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Whistler Spring Classic

North American Enduro Tour
Sep 9 - 10, 2017

*** EVENT CANCELLED*** 

Whistler Classic Enduro Cancelled

Dry trails deemed too at-risk of degradation to stage NAET round five

We are sad to report the Whistler Classic, the fifth round of the North American Enduro Tour 2017, has been cancelled. The event was set to take place September 9-10.  

The race, originally billed as the Whistler Spring Classic and scheduled for May, was initially postponed due to the slow melt of the winter’s higher-than-average snowfall. Now on the flip side of summer, Whistler is at the tail end of a long stretch of hot, dry weather, in a season that’s also been plagued by smoke from a record fire season across the province. With no significant recent rainfall, and none on the horizon, the trails in the Whistler valley are incredibly dry, and trail degradation is a huge concern.

We at NAET, and our Whistler Blackcomb colleagues who were working to put on the Whistler Classic, would like to thank all those affected by the cancellation for their understanding.

“Under the current circumstances, it would be a huge strain on the trails and on our resources to put together a race of the caliber Whistler is known for,” said NAET General Manager Darren Kinnaird. “We know that travelling to these events requires a great deal of advance planning and effort. In the end, our teams came to this tough decision in order to make sure the trails are protected, and our riders get nothing less than the experience they’ve come to expect at NAET events - epic racing, great competition, and the coming together of a community in the world's best riding destinations.”

The cancellation also means a change to the overall NAET points race. Originally, racers had to compete in a minimum of five of the six rounds of the 2017 race series. With one race now eliminated from the schedule, the rules have been adjusted, with racers now required to compete in a minimum of four rounds, with all events counting toward the overall points total.

Thankfully, racers chomping at the bit to get after points, and the next round of NAET action, won’t have to wait long. The final race of the season takes place at the Kamikaze Bike Games in Mammoth, CA, September 17.

Registration and details >>> naetmtb.com



POSTPONED to September 9-10

Due to a low snowline, resulting in an inability to set an appropriate course, this event has had to be postponed.

Come join us in Whistler, on the terrain that's made the SRAM Canadian Open Enduro presented by Specialized the annual peak-of-summer monster of a round in the Enduro World Series. This event aims to help racers up their riding game and advance to the next level.

The likes of Jesse Melamed (Rocky Mountain Urge Team), Yoann Barelli (Commencal Bikes), and Josh Carlson (GIANT Factory Off-Road) regularly make a meal of these meaty trails. Sign up for Spring and get the tires rolling.


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Event Information


Course Map

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Course

Stage 1:
Stage 2:
Stage 3:
Stage 4:
Stage 5:
Stage 6:

Training

No stages open on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday
Stages 1, 2 & 3 will be open Thursday.
Stages 4, 5, & 6 will be on Friday.

Event Rules & Format

Download the Athlete Race Book (last updated February 16, 2017)

Event Schedule

Start List

Prize Pot

Men

1st | $750 CAD
2nd | $500 CAD
3rd | $250 CAD

Women

1st | $750 CAD
2nd | $500 CAD
3rd | $250 CAD

*Monetary prizing is restricted to the Open Categories, but there will be sponsor swag for The Youth and Master's Categories

Cost - Entry Fees

Entry Fee Deadline
Amateur Early Bird $   90.00 Upto February 28
Amateur Regular Rate $  110.00 Upto April 30
Amateur Late Registration $  120.00
Upto May 24
Pro Early Bird $  110.00 Upto February 28
Pro Regular Rate $  130.00 Up to April 30
Pro Late Registration $  140.00 Up to May 24

Categories


Men

Pro Men
Amateur Men (21-39)
Masters Men (40+) 
U21 Men (17-20 years old) 
Youth Men (15 -16 years old)

Women

Pro Women
Amateur Women (21-39)
Masters Women (40+)
U21 Women (17-20 years old)
Youth Women (15 - 16 years old)

NAET
Spring Classic