Casey Brown Dark Horse Invitational

August 24 2022

Revelstoke Mountain Resort, Jigsaw Event Services, and Casey Brown have joined forces to bring you the return of Dark Horse Invitational— a women’s specific freeride event, September 21-24, 2022. Set amidst the stunning Selkirk and Monashee Mountains, it will feature some of the world’s best female athletes. 

“My vision is to create a women’s freeride event that is welcoming, inclusive and focused on progression,” said Casey Brown. “I've had a dream to build a proper jump line for a while. I’m happy that this event has become an annual celebration for women on bikes and has put a spotlight on women’s freeriding.” 

P: Hywel Williams | A: Casey Brown

The invitational is designed to be inclusive, foster progression and push limits. Casey Brown is set to host up to 20 invitation-only riders at this year’s event. Participants will arrive mid-week to ride the course, get comfortable with the lines, and push their riding to the next level. Over the course of the week, athletes will be judged amongst their fellow riders to determine who deserves the Dark Horse title.  

P: Hywel Williams | A: Casey Brown

“I have never been to an event where I felt as included as Dark Horse.” said last year’s winner, Tayte Proulx-Royds. “I was stoked to see my progression over the three days.” Tayte will be on the roster of talented athletes at this year's event.

P: Hywel Williams | A: Tayte Proulx-Royds

Spectators are invited to come out for the Big Air Sesh, Saturday, September 24, from 1-4pm. The course is located a short distance from the bottom of the hill. Following the event all are welcome to join Casey and the athletes in the Rockford Plaza for the award ceremony at 5pm.

Spectators are welcome to access the course via the Bottoms Up hiking trail, or by riding through the Bike Park.

The Dark Horse Invitational has been made possible by the financial support of Trek Bicycle Corporation, Five Ten, Red Bull, Swatch, Bell Helmets, Mons Royale, Hydro Flask, The Sutton Place Hotel, Rockford Bar | Grill, and The Regent Hotel. Special thanks to our community partners, Keystone Health, Save On Foods, Stoke Roasted Coffee Co., and Wandering Wheels.

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