Trail Days

2016 Trail Days

Not sure what a trail day is? Learn more with this utube video produced by Shaw TV summer 2016.

Date
Activity
Time
Location
Sponsor(s)
Thurs. Mar 31Runaway Train4:30pm, bring gloves and clippers if you have themAt Runaway Train (the camper) off the highwayWORCA!
Mon. Apr 4Business Time5pm, bring gloves and clippers if you have themInterpretive Forest Parking Lot, Function/CheakamusSANTA CRUZ
Tues. Apr 12Middle Danimal5 pm, bring gloves and clippers if you have themYellow gate/fence - Bottom of Lower Sproatt/AC DCBear Back Biking
Thurs. Apr 21Hi-Hi5 pmMeeting Point: Parking Area at top of Farside/start of HighlineArbutus Routes
Weds. Apr 27A Cut Above5pmMeeting Point: Top of Beaver Pass - Park in Stone BridgeCoastal Culture
Weds. May 4A Cut Above5 pmMeeting Point: Beaver Pass Entrance - Park in Stone BridgeWhistler Grocery Store
Weds. May 11North Secret section of Comfortably Numb5 pmMeeting Point: Wedgemount Parking LotChromag
Weds. May 18A Cut Above5:30 pmMeeting Point: Top of Beaver Pass - Park in Stone BridgeWORCA
Tues. May 24Tunnel Vision5:30 pmMeeting Point: Frisbee Golf/Frolf course on Kadenwood, uphill about 300m from the bottom of the Rd.SANTA CRUZ
Weds. June 1Cheap Thrills5:30 pmMeeting Point: Stonebridge at Scotia Creek/top of Danimal North100% Ride
Tues. June 7Lower Beaver Pass5:30 pmMeeting Point: Water Treatment Plant across from Rainbow ParkBig Mountain Adventures
Tues. June 14River Runs Through It5:30 pmMeeting Point: At the River Car Park opposite the Rainbow Hiking TrailheadWhistler Sports Rentals
Weds. June 22Tunnel Vision5:30 pmMeeting Point: Frisbee Golf/Frolf course on Kadenwood, uphill about 300m from the bottom of the Rd.Garbanzo Bike and Bean
Tues. June 28River Runs Through It5:30 pmMeeting Point: At the River Car Park opposite the Rainbow Hiking TrailheadEVOC & Arbutus Routes
Sat-Sun. July 23-24 (Camp: July 23)Alpine Sproatt Trail
Sign up via the Facebook event page
Weekend volunteer trail. Come for a day or camp overnight and help out for the weekend. Those who stay will be rewarded with a BarBQ.Trail: Alpine Sproatt
Date: Sat-Sun. July 23-24, 2016
Meeting Time: 9am, Saturday 23 July
Meeting Point: Olives car park. Please park at the Interpretive Forest car park.
Tues. Aug 9Tunnel Vision5:30 pmMeeting Point: Frisbee Golf/Frolf course on Kadenwood, uphill about 300m from the bottom of the Rd.Whistler Bike Park
Sun. Sept 18Industrial Waste9:00AM-12:00PMMeeting Point: Yellow Chain-link Gate/Fence at bottom of AC DC/Lower Sproatt (West-Side Road)Summit Sport
Weds. Sept 21Industrial Waste 4:30-7:30PMMeeting Point: Yellow Chain-link Gate/Fence at bottom of AC DC/Lower Sproatt (West-Side Road)Summit Sport
Sat. Oct 1A Cut Above2:00-5:00 pmMeeting point: 5454 Stonebridge rd. (the top of Beaver Pass)Ingrid's
Weds. Oct 5A Cut Above Opening Party A Cut Above Final Trail Day & Opening Party 5:00-8:00 pmMeeting point: Bottom of Danimal NorthStonebridge & Chromag

2016 Trail Day Sponsors

We are looking for businesses to sponsor our volunteer trail building sessions. If your business would like to help support the trail days, please email Nina Cairns (Director of Trails).

WORCA is proud of its comprehensive and successful trail maintenance program, to which we devote significant energy and resources. The Whistler area is home to an extensive and world-renowned network of mountain bike trails, ranging from smooth gravel to challenging steep descents. The trails are a fantastic resource for local members and a growing mountain bike tourism industry. Without ongoing maintenance, repairs and protection we risk losing this incredible amenity to erosion, degradation and in some cases competing land use.

Each year we set priorities and assign funding to a range of trail projects, which are carried out by a combination of contract trail builders and tireless, enthusiastic community volunteers. Our trail budget is allocated to contractor wages, tools and equipment, trail signage, and a few small perks for volunteers.

Riders that have any suggestions on maintenance needed in the valley please email trails@worca.com with thoughts or ideas.

Creating durable and ecologically sensitive trails is a key focus of our maintenance program. WORCA works with local government and other NGOs such as AWARE, the Whistler Fisheries Stewardship Group, the Whistler Naturalists and IMBA to ensure that our contractors and volunteers perform their work to the highest environmental standards.

We usually go for 3-4 hours and bang off a project. Details on upcoming events will be listed in our member newsletters and on our website. Volunteers are asked to bring loppers, hand saws, drain digging tools (eg. pulaski or mattock) if they have them and water. It doesn’t matter if you don’t have tools or trail maintenance experience, we have plenty for everyone and will provide direction. Refreshments will be provided and all volunteers will be invited to the year-end volunteer party. Volunteers that put in 3 days of trail maintenance will be rewarded with a Whistler Mountain Bike Park ticket! Please bring work gloves and clippers if you have them. All minors must be accompanied by an adult.