Monday Night Rides
Monday Night Rides
2015 season update: Monday night rides will begin on May 25th and run every Monday (rain or shine) until September 14th!
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 Rides and Clinics will conclude at W’s (next to Comor); if you will not be joining us for Après drinks, food and prize giveaways, please be sure to let you guide/coach know that you will be departing the group so they are not left looking for you. W’s winebar provides all participants with a free frosty beer or soft drink; please feel free to join other riders and volunteers in food, good times, and spot prizes. W’s doesn’t have a bike storage area, we do encourage you to bring a bike lock.
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.
Sign In: 6:00pm at the Bike Co. in Whistler Village
Ride: Leaves at 6:30pm sharp!
Riders need to be WORCA members. Purchase your membership online. Paper forms will also be available Monday evenings at Bike Co.
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.
WORCA would like to acknowledge and thank the Community Foundation of Whistler for a grant to assist in the training of the Monday Night Guides. Their assistance 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.
Markus Samer (Community Foundation of Whistler) presents Hilary Davison (WORCA Fundraising Director) with a cheque towards the training of Monday Night Guides. Thank you!