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Friday, July 31, 2015

Crankworx Whistler – all the thrills you expect plus so much more


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Whistler, B.C. – Whistler welcomes home Crankworx, where skill and steeze effortlessly combine, bringing gravity-fed mountain biking to the masses, where spectators are as eager and energized as the pros competing.

Whistler summer gets kicked up a gear (or nine) with the return of Crankworx, August 7-16. A 10-day celebration embracing mountain biking, in the birth place of the original Crankworx: Whistler, B.C.

This year, Crankworx welcomed the New Zealand and French festivals to the family, creating the inaugural Crankworx World Tour. Event organisers announced the Triple Crown of Slopestyle title – the ultimate feat, challenging athletes to win all three events (within their discipline) across the tour to earn the brag-worthy title. Crankworx Whistler will also see the crowning of the first King and Queen of the Crankworx World Tour.

Spectators will gather to watch event favourites like the Red Bull Joyride (August 15) with the best of the best battling Whistler’s monster course. Canada’s Brett Rheeder, having already won both the New Zealand and French events, could take home the Triple Crown of Slopestyle.

Crankworx takes the thrills and the spills out of the bike park, with a number of events paying tribute to the culture of mountain biking. The Dirt Diaries (August 11) is the culmination of passion for pedals, grabbing creativity by the handlebars and expert film making. Deep Summer Photo Challenge (August 12) takes six photographers and gives them three days to produce one epic slide show. Not a pro-athlete, but still want to get involved? The Canadian Cheese Rolling Festival (August 15) is a quirky and hilarious race (and tumble) down Blackcomb Mountain for the love of Canadian cheese and awesome prizes.  For more information and event details visit:

And don’t forget, while many elite athletes enjoy Whistler, the resort caters to all levels of ability. Want to learn the ins and outs of downhill mountain biking? Why not take the Bike Park 101 clinic to get a taste of the thrilling Whistler Mountain Bike Park.

Rent a bike and choose your own adventure – Whistler has an extensive cross-country trail system, featuring terrain to suit everyone, from beginners to biking aficionados. Alternatively, explore the spectacular lakes and beaches surrounding Whistler touring the leisurely (40 km long) Valley Trail.

Prefer to leave the leg work to the pros, and keep both feet on the ground? Indulge in Whistler’s world-class spas, shopping, arts and culture, dining and more. 

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