Trail Days/Nights

Trail Days/Nights

2019 Volunteer Trail Day/Night Schedule

DateActivityTimeLocationSponsors
Tues May 7Yummy Numby5:30pmStart of Yummy NumbyOrigin
Tues May 14Yummy Numby5:30pmStart of Yummy NumbyComfortably Numb Trail Running Race
Tues May 21HiHi emergency remediation work due to forest thinning5:30pmHiHi trail in CheakamusBig Mountain Bike Adventures
Tues May 28HiHi emergency remediation work due to forest thinning5:30pmHiHi trail in CheakamusArcteryx
Tues June 4Chipmunk Rebellion5:30pmYellow gate at the end of AC/DC, Alta Lake Rd.Evolution Whistler
Tues June 11Chipmunk Rebellion5:30pmYellow gate at the end of AC/DC, Alta Lake Rd.Fanatyk Co
Sat June 15Jane LakesTBCTBCWhistler Alpine Meadows Running Race
Tues June 18Chipmunk Rebellion5:30pmYellow gate at the end of AC/DC, Alta Lake Rd.Coastal Culture
Tues June 25Chipmunk Rebellion5:30pmYellow gate at the end of AC/DC, Alta Lake Rd.Vorsprung
Tues July 2Chipmunk Rebellion5:30pmYellow gate at the end of AC/DC, Alta Lake Rd.Chromag
Tues Sept 3Cherry on Top5:30pmLower Sproatt @ Stonebridge DriveBrent Harley & Associates and Olives Community Market
Tues Sept 10Piece of Cake ext.5:30pmYellow gate at the end of AC/DC, Alta Lake Rd.Arbutus Routes
Tues Sept 17Piece of Cake ext.5:30pmYellow gate at the end of AC/DC, Alta Lake Rd.Alba Distribution
Tues Sept 24Highside5:30pmExit of HighsideCascade Environmental
Tues Oct 1Highside5:30pmExit of HighsideZEP Techniques
Tues Oct 8Yummier Numby5:30pmBottom of Yummy NumbySanta Cruz Bicycles
Tues Oct 15TBC5:30pmTBC
Tues Oct 22TBC5:30pmTBC

 

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 the local community and the 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 paid trail crew employees and tireless, enthusiastic community volunteers. Our trail budget is allocated to employee wages, tools and equipment, trail signage, and a few small perks for volunteers.

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.

Trail nights are usually 3-4 hours in duration. 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 are usually provided by the trail night sponsor. Volunteers are rewarded with a Whistler Mountain Bike Park ticket for every 3 trail nights completed thanks to Whistler Blackcomb and the Vail Resorts EpicPromise Program! Please bring work gloves and clippers if you have them. All minors must be accompanied by an adult.