WHISTLER, BC, August 29, 2008 – Harvest Huckfest is back for its seventh year, and this time, it’s taking place in September when the weather is milder and the dirt stays tacky, making the riding fantastic.
This staple season-ender event is the Whistler Mountain Bike Park’s way of celebrating the summer season. Traditionally held over the Canadian Thanksgiving long weekend in October, organizers have opted to bump it forward a few weeks to ensure prime riding conditions.
“The timing couldn’t be better. It’s during this time of year that Mother Nature turns down the thermostat a few notches,” says Rob McSkimming, Vice President of Business Development for Whistler Blackcomb. “The weather is a little cooler, but still dry, and the dirt is tackier so there’s less dust. This fall, trails will still be in great shape.”
Last September, renowned film group, The Collective, spent 10 days in the Whistler Mountain Bike Park filming for their epic mountain bike movie, Seasons. This is the kind of autumn riding that freeride junkies thrive on.
The ever-popular Slopestyle and the new Gunner Vision Dual Slalom will take place September 20-21.
Registration is available at Guest Relations and costs $40 per day. Lift tickets are available to competitors at a cost of $5 per day. Full face helmets are mandatory.
Registration and Event Details for Harvest Huckfest:
Foreign riders will need proof of travel insurance prior to registration.
Slopestyle – Saturday, Sept. 20
Morning Check-in runs from 8am until 10:00am
Training on course from 10:15am to 11:30
12:00 onwards will include time trails for two runs with a combined time
Ladders are posted between 4:30pm to 5pm at Guest Relations
Full face helmets mandatory
No inverted tricks allowed
Gunner Vision Dual Slalom – Sunday, Sept. 20
Morning check-in and riders; meeting at 10am
Training starts at 10:30am
11:45am start the ladders
Ladders complete by 3:30pm
Awards ceremony at GLC at 4:30pm
**Foreign riders will need to provide proof of travel insurance to participate in this event**
Pre-registration is strongly recommended and can be done at Guest Relations or by calling 1-800-766-0449. For more information on the Whistler Mountain Bike Park and Harvest Huckfest visit whistlerblackcomb.com/bike.