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Saturday, April 1st – Double Black and Double Down trail day
Meeting at 9:30 at Clayton Beach / Lost Lake parking lot. Folks will carpool to the top of Cleator Road from there and work Double Black down with the focus on fixing some of the more beat up sections of the trail.
Tori Broughton (Expert Women) goes through some giant Cedars.
Saturday, April 8th – Civic Dirt Jump Work Party
Meeting at 9 AM. Come down and join Michael Storm on our monthly work party at the DJ’s. Bring a bike to session the jumps after the work is done (weather dependent). More info here:
Saturday, April 15th – Cedar Dust trail day Sponsored by Boundary Bay
We’ll meet at the Samish parking lot at 9 AM and our plan will be to get Cedar Dust brushed and drained and ready for another busy spring of action. We’ll make sure the Cedar Dust IPA is there to quench your thirst too.
April 17 – May 1 – Whatcom Falls pump track
We’ll have a myriad of ways to help during the construction process. I’ll keep folks posted as we get going on this about the specific needs/days.
Saturday, April 22nd – Two events!
WMBC Joy riders spring kick off women’s ride.
9:30 AM at the Samish Lot
Earth Day Cleanup / Trail day on Galbraith:
Meeting at 9 AM, we’ll focus on cleaning up some of the old/remaining garbage on the mountain (from the days when there were no gates). If we can get some winches, we’ll pull some of the old car bodies out as well. More info. here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1972952822935935/
Sunday, April 23rd!
12 – 4 PM Cedar Dust Alley at Boundary Bay Brewery
Come down to say hi to the WMBC and enjoy a cold Cedar Dust IPA. RRAD will have a bike course set up and Jack’s will be there with demo bikes and are donating a 20” Giant kids mountain bike to raffle off. More info. here: https://www.facebook.com/events/267764143675942/
2PM – Aslan Fundraiser
As part of Bellingham Beer Week, we are one of 9 non-profits that Aslan will donate 9% of drink sales to during the week. Come grab a beer and hang out with the WMBC!
Thanks to the folks at Aslan Brewing for their support this year!
May 12th (Friday) – Rock n Roll Trail day sponsored by Kulshan Brewing:
Come join the good folks of Kulshan Brewing get Rock n Roll dialed in for summer. We’ll make sure there’s plenty of Lager or Greenwood IPA ready to go. More info. here:
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 https://vimeo.com/178395924
Sophia’s Pump Track Time https://vimeo.com/184248240
1st Place Photograph: Brad Walton
2nd Place Photograph: Willard Master Yinson
3rd Place Photograph: Eric Mickelson
4th Place Photograph: Brad Andrew
5th Place Photograph: Chris McFarland
Gateway Controls will be sponsoring a trail day on Saturday, July 23rd. We’ll plan to meet at the Samish Way Parking Lot, 9am.
The focus of this day is to clean up the new connector bridge and buff out the trail.
If you plan to bring your dog, please make sure they are on leash while on Galbraith lane until you cross the gate. Thanks so much!
Email us if you have any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you to Trailhead Athletics and all the volunteers who showed up on a very traditional rainy and windy PNW summer day.
Around 28 folks helped brush and clear Wonderland, Whoopsie Woodle, Billy Jack, Keystone, Cedar Dust and Family Fun Center.
We also had a hard working crew on the new connector bridge at the base of the mountain.
THANK YOU volunteers and supporters, we can’t do this without YOU!
This Saturday, June 11th from 2:00pm-5:00pm!
Bring your bike, helmet and a parent for a fun afternoon of riding with your buddies!
We’ll have a skills course set up, group rides lead by certified mountain bike coaches, and treats provided by CLIF Bar.
Questions? Contact us: email@example.com
photo: Eric Malsbary
U-line received a lower half overhaul from Andrew Fletcher-Love and his crew. A huge thank you goes out them and Terrain Gym for sponsoring the trail. The trail has some BIG changes, please look before you leap!
SST has also been re-opened, thanks to the rain and the Fanatik Bike trail day last weekend.