Whistler's Claire Buchar and West Vancouver's Micayla Gatto cracked the top-10 at the downhill World Cup race at Ft. William, Scotland this past weekend, on one of the longest and most technical races on the tour.
Sabrina Jonnier of France continued to dominate, this time winning by nine seconds, but Buchar and Gatto were close to the top-five.
The top Canadian on the men's side was Steve Smith from the North Shore, who placed 12 th overall - less than seven seconds back of the podium. Greg Minnaar of South Africa placed first, followed by Sam Hill of Australia and Samuel Blekinsop of New Zealand.
WORCA hosting trail day on Saturday
The Whistler Off Road Cycling Association will be hosting a volunteer trail day on Saturday afternoon from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., meeting at the pullout on the left side of the highway opposite Trudy's Landing in between Alpine and Emerald to do some work on the No Flow Zone. Bring your tools, gloves and water, as well as everything you need to work in the forest for a few hours. WORCA will provide some tools and refreshments after the work day.
Crankworx registration opens
While there are a few invite-only events at Crankworx this year - the Volkswagen Trick Showdown and Monster Energy Slopestyle - the majority of events are open to the public, including the Dual Slalom, Giant Slalom, Garbanzo Downhill, Womenworx, Air Downhill, Canadian Open Enduro and the Canadian Open Downhill. There is also open registration for Trialsworx, the Ken Quon Memorial Ride On cross country race, and for the second annual Canadian Cheese Rolling Championships.
Registration for Crankworx events opened on Monday, and organizers are urging riders to sign up early as in recent years many of the events have sold out. Registration for Crankworx events is at www.crankworx.com for $55 to $65, depending on the event. Onsite registration is also available for another $10 - another reason to register early.
Registration for the Ken Quon Memorial Ride On is not available, but more information will be posted at www.kenquonrideon.com as it becomes available.
Trialsworx will also be accepting registration at www.baiabros.com at a future date, while registration for the cheese rolling is still to come.
Morgan Maher to represent B.C. at karate nationals
Morgan Maher, a member of the Pemberon/Whistler Karate Club, took part in a section tournament on June 6 to decide who would represent the province at the National Karate Tournament in Calgary from July 23 to 25. Maher won her division in the kumite (sparring) event, as well as the right to represent B.C. at the nationals.