Monday Night Rides
Monday Night Rides
2016 season update: Monday night rides will begin on May 30th and run every Monday (rain or shine) until September 12th!
Sign In: 6:00pm at the Bike Co. in Whistler Village
Ride: Leaves at 6:30pm sharp!
Après: Beacon Pub & Eatery. Bring a bike lock to secure your bike during the après.
Riders need to be WORCA members. Purchase your membership online. Paper forms will also be available Monday evenings at Bike Co. All minors must be accompanied by an adult.
Monday nights are fun and social rides for all abilities. We offer both basic skill clinics and group rides to suit all rider levels. Our skills clinics are aimed at getting you going and building your confidence where as our group rides are a great way to meet new people or discover new trails.
Guided Groups: Our Guided rides are aimed to get you out on your bike, meet new people and show you around our trail network. Our guides are on-hand to help you with tips and hints to make a trail achievable, however, we will not be hanging around to “session” sections of trail. Please respect this is a group ride and try and select a group that fits your ability and pace preference.
Skills Groups: We are very fortunate to have a number of coaches available to run skill’s clinics and workshops. Each week we will offer clinics with a particular focus and invite you to join in and get some fantastic coaching. Please note that space is limited and spots are on a first come, first serve basis.
Après: All of our Monday Night Rides will end for a social après at the Beacon Pub & Eatery (located in the heart of the village square). If you decide not to join us for après drinks, food and prize giveaways, please let your guides know that you will be departing the group so they are not left looking for you at the après. The Beacon Pub & Eatery will provide all ride participants with a free frosty beer or soft drink and food specials; so please feel free to join the other riders and guides for good times, and spot prizes. The Beacon Pub & Eatery doesn’t have a bike storage area, so we encourage you to bring a bike lock to ensure a fun evening.
Our Guides: All of our guides volunteer their time and energy to provide you with the best experience possible. WORCA is proud to support the Monday Night Ride guides, coaches and organizers through training opportunities and a professional mountain bike association support structure. All our volunteers receive yearly refresher training in first aid and safety protocols, as well as the opportunity to attend personal development training. Please be sure to thank you guide/coach at the end of the ride and provide them with feedback regarding the ride and pace.
MINORS: Anyone under the age of 18 (minors) must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian in order to participate in the program. Minors must ride with their parent/legal guardian; they cannot be in separate groups. If a parent/legal guardian shows up with their child & child’s friend, the friend MUST have a letter of permission from their legal guardian/parent stating that they are under the supervision of their friend’s elder for that evening.
WORCA Youth Dirt Camp coaches and Monday Night Ride guides are PMBI (Professional Mountain Bike Instructors) certified by Whistler’s very own ZEPtechniques. ZEP supports WORCA and its programs by providing subsidised courses for all WORCA coaches and guides. ZEP offer PMBI instructor courses all over the world and they are North America & Australia’s most widely recognized certification program. For more information on ZEP and their programs, check them out at www.zeptechniques.com.
Funding for training the Monday Night Ride Guides is provided by the Community Foundation of Whistler. The Community Foundation of Whistler imagines a community where everyone thrives. The Foundation provides donors with the opportunity to create a personal legacy in the form of an endowment fund that will support the local charities they love, year after year, forever. Donations to an endowment fund are safety invested and professionally managed. The income generated each year is granted to support community organizations. Endowment funds at the Community Foundation of Whistler create stable sustainable funding that supports the full range of community life. For more information about the Community Foundation of Whistler, please contact Executive Director Carol Coffey at 604.935.8080 or email.
The Community Foundation of Whistler grant helps WORCA to achieve the following objectives which in turn benefit the local community:
- To improve the safety of the Monday Night Ride program participants and trail users.
- To improve the guiding experience for Monday Night Ride program participants.
- To deliver a safe and valuable mountain biking experience over the course of 16 weeks.
The views and opinions expressed on this website so not necessarily reflect those of the Community Foundation of Whistler.
Markus Samer (Community Foundation of Whistler) presents Hilary Davison (WORCA Fundraising Director) with a cheque towards the training of Monday Night Guides. Thank you!