What is Outerbike?
Outerbike is a 4-day bike demo event held in Whistler, BC from June 4-7, 2015. During the event participants will have the chance to demo brand new 2015 mountain bikes and road bikes from industry-leading bike companies. Companies taking part in this year's event include; Rocky Mountain Bikes, Kona, Norco, Fox, Durango Bike Co, Transition, Polygon, SRAM, Ibis, Camelback, Osprey, Ellsworth, MRP, Smith Optics and 100%. Many of the companies will also be sending their bike designers meaning you can pick the brain of the designer who created your favorite ride.
What's included in my pass/ticket?
Outerbike is a paid entry event. With your ticket, you get access to hundreds of bikes including downhill, cross country, trail, all-mountain and even road bikes. There is no limit to how many bikes you can test ride. As long as you return the bike when you are done using it you can immediately take another bike in its place.
On Thursday and Friday riders will receive three free rides up the Mountain Bike park. This gives riders the ability to test the best new DH MTB's on the market on the world-renowned Whistler Mountain Bike Park. Riders who wish to take more than three runs a day (only offered Thurs/Fri) must purchase an additional Bike Park ticket for a reduced fee of $35.
Besides the Bike Park riders will also have access to guided trail rides 6 times a day. The tours will be guided by local insiders and include favorites such as Tour de West Side, Yummy Nummy/Golden Door, Southside Session with Trash, Train Wreck, Business Time and the Lost Lake trail system. Remember guided rides are offered but not required. If you want to explore Whistler with your test bike on your own, by all means do so. Pink Bike will be offering a cool app for the event with a pre-loaded guide of the Whistler trail system.
Along with the riding, participants will be fed 3 times a day by Gibbons Hospitality. The Longhorn Whistler will host a breakfast buffet each morning (7:30 AM - 11 AM), followed by Apres and drinks around 4:30 PM. Clif Nutrition will also be on site handing out snacks and goodies throughout the day to keep the riders going. After the day of riding is over ticket holders will also gain access to a number of nightly after parties. Ride all day party all night.
How much is OuterBike Whistler?
There are three different ticket options for the event.
- The first option is the 4-day pass which grants you access to everything mentioned above. The 4-day pass will run you $220 + tax.
- The second option is the Social Pass which grants you access to all the parties, food, and social events during OuterBike, but doesn't include any of the bike demo access. This option is for the friends and family that want to tag along but don't necessarily want to test ride bikes all weekend. The Social pass runs $100 + tax.
- The final option is the Local's Pass. This gives Whistler residents full access to the bike demo's, guided tours, food and parties for only Saturday and Sunday. This ticket runs $120 +tax.
What to bring, what not to bring?
Do bring all your MTB gear such as pedals, helmets, shoes, and tools. Do not bring a bike - unless you want to test your current bike against others.
Where to stay?
Why at Aava Whistler Hotel of course! Not only are we located minutes away from the Village Square, OuterBike Demo headquarters - but were also the most bike-friendly accommodation in town. Our bike friendly services include a bike valet, bike wash and tool station, GoPro HD camera demo lab, Spy Goggles pop-up shop and secure underground bike storage.
To register for this event head on over to the OuterBike Whistler website.
Photo: Tourism Whistler
Posted by Aava Whistler Hotel on Wednesday, May 20, 2015