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.

Local Trail Association
Whistler Off-Road Cycling Association (www.worca.com)
Please consider joining or donating to the local riding association to support trail development & maintenance.
donate to earn trail karma!


Post a Comment

You must login to Pinkbike.
Don't have an account? Sign up

Join Pinkbike  Login


  • 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
no votes yet
Layers winter
Map Style
Trail Style
  • ?
Trail transparency
Before winter falls.
Before winter falls.
3:16 | 127 | comments: 3 | favs:
Feb 1, 2017
I've been wanting to try my hand at filming for a while, so I teamed up with my buddy Charles and we put our minds together to come up with this...
Snapshot: Whistler, BC with Robin O'Neill
Snapshot: Whistler, BC with Robin O'Neill
5:24 | 15094 | comments: 4 | favs: 81
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
11:24 | 608 | comments: 0 | favs:
Apr 26, 2015
Riding Microclimate for the first time this 2015 season.

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Blackcomb Access Road
Nov 12, 2016 @ 4:26pm
Nov 12, 2016
Underwater would be the only way to make it more wet than now. As if anyone in the valley does not already know that the trails area ALL wet, you do now! reporter
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
more reports »
  • flag
  • login to download gpx or kml files.