An action-packed weekend July 14 & 15, 2012 of gravity-fed mountain biking at Fernie Alpine Resort. Races will include the popular Timber DH, and new this year, the GPS Gravity Enduro Event!Event DetailsTimber Downhill - Saturday July 14th
Things will heat up on Saturday with the gravity fed “Timber Downhill” race. The Timber Downhill is a grueling all mountain race from the top of the Timber Chairlift right down to the main plaza in the base area. Riders will display their full spectrum of mountain bike skills by combining endurance and speed through technical singletrack trails. Always a popular race at the BikeFest weekends – this years race is sure to not disappoint! Full Timber Downhill Race is open to competitors aged 15+. We will have a Junior Category for competitors aged 13 to 14 that will have a lower start on the Timber Downhill Course. (Ages are determined by age as of December 31, 2012). Race entry fees are $35+hst per competitor (Junior Downhill $30+hst per competitor). Registration is OPEN. Register online at www.skircr.com/compete
. Discounted lift tickets are available forcompetitors at registration check in.GPS Gravity Enduro Race - Sunday, July 15th
NEW at this year’s Powerade Gravity Bikefest is the GPS Gravity Enduro. The GPS Gravity Enduro stands in stark contrast with “point A to point B” mountain bike races in that there is no finish line. Racers will be turned loose in the Fernie Alpine Resort Bike Park and will have the whole day to obtain four hours of GPS data. (Time spent on chairlifts and in lift lines does not count toward accumulated data.)
Riders will determine their own racecourse, choosing from more than 30 trails. Racer data will be monitored by Flaik GPS tracking and will be updated in real time via their website. It can be viewed at any time during the race on the leader board at race HQ. At the end of the day, GPS data will be tabulated and winners determined according to cumulative mileage, top speed, and Races-Within-The-Race. In addition to multiple way to win, racers can compare their stats with other riders through Flaik's "relive your day" feature on the Flaik website. Racers must have strong downhill mountain biking skills and familiarity with bike park riding.
We are thrilled to introduce this exciting to race to the Gravity Bikefest weekend! Registration is $50 per competitor and is open to participants 14 years of age and older (age as of December 31, 2012). Online registration is open at www.skircr.com/compete Competitors are also welcome to enjoy a delicious BBQ burger and salad while they wait for the results for only $10!
For more information check out the event website at www.gpsenduroracing.comNOTE
Both the Timber Downhill Race and the GPS Gravity Enduro Race are sanctioned races by Cycling BC. ALL competitors must hold a Cycling BC Race License to compete in the event. If competitors do not currently hold a Cycling BC license they can purchase a "one event entry license" on site at registration. The cost for the one event license is the following: $5 per race for Junior/Youth (16 & under) $10 per race for Adult (17 & over) There is an option of Excess Medical for a price of $30 Per Race. (Insurance is valid only for Canadian residents covered under a Federal or Provincial Hospital or Medical Plan.)
Other activities that weekend include trials demonstrations and more! A detailed schedule will be posted closer to the event. Don't forget about the Wam Bam Dirt Jump Jam in downtown Fernie Saturday evening from 6pm til dark.VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Volunteers are needed for the Bikefest Weekend to assist with course marshalling, timing etc. Volunteers get to see the action up close and receive lunch, event t-shirt and goodies for helping out. Interested - contact email@example.com for more details or to sign up.
A huge thanks to our title sponsor Powerade
as well as our official accomodation partner the Fernie Stanford Resort
. For more information on our partners please visit their websites.