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Mojo Wheels out of Denver Colorado in partnership with Mojo Wheels North have signed on to be the title sponsor for the 2012 Western Open going down August 5th in Golden BC.

As director of the Western Open I am pleased to announce the title sponsor for the 2012 edition of the Western Open: Mojo Wheels, one of the largest online and local bike shops in North America based out of Denver, Colorado.  Check out the Mojo Wheels website and be sure to thank them for supporting racing in Western Canada:

“MOJO WHEELS NORTH is pleased to co-sponsor one of North America’s best amateur downhill races.  The MOJO WHEELS NORTH team has competed at the Western Open the past two years and is very impressed with the level of competition, organization and the race course.” States, Troy Mochoruk, team manager for MOJO WHEELS NORTH. “Kicking Horse Resort is a premier downhill venue and we expect the Western Open event to be even bigger in 2012”

MOJO WHEELS NORTH is a Calgary based Downhill and Slopestyle team dedicated to providing its sponsored athletes with high level coaching with Shaums March, (former world cup downhill racer and Red Bull sponsored Athlete), the very best equipment Specialized Bikes, Shimano and Loaded components.
“Mojo Wheels is thrilled to lend its name to the Western Open, one of the BEST races in Western Canada, and is excited to continue its long-standing policy of supporting racing anywhere great racing can be found,” said a representative of Mojo Wheels Denver.  The Golden BC event will welcome athletes from ages two to sixty-two years old from all over Western Canada and the Northern USA. An estimated 500 spectators will line the course to catch the excitement as nearly 300 competitors attempt to master the four minute + course. “SE Racing & Promotions is absolutely thrilled to have this Denver-based company with the quality reputation of Mojo Wheels as the title sponsor of the Western Open,” said Stephen Exley, Event Director. The Mojo Wheels bike shop has specialized in downhill, cross country, BMX, freeride, and freestyle bikes for amateur and pro riders alike since 1991.

This year’s race will take place on Sunday, August 5th at the Kicking Horse Mountain Resort in Golden BC…events will be running all weekend long. The weekend will kick off Friday night with open practice running till 8pm followed by Saturday practice, a trials competition and an industry expo. The 2012 event will also see host Brett Tippie back as MC, Camp of Champions will be on site with their air bag , and the return of the Shimano Kids Race hosted by Tara Llanes, for riders under the age of 12.

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The Western Open is one of the best pure Down-Hill races in the Western Canada. It boasts a combined $5000.00 cash purse for Elite Racers with an additional $10,000 in SWAG and other free promotional products for racers, fans and volunteers for 2012.

Check out this great recap from 2011 by Phil Mowatt at CCN
Proceeds for the race will go to the Love for Lola Fund, which will assist with my daughter’s rehabilitation. Lola is recovering from life-threatening viral encephalitis, which she was infected with in 2008. As a result, she has an acquired brain injury which involves her brain stem and has left her unable to speak, and experiencing several seizures daily. Lola has re-learned to eat, play, walk, and run and receives OT, PT, and Speech through GRIT Calgary Society. She has a long way to go to regain more of her lost abilities. Proceeds from this race will assist with her daily care, weekly music therapy, and any other therapeutic tools that will aid in her recovery. Her story is posted at

A huge thank you goes out to all of the supporters that have already confirmed to be a part of 2012 Western Open.
Without your support and efforts this great event could never happen! !    More to be announced soon….

Kicking Horse Mountain Resort ~ Jordan Petrovics
Event host Brett Tippie
Kids race hosts Tara Llanes and Elladee Brown
Mojo Wheels – Denver
Mojo Wheels North
VP Components
Gamut USA
Sobey’s – Golden
X~Fusion Suspension
CCN Bikes
Freestyle Watches
Loaded Precision Products
Kovarik Racing
Camp of Champions
Dan Webster
And photographer Danielle Baker

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Kicking Horse Mountain Resort

Kicking Horse Mountain Resort is located high in the Dogtooth Range of the Purcell Mountains, 14 km above Golden, British Columbia. Surrounded by towering peaks of two other mountain ranges – the Rockies and Selkirks – it is also close to six of Canada’s most spectacular National Parks: Banff, Jasper, Kootenay, Yoho, Glacier, and Mt. Revelstoke. The resort is just 1.5 hours west of Banff (145 kilometers) and 2.5 hours west of Calgary (270 Kilometers) on the Trans-Canada highway.