Harvest Huckfest kicks into gear Sept. 20-21

Aug 30, 2008
by Tyler Maine  
September is one of the best times to ride in the Whistler Mountain Bike Park

Harvest Huckfest is back for its seventh year, and this time, it’s taking place in September when the weather is milder and the dirt stays tacky, making the riding fantastic.This staple season-ender event is the Whistler Mountain Bike Park’s way of celebrating the summer season. Traditionally held over the Canadian Thanksgiving long weekend in October, organizers have opted to bump it forward a few weeks to ensure prime riding conditions.
“The timing couldn’t be better. It’s during this time of year that Mother Nature turns down the thermostat a few notches,” says Rob McSkimming, Vice President of Business Development for Whistler Blackcomb. “The weather is a little cooler, but still dry, and the dirt is tackier so there’s less dust. This fall, trails will still be in great shape.”

Last September, renowned film group, The Collective, spent 10 days in the Whistler Mountain Bike Park filming for their epic mountain bike movie, Seasons. This is the kind of autumn riding that freeride junkies thrive on. The ever-popular Slopestyle and the new Gunner Vision Dual Slalom will take place September 20-21.

Registration is available at Guest Relations and costs $40 per day. Lift tickets are available to competitors at a cost of $5 per day.

Full face helmets are mandatory.

Registration and Event Details for Harvest Huckfest:
Foreign riders will need proof of travel insurance prior to registration.

Slopestyle - Saturday, Sept. 20
o Morning Check-in runs from 8am until 10:00am
o Training on course from 10:15am to 11:30
o 12:00 onwards will include time trails for two runs with a combined time
o Ladders are posted between 4:30pm to 5pm at Guest Relations
o Full face helmets mandatory
o No inverted tricks allowed

Gunner Vision Dual Slalom - Sunday, Sept. 20
o Morning check-in and riders; meeting at 10am
o Training starts at 10:30am
o 11:45am start the ladders
o Ladders complete by 3:30pm
o Awards ceremony at GLC at 4:30pm

**Foreign riders will need to provide proof of travel insurance to participate in this event**

Pre-registration is strongly recommended and can be done at Guest Relations or by calling 1-800-766-0449. For more information on the Whistler Mountain Bike Park and Harvest Huckfest visit whistlerblackcomb.com/bike.

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 I think its good that there not allowed inverts, this will force the riders to be more creative in other tricks to make up for not being allowed to flip.
  • 5 0
 every amateur contest in whistler has that rule.
  • 8 2
 Texas never seemed so far from whistler
  • 6 0
 its means you're not allowed to flip
  • 7 2
 if only harvest time in saskatchewan could be as fun
  • 2 0
 i just may attend
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 Yep I'm probably gonna be able to make it out, as long as it doesn't get canceled again cause o the rain
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 i want to compete
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 **Foreign riders will need to provide proof of travel insurance to participate in this event**

True but sounds funny lol.
  • 0 0
 is there no dh race? also bumping it forward is stupid, anyone who is dedicated enough to show up to the season ender should also be able to handle some weather, also when it's at the end of the season there is the nwd premier and turkey sale
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 aw man this is bunk i went last year and it got cancelled due to bad conditions. now this year i was waiting for it but ive got a fuckin broken jaw and cant bike till october, sooooo gay
  • 0 0
 saturday the 20th, and sunday the 20th...both of september..hmmmm. but yea, wicked looking contest, gonna be a lot of 3's and whips.
  • 0 0
 I'm planning a day trip up there on that Saturday (first time there). Can you still ride the rest of the mountain while the contest is going on?
  • 1 0
 September in whistler! Yeah!
  • 0 0
 I was in whistler all last week. It rained all week, was around +5 at the top of Garbanzo, BUT DAMN WAS IT FUN!!
  • 1 0
 sounds fun
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 cant wait its going to be awesome
  • 0 0
 What about the Joyride DH. They should bring that one back.
  • 0 0
 seems pretty sweet!
  • 0 0
 Thats going to be fun
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  • 0 2
 no a-line race?
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