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Whistler Crankworx Mountainbike Festival Biketrials Competition: Friday, July 27 and Saturday, July 28th, 2007
A Canada Pacific Trials Association Event
Prize money for Expert and Elite
Prizes for Novice and Sport
Free kids competition on Friday
This two-day event will feature some of the finest Biketrial riders from Canada, the United States and overseas. These riders will maneuver their bikes over some of the most difficult terrain in the world. This event will be an all age, all category competition where riders can test their skill and balance against some of the best Whistler terrain and man made obstacles. Last years event topped 100 riders!!!!!
The main showcase sections will be in the centre of the Whistler Village where visibility is at its highest and the riders will perform spectacular moves just a few feet away from the spectators. There were thousands of spectators last year with the best viewing areas at the Fitzsimmons Creek sections as well as the main village section.
Riders from all ages and abilities will be welcomeâ€¦ from 3 year olds maneuvering through a challenging course to some of the top Biketrial riders in the world defying gravity while maintaining their balance.
Every competitor from the young kids to the top competitors will be announced as they enter the main â€œsectionsâ€, with all the young first time competitors receiving a medal and a huge round of applause from spectators and family.
The competition will begin Friday afternoon with a free kids competition followed by the Novice and Sport categories. Saturday morning will have the Expert and Elite riders ending in the early afternoon leaving plenty of time to get ready for Slopestyle.
Friday afternoon there will be a free competition for kids 3-10 yrs old. We will have at least 4 sections set which the kids will have to negotiate their way through. There will be a couple of different â€˜linesâ€™ through each section to accommodate all the ridersâ€¦even with training wheels! Each rider will receive a scorecard and get announced as they start the main village section. All the kids will also receive a participant medal as well as some draw prizes.
There will be 6 sections of which 1 and possibly 2 of them will be in the middle of the village for visibility and ease of viewing. These will be â€œman madeâ€ type sections. The others will be within a few minutes walk and will be â€œnaturalâ€ type sections.
The natural sections will have the Expert and Elite riders in the Fitzsimmons creek area (the dry creek bed area), where the bridge and banks will be perfect viewing areas to watch the riders struggle up and down the massive boulders and logs.
The Novice and Sport riders will also have 1 or 2 sections in the village, with their natural sections in Rebagliati Park. The terrain in the park is perfect for riders of the intermediate level.
The prize money available will be $1000. Expert/Elite riders will receive cash prizes and novice/sport riders receive prizes.
There will also be draw prizes with all riders eligible.
Entry Fees Schedule
Kids event free Friday 2:00
Novice/ Sport $25 Friday 3:00
Expert/Elite $35 Saturday 10:00
CPTA, S.P.O.K.E. and Cycling B.C. members do not need to buy day insurance
All others MUST buy either $10 Uninsured or $30 Insured day licenses
Crankworx is the biggest summer festival so rooms get taken quite fast. The rooms are quite reasonable but book early!
Things to do:
Whistler is a world-class resort with the finest lift access downhill biking in the world. The bike park tickets are very reasonable with top of the line rental equipment available. There is also a BMX Dirt-jump Park, a two tiered skate bowl, a fully loaded street park, awesome x-country trails and many more activities. While in the Vancouver area also visit the famous â€œNorth Shoreâ€ for some incredible riding on some of the finest trails in the world!
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