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Team Whistler rides branching out

Members of Team Whistler gave the Spring Series a pass to take part in other events in recent weeks.

Tony Routley headed to the Tour of Walla Walla in Washington this past weekend, which is a four-stage road race. He placed fourth overall in the Masters 50-plus category and won the criterium stage.

Trevor Hopkins took part in the Hawaii Metric Century Race on April 10 against a field of 300 riders. He managed to stick with the lead group and in the last 20 km there were just five riders vying for the win. Hopkins placed fifth.

"It was one of the hardest and fastest road races I have ever done," he said. "Every time I looked at my speedometer we were riding along in the high 40s (kilometres per hour) and sometimes averaging over 50 km/h with a cross- and headwind the whole way. I was happy to hang on to the breakaway to the finish.

"When I had a chance to look up it was a pretty scenic race. While riding along the North Shore we rode past Pipeline, Sunset Beach and Waimea Bay."

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Mosquito Lake run kicks off Sea to Sky season

The annual Mosquito Lake Trail Run has been confirmed for Sunday, May 1, meeting at the end of Reid Road. The course follows a roughly nine-kilometre selection of trails in the area, with a few rugged sections. Runners and walkers are welcome.

Registration is at 9:30 a.m. with a 10 a.m. start. The cost of entering is $15, with all proceeds going towards Pemberton Search and Rescue.


Whistler returns to North Shore Bike League

Last year Whistler Secondary fought to be included in the North Shore Mountain Bike League, and ended up hosting two events including a league competition and the provincial high school championships.

The team is back in action again this spring, and will be hosting the fourth race on the calendar on May 11 - assuming the snow melts enough by then to host an event.

There are roughly 200 competitors per event, representing 16 high schools from North Vancouver, the Sunshine Coast and Sea to Sky.


Spots still open for Every Woman conference

There are still spots available for the now eighth annual Every Woman in the World conference in Whistler, a three-day celebration of movement, health and wellness.

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