5.7 miles
1,848 ft
-1,898 ft
3,798 ft
High Point

These rides are not guided and just recommended routes. Santa Cruz, 4Lise, and Trailforks take no responsibility for your actions. Ride with a friend, ride smart, look before you leap.

A modern Whistler classic descent on Blackcomb, MicroClimate. A real bugger of a climb and then a rooty, steep, wild ride down. Santa Cruz Bicycles and 4Lise are hosting these informal group rides throughout Crankworx. If you can't join us then follow the route on Trailforks whenever suits you. We'll be hiding prizes on the trail each morning and leaving clues across our friends social media channels. Follow and search #riseandgrindcrankworx for cryptic clues.

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  • Difficulty rating
    Double Black Diamond
  • Route Type
  • Bike type
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
More Stats for Rise And Grind...Wednesday mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    2,198 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,250 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,201 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    3.1 miles
  • Distance down
    2.2 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,482 ft
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Snapshot: Whistler, BC with Robin O'Neill
Snapshot: Whistler, BC with Robin O'Neill
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Jun 20, 2016
In search of images for Freehub’s Photobook, Whistler Valley photographer Robin O'Neill heads out to Micro Climate, one of Whistler’s premier...
Microclimate trail Whistler BC
Microclimate trail Whistler BC
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Apr 26, 2015
Riding Microclimate for the first time this 2015 season.
Trail ride
Trail ride
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Jun 1, 2015

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Out of the Dust
Sep 29, 2016 @ 7:39pm
Sep 29, 2016
Mucky spots are back. Mostly good though (with dry roots).
Micro Climate
Sep 10, 2016 @ 9:11pm
Sep 10, 2016
Trail is running great. Some repairs (especially removed deep ruts in steep turns) made it even better ! High 5 to the builders. Lot of roots at the bottom section
Base 2 Access Road
Aug 19, 2016 @ 4:36pm
Aug 19, 2016
Magic Chair Part 2
Aug 19, 2016 @ 12:19pm
Aug 19, 2016
Blackcomb Access Road
Aug 1, 2016 @ 9:20pm
Aug 1, 2016
It's dry, and doesn't get much better as far as conditions go.
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