Toonie Ride Schedule

Toonie Ride Schedule 2016
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May 5
FEATURES A YOUTH TEENIE TOONIE
Fineline, Olives, Ecole La PasserelleWestside Main FSR - Lucy in the Sky - Riverside to Suspension Bridge - Farside to Highline entrance - Highline (Cut 0ff) - Duncan's It's Business Time - AM/PM This Toonie features the popular multi-use riverside trails - please respect other trail users and share the trailFineline Bike StoreOlives Community Market
May 12Evolution, The Adventure Group, Rocky Mountain Chocolate, Pemberton Distillery, Alpine Café Comfortably Numb - Jeff's - Sea to Sky TrailWedgemount Parking LotThe Adventure Group, Cougar Mountain
May 19 Bike Co., Nicklaus North, Whistler MuseumWestside, 4km, first riders expected to finish 25-30mins. "Steep climbs and technical singletrack combined with a retro theme. Prizes for best retro lycra and best classic bike."Bottom of Scotia CreekTable Nineteen at Nicklaus North
May 22 NEW!
"Go Fest Toonie"
Whistler Adventure SchoolCheakamus Trails. This Toonie features the popular multi-use riverside trails - please respect other trail users and share the trail.Whistler Adventure School, Function JunctionWhistler Adventure School, Function Junction
May 26Arbutus Routes, Milestones, Whistler Sport LegaciesSliding centre-up the bobsled track - BlackcombArbutus RoutesMilestones
June 2Summit Sport, Whistler Golf Club, Whistler Bike ParkBike Park: Up Easy Does It then Down Ninja Cougar > Karate Monkey > WC Single Track > Hochi Min> Easy Does ItSummit SportWhistler Golf Course Clubhouse
June 9Tag Cycling Adventure, Dubh Linn Gate, lululemonLost Lake: Start at Passive Haus > Left up Centennial > Right on Fountain of Love > Continue on Pinocchio's Furniture >Lower Panorama to Zoot Allures > Toads of the Short Forest (kids/slower riders descend to Treacherous Cretians and continue the long course) > Gee I like your pants > Son of Mr. Green Jeans > Jelly Roll Gumdrop > Hooktender > Tommy Moore > take a right onto Old Mill Road > Follow to > Treacherous Creatians > Central Scrutinizer > Packard Goose > I'm not Satisfied > Why Johnny Can't Read > Grand Wazoo > End at the end of Grand Wazoo. First riders expected in 35 mins.Passiv HausDubh Linn Gate
June 16Cross Country Connection, Lucia Gelato, Pemberton Valley Coffee Co., Live to Play Sports, Whistler BrewingBlue, 11km, first riders expected to finish 45mins in Lost Lake. "Zappa-Zone Single Track with flowy ‘Pea Gravel Express" …and watch out for Pinocchio’s backwards!Lost LakePassiv Haus backyard
June 23Brent Harley & Associates Inc, Cascade Environmental, Gone Eatery, Whistler Village Sports, Whistler Brewing, Home Hardware"Tour De Trash" Blue, 15.4km, first riders expected to finish 1 hour. Cut off at entrance to Riverside trail at 50 minutes. "Leg burner with some slightly technical descents, sustained climbing and some technical features in Trash." Please respect other trail users and share the trailCascade/BHA offices behind Home HardwareCascade/BHA parking lot behind Home Hardware
June 30Chromag Bikes, North Shore Billet, The Grocery StoreFunction/Riverside. 11th Annual Chromag and Northshore Billet Toonie Race and Show & Shine. Please respect other trail users and share the trail.Function/RiversideChromag HQ- Function
July 7Whistler Shuttle, The Gibbons Hospitality Group/Longhorn Saloon & Grill, Quantum VitaminsBlackcomb trails: Golden Boner - Roam in the Loam and Instant Gratification. Base II at BlackcombLonghorn
July 14Comor, Gnarly Roots Pizza CafeWestside Trails: Scotia Creek Climb > Beaver pass > Whip Me Snip Me > Bob's Rebob > Bart's Dark > River Runs Through itBase of Scotia CreekRainbow Park
July 21Coastal Culture Sports, Creekside Dental, Creekside MarketMicrowave Climb > Tunnel VisionInterpretive ForestCreekside Market Parking lot - back corner
July 28Garbanzo Bike and Bean, Select Contracts, Dusty'shttps://www.strava.com/segments/7624751, Blue, 10.9km, first riders expected to finish 41mins. "Horrible first climb through to mind numbing dirt road climb followed by a puncturiffic high speed dirt road descent into classic niggly Whistler singletrack (blue grade). Road climb to dismount, stair-sprint to swoopy singletrack goodness (blue grade) and ski piste tuck finish". Creekside Garbonzo Bike and Bean Dusty's
Aug 4RBC, The Gibbons Hospitality GroupWestside TrailsBase of Scotia Creek ClimbLonghorn
Aug 11529 Garage, Whistler Brewing, SRAMYummy Numby Time Trial. Yummy Numby > Comfortably Numb > Central Scrutinizer. Trail Forks RoutePassiv HausPassiv Haus
Aug 18WORCAComfortably Numb Time Trial. Comfortably Numb > Jeff's > Green Lake Loop. Trail Forks RouteWedgemont Car ParkPassiv Haus - bring your own apres
Aug 25WORCAWestside TrailsStart of Rick's RoostFlat gravel area at end of Whip Me Snip Me. Bring your own apres.
Sept 1Whistler Publishing and Print, Whistler Cooks, Vorsprung Suspension, Coast Mountain BreweryCheakamus Trails. Green / Blue. Lung and leg buster, not too technical, and so fun high speed flow. Please respect other trail users and share the trail.Vorsprung ShopVorsprung Shop
Sept 8Slopeside Supply, Scandinave Spa, Lucia Gelato, Mt. Currie Coffee, Peaked PiesTime Trail on Kill Me, Thrill Me

