Whistler Mountain Bike Park Team

Whistler Bike Park Pro Riders
Allow us to introduce our Whistler Mountain Bike Park sponsored athlete team. These athletes have the skills and dedication to make us look good so we returned the favour by hooking them up with full rides from all of our sponsors. Look for them in our ads and featured videos as well as Phat Wednesday races and Crankworx. They will be the ones riding the Park almost daily and with huge smiles on their faces when you see them in the lift line.

Tristan Merrick

Tristan Merrick

A BC boy with biking in his blood. Tristan has the drive to get things done. Stylish and smooth Tristan can hold his own on a DS course, techy XC and of course pinning DH laps in the Park. If you had to sum up Tristan in a word – “Work ethic” wait that’s two words but you get the picture.

Hometown: Comox, BC
Age: 27
Years Riding in Whistler: 9 years and counting
Occupation: Whistler Blackcomb Staff Housing Operations Supervisor and Crankworx Announcer

Twitter:  @TristanMerrick
Website:  tristanmerrick.blogspot.com
Instagram - @T_Merrick

 

High 5

  1. Favorite Bike Park Trail? - Any of the combo's that we shred! But one that comes to mind would start at Fantastic, Drifter grass corner, Lower Whistler DH, Afternoon delight, Double up the long horn rollers to lower Canadian open.

  2. Best thing about the Whistler Mountain Bike Park? – It's the Whistler Bike Park!

  3. Favorite watering hole? – G.L.C – tasty food, cold beer and good friends

  4. What are you looking forward to most in 2013? – Working with Goldstein Productions, riding every chance I can get, road trips around BC

  5. Other interests? – Bikes, Splitboarding, Camping .


Peter Matthews

Peter Matthews

"You are surprisingly nimble for a large man!" was a quote once used to describe Pete’s athletic prowess. Bikes do what Pete wants when he wants it and that is evident by the whips he cracks and the transfer lines he sees where no one else does. Always humble and humorous, Pete is an icon of the Bike Park Trail Crew. The brains and brawn behind the Crankworx DS course each year, that test of bike handling manhood comes straight from his twisted mind.

Hometown: Calgary, AB
Age: 26
Years Riding in Whistler: 8 years
Occupation:Whistler Mountain Bike Park Trail Crew, Whistler Blackcomb Terrain Park & Snowmaking


High 5

  1. Favorite Bike Park Trail? – Too many to list but here's a few: A-Line, B-Line, Fantastic, Freight Train to New Joke to Old Joke, CB Trees to Freight Train to No Joke to Drop In Clinic to Freight Train, Afternoon Delight to Heart of Darkness to Canadian Open.

  2. Best thing about the Whistler Mountain Bike Park? – Extended Play and Phat Wednesdays

  3. Favorite watering hole? – GLC

  4. What are you looking forward to most in 2013? – Crankworx, Filming with Goldstein Productions, Roadtripping with family and friends.

  5. Other interests? – Snowboarding, Skiing, BMX, Skateboarding, Coffee drinking, Village Strolling, Reading



Lula Darquier

Lula Darquier

Lula is a result of the Whistler Mountain Bike Park’s Woman’s Wednesday program. What started as a dabble in downhill soon became a passion and Lula stepped up to the Phat Wednesday race league mixing it up with the pros on the podiums each week. The hook set in deep and Lula has progressed to racing BC Cups and freeriding the Park almost daily. This first woman on the Team Lula is more than capable of mixing it up with these boys because she knows there’s no woman’s T in MTB.

Hometown: Bariloche, Argentina
Age:28
Years Riding in Whistler 4
Occupation:Pastry Cook, Four Seasons Resort Whistler


Twitter - @luladarquier
Instagram - @luladarquier

High 5

  1. Favorite Bike Park Trail? – It changes every year, 2012: original sin.

  2. Best thing about the Whistler Mountain Bike Park? –The best place to learn how to ride. The progression of trails, jumps and features are amazing.

  3. Favorite watering hole? – GLC for sure!

  4. What are you looking forward to most in 2013? Just riding. Doing laps over and over again! The heat, the dust, the mud, the races, everything!

  5. Other interests? –Crossfit and cooking!


Trevor Berg

Trevor Berg

Berg and his alter ego “Mad Dog” are the doctor Jekyll and Mr. Hyde of the Whistler Mountain Bike Park Team. Seemingly mild mannered, Trev becomes the mad dog when the sun goes down or when placed behind the handlebars of a pushbike. This kid is a smiling assassin of style, his tables and whips on the Canadian Open and A-Line tombstones wouldn’t go unnoticed, even if he wasn’t wearing a white tuxedo while doing them.

Hometown:Burnaby, BC
Age:22
Years Riding in Whistler Too many
Occupation: Whistler Blackcomb Terrain Parks, Whistler Mountain Bike Park Trail Crew


Twitter - @trevorjohnberg
Instagram - @trevorjohnberg

High 5

  1. Favorite Bike Park Trail? – Dirt Merchant to Crabapple Hits into Samuri Pizza Cat followed up with Afternoon Delight and finishing with Canadian Open!

  2. Best thing about the Whistler Mountain Bike Park? –You can ride a variety of different trails with a variety of different riders any day.

  3. Favorite watering hole? – GLC

  4. What are you looking forward to most in 2013? Getting to ride bikes with great friends again everyday!

  5. Other interests? –Skiing, Hockey, "Drinking Pina Coladas and getting caught in the rain"



James McSkimming

James McSkimming

While James has literally been the poster boy for the Whistler Mountain Bike Park on a few occasions, it is his stealth that makes him sensational. There are lots of kids that grow up in Whistler but not all of them sweep podiums on skis, bikes or both. James is a quiet achiever, a capable patroller and incredible athlete. Think Clark Kent on a bike with his cape tucked in unless he needs it to save the day.

Hometown:Whistler, BC
Age:24
Years Riding in Whistler 22
Occupation:Whistler Blackcomb Ski Patrol, Whistler Mountain Bike Park Patrol.


Instagram - @mcskiing

High 5

  1. Favorite Bike Park Trail? – Top of the World

  2. Best thing about the Whistler Mountain Bike Park? –Freedom without isolation;escaping the masses and finding my friends.

  3. Favorite watering hole? – GLC-duh!

  4. What are you looking forward to most in 2013? Shooting with the team, learning new skills at work, going on some epic free ride and XC trips!

  5. Other interests? –Skiing, climbing, slackline, travel.



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