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Whistler Mountain Biking: Toonie Ride & Phat Wednesdays

Are you looking to kick your mountain biking up a notch this summer? Well, the Whistler Off Road Cycling Association, or WORCA, has got you covered. With both the Toonie Ride and Phat Wednesdays happening throughout the season, you’ll have all the mountain bike action your heart can desire.

Whistler Bike Park - Biker Jump

WORCA Toonie Ride

The Toonie Ride is a Whistler mountain biking classic with 28 years of serving up fun times to riders. Every Thursday night from May to October, hundreds of bikers and fan come out to participate and watch in this weekly ride turned community gathering. The event changes mountain bike trails in Whistler throughout the summer place so it never gets dull!

And the Toonie Ride stays true to it’s name, only costing participants $2 to enter, half the proceeds go towards trail maintenance with the other half going to the top riders.

The races are open riders both young and old of all abilities but remember helmets are always mandatory and it’s important to make sure your bike is maintained.

Check out the official Whistler Off Road Cycling Association website to see where the next Toonie Ride is happening on Thursday.

Phat Wednesdays

There’s only a few Phat Wednesdays left this summer, folks! And if you haven’t heard about Phat Wednesdays yet you’re definitely missing out. This fun but competitive mountain bike race happens on select Wednesday's throughout the summer in the Whistler Bike Park. If you like mountain biking you’ll love Phat Wednesdays.

The Phat Wednesday race series is held 9 times between May and August in the Whistler Bike Park. Each week the race course changes to showcase different features of the Whistler Mountain Bike Park. Only 200 contestants can compete each event with a first come first served basis and registration opening at 4:30 pm at the Bike Park Hut. Each race is timed and awards are given to winners in their age category. Make sure you get there quick though because day passes for race entry are limited.

Whistler Mountain Biking - Rider

Let the kids play! On select Wednesdays kids can participate in the Phat Kidz bike race. This fun beginner style race is held on green and blue trails at the Whistler Bike Park. There will be coaches available to escort your child to the top and help provide advice before and after the race.

Plus for the adults, after the race you can hand in your race place for a free beer at the GLC, where there will also be the post race apres and awards.

Check out the race dates for Phat Wednesdays below or head over to the WORCA website for all the details.

Phat Wednesday Race Dates

  • May 31
  • June 7
  • June 14
  • June 28 – Phat Kidz ONLY event
  • July 5
  • July 12
  • July 19 – Phat Kidz ONLY event
  • July 26
  • August 2
  • August 25 (Friday) – Phat Kidz ONLY event
  • August 30

Photo Credit: Mike Crane

Posted by on Friday, July 07, 2017