Team Whistler hosting group road rides 

Team Whistler and Snow Covers are bringing back their Tuesday night road ride program for May 20. All levels of riders, from competitive racers to commuters with slicks on their mountain bikes, are welcome to take part.

Meet at Snow Covers Marketplace at 6 p.m. and be ready to ride at 6:15 p.m. One group will focus on general riding tips and the other group on road tactics. Anyone who wants to get fitter, faster, or smoother on their bikes should attend.


Pemberton Speedway opens May 24

Stock car racing fans are invited to the opening of the Pemberton Speedway on Saturday, May 24 for the first race of the year. An estimated 20 cars will take part, operated by local drivers.

The price of admission is $10, and the track has a fully stocked concession, bleachers, and facilities for the public.


Hash runs return May 27

Whistler’s trail running clinics are back again this year with a slightly different format, but the attraction will once again be the monthly hash runs where runners follow visual clues on the trails to locate the secret finish area.

The first hash run is scheduled for May 27, and will meet as usual at Escape Route in Whistler Marketplace for a 6 p.m. start. The format is good for all levels of runners, as the fastest runners sprint ahead to find the next clues as the slower runners play catch-up. The event is sponsored by Salomon and Escape Route, and there is food and refreshments for participants. The cost to participate is $5.

Future hash runs will take place on the last Tuesday of every month, and one event is being planned for the end of July in Whistler Olympic Park that will make use of the biathlon range.

The weekly running clinics don’t get underway until July 8, and this year they will be built around a 12-week program leading up to the Rubble Creek Classic trail run. The Rubble Creek Classic is a 25 km off-road road that starts at the Cheakamus Lake trailhead and finishes and follows a high-alpine route around Black Tusk before descending to the Garibaldi Lake entrance to Garibaldi Provincial Park.

The cost is also $5 this year.

Salomon will be on hand to let participants demo their new trail running shoes, and there will be refreshments for athletes taking part.


Longhorn Loonie on tap

Wild Willies and the Longhorn Saloon are sponsoring the third WORCA Loonie Race of the season tonight (May 15), with sign-on at Spruce Grove Field House at 5:30 p.m. and an après race party at the Longhorn. The course will be in Lost Lake.

You must be a member of WORCA to take part, and memberships will be available at the sign-in. The cost is $40 for an adult membership, $25 for youth or senior membership, or $90 for a family membership. As well, participants pay a $2 entry fee to take part.


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