Rider: Anthony Messere: Location: Big White Photo: Clint Trahan
Press Release: Freeride Days Coming to Big White
Bike Big White is proud to announce the return of the Big White Invitational Slopestyle contest hosted by Tom van Steenbergen! Not only is it back but it’s expanded into Freeride Days, a four day family friendly festival of all things bike. Last July was a resounding success as top freeride athletes from around the world descended on Big White to battle it out for FMB Gold while thousands of spectators cheered them on.This year Big White is building on that.
“I do pretty much all the contests I can and this one is just next level – the course is just so perfectly built, and just super impressive. The vibe is so laid back. So pumped to have an event like this in North America.” - Nicholi Rogatkin – 2018 Big White Invitational Winner
Riders make their way up the course before the gold final Photo: Clint Trahan
Good course and good vibes at Big White Photo: Clint Trahan
This year the event will take place July 11-14th and will see the return of the FMB sanctioned Gold and Bronze Big White Invitational Slopestyle contest hosted by Tom van Steenbergen. As well Big White has added Air DH, Whip-off, Women’s Slopestyle, and the Sick Edit Showdown!
The Air Dh course will take place on the flow trail that started it all, the Joker, while the whip off presented by Clif Bar will take place in the Slopestyle Centre. The Sick Edit Showdown will pit the weekend competitors against each other in a battle of creative wits as teams will use cellphones and Go Pros to film the gnarliest edit they can.
Nicolai Rogatkin corking his way to victory in 2018 Photo: Clint Trahan
“I’m really excited for the slopestyle competition! Tom van Steenbergen and Loft Bike Parks put together such an amazing course last year. 10 years ago I wouldn’t believe it would have been possible to have an event of that magnitude here at Big White. Now we’re adding more events like the AirDH race… This should be super cool.” – Peter Plimmer President and CEO of Big White.
Grab your family and come enjoy everything Freeride Days has to offer – action packed riding from the worlds best, beer gardens, food trucks, bike expo, and the official after party on Saturday night. Check out the full Events Schedule.
SCHEDULE Thursday, July 11 Bronze Open Slopestyle 3:30pm
Friday, July 12 Women’s Slopestyle 1:00pm Gold Qualifier 3:30pm Expo open 10:00am - 6:00pm Food Trucks open 10:00am - 6:00pm Beer Garden open 11:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday, July 13 Gold Invitational Slopestyle 1:00pm Shimano Kids Race 10:00am Whip-off 4:30pm Expo open 10:00am - 6:00pm Food Trucks open 10:00am - 6:00pm Beer Garden open 11:00am - 6:00pm Official After Party 7:00pm onwards