Canadian Open DH presented by iXS

Canadian Open DH presented by iXS

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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 Amateur Category Training Whistler Mountain Bike Park
4:00pm - 6:30pm Elite/Junior Expert Category Training Whistler Mountain Bike Park
Friday August 17
8:30am - 11:30am Amateur Category Training (Bottom Closed) Whistler Mountain Bike Park
2:00pm - 5:00pm Elite/Junior Expert Category Training (Bottom Closed) Whistler Mountain Bike Park
Saturday August 18
8:30am - 10:00am Amateur Category Training Whistler Mountain Bike Park
10:00am - 11:30am Elit/Junior Expert 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 | Amateur Category Whistler Mountain Bike Park
11:00am - 12:00pm Training Elite/Junior Expert Categories Whistler Mountain Bike Park
12:15pm - 1:45pm Canadian Open DH presented by iXS | Elite/Junior Expert 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:
Race is full / entries are closed

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.

Hours:
August 16 | 8:00am-1:00pm
August 17 - 18 | 9:00am-1:00pm
August 19 | 8:00am-10:00am

Racers in the Elite and Junior Expert category also need to do a license check with the Race Secretary from the Canadian Cycling Association.

License Check Hours:
August 16 | 8:00am-1:00pm
August 17 - 18 | 9:00am-1:00pm

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.

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

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PRIZE MONEY
$27,082 total