2017 June Sp’aka’us 50 Inaugrual XC Bike Race

Saturday, June 7th featured a brand new event in Squamish, the Sp’akw’us 50 Marathon Mountain Bike Race and BC Provincial XCM Championships. Sp’akw’us means Bald Eagle in the Squamish Nation language, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, and is an acknowledgement of the event being hosted in the Squamish nations traditional territory. A big shout out to Dwayne Kress for leading the charge on… Read the rest “2017 June Sp’aka’us 50 Inaugrual XC Bike Race”

2016 September – Gran Fondo and Brackendale Fall Fair Weekend

The first weekend after Labour Day is typically a busy one in the Sea-to-Sky corridor. At 8:13 am, the first two riders of the 2016 Gran Fondo ride between Vancouver and Whistler were already in Squamish (after a 7:00 am start in Vancouver). The inaugural Gran Fondo between Vancouver and Whistler occurred  in 2010 and provided 4,000 cyclists the opportunity… Read the rest “2016 September – Gran Fondo and Brackendale Fall Fair Weekend”

2016 August 2016 Squamish Kite Clash

Last weekend Squamish hosted “Kite Clash”, an event that brings together many of the top kite boarders from around the world for three days of competition. I was fortunate enough to see the “Big Air” competition on Saturday – conditions were very gusty with wind speeds exceeding 30 knots, which allowed many of the competitors to gain over 10 meters… Read the rest “2016 August 2016 Squamish Kite Clash”

2016 July Squamish Wind Festival

The third annual Squamish Wind Festival was held this weekend – an event that showcases local art, music, food, craft beer and wind/water sports. It was a fairly low-key event given all the other things  going on at the same time in the Sea-to-Sky corridor (e.g. the Canadian Iron Man Championships in Whistler) – crowds were small, but family oriented… Read the rest “2016 July Squamish Wind Festival”