The Squamish trail network is undoubtedly special for locals and visitors alike. Whether we bike, hike, run or walk, the trails are the shared pathways that connect us to the great outdoors and each other. We are super stoked to inform you that come August 1st we will be announcing an awesome event that we hope will get everyone involved in the stoke of what Squamish trails have to offer. In the meantime, all we will say is if you’re out on the trails in the next few months, no matter your mode of exploration, make sure to capture your adventures with whatever lens can fit into your pocket or pack. And stay tuned because on August 1st the full details are coming your way! #smellslikeaphotocontest #tellyourfriends
The best day of the week has arrived! The dirt could not be any better for this time of the year. Come out tonight and celebrate with some velcro turns and hook into racing two of the most fun trails that Squamish has to offer. An amazing gaggle of local businesses are hosting this week's Cinco!! Huge thanks to @bikinginsquamish, @theshredshuttle, @nealtor, @blazingsaddlesadventures, and @squamishselfstorage for helping put on an awesome evening for the whole family. We need volunteers for both races so if you want to come out and help, email email@example.com for the grown ups race and firstname.lastname@example.org for the kids race! Check our website for full race details. #SORCACinco #squamishbikes #enduro #getoutside #mtb #rideyourbike #squamishisawesome #SORCA 📸 @machinethatbrews
Our Trail Crew is out there working hard as per usual and Dave Reid has some thoughts to share: "The coast grows back lush. We have been working hard at pruning back the vegetation in areas without a tree canopy. I have an overly active imagination, and most days with a brushcutter I have visions of myself as an internationally acclaimed salad maker. One day, I plan to throw cherry tomatoes in front of me while working." Get the specifics of the SORCA Trail Report #7 and more thoughts from Dave on our website: www.sorca.ca 🍅 #SORCAtrailcrew #squamishbikes #mtb #rideyourbike #squamishisawesome #trailmaintenance
Did you know that SORCA sponsor @trailforks has a partnership with @whistlerbrewing to help boost your Trail Karma? It's true! $1 from every 4 pack of their Hazy Trail Pale Ale purchased in Squamish goes back into the maintenance of our awesome trails. As the Whistler Brewing Co. puts it, this tasty drink is “perfect for celebrating a day on the trails and slaying the mountain.” We couldn’t have put it better ourselves! #SORCA #WhistlerBrewingCompany #HazyTrailPaleAle #Trailforks #Squamishbikes #mtb #getoutside
Updates from the Squamish Nation Youth Mountain Bike Team! This crew is getting up to all kinds of awesome adventures. After some great sessions on Squamish trails, they're now heading to Whistler Bike Park once a week to learn some DH skills. This past weekend they visited the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Center to boot. We are so stoked to see these youth getting out with coach @chelsiemccutcheon . A HUGE thank you to all the incredible community members who were able to donate lightly used gear for Squamish Nation riders. There were so many of you who had gear to give! The support you’ve shown to these rad bikers and community members is much appreciated. Here’s to more awesome rides like this one for this team!
