WORCA celebrates turnaround year for organization 

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The trails will definitely need it. According to Kim Needham, the director of planning, trail ridership was up on local trails this season. According to WORCA’s only permanent trail counter, more than 14,000 people rode A River Runs Through It this season.

Cut Yer Bars saw 600 riders in 12 days and Kill Me Thrill Me had 400 in 25 days. Between 10 and 14 riders could be found on other trails on any given day, although there is a lot more traffic on weekends.

Following the directors’ reports, WORCA elected a new board of directors for 2003.

Horn, after two years as director of trails and a year as president, stepped down from the position. Mike Watton, the former race director, was the unanimous choice for the position.

Guillermo Bright will fill Watton’s shoes as the new race director.

After two years at the post, Mark Beaton stepped down as youth director. Sylvie Allen, one of the top Canadian downhillers and a frequent coach for youth dirt clinics, took the position.

Bob Lessard, the 2002 director of trails became the planning director after Kim Needham stepped down. Ted Battison is the new director of trails.

Kris Ongman stepped down as freeride director, and was replaced by Simon Blake.

Larry Falcon stepped down as recreational riding director and the position was taken by Nicole Heisterman.

Vanessa Carrington stepped down as the public relations director, and that job went to WORCA Web master Lloyd Thomas.

Not willing to let Keith Bennett go this year, the past president was nominated and accepted the position of director at large.

Bob Lorriman returns as membership director, Lisa Landry is back again as treasurer, and Cherl Bullock will once again function as board secretary.

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