Red Bull Exodus - Whistler Blackcomb -September 4th and 5th

Aug 11, 2009
by Tyler Maine  
Source: Red Bull

Red Bull Exodus hit Whistler Blackcomb for first-ever mass start downhill mountain bike race in Canada!

On September 4th and 5th, 2009 mountain bikers will gather at the peak at Whistler Mountain, at Whistler Blackcomb resort in British Columbia and will descend more than 2,182m and a vertical of 1,530m in order to cross the finish line in the Whistler Village. All riders will need to sustain constant physical and mental effort in order to maintain control during the entire descent, which will take approximately 35 to 45 minutes for the fastest participants.- From glacier to village, mountain bikers will navigate through a challenging course in hopes of crossing the finish line first -

Red Bull Exodus is a mass start downhill race that will see 200 men and women starting simultaneously from the snow-capped peak, proceeding to fly down the mountain past the Roundhouse Lodge, entering the world-famous Whistler Mountain Bike Park at the top of the Garbanzo Express chairlift, before riding the Park’s giant slalom course and then finally crossing the finish line in the Whistler Village. Over the course of two days, participants will be challenged by bar-to-bar racing as they battle side-by-side, dealing with fatigues and navigating through dirt trails riddled with jumps, stunts, drops and root-strewn terrain.

The event will draw some of the greatest North American and European riders to Whistler Blackcomb, offering a mass start downhill mountain bike race never before seen in Canada. Among the riders will be a combination of the sport’s emerging and established superstars, including Red Bull Rampage 2009 winner Brandon Semenuk, Robbie Bourdon, Darren Berrecloth, Shaums March, Red Bull Rampage 2001 Utah winner Wade Simmons, Tyler Morland, Thomas Vanderham, and Whistler Moutain Bike ParkBike Park Pro Team rider Dave Watson.

Think you got the skills? Register NOW!

Categories are open to both men and women 19-years-old and over. Each racer will have to qualify on Friday, September 4th for a spot in the race which will be limited to a maximum of 150 men and 50 women. Registration is now open and limited to capacity. No on-site registration available. The cost is $60.00 for pass holders, $80.00 for non pass holders and it will get you your race plate and a two-day pass to the Whistler Mountain Bike Park.

Full body armor and a full face helmet are required for all participants. Public spectator viewing of Red Bull Exodus is available on Whistler Mountain or at the finish line in Whistler Village.

Expose Yourself

Red Bull Exodus is looking to give some exposure to an aspiring MTB photographer! This one-of-a-kind photo contest will determine its winner by votes from your future fans at www.facebook.com/redbullcanada. Registration will be open on Thursday September 3 from 10:00AM to 5:00PM and Friday September 4th from 12:00PM to 6:00PM. All interested photographers must sign in at the check-in area located in the Westin Hotel - 4090 Whistler Way - and will be given additional details regarding this opportunity.

Event Schedule
PRACTICE – Thursday, September 3rd, 10:00am – 5:00pm PST
QUALIFIERS– Friday, September 4th, 12:00pm – 6:00pm PST
RACE – Saturday, September 5th, 12:00pm – 2:45pm PST

For more detailed information about the event, please go to www.redbull.ca/exodus.


26 Comments

  • 7 0
 hahah DEATH RACE!?!? NWD9 reality!!! thats sick
  • 10 0
 looking foreward to seeing the Swedish bikini team then
  • 9 2
 Holy Tits! this is big!
  • 1 0
 "Red Bull Exodus hit Whistler Blackcomb for first-ever mass start downhill mountain bike race in Canada!"

Nottt !!!

There is the Échappée Freeride at Mont Sainte-anne www.pinkbike.com/photo/1505862
  • 2 0
 My trig might be a little rusty, but a course length of 2182m and a vertical drop of 1530m would make for a mighty steep descent...the course is much longer than 2.182km I'd assume.
  • 2 0
 yeah... they f'd up the write-up... that would be about a 48 degree pitch.. which would take about 30 seconds and end in a mass grave of body and bike parts. Tristan made sense of it above.
  • 1 0
 Although that might be why they're requiring full body armor I guess?
  • 1 0
 w-e-w, 30 secs is assuming theres nothing in the way. its gonna take 35-40mins for the fastest cause they gotta ride through Ice pack up top, that's gonna be a lot of crashes.
  • 1 0
 guys.. summit = 2182m, village = 600m, vert. drop = 1500m. The course will be way, way longer than 2km.. 5 or 10 times that i'd guess.
  • 3 1
 Neat. They have a photo contest going on too... Maybe I should make this as an excuse to get my ass up to Whistler, and take some photos...
  • 2 0
 "...descend more than 2,182m and a vertical of 1,530m ..."

does that make sense to anyone?
  • 2 0
 village at 600m
  • 2 1
 Course distance of 2182m, With a height of 1530m lost. I think.
  • 1 0
 that makes sense tristan... from el. 2182m to the village for a drop of ~1530m vert.
  • 4 2
 Canada gets EVERYTHING! Sucks. Actually, BC gets everything.
  • 3 1
 I reckon its one of those times when they might hunt for some new talents.
  • 3 1
 Seems very similar to the megavalanche
  • 2 1
 and the Mountain of Hell event.
  • 2 1
 I wonder what full armor includes....Leatt braces and turtle shell pressure suits? just wondering.
  • 1 0
 will the hill still be open for riding with the exception of the runs used in the race?
  • 1 0
 Holy *explitive*! That's wild!
  • 1 0
 Or you could race the DREADHEAD...www.rosslandfattirefestival.com
  • 1 0
 damnit wish I was 19.
  • 1 0
 yeah what's with thatFrown ? liabililty?
  • 1 0
 probley.

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