After much anticipation the day had finally come... Opening day of the Whistler Bike park that is. Don't get me wrong I love shredding in my backyard of Pemberton, but the sheer vertical you can get in a day riding in the bike park is just amazing! Although I missed the official opening day on May 15th, I was able to get my fix the very next day. Seeing as how actual opening day was a complete zoo (as I was told by several buddies who attempted to fare the lineups) I was glad not to have contended with such mayhem. I headed up with a buddy and did a warm up on Upper Whistler Downhill; I could not believe what amazing shape the trail was in, and this was just the beginning.
(photo by M. Mallory, CycleComponentNetwork.com)
We headed to joy ride next, and then got our jumping fix by hitting up A-Line. This was by far the best I had seen the trails on an opening weekend since my very first opening day about three years ago. This time of the year is always quite amazing, as all your "summer" friends come out of hiding and it's like a big mountain biking reunion....and to top off the day we all met for some much deserved beverages on the GLC patio. I can't wait until Garbo opens!