HARVEST HUCKFEST 2007 – WHISTLER MOUNTAIN BIKE PARK OCT.5-7

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SOURCE: WHISTLER MOUNTAIN BIKE PARK

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WHISTLER, BC, September 25, 2007 – The sixth annual Harvest Huckfest, Whistler Mountain Bike Park’s season-ender, is set to send off the season in style October 5-7, 2007. Harvest Huckfest is a celebration of another great year for the Whistler Mountain Bike Park; a year of record breaking visits, new trails, sold out Women’s Wednesdays and, of course, the most successful Kokanee Crankworx to date.

Harvest Huckfest has been going strong for five years and with events such as the Slopestyle, Air Dome Jump Jam, back by popular demand, as well as the new Team Air Downhill, the Whistler Mountain Bike Park is the place to be Thanksgiving weekend. The park is in top shape and as the season winds down, line-ups get shorter and trails are less busy, perfect for ripping lap after lap.

The Bike Park has seen its fair share of big names and big events over the years and this summer was no exception. The popular film group, “The Collective” has been up in the park and just finished an epic 10-day shoot for their new film, expected to be released next April.

With pro riders such as Darren Berrecloth, Steve Smith, Steve Peat, Cam McCaul, Andrew Shandro, Matt Hunter and Thomas Vanderham taking part in the shoot, the new flick is sure to impress. “It’s rare to have all the riders in one place at one time, outside of a contest or festival,” says Jamie Houssian, “The Collective’s” producer. “The whole crew was here for the Bike Park shoot and it went off. Everyone was stoked to be able to ride Whistler in September.”

Harvest Huckfest is set to bring the whole summer together into three days of events, entertainment and celebration. As part of Huckfest, Freeride Entertainment will premiere their new movie, “Smackdown” in the Air Dome on Saturday, October 6, with two showings starting at 5:30pm (all ages) and 8:30pm (licensed event). Tickets are $15 at Guest Relations in the village until the day of, with the remainder at the door before the show.

Registration and Event Details for Harvest Huckfest:
Foreign riders will need proof of travel insurance prior to registration.

Air Dome Jump Jam
Friday, October 5, 5-9pm
The Air Dome Jump Jam is back this year giving riders the opportunity to demonstrate their best tricks in the Air Dome.
Qualifier: 5 – 7pm. Jam format with three judges.
Finals: 7 – 9pm. Each rider will have a set amount of time to ride for the judges.
Categories: Pro, Sport, Amateur. No age categories.
Entry Fee: $25
Training: Air Dome will be open to registered riders only for training on the day of the event from 3pm – 5pm. Mandatory check in is from 4pm – 4:45pm at the Air Dome on the day of the event.

Team Air Downhill
Saturday, October 6, 12pm
New! This event consists of a team of four riders (one member must be of the opposite sex) each racing down A-Line for a combined time.
Training: 10-11pm.
Entry Fee: $25 per person based on a team of four riders.
Pre-registration is strongly recommended. Registration opens September 12. All participants must attend a mandatory check-in on event day from 9:30am – 11:30am at the base of the Bike Park.

Slopestyle
Sunday, October 7, 12pm
The weekend will finish off with an Amateur Slopestyle in the Boneyard. Riders will have two runs to show the judges their skills.
Training: Saturday, October 6, 2pm and Sunday, October 7, 10am
Entry Fee: $25
Pre-registration is strongly recommended. Registration opens September 12. All participants must attend a mandatory event day check-in from 10am – 12pm at the base of the Bike Park.
**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.

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3 Responses to “HARVEST HUCKFEST 2007 – WHISTLER MOUNTAIN BIKE PARK OCT.5-7”

  1. Grady Begg Says:

    With the cancellation of the slopestyle at Huckfest this weekend, how do we go about being reimbursed the registration fee?
    thanks

  2. muddbunnies Says:

    I would suggest contacting whistlerblackcom.com for info.

  3. motorbikes Says:

    I cant believe it got cancelled. It sounded sooooooo goood. Perheps next year eh?

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