Phat Wednesday tonight 

The first event of the nine race Phat Wednesday Downhill Series took place Wednesday, June 24 on B-Line.

Future races are set for July 1, July 8, July 15, July 22, July 29, Aug. 19, Aug. 26 ad Sept. 2 - three more races than last year.

Registration gets underway just before 5 p.m. at the Garbanzo Bike and Bean, and organizers are planning to get underway by 6 p.m. With more than 200 racers turning out to the first race last season organizers could also be racing daylight.

To take part you need a valid WORCA membership, which is available at sign-in, and chip $2 into the pot for the winners. You also need a valid lift pass, but discounted passes are available to racers. All participants are also eligible to win draw prizes from race sponsors.

WORCA trail day on Saturday

WORCA is hosting another trail maintenance day Saturday, June 27, meeting at 3 p.m. at the pullout opposite Trudy's Landing (south of Emerald Estates). Dress for the weather, bring tools and water, and expect the work to take around three hours. Nine volunteers turned out for the last trail day on June 13.

Volunteers needed for Whistler leg of B.C. Bike Race

The seventh and final stage of the third annual B.C. Bike Race takes place in and around Whistler, and stage director Grant Lamont is looking for some volunteers to help out on July 4.

The final stage will be shorter than past years, and is being designed to take riders between two and four hours. The selection of trails includes Babylon Connector, See Colours and Puke, Far Side Trail to the Don McLaurin suspension bridge, Riverside Trail, the Ridge Trail, back up the Cheakamus Lake Road to Upper Far Side Trail, Highline Trail, Tunnelvision to Kadenwood Road, Big Timber and Dusty's.

To volunteer, contact Grant Lamont at

Spud Run ready to go July 1

The annual Canada Day Pemberton Spud Run on July 1 is ready to go, with a new course along the Pemberton Valley Trail. Sign-on is at the new community centre at 8 a.m., and the race gets underway at 8:30 a.m. on a route that's between seven and eight kilometres.

This is a low-key community event, with a great post-race feast. As always, participants will receive a small bag of spuds for taking part.

The cost is $15 to race with all proceeds going to the Pemberton Valley Trails Association.

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