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Air Dome opens to public
For people who like their bikes best when both tires are airborne, Whistler Blackcomb is opening its Air Dome to the public for the remainder of the summer season, Aug. 12 to Oct. 9.
The Air Dome is at Base II and includes a number of training jumps and features to help riders safely develop skills.
"Whistler-Blackcomb’s Air Dome is the only mountain bike specific foam pit training facility in the world," said Rob McSkimming, vice president of business development. "Combine the potential of our Air Dome with the Whistler Mountain Bike Park and you have the world’s ultimate arena for progression right here in Whistler."
The Air Dome tent features a massive foam pit with $26,000 worth of foam, several run-ins for all levels, a table-top ramp, a quarterpipe, halfpipe and wall rides.
"The level of progression that a facility like the Air Dome can drive was really illustrated to us through the achievements of two young local riders that competed in last month’s Kokanee Crankworx," said McSkimming. "Alex Prochazka and Kyle MacDonald of Whistler were both working on backflips in the Air Dome’s foam pit prior to competing in the Kokanee Slopestyle. They mastered the move in the dome and then pulled it out in competition to successfully compete against the world’s best. Fifteen-year-old Kyle competed in the finals and ranked 17 th out of a field of 86 athletes."
The Air Dome is open daily from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Base II until Sept. 3, when it will be open 5 to 8 p.m. on weeknights and from 2 to 8 p.m. on weekends until Oct. 9. The price is $129 for a season pass, or $15 for a three-hour session. The same height and waiver restrictions apply as to the Whistler Mountain Bike Park.
The Pony Espresso and Murphy Construction, with the help of Pemberton Bike Co. and Russell Brewing Company, are hosting a fundraiser Loonie Race this Monday. Riders should be members of the Pemberton Valley Trails Association, and meet at the gravel pit for a 6 p.m. start. The course will follow Mosquito Lake trails.
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