Details Announced for Whistler Sessions Women's Dirt Jump Competition August 3-4

Jul 26, 2019
by wfmbike  
Whipped Photographer Gav Mitchell
Joey Gough has the sickest style and is one to watch this year!!. Photographer: Gav Mitchell
PRESS RELEASE: Women's Freeride Movement

Summer is flying and so are the ladies! With an explosion of dirt jump events women's freestyle is reaching new heights. WFMBike(Women's Freeride Movement) has attended all the freestyle events in North America, and has seen the progression first hand. Whistler Sessions is up next on Aug 3 & 4, and is presented by WFMBike, SRAM/RockShox, and Whistler Bike Park. This event open to all levels and has been designed to inspire ladies to jump on bikes and get those heels clicking. Encouraging growth in the freestyle world and helping to create careers for women in competition and coaching. Let's keep the momentum going.

CWX Dirt Jump Jam Photo Credit Ronia Nash
Sarah Walter cruising through the line. Photographer: Ronia Nash
This dirt jump competition is just like all the rest except for the prize money being offered at a ladies event, a whopping $2500. The pro ladies will battle it out for the money, while the semi pros & amateurs for prizes, and everyone gets bragging rights.

Kathi Kuypers doesn't need hands when she rides A-line. Photographer: Unknown
With first place scoring a cool $1000 dollars, the aim is to attract international competition while enabling the next generation to rub elbows with the best. Growing the local freestyle scene is the goal with a platform that is open to everyone, and bridges the gap from the backyard jumps to Red Bull Joyride. It's time to get some ladies on the tour!!

CWX Dirt Jump Jam Photo Credit Ronia Nash
Brandi Wertz and Jenna Renwick. Photographer: Ronia Nash
Our sponsors include Sram, RockShox, Whistler Bike Park, Fox Racing Canada, Sombrio, Chromag, Coastal Culture, Five Ten, Clif, LIV, Evolution Bike Shop, Live to Play Sports, and Tag Cycling.

One hander with Caroline Buchanan. Photographer Ryan Robinson
One hander with Caroline Buchanan. Photographer: Ryan Robinsom
Anticipated Pro Start List includes Joey Gough, Kathi Kuypers, Chelsea Kimball, Heather Barody Adams, Brooke Trine, Noga Korem, Kaylee Gibb, and Veronique Sandler, to name a few. Wink

CWX Dirt Jump Jam Photo Credit Ronia Nash
Let's hear it Ferda Girls!! Photographer: Ronia Nash
Three levels Ams, Semi Pro, and Pros to choose from. While the pros bring the show, the amateurs bring the stoke!! Format is the standard two runs, best of. Amateurs will be competing on the green and blue jump lines, and have a 2 run comp. Semi Pros will be competing on the blue and black line, while the Pros will be on the black and double black lines. Both Semi Pro & Pro have qualifications an then finals, best run wins.

Chrissy De Vall and Serena Hudson cruising the blue line. Photographer: Ronia Nash
Located at the Whistler Dirt Jumps beside the skatepark, competitors will have four line choice options to choose from in the standard two run format. Top score will see ladies advance to the finals. Best trick will be awarded after the competition, enabling all riders a chance at the prize money. This event is also used for athlete selection at Crankworx Whistler Ladies Speed & Style and Best Trick.

CWX Dirt Jump Jam Photo Credit Ronia Nash
X-up with Stephanie Nychka. Photographer: Ronia Nash
We want to keep the format consistent with what other competitions are doing, enabling riders to transition between events easily. There also is a best trick cash prize of $250, encouraging trick progression. If there are any questions email wfmbike@gmail.com.

Pre registration is recommended. Sign up here.

CWX Dirt Jump Jam Photo Credit Ronia Nash
Alaina Henderson sending the double black line. Photographer: Ronia Nash
Come hang out, support the ladies and watch the action unfold! See you there!


3 Comments

  • + 4
 It's been a rad season of watching the ladies progress. With so much cash on the table, you know we will get a good show next weekend too. So pumped for this grand finale!
  • + 1
 Yes it has!! Can’t wait for more!! Thanks for the love!!
  • + 5
 Awesome!

Post a Comment



Copyright © 2000 - 2019. Pinkbike.com. All rights reserved.
dv65 0.015209
Mobile Version of Website