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Bellingham’s Rolfers Fundraiser for the WMBC May 31st


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Public Service Announcement regarding parking at Galbraith Mountain

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).

Two things:
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….

2014 Shoot the Trails Awards Contest Winners

Best Photograph

1st Place

Carl Buchanan “Baby on Board”


2nd Place

Javier Vega


3rd place

Brad Walton




Best Video

1st Place

Kory Heptner  “Sweet Sixteen”

2nd Place

Ben White “Last Saturday”

3rd Place

Mattias Evangelista “Done”


The crowd favorite at the Shoot the Trails Awards was Kevin Menard’s “Chasing Waterfalls”  Since Kevin is a member of the WMBC Board, he wanted to opt out of the prizes.

Shoot the Trails Awards~ Saturday, Oct 11th

Video and Photography Submissions are due this week!

Submission guidelines can be found here:

Tickets are on sale at your Local Bike Shops:

bike shops

Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day, Saturday October 4th


Logging on Blanchard Mountain

A head’s up to all Blanchard Mountain trail users:

Logging will start on the Larry Reed Trail on Monday, January 6th (aka, the section of the PNT that goes from hanglider takeoff to Max’s shortcut) and the trail will be CLOSED until further notice.Blanchard Loggging

3rd Annual Shoot the Trails Awards Contest Winners

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



2nd Place:  Javier Vega



3rd Place: Kevin Menard




3rd Annual Shoot the Trails Awards

If you are having trouble submitting photos or video links, please resubmit your entries to:

STT-2013-LOGO (1)Saturday, October 19th 2013, 7pm  Depot Market Square

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

National Trails Day   Saturday, June 1st

Lizard & Lily Lake Trail    9am – 2pm


Sponsored by:


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.