Canadian Open DH presented by iXS

Canadian Open DH presented by iXS

Straight down, no mercy. The Canadian Open DH presented by iXS course is a one run take-down of Whistler’s rooty single-track. This technical test-piece calls for blazing guns and laser focus, and is open to both Elite and Junior Expert UCI licensed and unlicensed riders. Staged on the final weekend of Crankworx, this is one of the biggest events, attracting elite downhill experts from around the world. Grab your spot on the track and don’t miss out!

 

Schedule

Thursday August 16
8:30am - 11:00am Pro Category Training Whistler Mountain Bike Park
4:00pm - 6:30pm Amateur Division Training Whistler Mountain Bike Park
Friday August 17
8:30am - 10:00am Amateur Division Training (Bottom Closed) Whistler Mountain Bike Park
10:00am - 11:30am Pro Category Training (Bottom Closed) Whistler Mountain Bike Park
2:00pm - 4:00pm Pro Category Training (not including Boneyard) Whistler Mountain Bike Park
4:00pm - 8:00pm Amateur Training (not including Boneyard) Whistler Mountain Bike Park
Saturday August 18
8:30am - 10:00am Amateur Division Training Whistler Mountain Bike Park
10:00am - 11:30am Pro Category Training Whistler Mountain Bike Park
Sunday August 19
8:00am - 9:00am Training (Amateur Categories) Whistler Mountain Bike Park
9:15am - 10:45am Canadian Open DH presented by iXS | Group B Whistler Mountain Bike Park
11:00am - 12:00pm Training Pro Categories Whistler Mountain Bike Park
12:15pm - 1:45pm Canadian Open DH presented by iXS | Group A Whistler Mountain Bike Park
2:00pm - 4:00pm Webcast Canadian Open DH presented by iXS | Top Elites Whistler Mountain Bike Park

Event Information & Formats

REGISTRATION:

2018 Race Registration will open June 1, 9h00 PST.
https://crankworx2018.eventbrite.com 

Online registration deadline : 23h59 PST August 10 (unless race sells out in advance)

Entry fees:
$75 Amateurs
$85 Elite and Junior Expert
(subject to taxes and processing fees. Whistler Bike Park lift tickets not included in entry fees)

FIELD LIMIT: 300 riders
No special provisions are made for Canada Cup Series racers, or others, in the event that the race sells out.

ONSITE CHECKIN:
Preregistered riders need to check in at the Athlete Centre (Aava Hotel) to complete waiver / collect race plates.  Discounted lift tickets are also available for training and race days.
Racers in the Elite and Junior Expert category also need to do a license check with the Race Secretary from the Canadian Cycling Association.
Times TBC

CATEGORIES:

Amateur Categories (no license required):
WOMEN | Junior 13-18 [2000-2005]*
WOMEN | Senior Amateur 19+ [1999+]
MEN | Youth 13-14 [2004-2005]*
MEN | Youth 15-16 [2002-2003]
MEN | Junior Amateur 17-18 [2000-2001]
MEN | Senior Amateur 19-29 [1989-1999]
MEN | Master Amateur 30-39 [1979-1989]
MEN | Veteran Amateur 40+ [1978+]

*Notice: qualification standards must be met before registering in the Youth Men 13-14 and Youth Amateur Women 13-18 categories.  Email athletes@crankworx.com for details.

Canada Cup Categories (UCI license mandatory):
WOMEN | Elite
WOMEN | Junior Expert
MEN | Elite
MEN | Junior Expert

LICENSES:
Only Elite and Junior Expert UCI licence holders can register in the Elite and Junior Expert categories.
Unlicensed riders can sign up in the Amateur age classes.

UCI and Canada Cup points are available for Elite Men/Women, Junior Expert Men/Women.

 

COURSE:
Start with Joyride exit to the left and proceed towards the lift tower that is just below the Schleyer drop continue down the Fitzsimmons Chair lift line, cross Old Olly. Join into the Canadian Open Dh course across the Mountain Road below 1.0 mileage marker over the road gap, across the flats and then enter the Lower Canadian Open DH course to the finish.

2017 TECHNICAL GUIDE

PRIZE MONEY
$27,082 total