Pemberton book launch a success!

Community shows their support for new Pemberton Valley MTB Trail Guide

For those that missed it, last night Tourism Pemberton presented Peter Oprsal’s Pemberton Valley Mountain Bike Trail Guide book launch party. The event was hosted by the Pemberton Valley Lodge, who graciously provided all the refreshments, beer and wine for the evening. A HUGE thank you goes out to them for making this event possible. The next time you’re out riding in Pemberton and need a comfortable, peaceful and modern hotel to stay, please consider the Pemberton Valley Lodge.

Pemberton Book Launch

Pemberton Book Launch

The evening was well attended with over 50 community members from all walks of life stopping by to purchase the new book and to chat with the author, Peter Oprsal. Riders, trail builders, retirees, business owners and Tourism Pemberton board members, were all in attendance to support the new book and pick-up a copy of their own. $100 was raised for the Pemberton Valley Trail Association (PVTA) from sales of the book, which will be used by the PVTA for trail building and maintaining work on the local trail networks.


Pemberton Book Launch

Pemberton Book Launch

Pemberton Book Launch
Pemberton Book Launch

Pemberton Book Launch

Thank you to our prize sponsors

A big shout out goes to Pemberton Bike Co and Whistler Bike Park for contributing some great prizes towards the draw held end of the night. bikepirate also donated two copies of the new book and a couple of shirts. The boys from the Bike Co showed up with a goodies bag that consisted of several new T-Shirts and hats to give away. While the Whistler Bike Park donated two, one day Bike Park passes to be used anytime during the 2014 season.

Pemberton Book Launch

And the winners are

The following folks had their name drawn at the end of the night. If you’re on the list, congratulations! To pick-up your prize, swing by the Pemberton Valley Lodge any time after 5:00 pm today. Please bring a piece of ID to claim your prize at reception.

  • Kelly Pogson: Won a Pemberton Book and bikepirate T-Shirt
  • Dusan: Won a Whistler Bike Park 1 Day Pass
  • Karen Love: Won a BikeCo T-Shirt
  • Gail McKellar: Won a Bike Co Women’s T-Shirt and Hat
  • Steve Fisher: Won a Pemberton Book and bikepirate T-Shirt
  • Josh Erfurth: Won a Bike Co T-Shirt and Hat
  • Lisa Colburn: Won a Whistler Bike Park 1 Day Pass

Pemberton Book Launch

Thank you to all whom attended last night’s event. It was great to see so many members of the community out having a great time chatting about trails and bikes, all in support of the new guidebook for Pemberton. The event was super fun, and a fantastic way to celebrate spring and the start of the riding season.

Happy trails!

photos by: Rose Oakhill