Canadian Open DH presented by iXS

Canadian Open DH presented by iXS

Started in: 2007
First pro winners: Fabien Barel (FRA) and Tracy Moseley (GBR)
2018 pro winners: Troy Brosnan (AUS) and Tracey Hannah (AUS)
Whistler Bike Park trails: Joyride > Schleyer > Old Olly > Canadian Open DH > Lower Canadian Open DH

Straight down, no mercy, under the watchful eyes of downhill fans around the world. The Canadian Open DH presented by iXS course is a one run take-down of Whistler’s rooty single-track. Staged on the final weekend of Crankworx, this is one of the biggest events of the festival, attracting elite downhill experts from around the world. Pro, aspiring and amateur racers, claim your spot at the start gate. Fans, grab your spot on track and get ready to take in the speed and skill of some of the world’s fastest.

 

Schedule

Friday August 16
11:00am - 2:00pm Amateur Training Whistler Mountain Bike Park
2:00pm - 5:00pm Elite & Junior Expert Training Whistler Mountain Bike Park
Saturday August 17
8:30am - 10:00am Amateur Training Whistler Mountain Bike Park
10:00am - 12:00pm Elite & Junior Expert Training Whistler Mountain Bike Park
Sunday August 18
8:00am - 9:00am Amateur Training Whistler Mountain Bike Park
9:15am - 10:45am Amateur Finals Whistler Mountain Bike Park
11:00am - 12:00pm Elite & Junior Expert Training Whistler Mountain Bike Park
12:15pm - 1:45pm Elite & Junior Expert Finals Whistler Mountain Bike Park
2:00pm - 4:00pm Webcast Elite Finals Whistler Mountain Bike Park

Event Information & Formats

REGISTRATION:
Online registration opens May 7th, 2019 at 10:00am PDT - REGISTER
Registration Deadline: August 10th, 2019 at 12:00pm PDT (unless race sells out in advance)

ENTRY FEE:
Pro Elite & Junior Expert Categories: $90 CAD + taxes and fees
Amateur Categories: $80 CAD + taxes and fees

Lift tickets for Whistler Mountain Bike Park are not included in the entry fee.

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.

CATEGORIES:

Amateur Categories (no license required):
WOMEN | Junior 13-18 [2001-2006]*
WOMEN | Senior Amateur 19+ [2000+]
MEN | Youth 13-14 [2005-2006]*
MEN | Youth 15-16 [2003-2004]
MEN | Junior Amateur 17-18 [2001-2002]
MEN | Senior Amateur 19-29 [1990-2000]
MEN | Master Amateur 30-39 [1980-1989]
MEN | Veteran Amateur 40+ [1979+]

*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.

PROTECTION RULES:
Full face helmet mandatory. Enduro helmets are not permitted.

Gloves and back/knee/elbow protection strongly recommended

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.

Mandatory ride around for racers in the MEN Youth 13-14 and WOMEN Junior Amateur 13-18 category:
Hecklers Rock and Road Gap .

2018 TECHNICAL GUIDE

PRIZE MONEY:
TBA