PRESS RELEASE: REVELSTOKE 3-DAY, Canada's Heli-Supported Enduro Adventure
Returning for its second year July 20-22nd, the first and only helicopter supported enduro in North-America, is ready to accept its willing victims. Are you prepared for more than 20,000ft of descending (8,000ft of ups via pedals), 75km of pedalling, 18 kegs of beer, and all in just three days? The event is centered around a ridiculously good time, with the culminating task of three blind stages on the last day, accessed via helicopter. There's no pre-riding, no course release and definitely no whining. So here's a little about what to expect:
What's in store for 2018:
- 3-Days of riding. Two days of pedalling, one day of heli-biking.
- More than $20,000 given back to the trails.
- Expansive alpine views.
- Super long stages, big-days, even bigger mountains - on raw, loamy, technical, singletrack.
- *New* Beachside finish on day three.
- *New* Massive apres on day two - axe throwing, music, beer and tattoos!?
- The event is taking a break in 2019, so register now!
The Revelstoke 3-Day is not your typical multi-day enduro, this ain't no "Pro-Only", shock millimetre comparing, pyjama-race-suit, style race. This event is an invitation to riders to explore what life would be like if you lived without commitments, wandered through the forest on relentless singletrack descents every day, ate food crafted by friends, drank beer from your hydration pack and actually said "hi" to strangers on the street. Ultimately, this event is about experiencing the authentic mountain town culture of Revelstoke, BC the way a local would want you to see it. Through the lens of a goggle.
The Revelstoke 3-Day Heli Enduro, is an all-out singletrack adventure experience. It's thinly disguised as a race, so that you have an excuse to consume as much food and beer without any regret. Live life Revelstoked!
Watch as Nate Hills and #FollowCamFriday, make the 13km descent on the final day.
Luke Humphrey, from Washington USA took a few pieces of Canada home with him, rumour has it he may be returning in 2018.
This year we switched up the registration process a little bit, since last year we sold out in 12 hours, so here goes:
• July 20-22nd - July 23rd is the alternate heli-day.
• Event capped at 110 participants
• Mandatory attendance on day two evening - this is the heli-briefing and dinner!
• No lottery - simply fill out your registration application, pay and you're ready to go!
• First-Aid | All riders should have attended a first-aid course in the past 5 years - don't worry we have a full first-response team and a long-line team on standby for when things get real.
• Insurance | Riders must provide proof of emergency medical/travel/evacuation insurance that includes mountain biking. This is done after registration.
• Tiered pricing for entries | Want to pay less, register and pay in-full. Are you indecisive? Register and pay the security deposit, you will have two options on when your full-payment is due.
• Pricing starts at $1200CAD//$964USD - Yes, there was a price increase, this is to help create more capacity for managing/improving the trails used in the event, we're hoping to reach $35,000 between all partners!
• Full-faces strongly recommended for Day 2 and 3
• Minimum age is 16
• We DO NOT provide accommodation.
• This event is NOT for beginners, you must be comfortable on black diamond terrain, steeps, off-camber and exposure.
• Pricing at $1500 CAD// $1205 USD is OPEN NOW
• May 25th - Waitlist Notified of available openings (The waitlist is first-come, first served).
• April 20th - Locked and loaded!
Steep, loose, fast. Riders from over seven countries all agreed. This is what hand-built singletrack should be like!
See that peak way in the distance on the right? Yup, you'll be riding down that!
We're lucky that there are a very small group of people all over the world, building, managing, advocating, developing, and working hard so that you can smile as you ride down that brown, wiggly worm of singletrack.
My team and I are committed to being a fully tenured operator and steward for the trails used in the event. We recognize that donations are only one way of helping out with trails, as a result, for this event we created a pre-event/baseline report (cataloging more than 40 POIs), a post-race report, and completed year one of a two-year work plan we coordinated. All of this all goes towards minimizing the impacts of the event, but also helps to improve the trail in the long-run and lower the impacts of all users on this unique 13km alpine to valley floor descent.
Thanks to the riders of the event, as their entries allowed us to coordinate just under 500hrs of trail work (admin time excluded) through contributing more than $25,000 ($15,000 from an event, $10,000 from our awesome partners) towards this unique project. We also gave $2500 to the local cycling club - Revelstoke Cycling Association - to put back into the trails on Boulder mountain.
If you'd like to learn more about how we give-back, check our website and consider becoming a member of the Revelstoke Cycling Association.
One of the Dodds Brothers, a true pack of wild animals from somewhere south of the Canadian border, they belong in Canada.
I met Ali Glover in NZ last year, she was 'Frothing' at the idea of the event when I mentioned it to her, I love bringing riding friends from all over the world together.
I thought about quoting some Robert Frost here, but heck, just come ride your bike!
Mau made the trip up from Mexico, rumour has it he may be returning, and he's taking Raicilla orders...
The views are horrible, keep your eyes on the trail!
16 year-old Jeremy Helly, was pumped to meet Chris Birch (world famous moto rider), but I think he was more pumped to end his summer by ticking off a helicopter ride!
Ladies pro podium; Megan Rose, Leonie Picton, Amy Morrison
40+ men podium; Mike Day (the real one), Zach White, Dave Hutton
Pro Podium; A lot of pro riders applied, I turned a bunch of them away to keep a chilled vibe, I met Marco in Mexico last year, he was a very last minute entry, and I mainly took him because of his salsa dancing skills and his love for the apres. Chris Johnston and Will Cadham round out the Pro field, and both are true gentlemen.
Open men podium; this is where the action was at, Chris Birch, Jonathan Helly (14 years old), Fred Maxwell
Ladies Open podium; Emma Dunn, Sarah Rawley, Calindy Ramsden.
Henning was a solid member of the team, earning him a special plaque, he completed the pre-post race assessment on the trail, so big thanks!
Marty was our incident commander, thankful we didn't need him, but he was integral to the planning and prep, keeping everyone on point and being the last rider down every day.
We had over 45 people on our team, with 23 first responders on the heli-day, this crew gave it everything to keep riders stoked, so thanks guys, seriously!
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