2016 Time Trial Results
Cougar Mountain Rd Sign-in 5:00-6:00PMWedgemount followed by Scandinave Spa
Oct 27 Halloween ToonieWORCALost Lake, Trail Forks Map5:30PM Sign-in, 6PM Ride Start, Passiv HausPassiv Haus

Note that some information may change slightly, always see the weekly notice for the most up-to-date accurate race details.

Every week for 20 weeks, WORCA hosts Thursday night Toonie Rides with the sponsorship of local businesses and organizations. The rides cost $2 (Toonie) with half of the entry fee going into WORCA’s trail maintenance fund, and the other half into a pot for the top riders – usually locals who are training for the nationals or even the World Cup, so they can use every cent they get.

The ‘Ride’ part of the name is more about our mandate, which is to foster the use of bicycles in the community. There are a core group of ‘racers’ in our series and we do reward 1st, 2nd and 3rd places however the majority of riders are just out to have fun, explore the trails, get a bit of exercise, and socialize with other members.

You need to be a WORCA member to participate for insurance reasons, but every cent that doesn’t go to the insurance companies is channeled back into protecting and maintaining Whistler’s exceptional network of bike trails.

The races are open to everyone, young and old, and of all abilities.

All participants must wear a helmet and ensure that their bikes are in good working order. Bring water, tube repair kits, and tools because you never know.

A Toonie tip: Review the course maps each week as the range of difficulty can vary week to week depending on what the sponsor has in store for everyone.

See you at the finish line!

TOONIE RIDE ETIQUETTE

STARTING

The ride starts at 6:30pm. If you want to push yourself and ride hard, make sure you are there before 6:30pm so that you can position yourself near the front of the pack. If you start late, you will end up trying to pass a lot of people who are slower than you. If you want to go at your own pace you may want to start a bit further back in the pack. This way you won’t have faster riders trying to pass you all the time. Some Toonie Rides will have staggered starts to break the group up a bit more.

ON THE TRAIL

Helmets are Mandatory: Mountain biking can be hard on the body so please ensure you’re looking after your most important asset and wear a helmet!

Stay on the Trail: As WORCA members we do our best to take care of the trails we have so they will last a long time. That means that we always stay on the trail. Cutting corners and riding off trail are not acceptable.

Crowding: Sometimes the course becomes congested with riders and everyone is off their bike. This is part of the Toonie Ride experience. Be patient, wait your turn and eventually you will get going again. Passing: If you are riding along with people behind you, ask them if they want pass. Check regularly to see if there is anyone on your tail. If you notice someone behind you all of a sudden, they have already beaten you. Let them pass you when it is safe to do so. Likewise, if you would like to pass the person in front of you, ask them politely if you can pass them. Make sure it is a safe place to pass, stay on the trail and thank them for letting you by.

Walking your bike: Sometimes the trail gets steep or very technical and people have to get off their bikes. This is perfectly fine and expected. If you are walking your bike and another person is riding their bike, step out of the way so they can continue riding. Someone on their bike always has the right of way. If you are the person riding on the trail and you come across people walking, call out ‘rider up!’ so they have time to move out of the way. Remember that sometimes you will get ‘bumped off’ your bike by riders in front of you. It’s going to happen and you can’t take this too seriously. Smile and have fun.

APRÈS & SPONSORS

Food & Beer: The Toonie Rides would not exist without the support of our sponsors. The sponsors set the course, marshal and sweep it. They are not obligated to provide beer and food for everyone but most choose to do so. Show your appreciation to the sponsors by only having one serving and thanking them. The après is not a full course meal, but it is beer and a bite for $2. The sponsors appreciate your gratitude!