The Bearclaw Invitational will be the most progressive slopestyle event of the year, and yes, you can count on the course being topnotch, since Claw’s the one building it. The course itself will have all the big obstacles the boys are used to and then some surprises thrown in as well, all built around a 4″ to 6″ travel bike. It will have a very authentic West Coast feel, since it’s being built in the forest at Mount Washington. What’s really rad is that this Bearclaw Invitational course will be permanent, so no more building and then tearing it down each fall.
The event is free for all spectators! Just show up and watch the best riders in the world compete for $30,000.
Wednesday August 1st 2012
4pm – 7pm Â» Riders arrive on course/Official practice
Thursday August 2nd 2012
11am – 2pm Â» Riders arrive on course
2pm – dusk Â» Official practice
6pm – 7pm Â» Lucky DH Race series #1 ($5 fee)
Friday August 3rd 2012
10am – 4pm Â» Amateur competition – small course (max 60 riders)
5pm – 7pm Â» Official qualifying – 2 runs with 30 riders, field will be narrowed to 20 riders for the main event
Fat Teddy’s open till 11pm
Saturday August 4th 2012
10am – 12:30pm Â» Official practice
1pm – 4:30pm Â» Bearclaw Invitational – 20 riders, 3 run format, best run wins
5pm Â» High air comp
9pm – 2am Â» Afterparty @ The Bridge Courtney – DJ Murge and others – No Cover!
There is no need for media passes! Just show up and shoot!
For more event info and course videos visit Pinkbike.com