EWS Whistler

Started in: 2009
First pro winners: Brian Lopes (USA) and Fionn Griffiths (GBR)
2019 pro winners: Richie Rude (USA) and Isabeau Courdurier (FRA)
Whistler Bike Park Trails: Multi-stage race throughout the Whistler Valley and Whistler Mountain Bike Park

Staying the course and laying it all out on the dirt alongside friends and legends is the order of the day in enduro racing. Racers must make their way to the top of each stage, then clock their best time across multiple descents. Fastest overall time takes the day. And while the course changes every year, the Whistler event always lives up to its notoriety. The trails selected for this multi-stage race will reward the generalist over the specialist, while showcasing the best of Whistler’s rooty, coastal rainforest and the challenging scree steeps of the Whistler Mountain Bike Park.

The EWS Whistler includes three categories: EWS, EWS100, and EWS80 (details below).

Friday, 5th August
9:30 am – 4:00 pmTraining
Saturday, 6th August
9:00 am – 11:00 amPro Stage Training
11:30 am – 2:00 pmEWS Pro Stage
Sunday, 7th August
8:30 am – 4:30 pmRace


EWS – prequalified riders only (based on EWS Global Ranking points) and EWS team riders.

EWS100 – Race 100% of the EWS course on the EWS weekend, with slightly relaxed rules but all the challenges and all the racing. No pre-qualification requirements. Entries available on a space available, first come basis. 

EWS80 – Race 80% of the full EWS course during an EWS weekend, with slightly relaxed rules but all the challenges. No pre-qualification requirements. Entries offered on a space available, first come basis. 

Register for EWS80 and EWS100 while spots remain!

Please refer to the “How to Enter” section of the EWS website for additional details.