We just blew through 2000 members!!! This is a pretty huge accomplishment. These milestones are always a good time to look back at where we came from. The Squamish Times did their first piece on off-road cycling a few months after we were founded: “Now they’ve got bikes with shock absorbers and the verdict is still out about whether they’re a gimmick or something that will benefit the bike.” "In addition, SORCA members stress helmet use at all times when navigating local trails" Check out our website for the full article from the Squamish Times - a fun blast from the past. *Link in bio* A huge thank you to all those who have helped our community grow these past 27 years. Congrats to Amanda Oster the winner of the draw that we did for the EDC Pump when we passed 1992! #SORCA #SORCAmembership #SORCAhistory #2000members #squamishbikes #mtb #getoutside #
This bridge (just barely) made it through the Squamish enduro, but didn't make it past the SORCA trail crew. Oh, and Nicole broke this log with one hit from a 2lb hammer. . #mtb #mtbbc #pnwmtb #sorca #trailcrew #squamishisawesome #trailbuilding
Volunteers are at the core of the mountain bike community in Squamish. To support these efforts SORCA has developed the Community Builder Grant. This grant provides reimbursement to builders who have invested time, money and energy into building a new trail. Builders can be reimbursed up to a total of $5,000 for the purchase of tools, equipment, building materials, and trail crew time. Check out all the details above! ⚒🌱 #SORCA #Squamishtrails #community #communitybuilders #trailcrew #squamishbikes #mtb #getoutside
Only TWO SLEEPS away from the premiere of Return to Earth. @anthillfilms, a local company born and raised in Squamish, is holding a film premiere you won’t forget, right here in their hometown. Get ready for a 40 foot screen, state of the art audio and outdoor seating under the stars. Nothing like a larger-than-life glimpse into the worldwide arena of mountain biking to up the stoke and get us out on our bikes: This is Return to Earth, a cinematic journey that will immediately transport you into that feeling of total immersion you get on a bike ride. Fly through the lush coastal jungles of Oahu. Feel the dust from Utah’s otherworldly landscapes. Lose yourself in the untouched mountains of Patagonia. Connected by true to life examples set by some of the sport’s biggest athletes, unsung shredders and up-and-coming youth, Return to Earth proves that when we lose track of time, we can make the most of it. Tickets are $10 through the link in our bio or our Facebook event, or can be bought at the door. Doors open at 8:00PM and the show starts at 9:30PM. Location: Squamish Loggers Sports Grounds and Centennial Fields. We can’t wait to see you there! #ReturntoEarth *** We are still in need of some volunteers for this event. If you are interested in volunteering your time in exchange for a free ticket, email email@example.com ***
It's a Wednesday Cinco! Come with us as we travel through time and space (Valleycliffe) at this Wednesday's XC Cinco 👩🚀🐋👨🚀 @7meshinc, @corsacycles, @nestersmarket and Steve Fecho Catering have a sweet night of racing and apres planned. Sign in will be 6:00-6:30 pm where the Farside Access Connector trail forks off the main Powerhouse Access FSR (little parking lot there). Race starts at 6:30 pm sharp. Don’t forget to bring your RFID tag and your $5 to the after party! #SORCACinco #squamishbikes #enduro #getoutside #mtb #rideyourbike #squamishisawesome #SORCA
Back for ROUND TWO💥 For anyone who missed us last Saturday at the Pseudo parking lot - worry not! We’re back again tomorrow with the fresh merch, fresh faces, and answers to your questions. We’ll be hanging out from 11am - 1pm to talk all things SORCA, trails, and membership perks if you’re not already in the know. Stop by, say hello, and grab yourself the summer hat you’ve been dreaming of 😎✨ #SORCA #getoutside #rideyourbike #squamishbikes #mtb #squamishmtb
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Planning to come see #ReturntoEarth on July 12th? If you can volunteer to help out at the event, we've got a free ticket for you in exchange! We'll need help with the bike valet, and we are also looking for 3 - 4 people with Basic Security Training. If you'd like to help out, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to help us make this event a success and a great time for everyone. We love our volunteers and always appreciate your help! You can find all the important details about this exciting film premiere on our Facebook event @anthillfilms #ReturnToEarth
