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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

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.

REGISTRATION

Online registration will open on Tuesday May 17 at 10:00 PDT
Registration Deadline: Tuesday August 2 at 23:59 PDT (unless race sells out in advance)
There will be no onsite registration.

To register, 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. Information related to pricing and lift ticket types will be announced soon.

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 | Pro
MEN | U15 [2008-2009]  
MEN | U17 [2006-2007]
MEN | U19 [2004-2005]
MEN | Senior 19-34 [1988-2003]
MEN | Master 35-39 [1983-1987]
MEN | Veteran 40+ [1982+]
WOMEN | Pro
WOMEN | U15 [2008-2009]
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.

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.

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.

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. 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 | U15 and WOMEN | U15 category:
Hecklers Rock and Road Gap .