Join Date: Apr 2002
Bikes: Transition Dirtbag, Kona Roast 2002 and specialized BMX
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Well whistler is prime for your type of riding. Even the hucking is pretty moderate. We only have high end dh rentals (I will look into this for you actually, I don't pay much attention to good xc bikes, but I am sure someone must) so I might at this point consider bringing the stumpy. 3 trails you have to hit in the valley (xc/trail)
Comfortably numb - upwards of 5 hours of single track, several terrain changes and quite a tall climb. Ends with a 30min dh run which is way too much fun.
Kill Me Thrill Me - classic whistler xc. Long climb, lots of switchbacks to what seems like endless technical/steep descents.
River Runs Through It - 'shore' trail. Lots of laddars and bridges and any competant xc single track rider can do 60 to 80% of the stunts. No climbing and about and hour, definately good times. This would also get you into some long clmbing up a double track on sprout mountain. Well worth the time....
Thats two to three days there. If you want to experience what most think of 'whistler' take one day to rent a big bike. Definately get the experience of whistler mountain. You can likely handle any of the blues to blacks and you can even experience some truly north shore descents (proper north shore not the stunts) if you do Garbonzo, long, rooty, wet and fairly technical. Whistler is very progressive, competant riders come here and get better, bad riders come here and get competant. Its a good time and has a lot of different riding experiences. If you are used to race conditions dh at speed, whistler is pretty tame, but for the most part, everyone will find a challenge and there are enough trails to make up a minimum of a days riding. (10 runs would be the equivelent of 44,000 vert ft of descent
If you need more details just ask, I can get you most of what you need information wise and maybe even a contact or two for rooms depending on your price range.