July's trail day is here and we've got another great project lined up! Sponsored by our friends at @nolanrivers_real_estate , @ridecannondale and @gtbicycles. We'll be working to finish up the bottom section of Pamplemousse. The trail is getting close and the Pamplemousse crew needs your help! Please meet at the Alice Lake South Beach Parking lot at 5 30 PM on Tuesday July the 9th. If you can't make the 5 30 start, grab a tool when you arrive, walk south on Jack's trail for 6 or 7 minutes until you see the work site. Tools will be provided but bring your own if you'd like. Mattocs (picks), Pulaski’s, hoes and rakes will be the tools of choice this time around. Post ride food and drink will be provided by our fine sponsors along with some give aways! Lastly, a friendly reminder from the Pamplemousse build crew.... The trail should be done towards the end of the year, but in the meantime please be patient and don't ride it. Thanks! #SORCAtrailday #happydigging #mtb #squamishbikes #SORCA #squamishisawesome #getoutside
Return to Earth. The Time is Now. Time is either spent wisely. Or it is just spent. Second after second; moment after moment… they’re all there for the taking. Return to Earth is a cinematic journey into the simple act of living completely in those moments by riding bikes. Come check out this awesome film premiere presented by @anthillfilms and SORCA at the Loggers Sports Grounds and Centennial Fields in Squamish on July 12th. Doors open at 8:00PM and the show starts at 9:30PM. There will be brews and tons of awesome raffle prizes! Don't miss this one! Find all the details on our Facebook event and click the link in our bio to get your tickets today. #ReturnToEarth
#repost @smant thanks for sharing your Saturday snaps with us 📸 Don’t forget to tag @sorca so we can share your beautiful biking pics with everyone 🤘🏼 Happy long weekend 🇨🇦 📷 @smant . . . . . . #sorca #squamish #squamishmtb #sorca #bikesquamish #lovewhereyoulive #bestbackyard #bestdayever #bike #mtb #mtblife #howstheserenity
Do you see what I see? 👀 Looks like some fresh SORCA merch to me! Come check out these hats, along with new SORCA t-shirts and *limited edition* jerseys tomorrow at the Pseudo parking lot! We’ll be hanging out from 11am - 1pm to talk all things SORCA, trails, and membership perks if you’re not already in the know. Stop by and say hello! And tell your friends who are visiting from out of town too - nothing says vacation like a little souvenir swag 😎 #SORCA #getoutside #rideyourbike #squamishbikes #mtb #squamishmtb
Thunder bolts and lightning, very very frightening... but not to scary for all our Cinco enduro riders tonight! ⚡️🌨. BIG THANK YOU to tonight’s sponsors Saha Eatery, Eaglewind Health, and Sea to Sky Air!!
The day has arrived! We’re doing another enduro for tonight's Cinco. @seatoskyair, Eaglewind Health and @sahaeatery are sponsoring this week’s race which includes both a grown up and a youth enduro - enduro for all. #enduro4life See you there and don't forget your timing tags! #SORCACinco #squamishbikes #enduro #getoutside #mtb #rideyourbike #squamishisawesome #SORCA
We just surpassed 1900 members - a new record!! 🎉 Our minds are blown at how much SORCA has grown since it was founded in 1992. None of this would be possible without the incredible collective of advocates, builders, volunteers, members, partners and sponsors who make SORCA, the trail network, and the community what it is - THANK YOU! We wanted to have a little fun with this, so we're doing a giveaway! When we reach 1992 members, we will draw one lucky name to receive an awesome EDC pump from our sponsors @oneupcomponents. If you haven't renewed your membership yet, or you want to get your friends and family on board, now is the time! All those who have already purchased a membership are eligible to win this draw, and a winner will be drawn at random. #SORCAmembership #27years #squamishbikes #rideyourbike #mtb #getoutside
Today is National Indigenous People’s Day in Canada. This day, and on all days, it's important to remember that the land on which we live and recreate is the traditional and unceded territory of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw, the Squamish Nation. We are very grateful to be on this land, with its lush forests, clear waters and incredible mountains. On that note, we're so excited that the Squamish Nation Youth Mountain Bike Team is up and running! This program gets Squamish Nation kids out learning bike skills, and enjoying the trail network that exists in their backyards. These youth are having so much fun on the trails and out in nature with coach Chelsie McCutcheon! If you see this crew on the trails, be sure to give them high fives. You can also follow @chelsiemccutcheon on instagram for regular updates.
