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Teamwork and Whistler’s Trail Network

Teamwork and Whistler's Trail Network When the snow melts in the Spring it’s time for WORCA’s trail crew to get the trail assessments in motion. The season will begin with trail inspections, as the trails become accessible. Once the condition of the trails have been assessed, the Trails and Planning Committee will put a trail maintenance plan into action, prioritizing those trails which are most in need of work. In 2017 the trail crew’s two larger projects will be Jane Lakes and Comfortably ... Read more

WORCA Trails Open House, Mar 2

You're invited to an evening of preliminary trail planning,  discussion and networking. We will be seeking ideas and feedback for Whistler's future trails. Trail builders, mountain bikers, hikers & anyone with an interest in hearing what WORCA is up to is welcome to join us on Thursday March 2nd, 7pm at Forlise (immediately left of Lululemon in Whistler Village). Appies and Refreshments provided. Read more

Forlise, TrailForks & PinkBike trails donation

During Crankworx last summer Forlise, TrailForks and PinkBike hosted the Big Download which featured $2 Beers, Beer Pong Tournament, Prizes & Swag, DJ Lon. Afterwards they donated proceeds of $738 to WORCA's trail work program. Thank you for supporting trail development in Whistler! Read more

2017 Toonie Ride Date Fixing Meeting, Feb 21

WORCA invites all businesses/organisations (or a representative of the business) interested in (co) hosting a 2017 Toonie ride to the 2017 Toonie Ride Date Fixing Meeting on Feb 21, 2017. A representative for each business/sponsorship group must be present for inclusion in the 2017 Toonie series. Available ride dates range from early May to Early September. Note that certain sponsors/dates will have restrictions due to bike park opening hours and requests from the RMOW. Date: Tuesday Feb 21st. 7pm Location: Passiv Haus, Lost Lake Please ... Read more

2016 Lumpy Leidal Award goes to Jaedon Chase

Fall in Whistler marks the presentation of the Lumpy Award which this year was presented by WORCA President Craig Mackenzie. 'Geoff "Lumpy" Leidal was a local athlete who was killed in an avalanche in 1998. In his honor, the Lumpy Leidal Award is presented each year to a local junior who has been found outstanding as a sportsperson, a volunteer and someone who epitomizes athleticism in our local youth. ' Source. The Lumpy's award for 2016 was awarded to Jaedon Chase. Congratulations Jaedon! Read more

2016 Trail Volunteers of the Year

Congratulations to Ian Brett and Luke De Jager who were presented with some bike goodies by ZEP Techniques to say thanks for their dedication this season. In the words of Paul Howard, owner of Zep Techniques, "thanks to WORCA and all the trail volunteers each and every year. Whistler has some of the best trails in the world and it’s thanks to people like this". ZEP offered free clinics to WORCA members this season as well as subsidised training for the ... Read more

Trail work updates, Oct 10-14, 2016

Trail Maintenance in Whistler Valley Last week was our final week of valley maintenance for the season as monsoon season has arrived.  We tied up a bunch of loose ends including cutting and clearing the emergency exit for Garagamel which is located in the middle of the trail at the large swamp crossing with the cedar rounds that takes people out to Cougar Mtn W FSR.  We then did a little tidy up on Business Time and Howler then spent the rest ... Read more

Thank you Brandywine Boogie & Rotary Club

On the 24th of September over 95 runners took part in the annual Brandywine Boogie organized by The Rotary Club of Whistler Millennium. Like all Rotary projects, the monies raised goes back into community and / international projects and this year participants where given the option of donating 50% of their registration fees to WORCA for trail maintenance. As a result 52 participants chose to support WORCA and the Rotary Club of Whistler Millennium donated $1,220 to WORCA's new Alpine Sproatt ... Read more

Trail work updates, Sept 25-29, 2016

Alpine Sproatt Trail Raph and I have finished replacing the entire "easy" line of woodwork through the swamp section of Secret Trail North. I love building old-school features and we changed it up a bit... long live skinnies! We also took care of some precarious danger trees, opened up some drains and filled/capped some low spots. It's ready for the wet season! I was curious to re-inspect the Lord Of The Squirrels again after last weekend's torrential rains and hundreds of tires. **Fun fact ... Read more

2016 WORCA Raffle Winners

Thank you everyone who purchased tickets for the WORCA's raffle which raises funds for the WORCA trail maintenance program. The draw took placed at July 14th Toonie Apres. Congratulations to winners: 1. Don Harris - NORCO Carbon Sight c.7.4 2. Luke Monteith - Four Seasons Gym Membership 3. Aidan Hamilton - Commencal Meta HT Frame (photo below) A special thanks to the local businesses who donated the prizes and support mountain biking in Whistler, you rock! Last year our raffle raised a lot of much-needed funds for ... Read more
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