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Whistler Bike Park to host “Boneyard Air Affair”

POSTED: Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008

The Whistler Mountain Bike Park is set to host the Boneyard Air Affair on June 14 and 15. The event is open to male and female riders who will compete in four different categories, starting from just 13 years old. With the lower park in great shape and the Boneyard bigger and better than ever, this new slopestyle event is sure to go off.

The Boneyard Air Affair will act as a qualifier for Kokanee Crankworx 2008. “The remaining four invited spots for the Kokanee Crankworx Slopestyle and VW Trick Showdown have been quite sought-after,” says Jeremy Roche, Whistler Blackcomb’s summer business development manager. “We’re excited to host the only Canadian qualifier for Kokanee Crankworx right here in Whistler. The winner of the Boneyard Air Affair will be guaranteed one of the four invite spots at Kokanee Crankworx.”

The event will take place in Whistler Mountain Bike Park’s famous Boneyard slopestyle course, designed by professional mountain biker John Cowan. The course consists of manmade dirt jumps, wall-rides, drops and wooden ramp features, all within plain view from Skiers Plaza at the base of the bike park. “John Cowan and his crew have built the coolest Boneyard yet and we are really excited to show it off during the Air Affair,” continues Roche.

Riders will be judged based on two runs with the best run counting. Each rider will be required to pass a mandatory assessment during Saturday’s practice. Judges will be on hand to choose those who will compete in Sunday’s event based on the level of riding each athlete demonstrates. Non-qualified riders will be offered a refund on their entry fee.

Event Details:

Date June 14 &15

Format:
Judged Slopestyle – two runs, best score. No inverts allowed!

Saturday:
8:00 -10:00 – Morning check in
8:30 - 9:30 – Last minute registration
10:30 -11:30 - Practice/Qualifier
11:30 – Rider assessment by judges
1:30 - Training ends

Sunday (contest day):
10:00 – Training open (Competitors only)
11:30 – Training closed
11:45 – Rider meeting
12:00 – Competition starts (two runs, best score)
4:00 – Awards at the Garibaldi Lift Company

Categories:
13-15 years old
16-18 years old
Open Male
Open Female

Registration:

- Open until 5pm Saturday June 14 at Guest Relations
(Day-of registration available from 8am - 9:30am Saturday morning)
-$40 registration fee plus lift ticket for each competitor (refunded to non-qualifiers)
-Mandatory check-in and plate hand out from 8am-10am Saturday
-Foreign competitors will need proof of medical insurance to participate

Lift Tickets for event:
Saturday
Adult Competitors - $36
Youth Competitors - $32
Sunday
All Competitors - $5

For more information on Whistler Blackcomb and the Whistler Mountain Bike Park, visit www.WhistlerBlackcomb.com.

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Kranked 7, Seasons and F!RST available on DVD

POSTED: Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008

Got a birthday coming up? Well, the three top anticipated mountain biking videos of the year are now available to buy. Check out the new-and-improved Rip TV store for these and pretty much any other DVD you’d like to own.

You can get 10% off your order by using this discount code at the checkout: 10off_6_08

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