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Public Service Announcement (please share):
With the unseasonably warm and dry winter, the trails have been busier than ever this “winter”. As a result, the trailheads on Galbraith Lane and Birch Street have been packed with cars on the weekends (and busy on the weekdays).
1. We got notice from our Galbraith Lane neighbors that people have been parking on the North side of Samish Way on weekends. Although technically not illegal, this is very dangerous for the residents who can’t see when they’re leaving the neighborhood and it also removes anywhere for riders (and their dogs) to get safely back to their car without having to ride on the road (50 mph). We’ve put up signs explaining why this is an issue, but if you could please let folks know if you see them parking there, it would be MUCH appreciated.
2. Riders who are using the Birch St. access, if you can either A. ride from home or B. park at Whatcom Falls Park on the weekends, that would be ideal. I know most locals ride to the trailhead from home, but in a time crunch, we all drive from time to time, so let’s extend more courtesy to our Birch St. neighbors.
Thanks all….part of what makes our community so rad is the fact that we are great stewards of the mountain and courteous to our fellow neighbors. Long-term, we’re working on better parking solutions….
Carl Buchanan “Baby on Board”
Kory Heptner “Sweet Sixteen”
Ben White “Last Saturday”
Mattias Evangelista “Done”
The crowd favorite at the Shoot the Trails Awards was Kevin Menard’s “Chasing Waterfalls” https://vimeo.com/107961072. Since Kevin is a member of the WMBC Board, he wanted to opt out of the prizes.
Video and Photography Submissions are due this week!
Submission guidelines can be found here: https://wmbcmtb.org/shoot-the-trails-awards/
Tickets are on sale at your Local Bike Shops:
Thank you to all who submitted to the video and photography contest, It was a quality show!
Video Contest Winners:
1st Place Video: Chris Grundberg
2nd Place Video: Reilly Kintzele and Victor Smith
3rd Place Video: Jennica Lowell
Photography Contest Winners
1st Place: Freya Fennwood http://fennwoodphotography.com/
2nd Place: Javier Vega http://javivega.com/
3rd Place: Kevin Menard
If you are having trouble submitting photos or video links, please resubmit your entries to: email@example.com
Tickets available at the door starting at 5:30pm
Tickets available at: Kulshan Cycles, Fanatik Bike Shop, Fairhaven Bike and Ski, Earls Bike Shop and Jack’s Bicycle Center
$15 general admission, includes pint glass
Kids 11 and under FREE! No pint glass, though…
Huge Prize Raffle, Great Prizes for the contest winners, Beer, Wine, Refreshements
National Trails Day Saturday, June 1st
Lizard & Lily Lake Trail 9am – 2pm
Join the WMBC for a day of trail work with the Department of Natural Resources on the Lizard and Lily Lake Trail at Blanchard Mountain. We’ll meet at the lower parking lot off of Barrel Springs Road at 9am. We will work in supervised groups on small projects along the trail until 2pm. The trail day sponsors and the WMBC will provide a BBQ lunch afterwards. All tools will be provided by the WMBC. Please bring appropriate clothes for the weather, work gloves and water.