Whistler Summer Session

August 26 - September 6, 1999



Whistler International Classic

August 26 - 29, 1999





Festival Schedule
THURSDAY, AUGUST 26

REGISTRATION OPENS
18:00 to 21:00  Registration & Package Pick up

FRIDAY, AUGUST 27 - VILLAGE CRITERIUM
12:00 - 17:30  On-site registration &
  package pick up at Glacier Shop near Village Gondola
17:30 - 20:00   Fat Tire Criterium (stage 1)
  Celebrity/Media Challenge
19:00 - 22:00   On-site registration & package pick up

19:00 - 22:00   FESTIVAL ENTERTAINMENT

SATURDAY, AUGUST 28 - TIME TRIAL AND DIRT CRITERIUM
7:00 - 8:30 Registration & Package Pick up
9:00 - 11:30 TECHNICAL TIME TRIAL (stage 2)
10:00 - 11:00ADIDAS FIVE PEAKS TRAIL RUNNING SERIES
11:30 - 18:00 Registration & Package Pick up
12:30 - 13:30 FANATYK CO. Bike Industry Challenge
13:30 - 18:00 DIRT CRITERIUM (stage 3)
19:00 - 22:00 Registration & Package Pick up
FESTIVAL ENTERTAINMENT
SUNDAY, AUGUST 29 - CROSS COUNTRY & KID'S RACE
7:00 - 12:30 Registration & Package Pick up
8:00 - First Start Men/Women: Minime (U-15), Pee-Wee (U-13), Citizen 10-14 Women: Master 30-39 Sport, Master 30-39 Beginner, Master 40-49, Master 50+, Cadet (U-17), Citizen 19+, Citizen 15-18
9:30 - Second Start Men: Senior Beginner, Master 30-39 Beginner, Cadet Sport, Master 40-49 Sport, Master 50+, Citizen 19+ , Citizen 15-18
Women: Senior Beginner, Senior Sport
11:30 - Third Start Men: Senior Sport, Master 30-39 Sport, Master 40-49 Expert, Junior Sport, Cadet Expert (U-17)
Women: Senior Expert, Master 30-39 Expert Junior
12:00 Awards & Draw Prizes - 1st and 2nd Start Categories
12:15SHIMANO Kid's Race #1
13:00 - 1900The Circle Skateboard Jam
13:45 - Fourth Start       (stage 4)Men: Sr. Pro-elite, Junior Expert, Sr. Expert,
Master 30-39 Exp.
Women: Sr. Pro-elite
16:45 Award & Draw Prizes - 3rd and 4th Start Categories
FESTIVAL ENTERTAINMENT
MONDAY, AUGUST 30 - TBC
FESTIVAL ENTERTAINMENT
TUESDAY, AUGUST 31 - Storm BC Dual Slalom Series
FESTIVAL ENTERTAINMENT
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 - WORCA Dirt Camp for Kids
FESTIVAL ENTERTAINMENT

GRAVITY TOUR

September 2 - 6, 1999

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 2 - Joyride 1999
13:00 - 17:00 Joyride Time Trial (seeding run in the morning)
18:00 - 21:00 Registration & Package Pick up
18:30 WORCA Loonie Race

FESTIVAL ENTERTAINMENT
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3 - Joyride 1999 and Road Criterium
9:00 - 14:30 Joyride Supercross
13:00 - 17:30Registration & Package Pick up
14:00 - 17:00Downhill Walking inspection
17:00 ROAD CRITERIUM
18:30 IN-LINE SKATING CRITERIUM
AWARDS
21:00WORCA Bachelor Auction

FESTIVAL ENTERTAINMENT
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 4 - Joyride 1999, Dual Slalom, Provincial ITT (ROAD)
6:30 - 10:00Registration & Package pick up - Road only at Pemberton Community Center
8:30 - 12:00 Individual Time Trial Road Provincial Championships
(in Pemberton)
Awards in Whistler Village at 16:00
11:00 - 16:00MTB Registration & Package Pick up
10:00GLACIER SHOP MOUNTAIN BIKE DRAG RACES
11:00 - 14:00 PIPE & CORSA DUAL SPEED TRIALS COMPETITION
12:00 - 16:00Downhill Training
16:00Awards ITT Championships
16:30 - 19:00 DUAL SLALOM QUALIFIER
19:30 - 22:00 Joyride Big Air Contest
Spokeswomen Mountain Bike Camp

FESTIVAL ENTERTAINMENT
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 5 - Downhill & Dual Slalom
7:00 - 11:30Registration & Package pick up
8:30 Whistler Cycling Club Pemberton-D'Arcy Road Race
8:00 - 11:00Mandatory training run
11:15 - 12:15Downhill Seeding Run (Pro/expert)
12:15 - 13:00SHIMANO Kid's Race / Rodeo #2
11:15 - 12:15DOWNHILL (stage 1)
Awards
16:30 - 17:30Chainless Downhill (pro only) (stage 2)
18:30 - 20:30DUAL SLALOM FINALS (stage 3)
Spokeswomen Mountain Bike Camp

FESTIVAL ENTERTAINMENT
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 - Poker Ride
11:00 - 14:00 Whistler Bike Co. Poker Ride

Awards will follow the end of the event
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Information for Other Events
Skateboard Circle Jam: 604 905 4422
Five Peaks Trail Run: 604 572 4625
Dual Slalom Camp: 604 938 0809
Spokeswomen Camp: 888 577 6537
Glacier Shop Poker Race: 604 938 774


First Time Rider (Citizen) Information
First time rider and non-licenced riders (no UCI, CCA, CBC or Norba recognized licence) must purchase an Event Membership. For the mountain bike event, you will race in the Citizen category. For the road event the men will race with the elite cat 5 and the women with the elite cat 4.

