Whistler Sessions June Clinics Recap

Whistler Sessions Summer Clinics Recap!!

Words by Lisa Mason

Photographs by Ronia Nash

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The first two events of the WFM Bike series ’Whistler Sessions’ are done and dusted. Super stoked with the turnout and progression, over 35 ladies came out to work on their dirt jump skills at our first two events.

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Keeping their eyes on the prize while hitting the roller lines!!

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After warming up on the pump tracks or rollers, groups worked on their basic jump techniques and got comfortable before moving on with the skills progressions. All levels were present from first timers to the ladies wanting to send the black line and work their style/tricks. Smiles all around!

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Marcel Hunt was on hand to help out, beside being an exceptional rider he is a great coach. Helping the ladies overcome their fears and confidently guiding them through the jump lines.

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Cailin Carrier our WFM Bike sponsored rider cruising through the black line at the Whistler dirt jump park after some direction from Marcel. The Resort Municipality of Whistler put some maintenance into the jumps during the spring and they were running great.

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Tanya Bastian working her way down the black line.

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Here Tanya Bastian gets a high five, from Lynne Armstrong for stepping up to the black line. Lynne created Air Maiden, UK, and came out to share her knowledge with the ladies. She is a valuable asset to the WFMbike team.

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Running the Trek Dirt series since 2001 , Candace Shadley has definitely had hand in growing the ladies biking community. Thanks for coming out to support growth in the freestyle scene!!

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Marcel Hunt killing the double black line and inspiring all the ladies!!

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SRAM/ROCKSHOX were quick to jump on board and Carolyn Kavanagh is stoked they did. Walking away with the RochShox Dj Pike fork!! I hear there is a new bike build in her future. :) Angi Weston aka Hip Hop Hippie, Worlds Best Coach, and Vanna White helps showcase the goods. The stoke is real!

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Someone is going to be enjoying the summer a lot more with this Liv hat, great for trail building or the beach!! The prizes flowed freely with swag from SRAM, RockShox, Bike park tickets from Whistler Bike Park (Yep, that’s right they hooked the ladies dj scene up!!), Five Ten, Fox Racing Canada, Sombrio, Chromag, Liv Cycling Canada, Clif, Coastal Culture, Evolution Bike Shop, Live to Play Sports, WFMbike, and Tag Cycling.

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Rad times had by all! Thanks for coming out!

Air Rec Center Maple Ridge

Words by Lisa Mason

Photos by Meg Valliant & Lisa Mason

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Dirt jumps make us happy!! The stoked ladies that attended our Air Rec session. Thanks Matteo and Alan for having us!!

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Kaylee Gibb has been attending all the events this year and shredding! She threw down some backflips on the airbag later on in the session. Way to support the freestyle scene and have fun doing it!!

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Lynne Armstrong a regular coach on the freestyle circuit, she came out to work on her own skills too!! #wfmbike!

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And got a Nothing on the airbag for her efforts!!

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Meg Valliant working on her tables, #steez from this Sweetlines coach and movie maker!

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Rocking all the sweet brands, who just so happen to be our sponsors. SRAM, RockShox, LIV rep Vanessa pictured above, Chromag, and Fox Racing Canada

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Nikkay Way rode the big and little bikes at the event and threw down some 360’s on both and rode the resi ramp. Sorry I don’t have pictures, this was more of a lets ride and progress event, then stop and take pictures for the ‘gram’ type jam. :)

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The fork is in the mail!! Lauren Lipsius was more than happy to hear those words!!

Thanks for rocking out with us! Our next event is a dirt jump competition in Whistler Aug 3 & 4. Open to all skill abilities and ages. Please feel free to share the event. Let’s play bikes!! You can sign up here.

Have a wicked day! Cheers ~ WFMbike

Lisa Mason