Mountain bikers will take flight in the Silver Star slopestyle event Saturday.

Mountain bikers will take flight in the Silver Star slopestyle event Saturday.

Top talent takes to the Star

The Okanagan’s premier slopestyle event takes place Saturday at Silver Star Mountain Resort

The Okanagan’s premier slopestyle event takes place Saturday at Silver Star Mountain Resort in a Freeride Mountain Bike Association bronze-sanctioned competition.

Top slopestyle talent will show off their speed, agility, and technical mastery in the quest to earn points towards the overall FMBA world tour championship and a $1,000 grand prize in the Pro category.

“Silver Star Bike Park is building bigger features for riders this year, which will ensure non-stop thrills for spectators,” said Anne Haight, resort sales and marketing director.

Registration and course training take place today and Saturday morning. Qualifying runs in the open and amateur categories run from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Saturday, with the finals scheduled for between 4:30 and 6 p.m. The awards ceremony will start at 6:30 p.m.