Western Open / An Intense Experience

May 21, 2013
by Stephen Exley  
Intense Cycles, Dunbar Summer Series and Kovarik Racing have teamed up to offer a wicked prize pack for two to this year’s Western Open!

To win, you needed to submit a DH video showcasing what in•ten•si•ty means to you. It should have energy, strength and feeling! Now it's your turn to decide who will win this Intense weekend at the 2013 Western Open..

in•ten•si•ty ~ Exceptionally great concentration, power, or force.

Prize Pack Includes:
• Accommodations for 2 from Wednesday to Monday of the event weekend at the race HQ (July 31st to August 5th 2013)
• Lift Tickets for 2 from Thursday to Sunday of the event weekend
• 2 Free race entries for the 2013 Western Open at the Kicking Horse Mountain Resort
• 2 Free spots in the Kovarik Racing Clinic for the weekend with coaches Claire Buchar and Chris Kovarik
• Priority race support from Jason Louden of Loudenterprise
• Pit & hangout with Dunbar Racing Team throughout the Western Open
• 1 EVOC Flight bike bag
• Swag for both winners from Pinkbike and our other great sponsors....

Who should WIN?? - watch now and vote! (Voting ends on the 29th and the winner will be contacted directly by the event organizer to arrange the winnings.)

Jean-Charles Lebeau

Views: 8,999    Faves: 24    Comments: 10

Cole Jones
Views: 4,473    Faves: 0    Comments: 4

Shane Stocker
Views: 3,558    Faves: 12    Comments: 3

David Silverthorne
Views: 2,565    Faves: 2    Comments: 1

Justin Woodman
Views: 2,453    Faves: 10    Comments: 3

Brett Morgan
Views: 2,985    Faves: 0    Comments: 1

Who do you think should be heading to the Western Open for a race weekend to remember?

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Western Open - An Intense Experience

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Intense Cycles, Dunbar Summer Series and Kovarik Racing have teamed up to offer a wicked prize pack for two to this year’s Western Open! And you get to pick the winner from these 6 finalists!

Sign up now for racing clinics at the Western Open and Silver Star events this summer..

Learn from Chris Kovarik & Claire Buchar at the 2013 Western Open

Please visit the SE Racing & Promotions page for the latest news, registration details, Facebook links and more Click Here.

Proceeds from the Dunbar Summer Series 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 Love For Lola

Thank you to all our great sponsors
Lola... The motivation behind BC's best pure downhill events

bigquotesThough she be but little, she is fierce. - William Shakespeare

Dunbar Summer Series

Kicking 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 preferred on mountain or town of Golden based accommodations call Kicking Horse Central Reservations at 1.866.SKI.KICK. They can get you all the details and prices on a wide range of lodging in the area and be sure to let them know you are attending the Western Open!.

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.



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  • 7 1
 I really connect with the first guy because I also compete in all the collegiate events on the same bike for my school in Vermont. This past fall was my first season of college racing, so I was pretty mediocre, but it's cool to see someone racing both XC and DH on one bike, and being able to be competitive with it. Send it Jean-Charles!
  • 5 1
 Justin Woodman's video was the dope though.
  • 2 1
 I can't tell if he has a French accent or an Asian accent...
  • 2 0
 Thanks bemery!
  • 8 0
 Positive energy for Lola.
  • 10 3
 the flying frenchman, all the way!
  • 7 0
 Mr. Justin Woodman needs to go deeper on his squats.
  • 3 0
 Haha I have short legs so it doesn't look like I am going deep, but you are right I don't go all way down, bad knees.
  • 1 0
 Its called berm-atitis! Im shure ive shrank an inch!! Big Grin
  • 3 0
 Huge congrats to Jean-Charles Lebeau for winning the Intense for life contest! See you in July at the 2013 Western Open. Bring your big boy pants!!!
  • 3 1
 Who should WIN?? - watch now and vote! (Voting ends on the 29th @ 5pm mtn time and the winner will be contacted directly by the event organizer)
  • 1 0
 the most intense rider!
  • 2 0
 jean all the way, it may not have had the best in•ten•si•ty, but the riding was one of the best, and the filming was awesome!
  • 2 0
 Riding in a hail storm:
I'm not sure how I've never done it before, but that was wild. The hail was SO LOUD in my helmet... very distracting
  • 1 0
 Not to mention you are one of a small group of riders left who downhill in Penticton, let alone race! Because of that we have build our own trails, maintain them, train and give back to the community as much as possible. Given those factors keeping the dream alive is a full time job in itself! I'm stoked for you man!! There will be more edits this summer for sure!! Keep on progressing and killing it! The 25 foot gaps and new gnarly lines don't build themselves!!
  • 3 0
 Cole Jones on Bear Mtn. DH track!!
  • 1 0
 Jean-Charles passed me on the course to take second place in his category at the race today! He is a great guy and it was a fun race.
  • 3 0
  • 3 1
 Shane's Vid was perfect! guy deserves it for sure
  • 2 0
 Doctoral student and riding one bike for everything = Win!
  • 2 2
 best rider was in the first vid and at the same time he had the worst bike for that kind of riding... but stil not a good video
were these guys the only competitors?
  • 2 0
 Brett Morgan!
  • 2 0
 Awesome video turnout!
  • 2 1
 The French guy's video was the best.
  • 2 0
  • 2 1
 go Shane!!!
  • 1 0
  • 2 4
 Throw in a M9 !! C'mon
  • 4 0
 Intense has been fantastic donating an M9, 951 and two Hard Eddie frames. These will be used as raffle items to raise funds for Lola and her recovery.

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