Beau and I couldn’t make the VIMW but will be up there in a couple of weeks. Our schedule is:
Thursday Sept 18: Arrive Whistler 11am, do www.ziptrek.com tour noon-3pm
Friday Sept 19: Muni at Whistler using the lifts, approx 10-4pm
Saturday Sept 20: No riding
Sunday Sept 21: Muni at NorthShore, approx 11-3pm
See http://www.whistler-blackcomb.com/bike/ for info on Whistler. I’m thinking we might have a Muni weekend up there sometime assuming it’s as great as I’ve heard.
Let me know if you’re interested in riding those places at those times.
Sounds like a great trip, you might just want to double check on the north shore trails, durring the VIMW they were closed due to fire hazard.
Have a great time!
Thanks for the info. Looks like the closure will continue until there is rain. So I am in the unusual state of praying for rain so I can go riding…weird. It’s the whole of southern BC and just now it’s been extended to all backcountry travel.
I don’t see how it can NOT rain up there in the next two weeks, so we will probably get to ride.
Yup. A lot of BC is closed due to the fire dangers.
NSMB.com has an article about the backcountry restrictions on their web page.
Info from the Canadian government about the fire restrictions:
Backcountry Travel Restricted In Response To Fire Risks
Ministry of Forests info page
With Whistler being one of the few places open (at least at this time) it may be very crowded with bicyclists desperate to get their dirt fix. Anyone know how busy Whistler is? Is it too busy to be able to have safe fun there on a muni? If the trails are crowded with bikes going really fast it may not be a good place to muni.
The Northshore trails in Vancouver are also closed.
If they don’t get some good rain you won’t get to do as much muni riding as you expect.
It’s going to be interesting to see what the Northshore Extreme video crew (Dangerous Dan and the others) do for filming this year with the Northshore and most other riding areas being closed.