Saturday (10/29) Trail Day at Larrabee State Park

Hi folks,

We are planning to take advantage of the upcoming rains and we’ll be working at Larrabee State Park again.

We are meeting at 9 AM at the Lost Lake (aka, Clayton Beach) parking lot which is by the bathrooms and Fragrance Lake Road. We’ll have coffee/bagels for the AM and lunch in the afternoon.

As usual, be prepared for inclement weather, bring some water or snacks and boots/gloves for working. We’ll have plenty of trail tools ready to go.

Advocacy Alert! Help support the WWRP!

WWRP supports outdoor recreation and preserving natural spaces

Support the WWRP!

The Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program (WWRP) supports outdoor recreation and preserving natural spaces in Washington State.  Please take 2 minutes to sign on to a letter asking our legislature to continue funding their programs at the same (or better yet, higher) level.  This funding will be helping the WMBC as we start to get authorized trails going with the DNR and other land managers.

If you’d like to read their full letter, you can do so here:

We’re Launching an Online Store!



Looking for something to keep you warm this fall?  The WMBC is launching an online store and is including some new, neat clothing items such as colorful hoodies and Sock Guy wool socks!  Check out the site and let us know what you think.  WMBC ONLINE STORE

Greenways Levy Doorbelling and Leaflet Dropping Oct. 22nd


The Greenways Program has made a hugely postive impact around Bellingham over the past 26 years connecting our neighborhoods and develping our parks. The Greenways 4 Levy is on the November Ballot and the WMBC is helping to support this effort!

If you’d like to see more trail and park develpment around Bellingham, we are planning to spend a morning talking to our respective neighbors about the Greenways Levy. We’ll be meeting at Sustainable Connections at 10:30 and then spread out after we get ourselves organized.

More about this upcoming levy can be found here:

Some of the goals for the latest Greenways Levy.
– Create public trails and parks on our future downtown waterfront
– Secure funding to maintain our parks, trails and natural spaces
– Provide funds that allow for community resiliency
– Permit the completion of a trail network through our growing community
– Ensure development and ecological restoration to park sites previously acquired


Saturday 10/15/16 Trail Day Cancelled

Saturday’s trail day is cancelled!!

Amber Forest at Larrabee and they will be closing the day use areas, campground and Cleator road for the weekend due to the potential of very high wind gusts.

In the interest of everyone’s safety, we’re going to reschedule our trail day on Double Black and Double Down. We’ll reschedule and let everyone know the new date.

Be safe this weekend folks!

2016 Shoot the Trails Awards contest winners

Another Shoot the Trails Awards is in the books! Thank you to all of our generous supporters who donated to the event and our fabulous volunteers who make all this happen!
And, thank you to the photographers and videographers who submitted to the contest….Here are the winners!

1st Place Video: Trail Etiquitte with Chaz by Kevin Menard

2nd Place Video: When Your Mom Comes Riding by Scott Wilson

3rd Place Video: Don’t Move to B’ham by Andy Grant

4th Place Video: Galbraith Girls by Brian Bressler, Miles Stephenson, William Master Yinson

5th Place Video: Wait for me by Michelle Bates, Devon Bumstead,
Hudson Jacobs, and Miles Freelan

Honorable Mentions went to Joe Balsiger for his two videos:

Jake on Bob’s II

Sophia’s Pump Track Time

1st Place Photograph: Brad Walton


2nd Place Photograph: Willard Master Yinson


3rd Place Photograph: Eric Mickelson


4th Place Photograph: Brad Andrew

Forgotten Trails

Northwest winters are cold, dark and wet. The combo of the three makes for some amazing settings in the woods. Rob Kunch flys down an abandoned trail just outside the Galbraith Mountain Trail System in Bellingham, WA

5th Place Photograph: Chris McFarland



Fishing Line with Hooks Found on Galbraith

Hello Everyone,

A local mountain biker reported that an approximately 5 foot long fishing line with 8 fishing hooks was found tangled in his rear axle while riding on Galbraith on September 21st, around 6:30 pm.  He suspects that the line may have been somewhere below the rock drops/rolls on SST and Backdoor, trails on the north side of Galbraith.

The WMBC will be further monitoring the situation and also asks that anyone who has more information regarding this incident or sees any suspicious activity, please notify the Whatcom Mountain Bike Coalition at

Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day, Sunday October 2nd


Need Volunteers for National Public Lands Day / Build Day in Larabee on Saturday 9/24

Hi folks,

The rain and cooler temps are finally back and we are celebrating National Public Lands Day by giving some love to the trails on Larrabee State Park.  In particular, our plan is to get Double Black and Double Down back in shape after a long, dry summer and the extra traffic from our recent Enduro race.

Please note that we are looking for a volunteer coordinator to help our trail leader (Jeff Jaap) tomorrow.  The job would include helping sign people in, picking up lunch and maybe coffee/snacks, and just being around to help our volunteers feel comfortable.  If you’re interested, please email Jeff at

Time and Location:
We are meeting at 9 AM at the Lost Lake (aka, Clayton Beach) parking lot which is by the bathrooms and Fragrance Lake Road. We’ll have coffee/bagels for the AM and lunch in the afternoon.

What to bring:
As usual, dress for the weather, bring some water or snacks and boots/gloves for working. We’ll have plenty of trail tools ready to go.

** PLEASE NOTE: Discover Passes are NOT necessary for this day.

6th Annual Shoot the Trails tickets are now available!


Contest rules and event information