Andy Traslin descending down a Knox Mountain Park mountain bike trail. Photo: Mike Traslin/Contributor

Kelowna to host inaugural Freeride Days at Big White bike festival

The four day mountain biking event comes July 11 to 14

Big White Resort is almost ready for the season’s turnaround.

The inaugural Freeride Days event kicks off July 11 and will host four days of mountain biking competitions, races, and skill tests.

Big White ends the snow season after Easter weekend, and is getting ready for the rising interest in mountain biking.

“There should be more events in B.C. celebrating this elite level of mountain bike riding in various forms including slopestyle, downhill, AirDH, and other events. The thing about mountain biking is that there are so many ways that people enjoy it… There’s more to come,” said president and Big White CEO Peter Plimmer.

READ MORE: Season wrapping for Okanagan skiers and boarders

READ MORE: West Kelowna Warriors sign South Surrey prospect

Big events included in the four day festivals are invitational slopestyle, women’s slopestyle, and whip offs. Family friendly events are also included for younger riders.

READ MORE: Women’s hockey scores Okanagan spotlight

More information can be found at bigwhite.com/summer/mountain-biking/freeride-days.

To report a typo, email:
newstips@kelownacapnews.com
.


@KelownaCapNews
newstips@kelownacapnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Car crashes into Kelowna business

Damages were done to the storefront of Interstate Batteries All Battery Centre on Banks Road

Keep the ‘Wild’ in Wildlife: RDCO

RDCO reminds park-goers that bears are more prevalent in parks at this time of year

Simplifying business licences in Kelowna

Kelowna city councillors are looking at modernizing 20-year-old bylaw

On-foot brewery tours in Kelowna give ‘beer runs’ a new dimension

Brew Crew Kelowna celebrated its kick-off year in 2019

$11K Yeti bike stolen from Kelowna building

Two suspects broke into a building’s bike compound and left with some pricey new rides

Madchild brings demons of drug abuse to Okanagan

Swollen Members rapper takes Status stage

Car catches fire while being towed by motor home on Hwy. 97

The incident occured just north of Sage Mesa Rd., no injuries have been reported

B.C. Hydro applies for rare cut in electricity rates next year

Province wrote off $1.1 billion debt to help reverse rate increase

Repair work to begin on lakeshore paths in Summerland

Paths were damaged during spring flooding in 2017 and 2018

One sent to hospital following Balmoral Road/Highway 1 collision

Violation ticket issued in second crash at Balmoral intersection in two weeks

Chase RCMP request public’s help to find missing man

Travis Allen Sauls was last seen in Chase on July 14

Cause of North Okanagan house fire still under investigation

Mom rescued sleeping baby from Thursday’s blaze

Entrepreneur gives Okanagan’s homeless women a boost

The woman says she’ll continue to package and send out bags of products from her self-run business

Most Read