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Whistler Bike Park Phat Kidz - Race One

Jul 1, 2016
by WhistlerMountain BikePark  
School is out. Racing is in! With the regular Phat Wednesday series currently on a two-week break, this past Wednesday was all about the kids. Milk league race one of three kicked off hot on the heels of the final school bell releasing 62, 7-14-year-olds to the Bike Park where they'll spend the next two months fired up and being fully awake. With the Bike Park in prime condition, the kids took to Crabapple Corners and Del Boca Vista laying down fast times and bringing home celebratory hardware. Glimpses of future World Cup champions were bright and once the dust settled the kids were showered in great prizes and all around good times.

Whistler Bike Park Phat Kidz round one 2016
We're out and we couldn't be happier!

Whistler Bike Park Phat Kidz round one 2016
DEATH GRIP with the eagle eye on the prize.

Whistler Bike Park Phat Kidz round one 2016
Low and fast through Crabapple Turns

Whistler Bike Park Phat Kidz round one 2016
Hanging on to that tight line.

Whistler Bike Park Phat Kidz round one 2016
Like Claudio's track previews, the parents can't keep up.

Whistler Bike Park Phat Kidz round one 2016
Form and glove combo on point.

Whistler Bike Park Phat Kidz round one 2016
When you need a boost to the top step.

Whistler Bike Park Phat Kidz round one 2016
Finn for the win in 13+

Whistler Bike Park Phat Kidz round one 2016
Jackson taking top spot in 11-12 category

Whistler Bike Park Phat Kidz round one 2016
Prizing was given out like candy. Might need to trim those for the next race.

Whistler Bike Park Phat Kidz round one 2016
Sucking it up and keepin'r pinned

RESULTS

7-8
1 Landon Devall, 03:02.564
2 Devin Laepple, 03:11.961
3 Kaede Gossman, 03:16;612

9-10
1 Jon Mozell, 02:47.751
2 Anthony Shelly, 02:57.050
3 Ryan Griffith, 03:04.174

11-12
1 Jackson Goldstone, 02:39.056
2 Mason Gautrey, 02:48.158
3 Cam McCallum, 02:54.230

13+
1 Finn Finestone, 02:39.856
2 Brendon Keuling, 02:48.447
3 Jack Linnell, 02:49.349

View the full results here. Next Phat Kidz race is on July 27 while we're back next week with Phat Wednesday. All photos provided by Mack Mackay / @markmackayphoto

#RideNowSleepLater

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7 Comments

  • + 5
 Thats it, these kidz are having too much fun and I want in on the action! Why not let the chaperoning parents strap on a plate and get a time as well. This would increase the bonding experience I already receive riding the Whistler Bike Park with my kids and allow them to cheer on good old dad for onceā€¦I realize my hero status window with them will inevitably fade so want to make the most of it while I have it. We could (appropriately) name the new categories PhatDadz and FastMomz.
  • + 1
 This is a fantastic idea I love it please make it happen
  • + 1
 @Lookinforit: in previous years dad or mom could ride down the track after their kid. Not timed, but reassuring for the little tippers to have some support close at hand.
  • + 1
 Crabapple hits looks beautiful in the background, any news on when that is opening?
  • + 1
 It's been open like a week or so
  • + 1
 @kevin267: well I'm stupid, but thanks
  • + 1
 @Gvus2001: last couple days closed again for some reshaping looks like

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