Whistler Mountain Bike Heritage Week
For more than 3 decades mountain biking has woven itself into the fabric of Whistler’s outdoor community. At the same time, our distinct biking scene has increasingly spread its influence throughout the MTB world.
In celebration of the trails, talent, and passion that makes mountain biking in Whistler special, from May 16-21st the Whistler Museum will be hosting a series of presentations, film screenings, group rides and more.
Whistler Mountain Bike Heritage Week is produced by the Whistler Museum, with generous support from the RMOW, and in partnership with WORCA and GO Fest.
May 17: Retro WORCA Toonie Ride
Hosted by Arbutus Routes, HandleBar, Whistler Sliding Centre, Coast Mountain Brewing, Fifi’s Bistro and the Whistler Museum, this week’s Toonie Ride includes prizes for best retro ride and outfit. Sign In: Arbutus Routes; Après: Fifi’s & HandleBar Patio. Ride starts at 6:30pm. More info here.
May 18: Speaker Series – The Story of Lord of the Squirrels & Whistler’s Alpine MTB Trails
Trail builder Dan Raymond and WORCA Director of Planning Todd Hellinga join us to discuss Whistler’s alpine trails and the building and long-awaited opening of Lord of the Squirrels. At the Whistler Museum. Doors open at 6:3 pm; talk begins at 7pm. Entry by donation, with all proceeds going to WORCA trail maintenance.
May 19: Film Screening – The Moment
The Whistler Museum is hosting a screening of Darcy Turenne’s influential mountain biking documentary The Moment, followed by a Q&A with Brett Tippie and door prizes. At the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre. Doors at 8pm. Entry by donation, with all proceeds going to the BC Aboriginal Youth Mountain Biking Program.
May 20: Bike Maintenance Workshop
Whistler Bike Co., Whistler Museum and the Whistler Public Library are teaming up to offer a bike maintenance workshop. In this two-hour session, we’ll be talking techniques to keep your bike in working order and how to know when a trip to the bike shop is required. At the Whistler Museum. Registration is required (registration is currently full, but you can put your name on the wait list and spots do open up). Call the Whistler Public Library 604-935-8435.
MTB History Exhibits
Learn about Whistler’s early mountain bike history through a series of small exhibits in the Whistler Village. May 16 – 21. Located at Mountain Square, Whistler Village.