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WHATCOM WORLD CUP

"The weekly races are one of the reasons I decided to move to Bellingham, and I’m looking forward to next year." 2022 WWC racer

Whatcom World Cup is a series of fun, community mountain bike races held Wednesday evenings on Galbraith Mountain each spring and summer. The races are open to all, including youth. Enjoy an evening of racing followed by an after party with beverages and food.

Racers are given timing chips to zip tie to their forks and number plates to attach to their handlebars before each race - the timer starts when you cross the starting mat!

DETALLES DE ESTACIONAMIENTO

ESTACIONAMIENTO / ACCESO: Les imploramos a todos que consideren cómo llegar a estos eventos. Si vive cerca y puede montar, ¡hágalo! Si necesita conducir, comparta el automóvil o estacione en la casa de su amigo cerca de la colina. ¡NO obstruya los vecindarios y, por favor, sea muy cortés con nuestros vecinos! Escuché que alguien está construyendo un nuevo estacionamiento y ¡tú también puedes ayudar con ese esfuerzo! Solo los voluntarios y patrocinadores tendrán acceso en vehículos de montaña para cada carrera.

Perros: amas a tu perro y nosotros amamos a nuestros perros, pero deja a tus perros en casa si estás compitiendo. Si planeas ser espectador / interrumpir (¡por favor, hazlo!) Y quieres traer a tu perro, ¡debe estar 100% atado para la seguridad de Fido y de los corredores! Sin excepciones.

START TIME: 

ENDURO: Youth (18 and under) rolling start 5:15 PM, ends 5:45 PM, Adults rolling start 5:45 PM, ends ~7:30 PM. Exact timing is subject to sunlight, races scheduled earlier in the year need to start promptly to end by 7:30 PM.

 

PUMP TRACK: Practice 12 PM - 2 PM, racing 2 PM - 5 PM. Youth racers start first.

 

XC: XC races are mass start: 35 minute (5:30 PM) race youth45 minute (6:30 PM) race adults.

CHIP PICK-UP: 4 PM-6 PM at the start of the course (you do not need to wait in the chip line if you have a season pass). Chip timing and results provided by Pacific Multi-Sports. You are responsible for the cost of lost or forgotten timing chips - if you accidentally take one home please return it to the WMBC office at 770 E Holly St. ASAP. (Chip pick up for Saturday pump track races is during practice: 1 PM.)


REGISTRATION: Register ahead of time online for each race. (even if you have a season pass), each race is capped at 200 racers. Registration opens on the Thursday before the race for season pass holders and the Saturday before the race for all.

COST: $20 per race, plus one-time $5 plate (must be WMBC member). No refunds or transfers for missed race days.

 

SEASON PASS: $220 per season (includes chip, if you have yours from last year please use it), only 100 passes available. Includes: WWC tech-t & custom plate! Pass registration is closed for 2023. More details here.

PHOTOS: Take photos and want to share? Email ellie@wmbcmtb.org and we will put them up in a shared folder with attribution details. 

APRÉS: Adult beverages are $2 (cash only), all proceeds benefit WMBC. Most aprés are held on mountain and sponsored by local brewery. Beverages/food for racers first. 21+ please get your stamp during chip pick-up!

ORDER: Racers self-seed. 30 seconds between each racer, if you need more time just ask and we will give you a 'ghost rider.' No official separate start time for women, however there is a pause between youth and adults for women-identifying racers. JoyRiders generally put a group together as well.

POINTS: Points are accumulated each race based on your time, your top 8 best race scores will contribute to your overall score. You are racing against your age group in the following categories: male, female, or non-binary.

NEW HARDTAIL CLASS: Accumulate points for hardtail standings each time you ride a hardtail, you do not have to commit to a season of hardtail ridin​g. Points count toward the overall age group standing, no matter what you're riding.

PUMP TRACK DRAG RACES: You will race side by side, but are really racing against the clock with a start gate. You will be timed on two runs, an A side and a B side - your combined total time will determine your race placement. 

Please note that e-bikes are not permitted to race.

SEGURIDAD DEL CONDUCTOR

EMS: Tendremos personal de EMS ubicado en lugares estratégicos a lo largo del curso.

Voluntarios: Necesitaremos aproximadamente 10 voluntarios por carrera (algunas carreras más que otras) y recibirán nuestro mayor agradecimiento (+ comida, comida y bebidas).

Regla de ciclista caído: si un corredor se encuentra con un corredor caído, debe detenerse y ver si el corredor caído está ileso antes de continuar. Si necesita ayuda médica inmediata, llame al 911 o espere a que llegue el próximo corredor. Luego, un corredor irá a informar a un oficial de carrera y un corredor se quedará con el corredor de plumón.

2023 RACE SPONORS

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2023 RACE SCHEDULE

10 races open to all + bonus race for women-identifying racers only

WWC #1 | May 10th

THANK YOU SPONSORS

Pump Track - Eagle Scout - Atomic Dog 

Aprés: Transition Outpost

WWC Bonus | June 7th (Women-identifying race)

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Mullet - Cheech

Aprés: On Mountain

WWC #3 | June 14th

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Air Chair

Aprés: On Mountain

WWC #4 | June 21st

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Happy Hour - Vitamin R

Aprés: On Mountain

WWC #5 | June 24th

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Waterfront Pump Track

Aprés: Structures Brewing

WWC #6 | June 28th

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Keystone - Devilcross

Aprés: On Mountain

WWC #7 | August 2nd

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Deja Vu - Cabin - Cougar - 187 - Here to There

Aprés: On Mountain

WWC #8 | August 9th

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Upper Scorpion - Das Auto Bahn - Irish Death

Aprés: On Mountain

WWC #9 | August 23rd

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El Pollo - Ewok Village - Cedar Dust Green Line

Aprés: On Mountain

WWC #10 | August 30th (Postponed due to smoke)

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Waterfront Pump Track

Aprés: Kulshan Trackside

*Due to 4th of July, NW Tune-Up, and Crankworx we are not holding any races in the month of July

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