Trails

Cut Yer Bars trail – BC Hydro construction project

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 ... Read more

Trails Update: May 21-25, 2018

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 ... Read more

Trails Update: May 14-18, 2018

"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 ... Read more

Trails Update: May 7-11, 2018

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 ... Read more

Arbutus Routes establishes new trail support program

Through the dedicated efforts of our local cycling associations and passionate trail builders we have the best mountain bike trails in the world. These trails are our playground and a significant economic driver for the community. Arbutus Routes have created 2% for the Trails to​ help​ put more resources back into the local trails. Arbutus Routes are committed to donating 2% of revenue from all bike tours and all Arbutus Routes branded merchandise​ to local cycling associations​; WORCA, SORCA &​ PORCA to better support ​them in ​their mission. Their ... Read more

Trails Update: April 30-May 4, 2018

A wordy but important trails and planning update: After a long and active winter we’re starting to finally see the dirt again and also seeing what winters damage has done. This is a very active spring in a number of ways and we’re going to need a lot of understanding and patience from trail users as we work through our priorities. WORCA in conjunction with our community partners will be asking riders to respect all spring seasonal closures on sensitive trails to help ... Read more

American Friends of Whistler $5,000 Trail Donation

WORCA would like to thank the American Friends of Whistler for their generous donation of $5,000 towards trail maintenance in 2018.   Read more

2018 Trail Supporter Program

This year we are celebrating "North of Town" for our Trail Supporter Program! For only $25, you become a WORCA Trail Supporter and get one of these limited edition t-shirts celebrating our North of Town trail network. T-Shirts will be a high quality jersey style shirt (a big step up from last year) and will be in a dark ash or deep grey colour (similar to what you see here).  Men's, women's, and youth shirts will be available. This design was done for ... Read more

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

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