PhaSt Fridays Enduro Series

Phat Wednesday

Evening Enduro events pre Extended play in the bike park.

Dates:

May 30, June 6, June 13

Description:

Evening Enduro events pre Extended play in the bike park.

Online Registration

Format:

Enduro mountain bike racing includes uphill, downhill and traversing within the Whistler Bike Park. Each competitor is timed during the 3 downhill stages. Traversing from one stage to another is not timed.

Time trial start: 30 second intervals

Schedule:

As of May ##

Pre-Reg

Online, GS, Res Centre

4:00pm – 5:30pm

Late Reg and plate pick-up

Hut at bottom of GLC stairs

5:00pm

Last rider uploads Fitz

Fitz or Gondy

5:30pm

Rider’s meeting

Start area at the CLC

6:00pm

race

Courses TBD

8:30pm

Awards and après

GLC

Categories:

  • Male Open
  • Master Male 30+
  • Female Open
  • Junior Male 17 and Under

Entry Fee:

  • $10
  • Participants ticket not included (price $5/day- must show proof of registration)
  • WORCA membership mandatory
    • Full 2014 membership for $50
    • Single, 1 day race membership for $25

Registration:

Online Registration

  • Pre-Reg Online, at Guest Services or by calling the Reservation Centre
  • 4:00pm day of at the ski school hut at the bottom of the GLC stairs

Rules:

  • Standard Downhill mountain bike rules apply.
  • Full Face helmet mandatory for all timed stages. XC or Full face must be worn for transition stages
  • Armour recommended

Courses:

  • TBD
  • Will be announced Thursday afternoons on the sign at the bottom of the park and on Facebook.

Prizing:

  • Male Open 1st - $50
  • Master Male 1st - $50
  • Female Open 1st - $50
  • Junior Male 1st - $25
  • Bike Park Sponsor swag

Awards:

  • The GLC post race

Timing:

  •  Jaguar Chip Timing

Race Report - June 6

Results

We were at it again last night.  Once the lifts have stopped running for the day, Patrol has swept the trails and everyone is safe, we were let loose in the bike park with another 3 stage sprint style enduro.  This week took the racers up into the lower Garbo zone to get a taste of what’s to come June 21st when Garbanzo Chair officially opens to the public.

The trails this week were:

Stage 1:

  • Mackenzie River to Duffman to Golden Triangle
Stage 2:
  • Karate Moneky to EZ Does It up Shady Acres to Del Bocca Vista to EZ Does It
Stage 3:
  • Lower Whistler DH to B-Line Connector to Afternoon Delight to Lower Whistler DH, Hornet

The “little bikes” were out in full force as 65 riders took to the course. And on a role, fresh from a win at the Phat Wednesday, Shane Gayton proved he was just as fast on his small bike posting the fastest combined time of 9:32.391.  Matt Ryan took top spot in Master Male with a time of 9:34.511 and familiar face to the podium, Claire Buchar, led the Females with a speedy time10:57.769 and Jack Forsyth took first in the Junior Males at 12:07.759.

The evening was wrapped up with some Kokanees at the GLC along with more awesome draw prizes, thanks to our bike park sponsors, Go Pro, Rock Shox, Garbanzo Bike and Bean, Dakine and Kokanee.

We have 1 more PhaSt Friday Enduro scheduled before extended play starts full time.  Next Friday, the 13th.  Registration online or at Guest Services.  4:30 plate pick up. Course will be announced Thursday.

And don’t miss our next Phat Wednesday, next week, Wednesday the 11th.



Race Report - May 30

Results

Last night was our first ever PhaSt Friday Enduro.  For the 3 Fridays before extended play starts up full time, we are holding these 3 stage Sprint Enduros in the Whistler Mountain Bike Park.  We have the whole park to ourselves so we can go up down or around if we want. Enduro Mountain Bike Races are the newest tend in mountain biking.  Racers are timed on multiple mainly descent sections of the course (stages) and are not timed on the mainly climbing sections (transitions).  Winners are determined by combined time of the descent stages.

Last night the course went as follows:

Stage 1

  • Up Expressway (timed)
  • Down Too Tight
  • Down Upper and Lower Angry Pirate
  • Down World Cup Single Track
  • Cross the road and pedal up hill on B Line for short segment and through the finish

Transition 1

  • Up B line to First Avenue and Stage 2

Stage 2

  • Down Funshine Rolly Drops
  • Down Smoke and Mirrors
  • Down Bluezium
  • Finish before B-Line on Old Olly Road

Transition 2

  • Back up B Line to the Snowmaking Pumphouse,
  • Traverse on After Atlantis to Stage 3

Stage 3

  • Down Karate Monkey
  • Down Samurai Pizza Cat
  • Down Ho Chi Min
  • Down Heart of Darkness
  • Across the Mt Road
  • Down the Burms to the Finish

Almost 50 racers came out to ride their “little” bikes in the park and see who could climb and descend with the best of them. Despite some mechanical issues including a few flat tires and some chain issues, the racers all seem to have a great time. Tyler Morland blew everyone away with the fastest combined time of 9:30.135.  The closest race was in Women’s Open where Katrina Strand won by just under 1 tenth of a second at 10:41.116.  Chris Dewar took top spot on the Master Male podium with a time of 9:51.415 and Kolt Hoyle too home 1st in the Junior Males (12:26.486).

After the racers caught their breath, they headed to the GLC for awards and apres and a few draw prizes.

The next PhaSt Friday Enduro is June 6th.  Register online or at Guest Services until 12:00pm Friday June 6.  Only $10 with a WORCA membership.  And don’t forget about Phat Wednesdays, this Wednesday June 4th.

 

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