What: WORCA Loonie Race
Where: West Side trails
When: Thursday, Aug. 12. Sign-in at 5:30 p.m., race starts at 6:30 p.m.
This race is sponsored by Guillermo Bright and Earls, starting at the Rainbow Park parking lot. The after-party is at Earls, starting at 8 p.m. No word on the course, but Bright says the course will include about a dozen West Side trails.
More information will be available on the WORCA Web site at www.worca.com or by calling the WORCA Hotline at 604-938-9893.
What: Strut Your Stuff!
Where: Whistler Secondary School
When: Saturday, Sept. 11, 10-2 p.m.
Sports and recreation associations, community groups meet under one roof to share information with the public, show off what they have to offer, and sign up kids for the coming year. To book a table for your group contact Sheila or Julia at 604-905-9393.
What: Samurai of Singletrack
Where: Still secret.
When: Saturday, Sept. 11
This race is sold out, and theres even a waiting list for volunteers. Still, you can come out and cheer on the field of 100 riders as they take on some of the most challenging singletrack trails Whistler has to offer. More information will be posted in the coming weeks.
What: West Side Wheel Up
Where: West Side trials
When: Saturday, Sept. 18
After being cancelled last season due to the backcountry fire restrictions, the West Side Wheel Up mountain bike race a fundraiser for the B.C. Disabled Ski Team is back. More information will be posted in the coming weeks.
What: Cheakamus Challenge Fall Classic
Where: Squamish to Whistler
When: Saturday, Sept. 25
The 20 th annual Cheakamus Challenge will be a little harder than past years with the addition of the Far Side and Tunnel Vision to the route. The race is now 72.5 kilometres in length with more than 2,100 vertical metres of climbing. For more information and registration visit www.cheakamuschallenge.ca.
What: Willies Ride
Where: Meet at Wild Willies store at Nesters
When: Mondays at 6:30 p.m.
Join the Wild Willies crew for Monday night rides not races on some of Whistlers best singletrack trails. Groups will be broken up according to their riding ability and guided by local mountain bikers.
Where: Whistler Secondary School field
When: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6 p.m.
Join the Whistler Hoary Marmots RFC throughout the summer as they train twice a week, no experience necessary, men and women welcome. Its a great way to get in shape for casual players, and there will be opportunities to play in exhibition matches and tournaments throughout the season.
Where: Myrtle Philip Secondary School fields
When: Wednesday at 6 p.m.
The Ultimate season is underway and local teams are looking for new players. Experience is helpful, but not a requirement. Bring some turf cleats and both a light and dark T-shirt to the game. Contact Tasso Lazaridis at 604-902-DISC (3472) for more information.
What: Trail Running
Where: Meet at Escape Route
When: Tuesdays at 6 p.m.
Join Whistler Running Experience for a group run around local trails. No experience is necessary as groups will be broken into beginner, intermediate and advanced runners.
What: Whistler Kayak Club
Where: Beginners meet at Wayside Park
When: Wednesdays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
It costs $30 to join and $5 for a weekly drop-in fee. This is a great deal for beginners who want to learn to kayak with experienced professionals. More experienced kayakers will meet at different local creeks each week and break into groups based on their skill levels. Call 604-905-2925 or write firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.