Race Courses - Brief Description
It is strongly recommended to pre-ride the courses in order to avoid surprises. The Cross-country course loop is 8 km long and features great riding trails. The time trial is a 5-km point to point technical section race on trails around Rainbow Park. The dirt criterium is a 1.5-km loop on Whistler Mtn. The Fat Tire Criterium is a 800 meters loop on pavement and cobblestone in Whistler Village. The Downhill is on a new course on Whistler Mountain, expected winning time 3 minutes 45. There will be a seeding run for the pro-elite. The mandatory downhill training run is scheduled for Sunday morning. Check schedule for walking course inspection and training. Downhill chairlift access at Whistler Mountain. Chainless downhill on an open ski run. The Dual Slalom course is 35" long and will challenge your abilities. All courses will be fully marked a minimum of 24 hours prior to each event. .

Downhill - Chairlift Access
The chairlift will be used to bring the riders to the start of the downhill. Lift tickets must first be purchased at registration before boarding the chairlift. Ticket price to be confirmed. Walking inspection of the downhill course on Friday afternoon. Downhill open for training on Saturday afternoon only.

XC Staging & Bike Marking
Staging will start 20 minutes before your start time. Pro-elite riders, both men and women, must go through bike marking prior to each event. Bike marking will open 1.5 hours before start and close when staging starts.

Fat Tire Criterium
Categories & distances:
Women25 min + 3 laps
Expert Men30 min + 3 laps
Pro-elite Men30 min + 3 laps

Intermediate sprint primes will be offered randomly during the race.

Dirt Criterium
Categories & distances:
Pee-wee, Minime, Citizen 10-14 men and women20 min + 1 lap
Cadet Sport/Expert, Citizen 15-18 men and women25 min + 1 lap
Junior Sport/Expert men30 min + 2 laps
Sr. Beg, Master 30-39 Beg, Master 40-49 Sport,
Master 50+ Sport/Expert, Citizen 19+ Men
30 min + 2 laps
Sr. Sport, Master 30-39 Sport, Master 40-49 Expert Men30 min + 2 laps
Senior Elite, Master 30-39 Expert, Junior women35 min + 3 laps
Senior Expert, Master 30-39 Expert Men35 min + 3 laps
Pro-elite Men45 min + 3 laps

Intermediate sprint primes will be offered randomly during the race.

Individual Time Trial Championship / BC Cup - Distance
Categories & distances:
U-13 / pee-wee women, U-15 / pee-wee men
U-15 / minime women, U-15 / minime men
5 km
U-17/ cadet men and women10 km
Junior women10 km
Junior men 30 km
Elite women30 km
Elite/Espoirs men40 km
Cat 4 women *20 km
Cat 4-5 men *30 km
Master women20 km
Master A, B men30 km
Master C & D men20km

A minimum of 3 riders is required for a championship category to be recognized. Only BC residents are eligible for the Championship title.

* Non Championship categories. Rider may choose to register as elite 1-2.

ITT Championships race in Pemberton. Out and back course on Pemberton Meadow Road. Registration at Pemberton Community Center.


Stage race leader and winner jerseys
Leaders and winners jersey for all stage race categories for both the Whistler International Classic and the Gravity Tour.

Athlete services
Water and food will be provided in the finish area. Staffed neutral feedzone for the cross-country event.

Road and In-line Skating Specific Information
Road and In-line Criterium Categories & distance are:
Women - all 25 min + 3 laps
Men: Junior / Master A, B / Cat 3 30 min + 3 laps
Men Cat 1-2-pro / Espoirs 35 min + 3 laps
Intermediate sprint primes will be offered randomly during the race. Road and in-line criteriums are raced on a 1-km loop on Whistler Village North, nice pavement.

In-line skaters will be racing a 5 &10km and a "last one out" (elimination) event. Skaters can enter either in the elite or recreational class.

Gear Check
For the Road Individual Time trial - all junior and under categories must go to gear check prior to start and the top 3 at the finish. Pits will be set every 5 km on individual time trial course. Riders must provide wheels

Timing
Electronic timing will be provided for all events. Results will be produced instantaneously by STAT Timing and will be shown on the TV screen located in the finish area.

Awards - Medals & Prizes - $20,000 in cash
Medals for top three. Prizes can be picked up after each awards ceremony. Draw prizes for each category; everyone can win, check the result board and listen to the announcer after the medal presentation for your number. Cash prize for Elite, Junior Expert, Senior Expert and Master 30-39 Expert categories. All prizes must be picked up on site; there will be no mail outs. Be on time, check schedule for detailed information. Cash prizes for road and in-line skating events.

How to get there
Nearest Airport - Vancouver International Airport
Ground transportation - Hwy 99 North to Whistler
Vancouver Terminal Mavick Coach (604) 932-5031
Airport to Whistler Perimeter Bus (604) 905-0041
Car rental - All rental agencies are at the airport

Accommodation
Powder Resort Properties 1-800-777-0185
Mention Summer Session to receive the discount rate

Travel Arrangement
Personal Travel Management
1-888-852-8222
Best Rates & Bikes Travel for Free!

Combining Categories
As per CCA rules, the organizer may combine categories should less than 10 riders enter the event.

Contacts

Whistler International Classic
P.O.Box 457,
Whistler, B.C.
V0N 1B0

Raceline (604) 905-3039
Fax (604) 938-1075

e-mail: teamevents@direct.ca


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