The second race in the AFD Racing Gravity Cup DH Race Series will be held at Mount Sima in Whitehorse, YT, July 14th and 15th, 2012.
Especially after the success of the 1st race in Hinton, AB, AFD Racing is really looking forward to this event in the Yukon. The Yukon is a land that is larger than life with beautiful scenery, midnight sun, and rugged terrain.
Yukon Midnight Sun
Dylan Sherarrd in Whitehorse
Gravity Cup Whitehorse will be held at Mount Sima Alpine Adventure Park. Register online today!
The race will have categories for ages 11 and up. Race categories are classified by age and then by ability as follows: U.., Sport, Expert, Elite.
U13 (Age 11-12)
U15 (Age 13-14)
U17 (Age 15-16)
Junior (Age 17-18 Sport and Expert )
Senior (Age 19+ Sport and Expert)
Masters A (Age 30-39)
Masters B (Age 40 – 49)
Master C (Age 50+)
Elite (Age 19+)
The top of the race course greets you with panoramic views at Mount Sima’s new observation deck.
Geoff Gulevich on Mount Sima's new observation deck
Once you get into the course, the trail starts to get steep and rocky.
AFD Racing, with Geoff Gulevich, just finished testing and filming the race course for Gravity Cup Whitehorse at Mt. Sima. Icycle Sport
will be hosting a Dirt Jump Competition on Saturday July 14th from 6:30 – 8:00 pm. The entry fee is $15. Online registration is now open!
Once at Mount Sima for the Gravity Cup DH Race, there is so much more to do with the launch of WildPlay’s Monkido® Aerial Adventure Course and ZOOM Zip Line – among North America’s longest free run zip line. For more information check out the Mount Sima website
Young freeride hot shot, Dylan Sherrard, who grew up in Whitehorse, will be taking some time to get back to his roots as he plays a part in the AFD Racing Gravity Cup events. Dylan will be riding with race participants on Saturday during practice and judging the Dirt Jump competition on Saturday evening.
Dylan Sherarrd in the Yukon
Check out this great article about one of Dylan’s visits back to the Yukon: www.pinkbike.com/news/Wild-Wild-Whitehorse-Dan-barham-2011.html
If you’re a true outdoor enthusiast, take a few extra days to check out what the Yukon has to offer. Boreale Mountain Biking
offers a wealth of mountain bike related information as well as trips, tours and clinics.
If you’re an adrenaline junkie, you definitely want to check out the gnarly trails in Carcross. The Carcross Singletrack to Success (S2S) Project was started by Carcross/Tagish First Nation in 2005 with the goal of creating a world-class trail network in the Carcross area to attract tourists, connect youth to their land-based traditions, and promote health and wellness in the community. Since that time, over 50 kilometres of quality downhill and cross-country singletrack have been built, attracting international media attention and rave reviews from homegrown and visiting riders.More info about the S2S program and the Carcross trails
For more information on all that the Yukon has to offer, check out the websites below:Travel YukonWhat's Up Yukon
Affordable round trip flights from almost anywhere are offered though Air North, Air Canada and West Jet.
Whitehorse is very busy in the summer, so book your accommodations soon! The Gravity Cup Race series has blocked off some rooms at the Town and Mountain
and at the Yukon Inn
Mount Sima is offering participants of the Gravity Cup Race Series the option to camp at Mount Sima for FREE during the event weekend. Please note that there will be no dumping, no hook ups and no fires.
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AFD Racing would like to thank the sponsors of the Gravity Cup DH Race Series