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Whistler Canadian Open – Downhill Canada Cup

August 18, 2019

Organizer


Vail Resorts

Phone:
604-905-2039
Email:
Organizer Website:
http://bike.whistlerblackcomb.com

Venue


Whistler Mountain Bike Park
Whistler Mountain Bike Park, Whistler, BC Canada
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Information

Straight down, no mercy. The Canadian Open DH presented by iXS course is a one run take-down of Whistler’s rooty single-track. This technical test-piece calls for blazing guns and laser focus, and is open to both Elite and Junior Expert UCI licensed and unlicensed riders. Staged on the final weekend of Crankworx, this is one of the biggest events, attracting elite downhill experts from around the world. Grab your spot on the track and don’t miss out!

REGISTRATION:
REGISTER
Registration Deadline: August 10th, 2019 at 12:00pm PDT (unless race sells out in advance)

ENTRY FEE:
Pro Elite & Junior Expert Categories: $90 CAD + taxes and fees
Amateur Categories: $80 CAD + taxes and fees

Lift tickets for Whistler Mountain Bike Park are not included in the entry fee.

FIELD LIMIT: 300 riders
No special provisions are made for Canada Cup Series racers, or others, in the event that the race sells out.

ONSITE CHECKIN:
Preregistered riders need to check in at the Athlete Centre (Aava Hotel) to complete waiver / collect race plates.  Discounted lift tickets are also available for training and race days.

Racers in the Elite and Junior Expert category also need to do a license check with the Race Secretary from the Canadian Cycling Association.

Hours
Sunday August 11 | 8:00am – 12:00pm
Monday August 12 | 8:30am – 12:00pm
Tuesday August 13 | 8:30am – 1:00pm
Wednesday August 14 | 9:00am – 1:00pm
Thursday August 15 | 9:00am – 1:00pm
Friday August 16 | 9:00am – 1:00pm
Saturday August 17 | 8:00am – 10:00am

CATEGORIES:

Amateur Categories (no license required):
WOMEN | Junior 13-18 [2001-2006]*
WOMEN | Senior Amateur 19+ [2000+]
MEN | Youth 13-14 [2005-2006]*
MEN | Youth 15-16 [2003-2004]
MEN | Junior Amateur 17-18 [2001-2002]
MEN | Senior Amateur 19-29 [1990-2000]
MEN | Master Amateur 30-39 [1980-1989]
MEN | Veteran Amateur 40+ [1979+]

*Notice: qualification standards must be met before registering in the Youth Men 13-14 and Youth Amateur Women 13-18 categories.  Email athletes@crankworx.com for details.

Canada Cup Categories (UCI license mandatory):
WOMEN | Elite
WOMEN | Junior Expert
MEN | Elite
MEN | Junior Expert

LICENSES:
Only Elite and Junior Expert UCI licence holders can register in the Elite and Junior Expert categories.
Unlicensed riders can sign up in the Amateur age classes.

UCI and Canada Cup points are available for Elite Men/Women, Junior Expert Men/Women.

PROTECTION RULES:
Full face helmet with peak mandatory for all riders.

Gloves, elbow and knee protection mandatory for riders 15 and under.

COURSE: 
Start with Joyride exit to the left and proceed towards the lift tower that is just below the Schleyer drop continue down the Fitzsimmons Chair lift line, cross Old Olly. Join into the Canadian Open Dh course across the Mountain Road below 1.0 mileage marker over the road gap, across the flats and then enter the Lower Canadian Open DH course to the finish.

Mandatory ride around for racers in the MEN Youth 13-14 and WOMEN Junior Amateur 13-18 category:
Hecklers Rock and Road Gap .

Canadian Open DH Information & Formats