Whistler Mountain Bike Festival is a lot of everything
Theres 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 Skiers Plaza
ReMax Whistler Village Kids 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 Skiers Plaza
Adult Tricycle Slalom 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Whistler Skiers Plaza
In addition, a manufacturers expo will be taking place at the base of the mountain in Whistler Skiers Plaza every day of the festival. Other daily events include music, activities, and trials and freeride demos.