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The Bounce indoor trampoline centre ranked third on the list this year. The attraction is obvious — trampolines on the floors and walls, a foam pit, good music and the ability to drop in and use them for $15 ($10 for kids under seven).
Best Outdoor Sport
2012 is the year that snowboarding at last upset skiing for Best Outdoor Sport. While skiing is reasserting itself, snowboarding remains hugely popular with newcomers to snow sports, while the progression in recent years has been incredible. Add in movies like Red Bull's "The Art of Flight" and snowboarding has a healthy future.
Skiing was a solid number two on the list this year, and isn't far from first if that makes plankers feel better. Don't worry, you'll always have the long traverses, ski rests and an extra carving edge on icy days.
Number three, this year and every year, is mountain biking — a sport you would think would top out eventually, but just keeps on getting bigger and better.
Best Toonie Race Sponsor
It takes a lot of work and sometimes money to host one of WORCA's weekly Toonie Rides, and anyone who volunteers to put on one of these events and host anywhere from 125 to 350 riders deserves a lot of credit. This year the Scandinave Spa and Burnt Stew Café got the most votes for putting on the best race, with a ride in Lost Lake Park followed by free access to the hot pools and facilities at the Scandinave Spa — the perfect end to the perfect day.
Second on the list was the après by FanatykCo and The Southside Diner on Aug.16.
Third went to the first race hosted by Evolution, Alpine Café, Whistler Outdoor Adventures/TAG, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory and the Pemberton Distillery. The weather wasn't great but they made the event memorable.
Best Bike Tech
James Barrett at The Fixx is a busy guy, and no wonder. He has a hardcore following of mountain bikers and roadies that use his services, and before major races like the Test of Metal and GranFondo he has to put in a lot of late nights to keep up with demand. He's also famous for milling specialized punch-outs, hangers and other specialized components on his 3D milling machine.
Second and third on the list were Kevan Kobayashi and Adrian McGree at FanatykCo. They're both avid bikers and when someone comes in from the bike park for an emergency repair they jump into action like an F1 pit crew.
Best Boot Fitter
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