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Schedule finalized for bike festival

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Whistler Mountain Bike Festival is a lot of everything

There’s an unwritten rule that can be universally applied to almost anything in Whistler, and can be summed up in just two words – go big. It applies to sports, lifestyle, and even the organization of events.

The Whistler Mountain Bike Festival is a prime example. Organizer Richard Juryn started off trying to organize a freeride event in the bike park, and wound up putting together a three day festival with a full bike industry expo at the base of the mountain and 14 events.

Friday, Sept. 27

Race registration and package pickup – 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Excalibur ticket kiosk

B.C. Freeride Challenge course pre-riding – noon to 5 p.m., Whistler Mountain

VIP Reception – 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. – Cheakamus Room, Delta Whistler

Industry Tech Talk Forum and Photo Competition (also Saturday) – 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., Cheakamus Room, Delta Whistler

Saturday, Sept. 28

Race registration and package pickup – 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Excalibur ticket kiosk

B.C. Freeride Challenge course pre-riding – 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., Whistler Mountain

B.C. Freeride Challenge – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Whistler Mountain

Beater Bike Toss – 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Whistler Skier’s Plaza

ReMax Whistler Village Kid’s Race – 4 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

ReMax Whistler Village Criterium – 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Elements Beer Cup, BBQ, video premiere, party with She Stole My Beer – starts 6 p.m., Whistler Conference Centre

Sunday, Sept. 29

Race registration and package pickup – 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., Excalibur ticket kiosk

Whistler 6 Hour Enduro – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Whistler Skier’s Plaza

Adult Tricycle Slalom – 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Whistler Skier’s Plaza

In addition, a manufacturer’s expo will be taking place at the base of the mountain in Whistler Skier’s Plaza every day of the festival. Other daily events include music, activities, and trials and freeride demos.

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