Crud 2 Mud

Crud 2 Mud

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2013 Highlight Video

Video courtesy of Pique Newsmagazine

Results

We kicked off the Summer 2013 Bike Race Season with the Crud to Mud presented by Bud Light this past Sunday. Over 130 racers came out as solos or part of a team to wrap up the winter season and leap into the summer with this one of a kind race.

Racers started on their skis or snowboards at the top of Whistler Mountain, just outside the Peak to Peak terminal where they raced down a Super G type course set on Whiskey Jack, Orange Peel, Pony Trail, Highway 86 and Expressway.  At the Containers on Expressway, the snow ran out and the bike component started.  Racers either changed gear and grabbed their bikes or tagged their anxiously waiting partners then continued on their way down Expressway, up the Mt Road to Super Fantastic, into B-Line, Ho Chi Min, Heart of Darkness traverse, across the Mt Road and the Flats, into Monkey Hands then finished right in Skier’s Plaza at the bottom of the Boneyard. Many competitors were arriving in the finish out of breath and with cramping legs.

Our fastest soloist of the day was James McSkimming, who after winning his category 2 years ago, was coming off a crash in the snow section last season was trying to regain his spot atop the podium. He posted a time of 12:03.2.  The only ones to post a time under 12 minutes was the winners of the Male team category, Trevwah Burke and Ken Young with a time of 11:57.9.  Wendy Robinson, who has long held the top spot on the podium in the Female Snowboard 19-39, arrived in the finish with a flat tire and thought she had lost her spot, but that wasn’t the case, her snow section must have been blazing as she was still able to hold on to the title.

After all the racing was done and all competitors has made it safely to the finish, Après was held at the GLC with awards and tons of prizing thanks to our bike park sponsors.  Patrick Duval walked away with a Whistler Bike Park Triple Play pass, Austin Ling took home a Rock Shox World Cup Boxxer Fork and Darcy Lawrence claimed the Sram Drive Train just to name a few. And everything was washed down with a few ice cold Bud Lights and some burgers thanks to the GLC. All festivities were topped off with a performance by Pemberton band, Big Mountain Rhythm.

Registration closes at 2pm on Saturday May 25th.

The event is recommended for strong intermediate to expert skiers, snowboarders and mountain bikers.
Mandatory Racer Meeting: Due to the nature of the event and the ever-changing snow conditions there will be a mandatory meeting for all participants @ the Garibaldi Lift Company on Saturday, May 25 at 6pm. At that time the event format will be discussed and the final course route will be announced.

Event Courses

Snow component:

  • Start at the RHL, down Whiskey jack to Orange peel, onto Pony Trail to Highway 86 to Expressway.

Transition:

  • From the end of the snow line, competitors will have to carry their gear down to the transition area location at the Containers.

Bike Park component:

  • Down Expressway, up mt road to lower bit of Super Fantastic to B-Line to Ho Chi Min to Heart of Darkness taking a left hand turn at the exit of Joyride/Detroit Rock City and across the Mt road and the flats into Monkey Hands, finishing in the bottom of the boneyard.

Event Catagories
Age
Ski Solo Junior  13-18
Snowboard Solo Junior  13-18
Ski Solo Male  19-39
Snowboard Solo Male  19-39
Ski Solo Female  19-39
Snowboard Solo Female  19-39
Ski Solo Male  40+
Snowboard Solo Male  40+
Ski Solo Female  40+
Snowboard Solo Female  40+
Open Male Teams   
Open Female Teams   
Open Junior Teams (both members between 13-18)   
Open Mixed Gender Teams   

Cost

The event is $55 or $80 for teams of two.

Pre-registration is mandatory, and is available through Whistler Blackcomb Guest Reservations or 1.800.766.0449

Registration closes at 2pm on Saturday May 25th.

Whistler Mountain Bike park lift tickets are not included in the registration cost, but can be purchased for $31 (Adults)/$28 (Youth/Senior) at Guest Relations.

 All prices quoted in CDN funds and subject to TAX.  All prices are in Canadian Dollars    More Information »
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