Hello trail users!
It’s impressive the impact that one employee and an army of dedicated volunteers can have on our community. In 2015, we continued to elevate our stewardship of Galbraith Mountain (again ranked #1 in Washington by Singletracks.com), the Civic Dirt Jumps and new trail construction on Chuckanut Mountain. Galbraith now has a network of beginner level trails in the Lost Giants zone and Larrabee State park has its first continuous top to bottom trail that bikers can shuttle.
With our great relationships with our local land managers, combined with our volunteer muscle and expertise, we continue to take leading roles in trail expansion in Whatcom County. One of the highlights has been our pivotal role in support of the future 8,800 acre Lake Whatcom and Lookout Mountain Trail Networks – all within riding distance from town!
Our education programs have been expanding as we continue to provide professional training to parents and teachers to become bike guides, instructors and volunteers for our six afterschool programs (there’s more to come next year!) We also partnered with Chris Mellick from RRAD (Ride Run and Dig) to bring Bike Rodeos to all 14 elementary schools and provide middle school and high school service learning projects out on the trails.
These exciting projects are just a fraction of what the WMBC has been working on and, with your support; we’ll continue to lead the way in creating world-class recreation in Whatcom County.
Become a Supporter
We’re kicking off our annual drive this week and we invite you to become a WMBC supporter for as little as $25 a year. Without our generous supporters and volunteers, the work we plan to do in 2016 and beyond is simply not possible. Below is a list of some of our current advocacy projects.
- Secure recreation on Galbraith Mountain FOREVER and develop a skills area, parking, and a place to host events.
- Creating pump tracks and skill zones in city parks.
- Working with US Forest Service to re-route Canyon Ridge Trail.
- DNR trail planning process to establish authorized trails in Whatcom County.
- Expand youth education and riding programs.
Two Ways to Give
Click here to donate with Paypal or download our mail in form to pay with a check or credit card.
With your support, the WMBC will be able to continue developing trail networks that will enhance Whatcom County residents’ quality of life by providing a better place to play for people of all ages.
Barbara Karabin, President