Started in: 2012
First pro winner: Tyler McCaul (USA)
2022 pro winners: Vinny Armstrong (NZL) and Jackson Goldstone (CAN)
Whistler Bike Park Trails: Crabapple Hits
Official Whip-Off World Championships presented by POC 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 followed the marked trail and walk up from the base of the bike park. Kindly note that open alcohol is not permitted.
Style and skill reign supreme at the Official Whip-Off World Championships in Whistler, a jam-style event that six-time champion Casey Brown has called “Christmas” for the bike-minded. The premise? Simple (but far from easy). Hit the Whistler Bike Park’s most infamous jump line, go big, and throw your bike as sideways as possible, then bring it back underneath for a smooth landing. Developed by Sven Martin, the Grand Poo-Bah of mountain bike photography, the invitational event brings out one of the biggest crowds of the year, drawn to Crabapple Hits by the promise of big style and great vibes as a mix of the best riders in the world battle it out for the coveted championship belt, and the title of sovereign of style.
|Thursday, 27th July|
|11:30 am – 1:00 pm||Finals|
Crabapple Hits, Whistler Bike Park
This is a Pro Invitational event only.
MEN | Pro
WOMEN | Pro
ATHLETE CHECK IN / RIDERS OFFICE
Aava Hotel Whistler – Middle Conference Room
LIFT ACCESS & TICKETS
Lift access will be via Whistler Village Gondola.
Lift tickets or a Bike Park Pass will be required and are not included in the entry. Discounted lift tickets are available for registered competitors.
SPECTATOR VIEWING INFO: Bike Park guests can travel up the Whistler Gondola and ride down to the course to watch trailside. Unfortunately, no foot traffic is permitted to hike down to the trail. However, foot traffic looking to make the trek up to the event from Skier’s Plaza may use the Spectator Walking path located to the left of the Boneyard and follow it all the up to the “Crabapple Hits” trail. The event will also be broadcast live in Skier’s Plaza.
Race Day Ticket – All Ages: TBC
To purchase the discounted ticket you will need to purchase from the Aava Hotel – Athlete Check In Room during the following hours.
Lift Ticket Sale Hours:
FORMAT & JUDGING
For official rules please refer to the Crankworx World Tour Competition Rulebook HERE
Jam style. After 30-40 minutes Judges will call everyone together and announce the selected riders who will advance to the Super Finals. The judging panel will select a winner based on amplitude, style, degree of whip past 90 degrees and, most importantly, the return of the bike to a straight position down the fall line.
Only riders with the official Whip Off sticker will be allowed to drop in. Riders who advance to the Super Finals round will receive a new sticker to indicate their advancement.
PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS
Full-face helmet (Any certified 1 or 2-piece helmet)
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