Garbanzo DH

Garbanzo DH

Started in: 2004
First pro winners: Cedric Gracia (FRA) and Kathy Pruitt (USA)
2018 pro winners: Sam Hill (AUS) 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. 2018’s fastest time in Garbo? 12:46.84, clocked by Aussie racing legend Sam Hill. The Garbanzo DH is a true test of downhill stamina and supremacy.

Schedule

Friday August 9
12:30pm - 1:45pm Amateur Training Whistler Mountain Bike Park
1:45pm - 3:00pm Pro Training Whistler Mountain Bike Park
3:00pm - 5:00pm Amateur Finals Whistler Mountain Bike Park
5:00pm - 8:00pm Pro Finals Whistler Mountain Bike Park

Event Information & Formats

Registration:
Online registration opens May 7th, 2019 at 10:00am PDT - REGISTER
Registration Deadline: August 6th, 2019 at 11:59pm PDT (unless race sells out in advance)

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.

Entry Fee:
Pro 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.

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.

Hours
Thursday August 8 | 8:00am – 10:00am
Friday August 9 | 8:00am – 1:00pm

Categories:
WOMEN | Junior 13-18 [2001-2006]
WOMEN | Senior Amateur 19+ [2000+]
WOMEN | Pro
MEN | Youth 13-14 [2005-2006]
MEN | Youth 15-16 [2003-2004]
MEN | Junior 17-18 [2001-2002]
MEN | Senior Amateur 19-29 [1990-2000]
MEN | Master Amateur 30-39 [1980-1989]
MEN | Veteran Amateur 40+ [1979+]
MEN | Pro

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

Prize Money:
Pro Men: $3,250 CAD Total
Pro Women: $3,250 CAD Total