We’ve got an insanely busy month ahead of us. Please see the events below and plug in wherever you can!
Moving and shaping dirt
Saturday, April 22nd: Earth Day Clean Up
IMPORTANT: We are meeting at the Samish Lot at 8:30, so folks can also go to the March for Science. This day will be to get some of the really old garbage off of the hill. Stuff like old tires and cars from the days when there were no gates on the mountain. If you have a truck and don’t mind hauling stuff in it, please bring your truck with you. Also helpful are come-a-longs, tow straps and tow ropes. If you have a truck with a winch, that would be helpful as well. We will have two dumpsters on the hill….one for scrap metal and one for garbage. Any stuff that can be recycled will go into a pile and hauled off in the next week or two.
Saturday, April 22nd: WMBC Joyriders Women’s Spring kickoff.
Ready to kick off a great year of Women’s rides! Meet on the road above Last call starting at 9:30am and rides start at 10am go until 12:30. Please carpool- you can park at lake Padden and pedal in, or be early to snag a good parking spot, on Samish way, or the dollar lot on Galbraith Lane. 1-4pm Post ride beers and raffle at Kulshan on James st! Kulshan will donate $1. per pint to WMBC!
Sunday April 23rd: Lair of the Bear Sponsored by Mount Baker Imaging
Meeting at the Samish Lot at 9 and carpooling up to the top of LOB. You can also ride or hike up to join the crew. Jeff Jaap is leading this day.
Sunday April 23rd: Boundary Bay / Cedar Dust Alley Fundraiser – Bellingham Beer Week
From 12-4 PM, Boundary is bringing Galbraith Mountain to YOU!! Get ready to have a radical time as we turn our alley into a Mountain Bike playground and festival! During Bellingham Beer Week, this event will raise funds for WMBC , and we’re shutting down the alley behind Boundary Bay for…BIKES…BIKES & BIKES. Polecat will be playing at 2:30.
Wednesday, April 26th: Aslan Fundraiser – Bellingham Beer Week
As part of Bellingham Beer Week, the good folks at Aslan brewing are donating 9% of all drink sales to 9 non-profits in our community. So, swing by Aslan on Wednesday the 26th, have a pint or two with us!
April 28 – May 7th – Unemployment Line Overhaul Sponsored by Terrain Gym:
Andrew Fletcher-Love and John Miller will once again take their “vacation” to give U Line its yearly overhaul. They like to keep it to a small crew, but if they need help, we’ll let folks know. Maybe some cleanup on the upper section of the trail or another area where they aren’t working.
Sunday, May 7th – Double Black Diamond Trail Day sponsored by Treelines Northwest
We will focus on Double Black Diamond working top down. As usual, Adam and the Treelines folks will stoke folks out with great food and beverages. Bill Hawk is leading this day.
Friday, May 12th – Rock n Roll Trail day sponsored by Kulshan Brewing:
Come help the Kulshan Brewing folks get Rock n Roll. We’ll make sure there’s plenty of Lager or Greenwood IPA ready to go to kick off your weekend right. More info. here:
Saturday, June 3rd – National Trails Day – Stewart Mountain Kickoff!
Folks, we are officially putting shovels into dirt in the Lake Whatcom Reconveyance and this will be the first of many build days out there this summer. The plan is to re-route some of the pre-exisitng trails to create a nice up-route on Stewart mountain.
Saturday, June 10th, Civic Dirt Jump build day
Join Michael Storm for another Civic DJ build day to get the jumps in great shape before the summer season hits. They usually go from 9-12 and then there’s some time to ride after. More details to come as we get closer to the date.