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The Whatcom World Cup is a community racing event put on by WMBC and Pacific Multisports. Join us for Wednesdays in May 2022!

Summer 2020 Overview:


- 590+ individual riders

- Racers came from WA, CA, TX, OR, CO, MD, ID, UT, NH, MT, AZ, VT, NY, & AR

- Racers raised over $15k for WMBC

There are a lot of details below, please read!

Trails / Race course: Course, formats and sponsors will change week to week. Each course will be announced the week before the race.

Timing: Chip timing provided by Marc Blake & Pacific Multisport. Remember to pick up your chip! Location changes each race.

Location: Galbraith Mountain

Dates: Every other Wednesday night May through Labor Day

Time: Youth (18 and under) race start: 5:00 PM, adult race start: 5:45 PM

Registration: Rolling registration for each week's race HERE, please fill out the contactless online registration. Limited space, registration will close if it's full.

Plates: Plates can be purchased during online registration ($5 one time fee), please re-use your plate if you have one.

Formats: We’ll have several different formats: race course changes each week.

Costs: $15 per race; all riders, including youth, must be a WMBC member or on a family plan.

Age Classes: (parents are encouraged to ride behind their kids)
8-10, 11-13, 14-15, 16-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+

Order: Racers self-seed. 30 seconds between each racer, if you need more time just ask and we will give you a 'ghost rider.'



Whatcom World Cups are open to current WMBC members, youth racers parents will need to have a current family membership.



Check out the JoyRider's Instagram to coordinate racing with other womxn and join the lady train!




No refunds for missed race days. We are a non-profit working to build community and the time and effort it takes to process refunds or provide our race credits takes away from our work. If an unforeseen event has occurred during a race, such as a crash, you can email with your name, plate number, race date, and explanation of extenuating circumstances.


EMS: We’ll have EMS staff positioned at strategic locations along the course.

Volunteers: We’ll need roughly 10 volunteers per race (some races more than others) and you will receive our utmost appreciation (+ schwag, food and bevies).

Rider Down Rule: If a racer comes across a downed racer, he/she is required to stop and see if the down racer is uninjured before continuing on. If immediate medical aid is needed, call 911 or wait for the next racer to come by. Then one racer will go to inform a race official and one racer stays with the down racer.



PARKING / ACCESS: We implore you all to consider how you get to these events. If you live close and can ride, then please do so! If you need to drive, then carpool or park at your buddy’s house close to the hill. Do NOT clog up the neighborhoods and, please, be extra courteous to our neighbors!!! The new parking lot is coming this September and you can help with that effort too! Only volunteers and sponsors will have on-mountain vehicle access for each race.

Dogs: You love your dog and we love our dogs, but please leave your dogs at home if you are racing. If you plan to spectate/ heckle (please do!) and want to bring your dog, it 100% needs to be on leash for Fido and racers’ safety! No exceptions.



Race Photo Galleries (please credit photographers when reposting):

Courtesy of AJL Images - Pump Track

Courtey of Tyler Booth - Bike Fest/Pump Track Showdown

Courtesy of Galbraith Gravity Racing - WWC Race #3

Courtesy of Nathan Erdahl  - WWC Race #4, #5, #6, #8

Courtesy of Dallan Pickard - WWC Race #6

Courtesy of Ryan Duclos - WWC Race #8

Courtesy of Dennis Cairns - Bike Fest/Pump Track Showdown

Take a photo or video at one of the races? Tag us on IG (@wmbcmtb) or FB (@WMBC Whatcom Mountain Bike Coalition) so we can reshare!