Live Action Trail Crew Update! This week the crew was working to clear debris and tighten up trails on Grin and Holler 😄. Ben gives us a quick lowdown on the plan, Louis-Phillipe clears a dangerous root mass from the middle of the trail, and Dave gets down with the chainsaw. #SORCAtrailcrew #getoutside #grinandholler #squamishbikes #mtb #rideyourbike
Tonight we have a MONSTER of a Social for you. @flyingspiritrentals, @mtnfunbasecamp, @optomeyes_eyecare and @jasminehenczel "AgentJazz.ca" Squamish - Personal Real Estate Corporation have some amazing rides planned for everyone including a kids ride. Afterwards you can spend the night @mtnfunbasecamp for FREE and enjoy some breakfast and coffee in the morning. On top of all that they are giving away a HELI-DROP to one lucky SORCA member this evening. You don't want to miss this one! ***A slight change to the Thrill ride tonight. We're going to be riding "Rigs and Dirty Jane" so that people can pre-ride the @squamish_enduro Stage 1. If you want to pin it, feel free, but most of us will be scoping the lines and seeing what is the smoothest way down! Time to go FULL ENDURO.*** #SORCAsocial #Squamishisawesome #mtb #getoutside #rideyourbike #squamishbikes
Here's a sneak peek at the most recent Trail Crew member profile: the multi-talented and hard-working Ben Haggar. Hey, I’m Ben. I have been lucky enough to call the Sea to Sky home for the past 18 years enjoying all of its recreational bounties and inspiring outdoors community. I work as a freelance photographer and writer as well as a polar guide when I’m not out building trails. Believe it or not, I still have some time for fun and try to get out for big singletrack missions, surf trips, and backcountry snowboarding as much as possible. These different sports influence my building style but focusing on aesthetics is the most important feature for me (for photos, obviously!). I’m really excited to be building trails with SORCA this year and feel very privileged to be working with such a skilled and fun crew. See you out on the trails! Catch the full Trail Crew update on our website: www.sorca.ca #SORCAtraillcrew #squamishbikes #mtb #rideyourbike #squamishisawesome #trailmaintenance
BONUS: PADDLE BOARD AUCTION! Want a break from your bike on those hotter days? We're doing a live auction of this amazing paddle board from sponsors @redpaddleco at this Wednesday's Social: https://redpaddleco.com/en-us/board/106-ride-msl-sup/ A critical piece of gear for escaping the crowds and getting out on the water for new adventures. Bring your best bidding game. There are also going to be a ton of amazing prizes given away at this week's social thanks to our amazing event sponsors - be there or be square! #redpaddleco #SORCAsponsor #SORCAsocial #getoutside #liveauction
TOMORROW! 🎉 Back at it for SORCA’s second youth social of the season, sponsored by @corsacycles, Coastal Ford Squamish and @nestersmarket Squamish, it’s another event for the whole family to enjoy! Four rides to satisfy all our young shredders! Meeting time is at 5:45pm with all rides starting by approximately 6:00pm. Check out our website events page for the full details and meeting locations: https://sorca.ca/event/youth-social-corsa-cycles-coastal-ford-nesters Apres will be hosted at Corsa Cycles new shop location on Cleveland Ave. BBQ, Fun & Games for all! Starts at approximately 7:00pm 📷 @onecutmedia_rm thanks for allowing us to share 🤘🏼 #bikesquamish #funontwowheels #SORCAyouthsocial #SORCA #mtb #getoutside #squamishbikes
📣SORCA Sponsor shout out @squamish_enduro returns as a Blue Diamond Sponsor for 2019! On June 22nd, the Squamish Enduro will be dropping for the 6th year, taking riders of all ages and ability levels through our beautiful backyard and down some of the gnarliest trails we have. Like all good events, Squamish Enduro came to fruition after a few drinks around a campfire back in 2013. Since then, the event now carries the badge of an EWS Qualifier, which in the Enduro world is a pretty big deal for the participants. Some of the best Enduro riders from around the world will be landing on our doorstep to ride what many consider 'the best trails in the world' (Just saying). This would be a great opportunity for you to dust off those cow bells and get out on course to watch some pretty spectacular technical riding! (hello Heckle fest) 🤘 On a side note: If you want to take it to another level and be apart of the action you still can! @squmish_enduro are still looking for some volunteers to help out... and trust me when I say that they treat their volunteers right! Private volunteer dinner, $50 Tantalus Bike Shop gift card, OneUp swag, packed lunch and a ticket to the actual event dinner and after party! You can sign up to volunteer at www.squamishenduro.com 🎉
