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Team Whistler gets in two more road races

Members of Team Whistler headed south last weekend for two more Escape Velocity Spring Series races. The first race was a 110 km road race in Abbotsford, with three tough hill climbs on each of the three laps.

There were 70 riders in the co-ed "B" classification.

According to the race report, over half the field was out of it by the end of the sixth lap, and more riders were dropped every time the field reached the final climb. There were about 20 racers in the pace on the last lap, which separated on the final climb. Tony Routley hung in for 10th place overall, while Mike Boehm placed 16th.

The following day another 60-plus B riders showed up for a 15-lap, 107 km road race near the U.S.-Canada border.

Trevor Hopkins stayed with the lead group until the end and managed a fifth place finish as more than 20 riders made the final sprint to the finish. Brandi Heisterman placed 15th overall.

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Gymnastics club hosting drop-in days

The Whistler Gymnastics Club is getting ready to start its new Family Open Gym sessions, starting this Sunday, April 3. The 10-week program will run 10 weeks from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. with the exception of Easter Sunday.

The program is open for kids aged 6 to 13 (Grade 1 to 7) and the admission is $12 per child. If kids are not members of the club taking part in other programs there's also a one-time Gymnastics B.C. insurance fee of $15. Parents can drop their kids off, or join in although they also need to obtain insurance.

The gym includes a foam pit, tumble track, two in-ground trampolines, a double-mini tramp, a full spring floor and all kinds of other equipment. There won't be any instruction, but gym coaches will be on hand to supervise.

There are a few safety rules. Participants are not allowed to flip unless they get the permission from a Level 2 coach. No double flips are permitted.

Participants should also wear proper gym attire, and no food is allowed in the gym.

The drop-in program was made available through a community program development grant from Legacies Now. If there's enough interest from the community the program will be extended for the future.

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