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Kokanee Crankworx & Monster Energy Unleash Ultimate Pump Track Challenge Event August 12p


Kokanee Crankworx & Monster Energy Unleash Ultimate Pump Track Challenge Event August 12

A pumptrack battle royale is the latest event added to the already stacked week of mountain bike mayhem found at the one-and-only Kokanee Crankworx in Whistler B.C.

The Ultimate Pump Track Challenge will be all about speed, flow and flair as Kokanee Crankworx’s newest event lights up the night. The new pump track, which has just been completed, at the top of the Boneyard in the Whistler Mountain Bike Park, will be christened when the ultimate “mano-a-mano” battle goes down Thursday, August 12 at 8pm.

“We worked closely with Monster Energy to develop the Ultimate Pump Track Challenge which will display some fast and fierce action,” says Jeremy Roche, Kokanee Crankworx General Manager. “With a bell ring and knuckle-knock start, riders will drop and chase each other through a 20-25 second course chock full of berms, doubles and gaps. This is going to be one intense show.”

Pump tracks, an endless loop of steeply banked corners, doubles, gaps and rollers, have grown steadily in their popularity through the last five years. The track built for the Whistler Mountain Bike Park is 70 feet by 90 feet, translating into a spectator-friendly and compact arena for insane mountain bike action. Acceleration is built by pumping with legs and arms rather than continuous pedaling and there is one caveat – riders must have at minimum 26 inch wheels.

At the Ultimate Pump Track Challenge finals a stacked line-up of 32 men and eight women, culled by time trials from a field of 60 men and 25 women, will enter into a head-to-head quest through the final ladders. Winning the title is going to take speed, strategy and endurance to last through the five heats required.

The qualifier event held at the Whistler Mountain Bike Park July 25 will award wildcard spots to the fastest male rider and the fastest female rider, granting them automatic entry to the finals on August 12. Stay tuned to for more information and how to register.

A peek at the Whistler pump track that has been nicknamed “Crystal Viper”

There will be a $500 cash grab for the best antics dropped randomly through the night while the top man and top woman will each go home with $750 cash. Registration for the Ultimate Pump Track Challenge and other Kokanee Crankworx 2010 events found online at

Ultimate Pump Track Challenge Schedule:
Wednesday August 11 – 5:00pm-7:00pm – Training (Registered Athletes Only)

Thursday August 12 – 11:30am-1:00pm – Time Trials (Drop in)
7:00pm-8:00pm – Training (Finalists only)
8:00pm-10:00pm – Finals (Live Webcast)

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Firepit pump track jam

Firepit pump track jam – race to be King and Queen of pump

Come out to the Ngatimoti School festival for some country festivities and rip the local firepit pump track. Food and beer will be on site.

Gold coin entry for races, all proceeds go to Firepit Dirt Park

Where: Firepit pump track Motueka Valley @ the Ngatimoti School festival

When: 25th of October

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How to get there

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No pedalling and no DH or heavy trail tyres, best tyres are DJ or semi-slick tyres (tyres will be for sale on site)


9.00 – 10.00 – Practice adults

10.00 – 11.00 – Registration

10.00 – 10.30 – Kids have a go

10.00 – 11.00 – Practice adults

11.00 – 12.00 – Pump track enduro (how many laps before someone chases you down)

12.00 – 1.00 – Break

1.00 – 2.00 – Fastest lap or 2 – races for kids? (1), women (1), blokes (1) pros (2)

3.30 – 4.30 – Best trick / one-on-one (final)

4.30 – Presentations – pump track King and Queen

4.30 – Beers @ Festival bar

Firepit poster

Firepit poster

Pump track enduro rules:

The idea of pump track enduro was conceived here

The concept

Drop into the pump track and see how many laps you can do. Back-to-back laps, no rests, no stops, the works.

While this could be a mean feat of endurance, it’ll be about as interesting as watching paint dry so we decided to spice it up a bit and add a competitive edge.

Once you’re halfway round, another rider drops in. Try to catch them, they are after you too!

Do as many laps as you can without getting caught (or your legs dropping off). Simple.

The rules

Pick a random numbered peg from the bucket
Riders start in peg number order
Pumping only, no scooting or scuffing. Crank and you’re out!
Stay on the track or you’re out
Once the rider on course hits the halfway flag, next rider drops in
If you are caught (one clear bike length),  pull over.
As soon as there’s one rider on track, the next rider lines up and drops in as the preceding rider hits the halfway flag

The winner is the person who clocks up the most laps in their session.

Any tied places will be decided by a one lap pumping race of the whole track. Finish order past the post or furthest round the track determines positions.