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RockShox Canadian Open DH

Started in: 2007
First pro winners: Fabien Barel (FRA) and Tracy Moseley (GBR)
2019 pro winners: Troy Brosnan (AUS) and Tracey Hannah (AUS)
Whistler Bike Park trails: Joyride > Schleyer > Old Olly > Canadian Open DH > Lower Canadian Open DH

RockShox Canadian Open DH Location: Whistler Mountain Bike Park – Spectators with a bike and a Whistler Bike Park lift ticket can catch some of the action by riding down adjacent trails to view races. Spectators without a bike can catch the finish line in Skier’s Plaza. Kindly note that open alcohol is not permitted.

Straight down, no mercy, under the watchful eyes of downhill fans around the world. The Canadian Open DH 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.

Friday, 12th August
9:00 am – 12:00 pmGroup B Training (U15, U17, Senior, Master, Veteran)
12:00 pm – 3:00 pmGroup A Training (U19 & Elite)
Saturday, 13th August
8:45 am – 11:00 amGroup B Training (U15, U17, Senior, Master, Veteran)
11:00 am – 12:45 pmGroup A Training (U19 & Elite)
1:00 pm – 2:15 pmElite Only Seeding Runs
Sunday, 14th August
8:00 am – 9:15 amGroup B Training (U15, U17, Senior, Master, Veteran)
9:30 am – 11:30 amFinals – Group B
11:30 am – 12:45 pmGroup A Training (U19 & Elite)
1:00 pm – 3:00 pmFinals – Group A (U19 & Elite)
3:30 pm – 5:30 pmFinals – Elite ‘top results from seeding’ LIVE BROADCAST

2022 Technical Guide – Updated August 11

REGISTRATION

Registration is now closed.
Registration Deadline: Tuesday August 2 at 23:59 PDT (unless race sells out in advance)
There will be no onsite registration.

To view athlete profile, please login into the Crankworx Registration Platform

Entry Fee
U15, U17 + Amateur categories: $94.50 CAD (includes 5% GST)
Elite + U19 categories: $115.50 CAD (includes 5% GST)

Cycling BC One-Event License Fee
Canadian Youth 16 years and under: $5 CAD
Canadian Adult 17 years and older: $12 CAD
International Participant, all ages: $15 CAD
**See license section below to determine if you need to purchase the one-event license

Lift access is required for this race. Whistler Mountain Bike Park tickets/passes are not included in the entry fee.

Cancellation Policy
Entry fees are refundable (less processing fee) providing cancellation notice is received in writing to athletes@crankworx.com by the registration deadline. Registration deadline is August 2 at 23:59 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

MEN | Elite
MEN | U15 [2008-2009] *Sold out, waitlist in place
MEN | U17 [2006-2007] *Sold out, waitlist in place
MEN | U19 [2004-2005]
MEN | Senior 19-34 [1988-2003]
MEN | Master 35-39 [1983-1987]
MEN | Veteran 40+ [1982+]
WOMEN | Elite
WOMEN | U15 [2008-2009] *Sold out, waitlist in place
WOMEN | U17 [2006-2007]
WOMEN | U19 [2004-2005]
WOMEN | Senior 19+ [2003+]

FIELD LIMIT

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

ATHLETE CENTRE & CHECK IN

Location:
Aava Whistler Hotel – Peak Room

Hours:
Sunday August 7 | 10:00am-1:00pm
Monday August 8 | 8:30am-1:00pm
Tuesday August 9 | 8:30am-1:00pm
Wednesday August 10 | 8:30am-1:00pm
Thursday August 11 | 8:30am-12:30pm
Friday August 12 | 8:30am-12:30pm
Saturday August 13 | 8:30am-10:30am
Sunday August 14 | Not Open
*UCI License Checks for Elite and U19 categories will be on Thursday August 11 and Friday August 12
**Lift Ticket sales daily from 8:30am – 10:30am only (exception for Sunday August 7, sales from 10:00am – 11:00am)

LICENSES

The Canadian Open DH is sanctioned by the UCI and Cycling Canada. All categories will require a race license.

The Elite and U19 categories are sanctioned by the UCI as a C1 race. A UCI license is required to race in the Elite and U19 categories.
UCI and Canada Cup points are available for Elite Men/Women, U19 Men/Women.

The U15, U17, Senior, Master and Veteran categories are sanctioned by Cycling BC. Either a Cycling BC or UCI-affiliated Cycling Federation license (example: USA Cycling, Cycling NZ etc.) is required to race in the U15, U17, Senior, Master or Veteran categories. Competitors in these categories can purchase a one-event license through Cycling BC as part of the Canadian Open DH registration. It will be an add-on through online registration. One-event license fees are outlined above in the ‘Entry Fee’ section.

LIFT ACCESS & TICKETS

Lift access will be via Fitzsimmons Chair.

Lift tickets or a Bike Park Pass will be required and are not included in the entry fee. Discounted lift tickets are available.

Tickets
Training Day Ticket – Adult: $67 + tax
Training Day Ticket – Youth: $61 + tax
Race Day Ticket – All Ages: $29 + tax

To purchase the above tickets you will need to purchase from Aava Whistler Hotel during the following hours.

Lift Ticket Sale Hours:
Sunday August 7 | 10:00am-11:00am
Monday August 8 | 8:30am-10:30am
Tuesday August 9 | 8:30am-10:30am
Wednesday August 10 | 8:30am-10:30am
Thursday August 11 | 8:30am-10:30am
Friday August 12 | 8:30am-10:30am
Saturday August 13 | 8:30am-10:30am

CANADA CUP

The 2022 Canada Cup will take place at Crankworx Whistler. Canada Cup points and podiums will be awarded from the results of the Canadian Open DH race. There is no separate registration required. Canadian competitors can sign up for the Canadian Open DH and will automatically be registered for the Canada Cup per Cycling Canada’s rules and regulations.

Prize giving and awards will immediately follow the Canadian Open DH podiums/wards.

TRAINING GROUPS

Group A = U19 and Elite categories
Group B = U15, U17, Senior, Master and Veteran categories

TRAINING REQUIREMENT

There is a mandatory training requirement for the event.  Minimum 2 training runs must be completed during the August 12-13 training sessions and verified by a commissaire. Riders who have not completed the training runs during the August 12-13 training sessions won’t be allowed to start in Finals or the Seeding Run.

Riders must start all training runs at the official start gate.

SEEDING RUNS

Seeding Runs are for the Elite Men and Elite Women categories only.

Seeding Runs are mandatory. If a rider does not start for the seeding run, they will not be placed in the start list to race in finals.

Start order for finals for the Elite Men and Elite Women categories will be determined by the results of Saturday’s Seeding Runs.

PROTECTION RULES

Full face helmet with peak mandatory for all riders.

Gloves, elbow and knee protection mandatory for riders 15 and under.

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 Road, remain on Fitz Chair lift line to reconnect with Joyride, continue to rock face, cross the Mountain Road below 1.0 mileage marker over the road gap, across the flats to new section (adjacent to the Slopestyle course) to the finish.

Mandatory Ride Arounds MEN | U15 and WOMEN | U15
Competitors in the U15 categories will be required to ride around 4 features.

First Ride Around: the rock drop that brings you out under the Fitzsimmons Chair (before Heckler’s)
Second Ride Around: the gap step-down under Fitzsimmons Chair
Third Ride Around: the road gap line across the Mountain Road
Fourth Ride Around: Lower Canadian Open gap step-down.