Jumpship 2014 brings the worlds best Freeride Mountain Bike athletes to the scenic Bear Mountain resort October 3rd to 5th. This free family friendly event will see riders competing on a one-of-a-kind course designed by freeride legend Jordie Lunn, running between the resorts two Nicklaus Design golf courses. The event site will feature a vendor pavilion, beer garden, PK Sound stage, and the AFD airbag for Freeride enthusiasts to practice their tricks on!
Comfortable shoes, weather protection (sun screen!) and feel free to bring a bike and/or helmet if you want to try your hand at the airbag.
CASH (there is an ATM in the hotel)
-Take BC-1 N to exit 14
-follow to Millstream road
-Turn left onto Bear Mountain Parkway (just past western speedway, look for the big flashing traffic alert sign)
-Follow the road until you see our parking volunteers!
-take the galloping goose to Wale Rd.
-Wale Turns into Goldstream Ave.
-Take Goldstream until a right turn on Veterans Memorial
-Take Veterans Memorial across the highway until it becomes Millstream rd.
-Take a left on Millstream road onto Bear Mountain Parkway
-Get a bunch of good hillclimb training in
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3:00pm Event Opens
Vendors Pavilion opens
AFD Airbag opens to public
5:00pm Live Music(Weak Patrol) until 7:00pm
7:00pm Event Closes
11:00am Event Opens
Vendors Pavilion opens
AFD Airbag opens to public
1:00pm Riders Dry Run
2:00pm “Best Trick” Competition
4:00pm Awards for Best Trick
7:00pm Event Closes
11am Event Opens
11:30-2:30pm Riders 'Jam' Practice on Adjusted Course
2:30pm Amateur AirBag Competition - Open to ANYONE! Lots of Prizes & loaner bikes/helmets available!
3pm The Contest - Best trick. Best Line.
6pm Awards & Bike Giveaway
7pm Event Closes
From Kamloops, Ace’s big-mountain style will serve him well on the Jumpship 2014 course.
Luke’s another talented Victoria Local, and has been helping us build the course. Ask him about sharks some time.
The young kid. Victoria born and raised, Peter is starting to cut his teeth on the professional freeride circuit.
The crazy Spaniard. Andreu has multiple big-name comp wins under his belt, and brings a wild moto-inspired style to every MTB competition.
This Prince George native likes long walks on the beach and jumping over moving trains on his downhill bike.
A freeride legend. His name is synonymous with the sport of freeriding.
The BC boy, known for his high-speed and technically adept video segments.
A fest series regular, expect lots of air time from Alex over the weekend.
Likes long walks on the beach and makes world-class eggs bennies. Also backflips downhill bikes for funsies.
Spends most of his spare time being a lumberjack and living in the forest with other forest animals. Primarily survives off mushrooms. Also rides bikes! We’re looking forward to seeing what he’s got.
Renaissance man Curtis Robinson grew up small-town but dreams big. Expect big things from this creative huck junky.
Man of many titles: Rider, cinematographer, trail builder and founder of the Coastal Crew and Coast Gravity Park. Also has a rad dog.
The Prince George local who may be more famous for getting ‘robbed’ of the win at Rampage than being a crazy-talented member of the Coastal Crew. Norbs won’t get robbed here.
Newly Added Riders:
- Jeff Herb
- Dustin Gilding
- Garret Robinson
- Mitch Chubey
A 156 luxury hotel set amidst the spectacular fairways of Canada’s first and only 36-hole Nicklaus Design golf resort. Escape to The Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort & Spa and experience this rural mountainside retreat complete with Sante Spa, exceptional dining options, Mountainside Athletic Club with outdoor heated pool, hiking and biking trails and tennis courts…all just minutes from Victoria’s beautiful downtown harbour.
Oak Bay Bicycles is a family run bike shop with stores in Victoria, Nanaimo, and Westshore. The shop originally began in Victoria in 1934 with ownership passing hands a few times. Since then, the Victoria shop has seen some location changes within Oak Bay, in 2008 Oak Bay Bikes started a Nanaimo location, and in 2010 Oak Bay Bikes opened a Westshore location.
