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LUNA hosts Try-Huff-a-Lung



LUNA hosts "Try-Huff-A-Lung" tonight

The LUNA group, which hosts alcohol- and drug-free entertainment for young adults, is trying something new this week.

Tonight (June 1), LUNA is hosting a fun triathlon, open to everyone but geared to people of all ages who want to stop smoking in recognition of World No Tobacco Day.

The triathlon includes a 2 km paddle on Green Lake, followed by a 10 km mountain bike ride through the Lost Lake trails. The last official event is a short 4km run on the Valley Trail, although organizers are also planning a mystery event.

All participants will have a chance to win draw prizes, including a Whistler Mountain Bike Park Triple Play card, an overnight stay at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler, three-month pass for Meadow Park Sports Centre, gear from Whistler Village Sports and more.

If you want to take part, meet at Whistler Outdoor Experience at Edgewater on Green Lake – the entrance is near the entrance to Whistler Secondary, opposite the south entrance to Alpine Meadows – at 6 p.m.

The post-race party includes a bonfire on the lake.

To secure your spot contact Mark Fearman at 605-935-4922.

Epic Riders offers free trial Sundays

The Epic Riders program is offering free trial rides with coaches every Sunday until the end of the school year. The rides will go from 10 a.m. to noon June 4, 11 and 18, with riders meeting at the Spruce Grove Field House. Please come about 15 minutes early to sign on.

Through the summer Epic Riders will have club days every Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday throughout the summer, with 10-time passes available for $495 and a 20-day pass for $795. Kids can also get unlimited summer passes for $995.

The summer program focuses mainly on cross country and skills development for kids of all ages, as well as training in the bike park. Participants are grouped by their abilities rather than their age groups, but at minimum participants should be able to ride trails like Tin Pants and Molly Hogan in Lost Lake. Girls will also ride in separate groups.

In addition to offering regular clinics, Epic Riders is putting together a youth development team to take part in cross-country races, working with Team Whistler.

With STORMBC no longer in operation, Epic Riders is helping to keep youth cycling alive.

All parents with kids in the program will receive a 15 per cent discount on all Epic Ride programs such as the Rockstar weekend clinics.

For more information contact Craig Hamilton at 604-932-EPIC (3742) or , or visit .