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WORCA Thursday Toonie Rides
Start Date: July 11, 2013
End Date: July 11, 2013
Every week for 20 weeks, WORCA hosts Thursday night Toonie Rides with the sponsorship of local businesses and organizations. The rides cost $2 (Toonie) with half of the entry fee going into WORCA's trail maintenance fund, and the other half into a pot for the top riders - usually locals who are training for the nationals or even the World Cup, so they can use every cent they get.
The 'Ride' part of the name is more about our mandate, which is to foster the use of bicycles in the community. There are a core group of 'racers' in our series and we do reward 1st, 2nd and 3rd places however the majority of riders are just out to have fun, explore the trails, get a bit of exercise, and socialize with other members.
You need to be a WORCA member to participate for insurance reasons, but every cent that doesn't go to the insurance companies is channeled back into protecting and maintaining Whistler's exceptional network of bike trails.
The races are open to everyone, young and old, and of all abilities.
All participants must wear a helmet and ensure that their bikes are in good working order. Bring water, tube repair kits, and tools because you never know.
A Toonie tip: Review the course maps each week as the range of difficulty can vary week to week depending on what the sponsor has in store for everyone.