Started in: 2007
First pro winners: Greg Minnaar (RSA) and Tracy Moseley (GBR)
2019 pro winners: Mitch Ropelato (USA) and Jill Kintner (USA)
Whistler Bike Park Trails: Crankworx Dual Slalom course at Base 2 on Blackcomb Mountain
Raw rivalry is the name of the game in Dual Slalom. This old-school race format pits two competitors against one another in a side-by-side battle against the clock’s cruel hand, battling to avoid elimination. Dual Slalom is unique in that it brings together racers from all backgrounds. Enduro experts, downhill champions, freeride legends, and masters of style – they all line up at the Slalom start gate to see who can bring together the most explosive run through tight turns, jumps and rhythm sections. Riders take one run down each side of the course, with the fastest combined time taking the win. Whistler’s race has now expanded into a Crankworx World Championship discipline, with races staged at each stop on the Crankworx World Tour.
Racing begins with time trials: two runs, combined times. The number of riders advancing to the Elimination Finals, and seeding, will be determined for each category, based on registration totals and the results of time trials.
Minimum 26″ wheels
Finals: Winner of the head-to-head, two-run differential-time race will advance to the next round.
PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS
Full-face helmet (Any certified 1 or 2-piece helmet)
Course is located at Base II (the Coca-Cola Tube Park during winter operations). Access is via Excalibur Gondola or by car. Parking lot 8 is open for parking.