and brainstorm for plan B to develop strategies. Also other current WORCA programs and events were discussed to evaluate their costs and revenue potential. One promising NTC-Canada Grant ... Read more

Wedgemount IPP: Trucks Working at Comfortably Numb Entrance

Notice: Truck Use on Re-Activated FSR at the Wedge Entrance to Comfortably Numb Construction of the Wedgemount Independent Power Project (IPP) has started and WORCA would like to notify riders of shared use with trucks on the re-activated Forest Service Road (FSR) at the Wedge entrance to Comfortably Numb.  Trucks transporting construction material as well as some logging trucks will be present on the re-activated road daily between 7am and 4pm this summer.    NO SINGLE TRACK HAS BEEN IMPACTED BY THE PROJECT.  ... Read more

June 14 Trail Report – Next Alpine Dream Day is June 21

June 14th Trail Report Last week was a milestone for WORCA with  two different volunteer days breaking ground on our first ever authorized and sanctioned trails WORCA can build. ‘A Cut Above’ started by Tuesday nights' volunteer team (thank you Arbutus Routes for sponsoring!) is our first sanctioned trail WORCA applied to construct.  Last Saturday the first volunteer day on the Alpine Sproatt Project took place with 23 volunteer building  approximately 160 meters of trail. Great work and a big thanks to those who came out. It is amazing that 25 years ... Read more

Upcoming Trail Nights: June 3, 10 & 17

Upcoming Trail Nights In addition to the Sproatt Trail Day we've got a few Tuesday Trail Nights coming up to work on "A Cut Above" June 3: Meet:  Top of Beaver Pass Time:  5:30-8:30pm June 10 & 17: Meet:  Stonebridge Rd / Beaver Pass  intersection Time:  5:30-8:30pm Sponsored by Arbutus Routes, they will be providing builders with food & bevvies! Read more

First Sproatt Alpine Trail Day: Saturday, June 7

Inaugural Sproatt Alpine Trail Day Be part of history and join us on June 7th to start the construction of Whistler's first cross-country alpine trail!  Bear Back Biking will be supplying food and drinks for all the hard workers. When: Saturday, June 7th @ 9am - 3pm Meet: Westside Rd by Lower Lower Sproatt Trail Bring:  Long sleeves, water and tools if you have them   Read more

Trail Report – May 25th

It's been a great start to the trail building season. Tim Haggerty, Dan Raymond and Zander Strathearn have kept things on track and led some great volunteer days. With this rain most trails are clear. Building is about to start on the Alpine Dream trail above the flank on Sproat! Our inaugural trail day is slated for Saturday June 7 from 9 until 3pm Meeting on West Side rd just above Nita Lake. Sponsored by local biking tour company Bear Back Biking, ... Read more

Raffle Tickets On Sale Now

Last year our raffle raised a lot of much-needed funds for our trails program so we're doing it again!  Thanks to the generosity of six local businesses we have been able to pull together a compilation of amazing prizes.  Sales commenced at the bike swap and tickets (1 for $5, 5 for $20 and 15 for $50) will be sold at all WORCA events until the draw at the 25 Year Anniversary Celebration on June 15th and at Summit Sport, Comor and ... Read more

New Sproatt Alpine Mulit-Use Trail Announced

We've made reference to the Sproatt Trail in the past but we are very excited to officially announce this upcoming project! This spring WORCA's trail crew and volunteers will be breaking ground beginning the construction of an alpine trail which will descend from near the summit of Sproatt Mountain to the Flank Trail. Access to this area will come from a new machine-built ascent trail starting off the Flank trail south of Function which will be constructed by the RMOW. As partners ... Read more

Next 3 Trail Nights/Days – May 20, 24, 27

Big cheers to the beautiful people that build the re-route on middle Danimal last Tuesday night. It got done in about three hours, not including the prep work and finishing touches by WORCA's trail builders. This Tuesday, May 20th at 5:30 we will be back there to complete the next section before moving on to the next maintenance project. How to plan for Trail Days or Nights: Read WORCA newsletter Check the WORCA website or Facebook Show up on foot or on bike, bring gloves, ... Read more