EDIT: Happening Tuesday, June 18th Trail love runs deep in Squamish so we thought we’d throw in a bonus trail day on classic lap, Upper Powersmart. No drastic changes to this piece of history, just some handy armouring. This trail day comes with a shuttle lap and nourishment thanks to @theshredshuttle! They will do two separate pick ups (5pm and 6pm) from the Pseudo lot and drive everyone up with their bikes to the top parking lot. After digging for 2 hours or so cruise down your favourite lap and have some eats back at the Pseudo lot 😎. Tools will be provided and driven down the hill at the end of the evening. #SORCAtrailday #happydigging #mtb #squamishbikes #SORCA #squamishisawesome #getoutside #theshredshuttle
Sp'akw'us 50 is here! For those who have been training for this race, good luck! For anyone else who is getting out on the trails this weekend, please be mindful of racers. Try and avoid the trails being used, but if you happen to see racers, or the volunteers making this race happen, be sure to cheer them on. • • Saturday, June 15th is the 50KM course taking place on a number of trails throughout the Alice Lake and Diamond Head areas. Sunday, June 16th is the 35KM course taking place primarily in the Alice Lake zone. • • For those doing both courses, we salute you. Racing should be wrapped up by late afternoon on both days. For specific trails in use, please check out the course maps attached, or further details on the website. @spakwus • • #spakwus50 #mtb #bikesquamish #getoutside
Today's the day! SORCA Trail Day #4! Here's your reminder! Brought to you by @hotonyourheels and @squamish_enduro Meet at the Half Nelson parking lot for 6PM. Tools will be provided, but please feel free to bring your own. Shovels, buckets and stiff rakes will be the tools of choice this time. We'll dig until 8 30PM then enjoy some food and drink thanks to our fine sponsors. Happy digging! #SORCATrailDay #bikesquamish #mtb #mountainbike #squamishtrails #exploresquamish
Two outstanding community sponsors, @cascadeenvresourcegroup and Cornerstone Developments, have a classic course planned for this wednesday’s XC cinco race. There’s a surprise twist at the end: a new Brackentrail bypass for us to bed in and shred! Registration between 6:00-6:30pm at the kiosk at the Mashiter-Northside Connector intersection. Don’t forget your timing tag folks! Please consider parking at Garibaldi Highlands Elementary if you plan to drive, so that we can give our Perth neighbours some breathing room. Afterparty location…well, you gotta race to find out! Cliff Miller will be cooking up a storm, and the weather is looking spectacular. See you there! • • 📸 @gennpoirier • • #sorcacinco #mtb, #bikesquamish #rideyourbike
📣 SORCA Sponsor Shoutout! We're pleased to welcome @rbc Royal Bank on as a 2019 Black Diamond Sponsor. RBC Royal Bank’s sponsorship takes commitment of the local Squamish branch employees to volunteer their time in order to make this sponsorship happen. Employees have to participate in group volunteer activities in order to earn sponsorship dollars to give back in their communities. The local branch has chosen SORCA as one of their community giving recipients this year! 🙌 So far RBC Royal Bank employees have volunteered support days putting together hundreds of 2019 SORCA membership, High Five & Trail Supporter packs. They have a few dig days on the docket as well ⛏️. This has been a huge benefit to SORCA and we are so very grateful for their community support and volunteer commitment #sponsor #sorcasponsor #squamishlife #rbcroyalbank #bikesquamish #squamishisawesome #volunteers
Our backyard is DEFINITELY better than your vacation! More inspiring photos shared by our followers... thank you @tristan.rayner @sonyalooney1 @enduro_annie @matt_boltz @allygandy @trailrunnerx and @angiemckirdy for tagging @squamishbikes in your photos!! We love being mentioned and are so thrilled that you’re getting out there to play. #sorca #squamishlife #mtb #squamish #squamishbikes
🚴🏽♂️CONTEST TIME!!! 🚴🏽♀️ Have you heard?? We’ve got a little limited time promo going on thanks to our friends at Corsa Cycles, Republic Bicycles, and Tantalus Bike Shop. Buy your 2019 SORCA membership before midnight PST on April 15, 2019 and you’ll automatically be entered in a draw for 1 of 3 bike tuneup packages from our fantastic local bike shops. Get your membership here: https://sorca.ca/join Sign up for a family membership for even greater odds of winning! Not only does your membership get you access to our super cool events, you also get to flash your member key tag at a variety of local stores for exclusive discounts (check those out here: https://sorca.ca/discounts). REMEMBER TO PICK YOUR MEMBERSHIP PACKAGE FROM THE ADVENTURE CENTRE to get your key tag! NOTE: If you already bought your 2019 membership, you’re good! You are already entered into the contest. *This contest is only open to Membership purchases... not purchases of the Trail Supporter option.
