District of Squamish is joining countless community members in mourning the tragic death of local mountain biker and volunteer Chris McCrum.
“In reading the many tributes over the past few days, it is clear that Chris’ presence will live on through his many contributions to our trails network and park infrastructure, and in the wonderful memories his family, friends and colleagues carry with them,” the district said in a statement.
McCrum, an avid mountain biker and a passionate SORCA volunteer, passed away in the avalanche near Pebble Creek in Pemberton.
District communication manager Christina Moore said words like iconic, pivotal, delight and great loss have been shared with us to describe Chris.
“He was pivotal in the development of Smoke Bluffs Park, working extensively over the last decade on that park’s infrastructure. His deep base of trail building knowledge has helped shape Squamish’s trail network into the world-class asset it is today.”
The Squamish Off Road Cycling Association (SORCA) has also posted a tribute to McCrum describing him as a “a dedicated volunteer, a passionate past SORCA exec board member, an exceptional trail builder, an incredible athlete, and a friend.”