Crankworx Whistler's Canadian Open Enduro Course Reveal

Jul 22, 2023 at 14:37
by Official Crankworx  
Rider: Isabeau Courdurier // Photographer: Chris Pilling

Words: Crankworx

The moment we’ve all been eagerly awaiting for has finally arrived: the unveiling of the Canadian Enduro MTB Championships race course. The Canadian Open Enduro race will take place on Sunday, July 30, the grand finale day of Crankworx Whistler – co-produced by Crankworx and the Canadian Enduro League and sanctioned by Cycling Canada. The Canadian Championship titles will be awarded to the top Canadian male and female riders racing in the U21 and Elite categories. A prize purse of $20,000 CAD total will be awarded to the top finishers, who have come from around the world to compete in the Elite category of the race. Points and Championship Titles for the Canadian Enduro League will also be up for grabs.

Full Trailforks map with course details available here: HERE

Canadian Open Enduro

Date: Sunday, July 30, 2023

Location: Read on…

Start: Base of Blackcomb Gondola

Stage 1: Blackcomb Mountain >> Hey Bud

A Blackcomb classic, this trail will challenge people to find the flow while going fast down this rough all-natural trail.

Stage 2: Blackcomb Mountain >> Crazy Train

One of the steepest, most technical trails in the Whistler valley, this stage might be a deciding factor in the outcome of this race. Lots to win and lots to lose on a track like Crazy Train.

Stage 3: Whistler Mountain Bike Park >> Top of the World, Miss Fire, Delayed Fuse

This will be by far the most physically demanding stage all day, with times likely to creep into the 20-minute range. This will arguably be one of the most long, gruelling stages enduro racers from all over the world will face all season.

Stage 4: Whistler Mountain Bike Park >> Odessa, Call me Maybe

These fresh trails to Creekside will be a great addition to the Crankworx Whistler Canadian Open Enduro. Nice and flowy yet technical, this stage will likely to be one of the favourites.

Stage 5: Whistler Mountain Bike Park >> No Joke, Duff Man, Mackenzie River, Duff Man, World Cup Single Track, Ho Chi Minh, Monkey Hands

Another long stage to finish the day! With a huge variety between flow and tech, this stage will challenge everybody, this home stretch stage gives some serious Garbanzo DH vibes.

Finish: Skiers Plaza, Whistler Village

Racers, good luck! Fans, see you out there! Stay tuned for more details to come on best spots for spectating at each stage.

See full FAQ’s about the event here.

For more information about Crankworx Whistler, see full schedule of events here.

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  • 20 0
 Stage 3 & 4 are both longer than the whole USA national enduro!!! Hahahahaha!
Proper course here!
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flag adminofthegapers (Jul 22, 2023 at 23:45) (Below Threshold)
 And Richie would still rape your Canadian ass
  • 35 1
 @adminofthegapers: comment was a statement of measurable fact, anf you turn it into a commentary of sexual violence...

Your mother must be proud buds. Stay on your side of the 49th.
  • 1 0
 Double post
  • 3 0
 @KDix85: The persons a troll. All of their posts are indicative of a lack of cognitive thought.
  • 3 0
 @gnarnaimo: Drat, Ive taken the bait... hombres still a POS tho, troll or not
  • 2 32
flag adminofthegapers (Jul 23, 2023 at 8:51) (Below Threshold)
 @KDix85: you should be more appreciative of rapists, you wouldn’t be alive without one
  • 6 0
 @adminofthegapers: @brianpark pretty sure this fella is violating the terms and conditions….
  • 1 23
flag adminofthegapers (Jul 23, 2023 at 9:19) (Below Threshold)
 @wolftwenty1: run to the teacher like you always do
  • 15 6
 One loam trail atm in whistler and they put a race on it to blow it out
  • 6 0
 As is tradition
  • 1 0
 I am surprised the course is already out! Wasn’t it supposed to be kept under wrap until Friday?

See FAQ:
Q21: When will the course be released?
A21: Course details to be released on the Friday ahead of the race, followed by training Saturday and racing Sunday.
  • 3 0
 U15’s run the same course. Meaning that there will be 12 year olds doing this (turning 13 in 2023). So awesome.
  • 4 0
 Ews level craziness
  • 1 0
 Can they bring back the mass start Enduro round from the ChicPea down like in 2011?
  • 1 0
 Stage 5 was my first route of the day when I lived at Creekside
  • 1 0
 Going to be really tough in the wet
  • 1 0
 My heavens
  • 1 0
 So sick

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