Help the WMBC build pump tracks in 2017!

Future Pump Track in Whatcom Falls park!

Future Pump Track zone in Whatcom Falls park!

Did you Know?

  • The WMBC has already received approval from City Council for a pump track in Whatcom Falls Park!
  • We will be proposing 2 more pump tracks in Bellingham City parks in 2017?
  • The Whatcom Falls Pump Track will be 16,500 square feet (1/3 of an acre) in size.
  • It will accommodate ALL levels of riding and have a separate pump track for groms and beginners.
  • The pump track is being designed and co-built by Steve Wentz –  one of the best pump track builders in the world – along with further design and testing input from pump track champion (and good friend), Jill Kintner.
  • The Whatcom Falls pump track will cost an estimated $30,000 for the construction, storm water remediation, permitting, and signage.  That is a fraction of what other similar-sized public pump tracks cost around the country.

The Whatcom Falls pump track and similar projects only take place because of the amazing volunteer efforts and the financial support of our members!   It’s that passion and support that is turning Whatcom County into a mountain bike mecca and will further allow the WMBC to lead the way on future projects.

Please consider supporting the WMBC with a donation during our end-of-the year Annual Supporter Drive.

See you on the trails!

Eric Brown

Trail Director, WMBC

Draft Design of Whatcom Falls Pump Track

Design (Draft) of Whatcom Falls Pump Track

 

Steve Wentz and Jill Kintner sketching up initial designs at Whatcom Falls.

Steve Wentz and Jill Kintner sketching up initial designs at Whatcom Falls.

 

EB, Steve Wentz and Jill Kintner discuss layout design at Whatcom Falls.

Eric, Steve Wentz and Jill Kintner discuss layout design at Whatcom Falls.

 

Queens of Dirt Trail Day on 12/18/16 Cancelled

The Queens of Dirt Build Day on 12/18/16 has been canceled and postponed for next year. Enjoy the snow and ice!

2016 WMBC Annual Report

We just put the finishing touches on our annual report. 2016 was a huge year for the WMBC with some amazing accomplishments that you can see in the report. We want to thank everyone who helped us make this year so productive and can’t wait for 2017 to continue this momentum.

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Ladies Night at the Burlington BMX Track on 12/8/16

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Free ladies night at the new indoor BMX race track on December 8th from 6pm to 9pm.

Location is at Northwest Indoor BMX Racing on 1970 Walton Dr. Burlington, WA 98233

Donations to benefit WMBC JoyRiders and youth programs.

If you want to carpool meet at Fanatik @5:30pm.

More info on this event page: Burlington BMX Ladies Night

 

Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center Award

Just wanted to throw this out in case you wanted a recap.  There are some pretty amazing people in our community and it’s definitely worth watching the other recipient videos if you want to feel even better about Bellingham.

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SST Trail Day Recap

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Fanatikbike.com

A huge thanks to the 47+ volunteers who came out to give upper SST a MAJOR dose of love on Saturday!!  Not only did all of the berms and jumps get a lot more dirt, but the trail got fresh drainage the whole way down to the 1200 road.

We are asking folks to give the trail a few days to settle in and compact before riding it.  Below the 1200 Road and rock drops is still open and we’ll have the upper section opened up by Turkey day.

Thanks to Eric, Jadyn, Luke and the rest of the Fanatik crew for their support and plenty of food and drinks for everyone.

The next gen learning the ropes.  Photo:  Eric Ashley

The next gen learning the ropes. Photo: Eric Ashley

So much fresh gold thrown on SST!  Photo:  Eric Ashley

So much fresh gold thrown on SST! Photo: Eric Ashley

Kicking off the day with the game plan.  Photo:  Eric Ashley

Kicking off the day with the game plan. Photo: Eric Ashley

We Won!

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Eric Brown is receiving the Environment Award at the Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center Peace Builder Awards Gala on November 18th.  The event honors people who “perform remarkable acts of putting the pieces together for creative conflict resolution in neighborhoods, schools and community.” The WMBC can proudly say that Eric has done that and we are so fortunate to have him with us and in our community.  Eric, thank you for bringing land managers and mountain bikers to the table and finding constructive solutions where all parties can benefit and thank you for giving trail users the ability to play and build in the woods and the opportunity to shape our future.

Here’s a link to more event information: http://whatcomdrc.org/peace-builder-awards-gala/

This is an article from the Bellingham Business Journal regarding the event: http://bbjtoday.com/blog/wdrc-announces-annual-peace-builder-award-recipients/34411

Whoopsie Woodle Update

Thank you Jeff Jaap and your fellow crew of dedicated volunteers for committing 5 days (and over 60 hours) to clearing the tree debris on Whoopsie!  The trail is open but there’s a lot of fresh mud on it so we ask that you give it a few days to dry before riding it.

Larabee Trail Day Summary

Thank you to the 18 volunteers who showed up and helped give Double Down a little face lift yesterday.  We worked on smoothing out some gnarly break bumps and ruts and did some drainage work.  The dirt in some places was still surprisingly dry but overall is holding a lot better.  There are a few soft sections so we ask that you give the trail a few days to settle before riding it. Thank you!

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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.