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Whistler Bike Park Phat Wednesday - Race 5

Jul 7, 2016
by WhistlerMountain BikePark  
Welcome back! How are you? What have you been up to these past few weeks? If you have been riding the Bike Park, that sounds great and we are happy for you. If you haven't been, we miss you and want you to come back. After three weeks away from the circuit, the energy and stoke was at an all-time high in the Bike Park yesterday as riders prepped for the return of the prestigious Phat Wednesday series. The break provided an opportunity for riders to heal up, mend broken bikes and dial in lines on all of the trails the Whistler Mountain Bike Park has to offer.

As with every Phat Wednesday race season, the tracks get more challenging as the season goes on and this race was no exception. This week's track is an undeniable rider-favourite: Schleyer. Drops, jumps, tech, speed and more lines than you can shake a stick at; this is what riding in the Park is all about.

Whistler Bike Park Phat Wednesday - Race 5 images 2016
It's good to be back!

Whistler Bike Park Phat Wednesday - Race 5 images 2016
The good stuff.

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One of the best sections of trail anywhere. Send the drop under the gondola then rail these two berms into some fast tech - damn it feels good to be a rider.

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Nothing like that evening light for racing.

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Jackson Goldstone showing us all how to stay composed on Schleyer gnar.

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Momma always told me to never jump into the deep end, sorry Momma.

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It happens to the best of us.

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The Karver laying down the hurt in a stealth black kit.

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It was a damn good night for bike racing.

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Who let this dog on the patio??

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Post-race hydration is important, as demonstrated by the Master Male podium.

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Now that school is out these guys have had a fair bit of time to get after it in the park.

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Podium stoke.

RESULTS

Male Open (18+)
1. Chris Kovarik, 2:17.661
2. Denis Courchesne, 2:26.311
3. Isaac Marangoni, 2:27.434

Female Open (18+)
1. Georgia Astle, 2:46.739
2. Jamie Hill, 2:50.255
3. Ellie Maxfield, 2:51.658

Master Male (30-39)
1. Rob Davis, 2:29.763
2. Trevor Burke, 2:31.613
3. Will Clifford, 2:31.857

Veteran Male (40+)
1. Dave Stratton, 2:43.588
2. Don Eesteren, 2:54.434
3. Adam Julian, 3:17.742

Junior Male (14-17)
1. Lucas Cruz, 2:34.063
2. Ethan Shandro, 2:36.112
3. Ian Milley, 2:38.054

Male Grom (13 and under)
1. Jakob Jewett, 2:43.492
2. Ryan Mcgarrity, 2:46.520
3. Jackson Goldstone, 2:48.415

Junior Female (17 and under)
1. Bailey Goldstone, 4:11.400

Full results can be found here.

Didn't see yourself in the photos in this report? Check out our full gallery from yesterday. All photos by Clint Trahan // @clinttrahan //

CREEKSIDE SCAN TO WIN CONTEST
Celebrate the launch of WB+ in the Bike Park with the Creekside Scan To Win Contest. With Creekside's bigger vert, smaller lines, and over $4,000 in prizing to be won, it's worth the trip to Creekside. Learn more here. / @WhistlerMountainBikePark

Phat Wednesday Race 5
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