Crankworx World Tour

Garbanzo DH

Started in: 2004
First pro winners: Cedric Gracia (FRA) and Kathy Pruitt (USA)
2019 pro winners: Mitch Ropelato (USA) and Georgia Astle (CAN)
Whistler Bike Park trails: Original Sin > Blue Velvet > In Deep > Duffman > Golden Triangle > World Cup Single Track >Ho Chi Min > Longhorn > Monkey Hands

A Crankworx classic, started in 2004 and still going strong, this is a downhill race for the bold, brave and borderline masochistic. Starting from the top of Garbanzo Chair, 1180 metres above Whistler Village, the seven-kilometre descent links a series of iconic Whistler Bike Park trails and some of its most aggressive terrain, including Original Sin with its steep rock rolls, In Deep’s inimitable, rooty gnar and Longhorn’s signature speed-boosting berms. An average DH race sees competitors charge for 3-5 minutes. An average podium topping Garbo time? Between 12 and 14 minutes. The Garbanzo DH is a true test of downhill stamina and supremacy.

REGISTRATION

Registration opens May 7th at 10:00am PDT

Registration Deadline: August 2nd at 10:00am PDT (unless race sells out in advance)

Riders must register in the same category for all events (there is not an option to register in Pro for one event and Amateur for another). Exception applies for those registering in the Junior Expert category for Canadian Open DH/Canada Cup.

CANCELLATION POLICY

Entry fees are refundable (less processing fee) providing cancellation notice is received in writing to athletes@crankworx.com by the registration deadline (August 2nd at 10:00am PDT).

All entries are non-refundable or transferable after the registration deadline (even in the case of injury or mechanical problems).

Competitors who need to withdraw after the registration deadline should email athletes@crankworx.com to confirm their withdrawal otherwise they will appear on the start list as a DNS.

CATEGORIES

Pro and 19+
WOMEN | Pro
WOMEN | Senior Amateur 19+ [2001+]
MEN | Pro
MEN | Senior Amateur 19-29 [1991-2001]
MEN | Master Amateur 30-39 [1981-1990]
MEN | Veteran Amateur 40+ [1980+]

CWNEXT
WOMEN | Youth 13-14 [2006-2007]
WOMEN | Youth 15-16 [2004-2005]
WOMEN | Junior 17-18 [2002-2003]
MEN | Youth 13-14 [2006-2007]
MEN | Youth 15-16 [2004-2005]
MEN | Junior 17-18 [2002-2003]

Minimum age is 13 (year of birth 2007) as of December 31st, 2020

PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS

Full-face helmet (Any certified 1 or 2-piece helmet) is mandatory.

Elbows/Forearms, Knee/Shin, Spinal/shoulder protection, neck brace and full finger gloves are highly recommended

COURSE

Original Sin > Blue Velvet > In Deep > Duffman > Golden Triangle > World Cup Single Track >Ho Chi Min > Longhorn > Monkey Hands