Started in: 2004
First pro winners: Cedric Gracia (FRA) and Kathy Pruitt (USA)
2019 pro winners: Mitch Ropelato (USA) and Georgia Astle (CAN)
Whistler Bike Park trails: Original Sin > Blue Velvet > In Deep > Duffman > Golden Triangle > World Cup Single Track >Ho Chi Min > Longhorn > Monkey Hands
A Crankworx classic, started in 2004 and still going strong, this is a downhill race for the bold, brave and borderline masochistic. Starting from the top of Garbanzo Chair, 1180 metres above Whistler Village, the seven-kilometre descent links a series of iconic Whistler Bike Park trails and some of its most aggressive terrain, including Original Sin with its steep rock rolls, In Deep’s inimitable, rooty gnar and Longhorn’s signature speed-boosting berms. An average DH race sees competitors charge for 3-5 minutes. An average podium topping Garbo time? Between 12 and 14 minutes. The Garbanzo DH is a true test of downhill stamina and supremacy.
PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS
Full-face helmet (Any certified 1 or 2-piece helmet) is mandatory.
Elbows/Forearms, Knee/Shin, Spinal/shoulder protection, neck brace and full finger gloves are highly recommended
Original Sin > Blue Velvet > In Deep > Duffman > Golden Triangle > World Cup Single Track >Ho Chi Min > Longhorn > Monkey Hands