Thursday, September 3, 2009

Red Bull Exodus Hits Whistler Blackcomb For First-Ever Mass Start Downhill Mountain Bike Race In Canada

Red Bull Exodus is a mass start downhill race that will see 200 men and women starting simultaneously from Whistler Peak, proceeding to fly down the mountain past the Roundhouse Lodge, entering the Whistler Mountain Bike Park at the top of the Garbanzo Express chairlift, before riding the Park’s giant slalom course and then finally crossing the finish line in the Whistler Village. Over the course of two days, participants will be challenged by bar-to-bar racing as they battle side-by-side, dealing with fatigues and navigating through dirt trails riddled with jumps, stunts, drops and root-strewn terrain.

Among the riders will be a combination of the sport’s emerging and established superstars, including Red Bull Rampage 2009 winner Brandon Semenuk, Robbie Bourdon, Darren Berrecloth, Shaums March, Red Bull Rampage 2001 Utah winner Wade Simmons, Tyler Morland, Thomas Vanderham, and Whistler Mountain Bike Park Bike Park Pro Team rider Dave Watson.

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