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Trail Work Update: 16 June 2017

This week the trail crew began our foray into "Making Comfortably Numb Great Again"... by making it harder, softer, higher, skinnier, wider and ...longer! Longer and softer Our Tuesday night dig, sponsored by Arbutus Routes was a beach party, literally. There was sand, so much sand. Jerome David (WORCA vice-president) thought I was too ambitious, planning to get 250m of trail built in one evening, and my response was: "We could build this section using tablespoons". The trail now starts closer to the ... Read more

You could win a new bike! Buy your WORCA Raffle Tickets

Draw prizes include bikes courtesy of Comor, Norco and Commencal!! Tickets 1 for $7, 2 for $10, 5 for $25 Buy your tickets at any Toonie Apres, Forlise Store, and Comor Store. Prizes 2017 Norco Sight Carbon 9.3 Two Commencal Ramones 12" Push Bikes Full Sombrio Kit of Jersey, Shorts, Gloves & Socks 1 year gym membership to the Four Seasons Resort Whistler! 1 month membership to Whistler Creek Athletic Club! And many more... Draw Dates Early Bird Draw: July 8, WORCA's Epic Special Event Grand Draw: July 20, Comor, Gnarly Routes, Whistler Sailing ... Read more

Trail Work Update: 9 June 2017

"Hey Dan! Where have you been digging?" "Hey Dan! What's new in trails?""Hey, Dan! What have you been up to?" Clearly, I have not been keeping up to date with my trail reports... The heavy snowload delayed our usual "crack of march" trailwork and has kept us busy on the chainsaws clearing deadfall. Keep us posted if you see any new ones (trails@worca.com) pictures and geotags help with saw selection... Once again, we hosted the entire grade 9 class from the Waldorf school for ... Read more

We’re hiring! Summer Student: Event & Admin Assistant

2017 Summer Student: Event & Admin Assistant (Full-Time, Application Deadline: June 25) View the Summer Student: Event & Admin Assistant job description and application details here.     Read more

2016 Whistler Mountain Bike Economic Impact Study Released!

The eagerly anticipated 2016 Whistler Mountain Bike Economic Impact Study commissioned by Tourism Whistler, WORCA, Whistler Blackcomb, RMOW and conducted by the Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance (CSTA) has been released. We're pleased to see that the trail network that WORCA builds and maintains is not only awesome fun to ride but that it contributes in such a positive way to the local economy. Report high lights below or click here to download the full report. Read more

Trash Improvements

Due to increased traffic accessing the Train Wreck and in consultation with WORCA the RMOW Trail Maintenance crew began work upgrading the segment of Trash from S2S trail to the new Suspension bridge last week. Look out for the ‘Trail Crew Working’ signs as the team moves along the trail which will remain open for all traffic during the 3 week project. WORCA will be putting in a new single track reroute for bikers in the character (Black Diamond) of Trash later ... Read more

Presenting the 2017 Special Event: WORCA’s Wildlife Farm

Each year WORCA brings you a unique mountain bike themed event and this year is no exception.  Like last year, we are sending you on an adventure. Mountain bikers have always loved to be out enjoying the trails with wildlife, but have you ever noticed how many trails are named with wildlife in mind…your challenge is finding and collecting all the trails in the Whistler Valley that are related to Wildlife. This will be a big day on the bike again. After an ... Read more

WORCA launches Youth Coach Training Program

During the summer months WORCA hosts 5-day youth dirt camps, fully coached to support youth aged 5 to 16 years. WORCA recruits full-time and part-time adult coaches who have a passion for mountain biking and inspiring the next generation of riders. WORCA has established a Youth Coach Training Program to provide local youth who want to pursue a career in coaching with valuable vocational work experience. The program offers youth aged 16-17 years old with up to 4 weeks of work experience ... Read more

WORCA is hiring! Trail Crew, Dirt Camp Coaches, Bookkeeper

2017 WORCA Trail Crew (Full-Time, Application Deadline: May 20) View the Trail Crew job description and application details here. 2017 WORCA Summer Student Trail Maintenance Labourer (Full-Time, Application Deadline EXTENDED TO: May 30) View the Summer Student Trail Labourer job description and application details here. 2017 WORCA Dirt Camp Coaches (Full-Time & Part-Time, Application Deadline: EXTENDED TO May 20) View the Dirt Camp Coach job description and application details here. 2017 WORCA Bookkeeper (Part-Time, Application Deadline: May 20) View the Bookkeeper job description and application details here. Read more

Trail Open House Review

We would like to thank Forlise and Stonebridge for sponsoring our Trails Open House. It was great to see so many people from the community out on a stormy wintry night. We received a lot of great input and suggestions. This past Thursday (March 2) at the Trail Open House WORCA presented a draft conceptual vision for future trail development throughout the valley. Over the past year the trails sub-committee and board of directors have provided input and direction to come up ... Read more
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