Volunteers needed for Gravity Series 

The Whistler Gravity Series is a collection of mountain bike events created to let the less experienced riders get a taste of different kinds of competition, while giving the hardcore riders an opportunity to find out just who the best all around riders are.

For this series of six events to be successful however, volunteers are needed to help out with course work, timing, registration, first aid and other areas of the competition.

To grease the wheels a little, the Gravity Series is offering a volunteer package that includes a free bike park pass, providing you show up to three of the events, food, and downhill cycling jerseys.

The event is also close to announcing a major sponsor, which organizer Paul Fournier hopes will help to increase the size of the prize purse to over $2,000.

"It will be nice to have that going to keep people coming back for every contest, really get the competition going," says Fournier.

To volunteer for the Gravity Series, or become a sponsor of the event, contact Fournier at 604-932-6300.

Event Schedule

May 28 – Uphill/Downhill

June 18 – Biker Cross

July 2 – Downhill

July 23 – Downhill

Aug. 13 – Biker Cross

Aug. 27 – Downhill final/dirt jump competition

Sept. 3 – Rain date

There will be competitions for men, women, juniors and masters, plus amateur divisions for newcomers. Special prices on park passes will be available for competitors and members of WORCA.

More information on registration, training, competition classes, awards and entry fees will be available at www.whistler-blackcomb.com in the coming weeks.

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