The incredible popularity of the Betty vs. Veronica bike race this summer left WORCA race director Tony Horn with dozens of people asking him, "are you doing it again next year?"
This week Horn answered that question by announcing Charlie's Angels, a two-day women's only event taking place July 27-28, 2012. The format will be similar with a downhill race on the Friday evening, followed by a cross-country race and party on Saturday. Instead of two teams - Betty or Veronica - racers will be placed on one of three teams; Jill, Kelly or Sabrina.
The course will be announced over the winter months through a series of clues, and the first Angel to guess the course will receive a free entry from "Charlie," a.k.a. Tony Horn.
WORCA trail maps now available
The Whistler Off-Road Cycling Association has made an updated trail map for the Whistler area available at bike stores throughout the village. The maps are waterproof and pocket-sized, and retail for $10 - with $3 from every sale going to WORCA's trail maintenance projects.
Saints win first, Broncos close
The Whistler Saints flag football team added a tick to their win column on Sunday with a win over the North Vancouver Raiders. The final score was 12-6, with Alex Binette and Luke Haasen scoring touchdowns.
The SaInts play in a league for kids aged 6 to 9.
Meanwhile the Pee Wee-level Sea to Sky Broncos lost their second game by a close 12-8. Jack Forsyth scored the touchdown and Ian Davidson chipped in a two-point conversion.
The Broncos play in a full contact league with full equipment and NFL rules in effect, with kids aged 10 to 11.
Both teams practice Tuesday and Thursday at Spring Creek, from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., with the North Shore Football League running through November. To play, call the Saints' coach Ralph Forsyth at 604-935-0301. For the Broncos (ages 10-11) contact Derek Schumann at 604-962-0300.
Slopestyle team names coach
The Canadian Freestyle Ski Association has had a busy off-season with the confirmation of two new freestyle disciplines for the 2014 Games in Sochi. The inclusion of ski halfpipe was expected and the team is largely the same as the informal group that has been competing and winning at top tier events around the world.
The slopestyle announcement was a little more surprising, but back in August the first official team and coach were named for the upcoming season. And last week the program just announced that J.F. Cusson - a former freestyle moguls skier and coach - would be taking up the reins as assistant coach under Toben Sutherland.