Trail day #2 is on its way and we've got another fun project :). Come along and help improve our amazing network on Saturday April 13th. From 9 30AM to 12 30PM. Once again we've got a top notch list of sponsors. Big thanks to @ridehub, @luztacos , @republicbicycles and @aframebrewing for taking on this one! On the agenda this time is the start of Crouching Squirrel. We'll be adding grade reversals (rollers) and drains along the road bed section to get water off the trail. Each rain storm it becomes a creek so sediment displacement is a big issue here. We'll be keeping it high speed and rocky worry not :). We all know how much fun that stretch is! Please meet at the Alice Lake main parking lot by the washrooms. There will be a running race going on and they are using the south beach lot so we'll take the walking trail around the lake the head up Debecks. Please arrive 10 minutes early. Tools will be provided but bring you're own if you have them. Post dig social will be held at A-Frame with tacos and refreshments for everyone :) See you there!
HEAD'S UP! BC Parks staff have posted “Cougar in Area” signs at the base of Debecks Hill, at the head of Jack’s Trail and at the south entrance to the Four Lakes Trail at Alice Lake Provincial Park following reports from trail users suggesting a cougar is in the area. Please use extra caution in the area, keep dogs on leash and on trail, be alert and report any sightings or encounters to the Conservation Officer Service 24/7 hotline at 1.877.952.7277. For more information on cougars visit http://squamish.ca/cougar-awareness
Time for a guessing game!! Which Squamish trail is this sign on? *Bonus* if you can tell us specifically where this is on the trail. 🤓🤔
👏🏻👏🏻CONTEST ALERT!!! 👏🏻👏🏻 While you’re sitting at home devising a plan of which trails to ride, consider purchasing your 2019 SORCA membership now... we’ve got a little limited time promo going on thanks to our friends at Corsa Cycles, Republic Bicycles, and Tantalus Bike Shop. Buy your 2019 SORCA membership before midnight PST on April 15, 2019 and you’ll automatically be entered in a draw for 1 of 3 bike tuneup packages from our fantastic local bike shops. Get your membership here: https://sorca.ca/join (link is in our Instagram bio too!) Not only does your membership get you access to our super cool events, you also get to flash your member key tag at a variety of local stores for exclusive discounts (check those out here: https://sorca.ca/discounts). REMEMBER TO PICK YOUR MEMBERSHIP PACKAGE FROM THE ADVENTURE CENTRE to get your key tag! NOTE: If you already bought your 2019 membership, you’re good! You are already entered into the contest. *This contest is only open to Membership purchases... not purchases of the Trail Supporter option.
We’ve been tagged in a whole lotta bomber riding shots this past week!! 📸 Thanks to our followers @isabjacques @petertistaken @allygandy @smooresmoore @folignofreeridemtb for tagging @squamishbikes and including us in your day!! Looks like another beauty weekend coming up. Keep the photos coming and the rubber side down! 👊🏼
It’s that time of year!! We’re updating our events calendar at SORCA.ca and we’re beyond stoked to kick off the rad rides and unforgettable after-parties in late April!! 🤘🏼😜 Time to renew your membership and become a part of the best in mountain bike culture. Follow the link in our bio to sign up for yourself, your family, or your business. #sorca #squamish #mtb #squamishlife
☀️Sun is shining, the weather is sweet... makes me wanna move, my pedalling feet!!☀️ Here’s what some of our followers have been up to this weekend. What about you?? Thanks for mentioning #sorca and #squamishbikes in your adventures! @allygandy @smooresmoore @vanessa.mbouffard @lifeisbetteronabike
Snowy bridge prep 👍🏼
Bridge fix with some metal fabrication👌 and the ever handy bottle jack
Puddle punching is often an understatement...
‘Tis the season for armouring 🎅🏽
Please stay off Another Man’s Gold this week. Some fresh work 👌👌. Dreamwizards machines at the top and trail crew at the bottom. Use the road off the panda climb / moto parking area to access SOT and Hoods. Thanks!
Frozen ground so time for some housekeeping 👍🏼
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A day for drainage 💦