Every week for 20 weeks, WORCA hosts Thursday night Toonie Rides with the sponsorship of local businesses and organizations. The rides cost $2 (Toonie).
Typically sign-in is 5:30-6:30PM and the ride starts at 6:30PM with an apres after the ride. Check the Toonie Schedule for details, as sign in location (and times at the end of the season) can vary each week.
The ‘Ride’ part of the name is more about our mandate, which is to foster the use of bicycles in the community. There are a core group of ‘racers’ in our series however the majority of riders are just out to have fun, explore the trails, get a bit of exercise, and socialize with other members. A prize of $50 is given to the 1st adult male and female; the 1st youth male and female riders are announced.
You need to be a WORCA member to participate for insurance reasons, but every cent that doesn’t go to the insurance companies is channeled back into protecting and maintaining Whistler’s exceptional network of bike trails. The races are open to everyone, young and old, and of all abilities. All minors must be accompanied by an adult. All participants must wear a helmet and ensure that their bikes are in good working order. Bring water, tube repair kits, and tools because you never know… Please, NO POWER ASSISTED BIKES at WORCA events for insurance purposes.
A Toonie tip: Review the course maps each week as the range of difficulty can vary week to week depending on what the sponsor has in store for everyone.