Toonie Rides

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STORY BY STEVE FISHER To a moun­tain biker, few things could be bet­ter than rid­ing a loop of Whistler’s cross- coun­try trails, fol­lowed by an après with a few hun­dred IULHQGV. 2IIHULQJ MXVW WKaW HxSHULHQcH, 7RRQLH ( CaQaGLaQ WwR GROOaU cRLQ) Rides have be­come a weekly tra­di­tion for Whistler moun­tain bik­ers. Toonie rides are hosted by WORCA ( Whistler Off- Road Cycling As­so­ci­a­tion) and a ro­tat­ing weekly spon­sor. The rides are held each Thurs­day through­out the sum­mer, start­ing at or around 6: 30 pm. Any­one with $ 2 and their own gear is wel­come to come and ride. While Whistler’s trails are tough, the cour­ses take less than two hours on aver­age and aren’t de­signed to beat you up. WORCA wants a wide range RI ULGHUV WR HQMRy WKH HxSHULHQcH. “It’s as com­pet­i­tive as you want to make it,” says WORCA’s CrossCRXQWUy 5acH aQG 7RRQLH 5LGH DLUHcWRU 1LQa $ UQROG. “7KHUH aUH VRPH peo­ple that go out just to stretch their legs; and there are some peo­ple who are go­ing out to have a train­ing ride for a world cup race.” Whether you’re gun­ning for the win or just tak­ing the long way to the après, come to a Toonie Ride and rub el­bows with Whistler’s rid­ing cRPPXQLWy. ) RU PRUH LQIRUPaWLRQ YLVLW www. wRUca. cRP.

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