2019 Volunteer Trail Day/Night Schedule
|Tues May 7||Yummy Numby||5:30pm||Start of Yummy Numby||Origin|
|Tues May 14||Yummy Numby||5:30pm||Start of Yummy Numby||Comfortably Numb Trail Running Race|
|Tues May 21||HiHi emergency remediation work due to forest thinning||5:30pm||HiHi trail in Cheakamus||Big Mountain Bike Adventures|
|Tues May 28||HiHi emergency remediation work due to forest thinning||5:30pm||HiHi trail in Cheakamus||Arcteryx|
|Tues June 4||Chipmunk Rebellion||5:30pm||TBC||Evolution Whistler|
|Tues June 11||Chipmunk Rebellion||5:30pm||TBC||Fanatyk Co|
|Sat June 15||Jane Lakes||TBC||TBC||Whistler Alpine Meadows Running Race|
|Tues June 18||Chipmunk Rebellion||5:30pm||TBC||Coastal Culture|
|Tues June 25||Chipmunk Rebellion||5:30pm||TBC||Vorsprung|
|Tues July 2||Chipmunk Rebellion||5:30pm||TBC||Chromag|
|Tues Sept 3||TBC||5:30pm||TBC||49 Farm Foods|
|Tues Sept 10||TBC||5:30pm||TBC||Arbutus Routes|
|Tues Sept 17||TBC||5:30pm||TBC||Alba Distribution|
|Tues Sept 24||TBC||5:30pm||TBC||Cascade Environmental|
|Tues Oct 1||TBC||5:30pm||TBC||ZEP Techniques|
|Tues Oct 8||TBC||5:30pm||TBC||Santa Cruz Bicycles|
|Tues Oct 15||TBC||5:30pm||TBC||Chromag|
|Tues Oct 22||TBC||5:30pm||TBC|
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.