The backdrop of Vancouver Island, is a cyclists dream. There are unlimited amounts of breathtaking commuter trails, road rides, and mountain bike trails to discover at every turn. Oak Bay Bikes strives to carry the best bike brands, products, accessories, parts, and apparel to serve their customers. Their staff love what they do, and you can find many of them out riding around town, on the mountain, or on the road. As evidence of this, their Victoria store has been voted as the “Best Bike Shop” in Victoria by Black Press, for the last 4 years in a row!
Oak Bay Bicycles carries the latest and greatest in every category of cycling including: road, mountain (26″, 650B, 29″), cyclocross, hybrid, urban fixies, electric, bmx, dirt jump, and kids. They carry parts, accessories, apparel, helmets, shoes, and more to match your cycling preference. Beyond that, they have an advanced and highly skilled Service Department, who specialize in short turn-arounds across all of our stores.
Oak Bay Bikes has been the primary bike shop sponsor of Jumpship since its inception, and they are excited to be part of of JumpShip 2014!
Vancouver Islands favorite radio station, The Zone @ 91.3 keeps the Jumpship crew workin’ to a beat. A solid base of modern rock, with a smattering of indie pop, punk, electronic and alternative tunes, there’s always something new and exciting to listen to. The Zone will keep you up to date on all the latest and greatest music, but keep them in the presets for important info as well- stay up to date on news, concert information, and, of course, great events like Jumpship!
Our favorite brewery (and some of our favorite people) have joined our Jumpship family once again.
Some of the best (and most recognizable) beer to come from the Island in the last few years has come from Vancouver Island Brewing. Makers of the strong and flavorful Herminator, the easy-drinking Pipers Pale Ale, and an ever-changing range of seasonal beers- as creative as they are delicious- V.I.B. has been quenching thirsts for 30 years!
VIB’s popularity means that you can find their product pretty much anywhere- at most liquor stores, and on tap in good pubs and restaurants across BC. And if you can’t find it there- ask for it anyway!
CTV is one of the leading media supporters of the arts and sports communities, educational and health-awareness initiatives, family events, and charitable organizations on Vancouver Island.
The WestShore Chamber of Commerce is a volunteer, not-for-profit organization that exists to promote business and economic growth, advocate on behalf of local business, and participate in enriching the community. While other Chambers of Commerce represent one city or geographic region, the WestShore Chamber is unique as it serves the five different municipalities of Colwood, Highlands, Langford, Metchosin and View Royal.
Slegg Lumber is a family-owned and operated Canadian business serving Vancouver Island with 10 locations. They're also generously supporting the build effort at Jumpship and have incredibly knowledgeable and friendly staff!
Jumpship 2014 is an invitation only competitive freerider event held at Bear Mountain Resort and is produced by Dockside Mountain Bike Society (DMBS), a non-profit organization, whose purpose is to act to preserve and increase mountain biking access on south Vancouver Island.
On October 3rd-5th more than 20 local and national riders will compete at Bear Mountain over two days for more than $6,000 in prize money. Jordie Lunn, a legendary freerider on the competitive circuit, has designed a course that will see riders getting 25 feet of air over cart paths with gaps of up to 40 feet before crossing the finish line just in front of the Westin Bear Mountain.
Jordie Lunn, who was raised on Vancouver Island, is known for challenging and awe inspiring course designs loved by competitors and fans alike. “A mountain resort destination and partner like Bear Mountain ups the game for the sport of freeriding on Vancouver Island,” said Lunn. “It’s a fan-friendly venue with natural mountain topography - a perfect place to build a world-class course.”
This is where our volunteers come in! As JumpShip is an exciting spectator event we are expecting upwards of 1000 people to attend each day to enjoy the Beer Garden & Food Vendors while watching the riders fly above. We need volunteers to ensure spectator and rider safety, assist with parking & direction, food & beer garden and course logistics.
No cycling experience necessary, just the enthusiasm to join our team and make a difference in your community! Our Volunteer Crew provides a variety of opportunities (age 16+) in many categories that include pre-event, event day and post-event volunteer activities.
Training will be held on Sunday, Sept 28th 4-5:30pm and Tuesday, Sept 30th 7-8:30pm at Bear Mountain Resort. When you registered to volunteer please include training date and days/times you are available to assist us!
All volunteers are guaranteed an incredible experience, a JumpShip t-shirt and our deepest gratitude for making our event a success!