Whistler Bike Park 6/11/13

16 Jun, 2013

When it came time to figure out where I wanted to spend my 30th birthday, it was an easy decision. I opted for a dirty thirty celebration in the actual dirt at Whistler Bike Park for a couple days to ring in the big day. It offered a chance to ride terrain I had accomplished previously and master new terrain when I reached the ripe age of 30.

We arrived into Whistler on Monday June 10, ready to start the celebration at our condo. Since it was the big 30, I wanted something close to the lifts/bars and a spot where everyone had a bed. Our condo in the Carleton Lodge was sweet and I could check out the progress on the Bike Park Crankworx features from the balcony.

Ashley, Lauren and myself on arrival to Whistler

Last year I had bought my first legit downhill bike, the Norco Aurum but unfortunately I didn’t want to deal with bringing it on the plane so thank to Whistler Mountain I was able to demo the Giant Glory bikes during my stay.

Reunited with my Whistler Bike Park buddy Carrie for laps in the afternoon. She talked me into doing the GLC roll where i hit butt to tire and got a gnarly bruise but stoked on getting back on the roll again.

Huge props to Ashley for trying downhill mountain biking at Whistler. I took her down Easy Does It for her first day on the bike and she made it to the bottom. It took a while but she made it.

Already building the features for Crankworx in August.

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  1. June 17, 2013

    Looks like another fun trip to Whistler! Hope you had a blast Shay, happy birthday