Whistler Opening Day Party!

May 14, 2009 at 0:01
May 14, 2009
by Ken Ach  
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Camp of Champions and the Longhorn Present The Bike Park Opening Day Celebration

Opening Day of the Whistler Bike Park is counted down to by everyone with a bike within driving, pedaling or flying distance of Whistler. Thinking opening day never gets the party it deserves, The Camp of Champions thought we'd throw one. To celebrate the return of the king... The Whistler Bike Park, The Camp of Champions Mountain Bike Camp is throwing The Bike Park Opening Day Celebration at the Longhorn with $12,000 in draw prizes, on opening day, May 16, 2009 from 10:00AM to 5:00PM.

It came together fast after the original idea, a week ago, to throw a party at the Longhorn to celebrate the return of the Bike Park. What started as a simple "Hey, let's have a party" turned into $12,000 in free stuff, demo bikes from Banshee for people to ride on opening day, new stuff for 2010 from Norco that you can drool on but not ride and dope new bikes from Transition to also drool on.

We thought it would be cool if we had prizes through out the day for people to win. So... To make the party about riding, having fun and getting free stuff, Banshee has thrown in a Wildcard complete, The Camp of Champions has thrown 5 - 5 Day Deluxe Camps in to the prize pool and then all our other camp sponsors have chipped in prizes so there will be lots of stuff from small to large to win over the course of the day.

The Longhorn, Kokaneee and Red Bull have supplied the patio and there will be, as they say in the draft, "A Band to be named later". The Longhorn patio is an all ages restaurant so you don't have to be over 19 to be part of the fun.

The party goes from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM on May 16 on the Longhorn Patio. Bring your bike, hit the park, meet some new friends, win some stuff and partake in the First Annual Bike Park Opening Day Celebration

The Bike Park Opening Day Celebration has been brought to you by:
The Camp of Champions Mountain Bike Camp,The Longhorn Saloon and Grill, Kokanee Beer, Red Bull, Banshee, Transition, Norco, Dakine, Straitline, Sigg, Oakley, TSG and Whistler Mountain Bike
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  • + 4
 i think i got fired from work cuz i went to whistler instead of work lol called in sick and they didint belive me hahaha w.e it was so worth it
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 The party went off! There was probably 800 people on the patio of the Longhorn and outside once the patio was full. It was an amazing day with people riding the new Banshee's checking out the latest stuff from Transition and Straitline and finding out about COC.

Tons of people entered to win the Banshee Wildcard that had been pimped out with Straitline components. Eric Maude? Won the bike and looked super stoked. He had wrecked his ankle so was actually sitting right under where I was standing on the Longhorn bar out on the patio.

Fantastic good time, A great launch for the Bike Park 2009. See you in the lift line or on the mountain.

  • + 3
 Man I wish I had the weekend off!
  • + 4
 pull a sicky!!
  • + 1
 cant wait.
  • + 1
 I'm soooo there!!!
  • + 2
 I'll get out there one of these days!
  • + 1
 I wish i had time for party during the opening day... I gonna ride the bike park 7 hours non stop !
  • + 1
 I won a deluxe camp there Big Grin
  • + 2
 I'll be there!!
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 c u there bro!
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 I'll be there!!!
  • + 1
 great weather forecasted for this weekend too!
  • + 1
 See you in July!

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