Get in gear for Gear Up Day this March 31st, 2017!

Double the amount of riders means double the impact for the British Columbia Ride to Conquer Cancer.  That’s why we want you to recruit a rider or register as one for 2017’s Gear Up Day this Friday, March 31st.  With each rider you recruit by March 31, you put yourself one person closer to achieving Ambassador status and getting Gear Up Day prizes!

If you haven’t yet joined The Ride, NOW is the best time to do it!

When you sign up for The Ride on or before March 31, you’ll receive these awesome perks:

  • A Ride Badge and Socks
  • An Invitation to Our Mega Orientation

That means you’ll get to both meet the other extraordinary Riders who will be joining you during event weekend and receive some fantastic Ride bling to show off all year long!

Whether you’re already a Rider or You’re thinking of becoming one, you can play a pivotal role in furthering our goal of conquering cancer.

Did you know Comor has their own team for the Ride to Conquer Cancer?  Contact us to find out more about how joining Team Comor can help with your fundraising goals.

If you would like to get yourself warmed up for this years RTCC join our Wednesday Night Club Rides. They start this April and run all summer!

 

#oakleyweek Introductory Avalanche Clinic

During the last week of February, Oakley hosted a week of fun and educational events at Whistler Blackcomb.  On Sunday, February 26th, 2017, we took part in the Introductory Avalanche Clinic.  This clinic showcased the fundamentals to stay safe and survive in the backcountry.  While not to be mistaken for an official Avalanche Skills Training course, this event was the perfect opportunity for newbies to get to know a little bit about the backcountry.

Not only was this event free, but backcountry gear was provided: Beacon, Probe, and Shovel.  After meeting our guides from Mountain Skills Academy & Adventures in the Village, we loaded up our gear and headed up to Whistler’s Flute Bowl.  We discussed everything from what gear to bring, to what to expect (and not expect) from various snow conditions.

Whistler Flute Bowl

The bulk of the clinic was dedicated to getting real practice with our backcountry tools.  We were able to practice with each tool and then put all tools to use in a few scenarios.  Track, Probe, Shovel.  Practice, practice, practice.  Even though there’s tools out there to help, our guides made sure to emphasize the importance of using a mix of common sense, knowledge, and skills.  Assess the scenario.  If you’re unsure, turn back or avoid.  Always a better choice than getting stuck in an avalanche.

 

Probe Practice

Shoveling Practice

Look out for next year’s Oakley Week.  It’s full of awesome events, all for free! Check out the coverage from Forecast Ski Magazine!

All in all – this was a great way to start learning about the backcountry and get some practice with the gear!  A big thank you to our guides from Mountain Skis Academy & Adventures and Oakley for an amazing event!

If you’d like to learn more about backcountry safety and/or to sign up for an AST course, head over to:

https://www.mountainskillsacademy.com/courses/avalanche-skills-training-level-1-skiers-and-snowboarders-whistler-squamish/

Check out all the backcountry gear at ComorSports.com

BE BIKE READY

The weather is quickly changing and quickly you will want to get out on your bicycle.  Often when you are ready to ride your bike for the first time, your bike isn’t ready for you.  The sun will be shining, it will be warm and you will want to be able to enjoy yourself on the pedal horse. This is not the best time to realize your bicycle is hard to get, the tires are flat and the gears don’t work. Here are some tips that you can use right now so you are ready when the sunny days arrive.

  • GET IT OUT OF STORAGE AND DUST IT OFF

This is the best time to make sure your bicycle is easy to grab and you have everything you need to go out.  Make it easy to grab for a ride, put your helmet beside it, find your lock and key, put on your lights.

  • PUMP UP THOSE TIRES AND GREASE THE CHAIN

Now that the bike is found, you can pump up the tires and lube the chain. It is also good to get some lube on your chain, nothing is more annoying than a squeaky bike.

  • TEST RIDE!

Hop on your bike and ride it around the block.  This is an easy way to make sure it still works so that you don’t go to use it and realize you can’t shift your gears. If there is something wrong now you have time to get it fixed. Bike shops will be less busy and able to get your repairs done quick and many will offer a spring tune-up discount.

Take a picture of your first ride this season and tag us on Social Media. One lucky person will win a free bike tune-up.

Check out some of the great bike gear to get your season started at ComorSports.