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Trails Update: May 14-18, 2018

"The Muffin Man is seated at the table In the laboratory of the Utility Muffin Research Kitchen..." -Frank Zappa This year's Whistler Waldorf School week was digging close to the school:In Lost Lake! The Class of 2021 (currently in grade 9) broke ground on a section of trail I've wished existed since we poured cement on "Central Scrutinizer"... We successfully built the first part of "Muffin Man", connecting the "Central Scrutinizer" to "Comfortably Numb" (at the frisbee golf course).  Ultimately, it will reach "jelly ... Read more

Trails Update: May 7-11, 2018

The band is back together and it's nice to be in the woods! Benoit and Renee are fresh off of the Whistler Learning Center's "Basic Chainsaw Safety" course just in time to clear the insane amount of blowdown on Section 102 and Azrael. There were well over 50 trees blocking the trail (perhaps more on the ground than left standing...) and we also took the opportunity to fix the slumps by the emerald reservoir. Remember to check this "dust free zone" when ... Read more

WORCA is recruiting! 2018 Dirt Camp FT/PT Coaches

2018 WORCA Dirt Camp Coaches (Full-Time & Part-Time, Application Deadline: May 25) View the Dirt Camp Coach job description and application details here. Read more

Arbutus Routes establishes new trail support program

Through the dedicated efforts of our local cycling associations and passionate trail builders we have the best mountain bike trails in the world. These trails are our playground and a significant economic driver for the community. Arbutus Routes have created 2% for the Trails to​ help​ put more resources back into the local trails. Arbutus Routes are committed to donating 2% of revenue from all bike tours and all Arbutus Routes branded merchandise​ to local cycling associations​; WORCA, SORCA &​ PORCA to better support ​them in ​their mission. Their ... Read more

Trails Update: April 30-May 4, 2018

A wordy but important trails and planning update: After a long and active winter we’re starting to finally see the dirt again and also seeing what winters damage has done. This is a very active spring in a number of ways and we’re going to need a lot of understanding and patience from trail users as we work through our priorities. WORCA in conjunction with our community partners will be asking riders to respect all spring seasonal closures on sensitive trails to help ... Read more

New WORCA Supporters: Chromag & Knolly Bikes

WORCA is pleased to announce it's newest partners, Knolly Bikes and Chromag who have stepped up to support WORCA Board, Staff, and Trail Builders. The WORCA team works hard for the riding community in Whistler and it's great when our volunteer driven trail organization is supported by local BC companies. Hopefully you'll run into the WORCA crew out on the trails or at the Toonies sporting fresh kit, parts, or bikes from Chromag or Knolly. You'll also see that Knolly Bikes spec's Chromag parts ... Read more

Apply now: Win a trip to Les 2 Alpes

This summer, our friends in the riding community in Les 2 Alpes are inviting a small delegation of WORCA members for an all-expenses-paid riding trip to France to participate in the Mountain of Hell. The trip is from June 27th until July 3rd and is part of an exchange program between our mountain communities. The goal of this partnership is to share our knowledge and experience in mountain biking, to make both of our communities stronger. Anyone with both a valid WORCA ... Read more

American Friends of Whistler $5,000 Trail Donation

WORCA would like to thank the American Friends of Whistler for their generous donation of $5,000 towards trail maintenance in 2018.   Read more

WORCA is hiring for 2 dream jobs!

Manager of Operations WORCA is looking for a dynamic, community minded individual who is passionate about mountain biking to fill the newly created position of Manager of Operations. The primary role of the Manager of Operations will be the day-to-day oversight of the club’s business operations. Your focus will be to report on youth programming and trail building/maintenance activities, to oversee trail crew contracts and invoicing, communications, fundraising development of grant proposals, and identifying new opportunities within the community. The Manager of Operations ... Read more

2018 Trail Supporter Program

This year we are celebrating "North of Town" for our Trail Supporter Program! For only $25, you become a WORCA Trail Supporter and get one of these limited edition t-shirts celebrating our North of Town trail network. T-Shirts will be a high quality jersey style shirt (a big step up from last year) and will be in a dark ash or deep grey colour (similar to what you see here).  Men's, women's, and youth shirts will be available. This design was done for ... Read more
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