PRESS RELEASE: WORCAA Big Bad Bike Race
The first ever Back Forty, presented by Gibbons Whistler and RideWrap, is happening on September 11th, 2021, in Whistler. Riders will take on a monster course in a new 3-stage format that lets racers choose the intensity of their ride. Each stage includes a climb and a descent, the whole thing is timed, the person with the fastest combined time after three stages wins!
Want to hammer? Line up at the front and giver hell. Looking to cruise with your friends? Set up mid-pack and ride at your own pace. The Back Forty uses a chip timing system, untimed liaisons and rolling stage starts so you can ride however you want. So long as you make the cutoffs!
Registration is $99 and all proceeds from the event go to WORCA for the maintenance of Whistler's trail network. CLICK HERE TO REGISTERHammer Up. Hammer Down.
Disclaimer: this course is a punisher. 30km of rowdy singletrack with 1,800m of climbing over three stages stretching from Function Junction to Cougar Mountain on Whistler's West Side. Each stage starts with a big climb and a sustained descent, then leads into some classic Whistler XC to round it out. While the course is physically challenging, we've kept the maximum difficulty level of the trails to a single black. There will be a feed station mid course provided by the fine folks at Nester's Market.
Stay tuned for final course details dropping early next week!The Gibbons Whistler Après
Riders will be rewarded with ice cold Gibbons Après Lager, great food and live music at RideWrap HQ in Function Junction. Bring clean clothes and a good attitude, this one might go late!Event ScheduleSIGN IN at RideWrap HQ
8:00am - 8:45 am STAGE 1 : 9km / 561m
Stage Opens: 9:00am
Last Start: 9:30am
Last Finish: 11:30am cutoff at end of stage 1 STAGE 2 : 6.4km / 459m
Stage Opens: 10:45am
Last Start: 12:00pm
Last finish: 2:30pm cutoff at end of stage 2 STAGE 3 : 14.4km / 750m
Stage Opens: 12:00pm
Last Start: 3:00pm
Mid-Stage Cutoff: 5:00pm
Last Finish: 6:00pm cutoff at end of stage 3
Shuttles back to Function starting at 3:00pmGIBBONS WHISTLER APRES
Last Call: ...SIGN UP NOW!