Western Open ~ August 5TH
"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 LISA 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.
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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. 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 5pm followed by Saturday racers only practice and an industry expo. The 2012 event will also see host Brett Tippie back as MC, and the return of the Shimano Kids Race hosted by Tara Llanes, for riders under the age of 12.
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Here is a view of the 2012 Western Open race course
Register now for the Western Open (Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, Golden, B.C.) and save $10 on your entry fee. The Western Open joint BC Cup and Alberta series race is back with more offerings than ever before. Check out the camps, clinics, industry celebs and the Shimano Kid’s race below and register now at www.ccnbikes.com! Thanks to Pinkbike use the promo code “PNKBKE” when you register for the DH race and save $10.00 off your race entry fee…Kovarik Racing Race Skills Camp
Top World Cup racers and PMBI(Professional Mountain Bike Instructor)Level 2 instructors, Chris Kovarik and Claire Buchar of Kovarik Racing will be holding a two day Race Skills Clinic for intermediate to advanced racers in conjunction with the Western Open race. From a track walk and bike set-up to line choice and putting a race run together, riders will learn skills, tactics and approaches to tackle any race weekend. Begin developing your race weekend formula with two of the industry’s top racers and most humble, passionate people! Riders will leave the camp with some Mental Training literature suggestions and a basic DH Specific Training Program from Strand Training. Chris and Claire will both be racing the Western Open and trying to lay down a new course record in 2012.Claire Buchar pinned and ready to show you how she does it!C4 Learn to Race Clinic
C4 Rider Training will be offering a version of the “Learn to Race” program at select BC Cup events in 2012. These will be designed around the new to intermediate racers. We will be covering bike set-up, as well as how to create a personal race weekend script. Training will be designed around becoming an effective prepared racer. Basic skills will be reviewed, but the focus will be to have a smooth race on and off the track. This is where it starts Get tips, and spend time with the fastest junior team in Western Canada. Learn to Race programs will be held a day in advance and start with a day of C4 FUNdamentals. Racers will be supervised on the track on the first training day by C4 Head Coach Cory Leclerc. Expect the C4 Team to show you some of the best lines the BC Cup Series has to offer. By race day LTR athletes will have a plan. This plan includes nutrition tips, race morning script, as well as a pre-race warm-up. As a bonus LTR racers will receive a take home plan to help them show up better prepared for their next event. This plan may stick for life Register Here.
C4 headed up by coach Cory Leclerc
During the Western Open on August 3rd and 4th, C4 will be running a Learn to Race DH clinic for teens seeking a solid start at racing. “In partnership with the event, C4 Rider Training and the Western Open have join forces to offer an opportunity for youth to get introduced to downhill racing”
states Stephen Exley, Race Director for the Western Open. Being fast, agile and confident on a bike are great skills to put to use when competing. The coaching team at C4 can teach the skills to make a teen’s first racing experience a success. C4 Rider Training is providing a full day clinic with fully certified quality coaches. The future racers will learn how to get ready physically and mentally, how to read and walk the course prior to a race, they will also work on their downhill riding skills & line choices. Space is limited so register early!Shimano Kids Race
The Western Open is for everyone with Tara Llanes and Elladee Brown from Shimano hosting a great kids event & fun race on Saturday afternoon at 1pm, so be sure to bring the kids along to the resort. Open to ages 2 through 12. Full Schedule
Friday August 3rd
11:00 - 5:00pm Regular bike park operations
4:00 - 6:00pm Racer check-in and new registrations
5:00 - 8:00pm Course closed for walking inspections only
Saturday August 4th
9:00 - 2:00pm Racer check-in and new registration
10:00 - 5:00pm Open DH training runs (must have a plate to enter course)
1:00 - 3:00pm Shimano Kid Race in the resort plaza hosted by Tara Llanes (rain or shine)
5:00 - 6:00pm Elite & Junior training only
6:15pm - Rider meeting and SWAG give a-way at the PEAKS Grill
Sunday August 5th
8:00 - 9:00am Last chance package pick-up / no new registrations
10:00 - 12:00pm Open DH training runs
12:00 - 12:30pm Course clear
12:30 - 1:00pm HARD TAIL racers
1:00pm till complete - The 2012 Western Open
Awards and to follow....After After party at PEAKS Grill!Brett TippieI'm super pumped to host the Western Open again this summer! Last season we had a blast with a wicked race course at the awesome Kicking Horse Bike Park, a cool kids race, the Allride crew, tons of fun mtb people and more prize/swag giveaways than I've seen at ANY event! This year is going to be even bigger, better and faster with Kovarik Racing there too! Come on out and hit the Western Open and have a wicked time!!
Ladies Skills Clinic Powered by SRAM…
Bring your best joke and Tippie may award you with a limited edition Western Open Cow Bell
Lindsey Voreis from the SRAM All Ride tour will be hosting a ladies only skills clinic on Saturday August 4th. The clinic will focus on beginner to intermediate skill sets and have a strong focus on building overall trail confidence. Lindsey will be developing skills through a supportive, step-by-step process that helps riders move beyond their fears to truly enjoy the fun of mountain biking. If you’re looking to learn new skills, increase your confidence on the bike, or simply enjoy the sport like never before, Lindsey is the coach for you! Class size is limited to only ten ladies so register early as you won't want to miss out. Registration will be on Cycle Component Network and will include lunch, swag, clinic and good times.
Find out more about Kirt and Lindsey or The All Ride Tour at All Ride Tour powered by SRAM
Check out the ALL Ride tour at last summer’s Western Open: "I am so passionate about getting more women on bikes and it fed my desire to go to more events and promote to more women!"
states Lindsey VoreisKicking Horse Mountain Resort…
Kicking Horse Mountain Resort has been working hard to get racers hooked up with the best accommodation deals for the event. On mountain packages for the weekend are on sale now. For details on the best on mountain or Golden based accommodation call Kicking Horse Central Reservations at 1.866.SKI.KICK. They can get you the details and prices on a wide range of accommodations in the area.
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.