Big White Announces Freeride Days & Invitational Slopestyle

Apr 10, 2019
by bikebigwhite  
Rider: Anthony Messere: Location: Big White Photo: Clint Trahan

Press Release: Freeride Days Coming to Big White


Bike Big White is proud to announce the return of the Big White Invitational Slopestyle contest hosted by Tom van Steenbergen! Not only is it back but it’s expanded into Freeride Days, a four day family friendly festival of all things bike. Last July was a resounding success as top freeride athletes from around the world descended on Big White to battle it out for FMB Gold while thousands of spectators cheered them on.This year Big White is building on that.

“ I do pretty much all the contests I can and this one is just next level – the course is just so perfectly built, and just super impressive. The vibe is so laid back. So pumped to have an event like this in North America.” - Nicholi Rogatkin – 2018 Big White Invitational Winner

Riders make their way up the course before the gold final Photo: Clint Trahan
Good course and good vibes at Big White Photo: Clint Trahan

This year the event will take place July 11-14th and will see the return of the FMB sanctioned Gold and Bronze Big White Invitational Slopestyle contest hosted by Tom van Steenbergen. As well Big White has added Air DH, Whip-off, Women’s Slopestyle, and the Sick Edit Showdown!

The Air Dh course will take place on the flow trail that started it all, the Joker, while the whip off presented by Clif Bar will take place in the Slopestyle Centre. The Sick Edit Showdown will pit the weekend competitors against each other in a battle of creative wits as teams will use cellphones and Go Pros to film the gnarliest edit they can.

Nicolai Rogatkin corking his way to victory in 2018 Photo: Clint Trahan

“I’m really excited for the slopestyle competition! Tom van Steenbergen and Loft Bike Parks put together such an amazing course last year. 10 years ago I wouldn’t believe it would have been possible to have an event of that magnitude here at Big White. Now we’re adding more events like the AirDH race… This should be super cool.” – Peter Plimmer President and CEO of Big White.

Grab your family and come enjoy everything Freeride Days has to offer – action packed riding from the worlds best, beer gardens, food trucks, bike expo, and the official after party on Saturday night. Check out the full Events Schedule.

SCHEDULE
Thursday, July 11
Bronze Open Slopestyle 3:30pm


Friday, July 12
Women’s Slopestyle 1:00pm
Gold Qualifier 3:30pm
Expo open 10:00am - 6:00pm
Food Trucks open 10:00am - 6:00pm
Beer Garden open 11:00am - 6:00pm


Saturday, July 13
Gold Invitational Slopestyle 1:00pm
Shimano Kids Race 10:00am
Whip-off 4:30pm
Expo open 10:00am - 6:00pm
Food Trucks open 10:00am - 6:00pm
Beer Garden open 11:00am - 6:00pm
Official After Party 7:00pm onwards


Sunday, July 14
Air DH 12:00pm


Check out last years recap video below!

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14 Comments

  • + 27
 Women Slopestyle ... FINALLY
  • + 9
 Yes! Spread the word, come out to watch, share the coverage, and support the growth of Women's Slopestyle!
  • + 1
 @bikebigwhite: live stream?
  • - 3
 *barspin wins best trick*
  • + 1
 @alex-morales: No, live stream but there will be lots of highlights coverage.
  • + 5
 This sounds super sweet, kudos to Big White for putting this on. Really stoked for the ladies slopestyle!
  • + 5
 Last years event was unreal - can't wait to see this year!
  • + 1
 More details on each event including athlete registration can be found here: www.bigwhite.com/summer/mountain-biking/freeride-days
  • + 2
 The flow trail that started it all but hasn't been open for the 2 summers the park has been open?
  • + 2
 Yep... That's right. We're pretty stoked to get it open it FINALLY! We had some drainage issues from the first build that needed to be corrected to keep the dirt on the trail and then we had to get it back to the village... I haven't ridden it yet so I am as stoked as everyone else to get out there!
  • + 1
 Registration for Bronze, Women's and Air DH will open online April 15, 2019 at 10am PST
  • + 2
 How do we sign up for the whip offs and air dh?
  • + 2
 Air Dh registration will are online here www.bigwhite.com/summer/events-activities/air-dh
Whip Off registration will be on site day of - we'll have more details as to time and place as we get closer to the event
  • + 1
 Damn, I'm going to be in the area a week earlier :/

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