Press Release: WORCA
The first-ever Back Forty is happening on September 11th, 2021, in Whistler.
Racers will take on a monster course in a new 3-stage format where riders can roll through the start of each stage as they please. Ride solo or in a group, it's all about the fun of getting through this beast!Race Details
The race uses chip timing, so every racer will receive time for each stage and for the total combined time.
Transitions between stages will not be timed.
The first stage opens at 9:00am and the final stage closes at 6:00pm.
Generous cutoff times at each stage keep riders moving and let volunteers tear down the course as they go.
Après is presented by Gibbons Whistler and catered by Domino's pizza.
Après takes place at RideWrap in Function.
Three Big StagesPrizing and CategoriesCategories
Categories are Open Men and Open Women.
The winner of each category gets $250.Special Timed Segments
The OneUp Components StraightDown descent on Billy Epic in Stage 2.
Winner gets a prize pack from OneUp Components.
The Domino's Dominator climb on the Flank in Stage 3.
Winner gets a prize pack from Domino's.Sign Up Here!What Kind Of Bike is Best?
This course throws a lot at you, from punishingly steep climbs to rowdy descents and a few sections that are deeply JANK. I'm sure the winner of the race will be some kind of mutant on an XC rig, but the course really works best for a heavy duty trail bike. Something in the 140-160 travel area with sturdy tires.
For example, the guy who came up with the course rides Stumpjumper Evo 29 with a 38 up front, Saint brakes, dh casing tires and heavy duty wheels. It weighs around 36-37 lbs (size is XXL).
Here is a picture of the bike from a recent course inspection.