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Thursday, July 11, 2019

Crankworx Whistler Mountain Bike Festival returns August 9 – 18, 2019


Tweet this: Celebrate the heart and soul of mountain biking as Crankworx arrives in #Whistler August 9 – 18 with an action-packed festival full of events, races, and demos.

   Tough Mudder Whistler - Photo by  Mike Crane

Whistler, B.C. – Crankworx returns to Whistler August 9 – 18, 2019, bringing together the best mountain bike athletes and most hard-core biking fans for a week of gravity-defying, awe-inspiring competitions coupled with incredible celebrations of mountain bike culture.

Celebrating the heart and soul of mountain biking, Crankworx Whistler provides the ultimate experience for bike enthusiasts with its action-packed festival full of races and competitions, cultural celebrations, events for kids, a jam-packed expo featuring the latest and greatest from the bike industry, and more. All events are free for spectators to attend with the opportunity to purchase VIP passes for select events and competitions. Schedule highlights include:

Deep Summer Photo Challenge – Tuesday, August 13
This iconic photography showdown tasks five photographers and one wildcard contestant to capture the best of mountain biking culture during the first weekend of Crankworx in order to compile a slideshow set to music. A crowd favourite every year, everything comes together as the six slideshows light up the screen at Whistler Olympic Plaza.

Dirt Diaries – Wednesday, August 14
Placing creative power into the hands of film-focused mountain bikers, filmmakers are tasked to capture the essence of the mountain biking experience into four to six-minute videos. Each video is judged based on storyline, videography, riding and editing, then screened in front of a massive audience under open skies at Whistler Olympic Plaza.

Red Bull Joyride – Saturday, August 17
The season-defining conclusion of the Crankworx FMBA Slopestyle World Championship and the Triple Crown of Slopestyle, Joyride brings together over 25,000 fans on the ground and millions more from around the world to the most challenging event on the circuit. This invitational showcase and custom-built course challenges 14 of the best riders in the world to give it their all.

The full festival schedule can be found at www.crankworx.com/whistler/crankworx-whistler-schedule/.

While the action-packed schedule of Crankworx is already a spectator’s dream, the adventures don’t end there. Whistler is the gateway to adventure with a wide offering of summer activities to discover like ziplining between mountains, ATV tours through rugged backcountry, and downhill biking in the Whistler Mountain Bike Park.

Book your Crankworx Whistler experience with confidence at www.whistler.com. With the best price guarantee. Whistler.com, the official central reservations for Whistler, offers one-stop shopping with the largest selection and no booking fee for accommodation or activities. Travel consultants at Whistler.com are based in Whistler, with the call centre located in the heart of Whistler Village. Call 1.800.944.7853 to request a no-obligation quote or visit whistler.com for more details and offers.

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About the Crankworx World Tour
Crankworx is the ultimate experience in mountain biking. Born in Whistler, B.C. in 2004, Crankworx has evolved into a multi-stop international festival series. The Crankworx World Tour brings together the best mountain bike athletes to compete in elite-level competitions in a variety of disciplines. Crankworx World Tour festivals also host races for amateurs, Kidsworx contests for young riders, participatory events, and celebrations of mountain bike culture, all while showcasing amazing destinations. For additional information, visit crankworx.com.

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Michelle Fernandes
Coordinator, Communications
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E: mfernandes@tourismwhistler.com

Joanne Clark
Coordinator, Travel Media
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