BearTrax Festival | July 31st - August 2nd

BearTrax (formerly JumpShip) showcases the worlds best freeride mountain bike riders, as they Ride the Bear in front of thousands.

Watch as the pros take riding to a new level as they compete for the title at BearTrax!

BearTrax is a FREE family-friendly event with a kids zone, vendors, food trucks, Live DJ and more.


2015 BearTrax Riders

Brenden Howey
With the Red Bull Rampage and Jumpship 2012 under his belt - Brenden is hard at work on a course of his own at the coast gravity park.

Luke Fulton
Island Grown - This Victoria Native has made a name for himself in the mountain bike world over the years with several successful pinkbike videos and futures in some full length films.

Noah Brousseau
Out of Vernon BC - Representing the interior of B.C like no other, Noah is back for more this year to Ride the Bear!

Dustin Gilding
From Abbotsford BC - If you haven't heard of this guy because of what he can do with a shovel or because of his impeccable style, you probably live under a rock. Dustin has been putting in countless hours on the Joyride course this year and his work never disappoints.

Erik Lawrenuk
North Van native - 1st place winner Teva Games 2010 Slopestyle, as well as 1st place at goat style way back when, not only does Erik ride hard - he also parties hard.

Jordie Lunn (Aka. jules)
We’ve got a soft spot for this Rockstar sponsored Pro-rider, as he has designed & built Bear Mountain Bike Park (BMBP), while working to grow cycling on the mountain. His long list of titles includes, three time National DH Team Member, 1st place winner of "Best Trick" Crankwork 2012 and Bearclaw Invitational.

Anthony Messere
This pro Red Bull MTB rider from Vancouver, BC has been hitting jumps since he was on training wheels, claiming podiums at Red Bull Joyride, Bearclaw Invitational, 3rd at Jumpship and in 2014, won Crankworx Les 2 Alpes!

Darren Berrecloth (AkA. The Claw)
Hailing from Parksville, BC, Darren is known as one of the freeride MTB riders in the world and lives every day like it's the last - trying to scare himself once a day.

Ben Byers
Taking MTB to the extreme with a certification in Mountain Bike Operations, Ben has been working hard as a Park Leader at BMBP alongside Jordie Lunn and Peter Savage. Ben also was the winner of the Suzuki Nine Knights Wildcard Spot competition.

Pete Savage
Born and raised in Victoria BC, Peter has competed in Jumpship and the Free Rider World Tour. He has also been working alongside Jordie Lunn and Ben Byers to develop BMBP and build BearTrax 2015!

Kurt Sorge
Kurt comes to Ride The Bear after coming in 1st at Redbull Rampage in 2012 and many film credits including the "New World Disorder" series, "Follow Me", and "Where the Trail Ends".

Dean Tennant
With numerous 1st place racing finishes and a feature in the new “Builder Movie”, this pro rider is ready to bring his ‘spider monkey’ style to the freeride world!

Justin Wyper
You’re likely to find this pro rider having fun and hanging at the Bike Park in Whistler BC! He’s part of the Joyride build crew, a skilled dirt jumper with a wild style and lots of tricks.

Ace Hayden (AkA. The Wolf)
From Snowboarding to Football and Mountain Biking, Ace has got it covered! Don’t be fooled by his “Whatever, Dude” attitude because he’ll kill it on the course!

Mark Matthews
Freeride superstar – Mark Mathews believes riding is a way of life and considers the MTB scene part of his family that share a common passion for bikes!

Alex Volokhov
This up-and-coming star continues to impress as an outdoor enthusiast from Nelson BC and recently signed to Knolly Bikes in 2015.

HOST - Brett Tippie
This multi-talented athlete is not only a figurehead for pioneering freeride Mountain Biking, but also snowboard racing. From Kamloops BC, Brett returns this year as host for BearTrax, bringing with him years of experience and high energy for the weekend!

BearTrax Festival Schedule

Friday, July 31st

  • 3:00pm - 6:00pm | Rider Practice
  • 6:00pm - 7:00pm | Rider Meet & Greet - Masters Lounge
  • 7:00pm - 8:00pm | Rider Long Putt Event - Putting Green

Saturday, August 1st

  • 10:00am - 1:00pm | Rider Practice
  • 10:00am - 6:00pm | Expo & Airbag opens to public
  • 12:00pm - 6:00pm | Beer Garden Open
  • 1:00pm - 2:30pm | Amateur AirBag Competition (Kids)
  • 3:00pm - 3:30pm | Rider Introductions
  • 3:30pm - 6:30pm | Competition Session
  • 6:30pm - 7:00pm | Award Ceremony
  • 7:00pm - 9:30pm | Bill Johnson Blues Band - Main Stage

Sunday, August 2nd

  • 10:00am - 12:00pm | Rider Practice
  • 10:00am - 6:00pm | Expo & Airbag opens to public
  • 12:00pm - 6:00pm | Beer Garden Open
  • 1:00pm - 2:30pm | Amateur AirBag Competition (Celebrity)
  • 3:30pm - 6:30pm | Best Trick & Whip Competition
  • 6:30pm - 7:00pm | Awards Ceremony


Follow @BearMountainBikePark & @rockymountainbicycles on Instagram and #RideTheBear with your best shots from #BearTrax!
Contest closes Sunday, August 2 at 5:30pm.

Winner will be announced at the Awards Ceremony by Brett Tippie and on Instagram.

Bear Mountain Bike Park

In partnership with the Dockside Mountain Bike Society.
For volunteer or sponsor opportunities please
contact Cathy Noel.

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