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Four Jacks race registration opens

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Registration for the inaugural Four Jacks mountain bike race went on sale Tuesday, June 2 at www.worca.com, with a limit of 120 riders taking part.

The Four Jacks is a four-day mountain bike race that features a mix of downhill, cross-country and freeride trails over four days, with athletes limited to just one bike and one set of tires.

The first day is the July 9 WORCA Toonie Ride, which features a selection of West Side trails. Day two is a rip through the Whistler Mountain Bike Park from the top of Garbanzo to the village. Day three is a long 35.5 km course with epic climbs and descents on the West Side trails, including sections of the Flank. The final day is a short race in the no-flow zone around Emerald Estates.

A complete description and race profile of every stage is available on the WORCA website.

Athletes are ranked at every stage, and cumulative rankings at the end of four days are used to determine the winners. The goal was to create a race where riders would have to use strategy to win - ride a light cross country bike and go a little slower on the downhill section and technical descents, or ride a heavier bike to go faster on the descents and pay a little extra on the climbs.

Whistler Gymnastics year-end show on Sunday

For the past few months the Whistler Gymnastics Club has headed to meets around the province, and hosted the zone championships. During the course of the season several athletes have landed on the podium in individual events and in the all around rankings.

Those winning athletes will have an opportunity to show off their award-winning routines this Sunday, June 7, as the club hosts its annual year-end show at Spring Creek Community School.

All of the club's gymnasts will take part in displays, including the trampoline program and B.C. Gymnaestrada team, with award winning performances taking place in between events. There will also be a special performance by gym club dads, and the athletes in all of the programs will be recognized by coaches. The theme this year is "Musicals," and there are two performances - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Whistler Gymnastics is also taking registration for its summer camps and fall sessions at www.whistlergymnastics.com.

Sea to Sky Trail Challenge rolls July 11

Large sections of the Sea to Sky Trail from D'Arcy to Squamish are now established, thanks to the combined efforts of local governments, trail builders and advocates throughout the corridor. There are also some new sections, including two new sections south of Whistler that were completed over the past two years and two new sections of a trail that will one day link all of Squamish.

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