Crankworx August 10-19th

27th July, 2012

August is almost here which means that it's time for one of Whistler's biggest festivals - Crankworx 2012. When Crankworx rides into town, Whistler BC makes its annual transformation into the Colosseum of freeride mountain biking. In a stadium of dirt sculpted out of raw mountain, a hedonic convergence of riders and bike lovers from all around the world gathers to crown champions and revel in the mountain biking revolution.

Home to hundreds of game-changing moments in freeride mountain biking's history, Crankworx is a 10 day festival to epic endurance, supreme flow, monster air and vertical-dropping riding. A monument to gravity, a testament to passion. The phenoms, the veterans, the aeronauts, the tricksters, the speed-freaks, the enduro-maestros - all the best mountain bike athletes answer gravity's call. It is time to pay homage, at the place legends are formed.

Crankworx Whistler is action packed with lots of free events and concerts. Whether you're here as a spectator or competitor make sure you check out the schedule to ensure you don't miss out on all the action.

Friday August 10th

Bud Light Cranked Up DJ Series

Longhorn Saloon

2pm

Join the Bud Light girls in the Bud Light Patio Lounge for your chance to win prizes and enjoy product samples while listening to spins from Whistler’s hottest DJ’s
Fat Tire Crit

Whistler Olympic Plaza

6:30-7:30pm

When the dirt-adorned descend into Whistler Village with their mountain bikes for the Fat Tire Crit, it's the nearest thing Whistler has to a Running of the Bulls
Bud Light Crankworx Concert Series

Whistler Olympic Plaza

7.45 - 9.45pm

7:45pm - Four piece world beat, “haute rock” band Young Empires

8:45pm - Arkells was recently awarded “Best Group Of The Year” at the 2012 Junos - Canada’s music awards


Saturday August 11th

Bud Light Cranked Up DJ Series

Longhorn Saloon

12pm

Join the Bud Light girls in the Bud Light Patio Lounge for your chance to win prizes and enjoy product samples while listening to spins from Whistler’s hottest DJ’s
Canadian Open Enduro

Whistler Mountain Bike Park

Final stage 3-5pm

If variety is the spice of life, then 2012's redesigned Canadian Open Enduro is Crankworx's garam masala. A blend of four Whistler trails, the rally-style mash-up of DH and XC riding creates a flavoursome event that rewards the generalist over the specialist.
Dual Speed & style presented by AVID

Whistler Bike Park

3:00-5:00pm

Love child of dual slalom and freestyle, the debut Speed and Style event is the ultimate window on the future of freeride. An invitational field of the best Dual Slalom racers will go head-to-head against slopestyle's superstars, racing through side-by-side tricked-out Dual Tracks.
Bud Light Crankworx Concert Series

Whistler Olympic Plaza

7.45 - 9.45pm

7:45pm - Jets Overhead are no strangers to the festival scene, having played at Coachella and Bonnaroo

8:45pm - Said the Whale will close the Bud Light Crankworx Concert Series with their hook-heavy, pop-rock sound


 

Sunday August 12th

Bud Light Cranked Up DJ Series

Longhorn Saloon

12pm

Join the Bud Light girls in the Bud Light Patio Lounge for your chance to win prizes and enjoy product samples while listening to spins from Whistler’s hottest DJ’s
Trials Stars Demo Team

Village Common

12:30, 2:00, 3:30, 5:00pm

Two of North America’s top ranked Bike Trials riders, Steve Dickin and Jeff Anderson put on a high intensity 30-minute show, pushing the limits of what is possible on a bike.
Garbanzo DH

Whistler Bike Park

Elite athletes 4:30 - 7:00pm

A vertical marathon. The Garbanzo DH is a gruel-fest, a magnet for masochists, a 3400' top-to-bottom toll-taking test of mountain biking legitimacy.


 

Monday August 13th

Trials Stars Demo Team

Village Common

12:30, 2:00, 3:30, 5:00pm

Two of North America’s top ranked Bike Trials riders, Steve Dickin and Jeff Anderson put on a high intensity 30-minute show, pushing the limits of what is possible on a bike.
Bud Light Cranked Up DJ Series

Longhorn Saloon

2pm

Join the Bud Light girls in the Bud Light Patio Lounge for your chance to win prizes and enjoy product samples while listening to spins from Whistler’s hottest DJ’s


 

Tuesday August 14th

Trials Stars Demo Team

Village Common

12:30, 2:00, 3:30, 5:00pm

Two of North America’s top ranked Bike Trials riders, Steve Dickin and Jeff Anderson put on a high intensity 30-minute show, pushing the limits of what is possible on a bike.
UnOfficial Whip-Off World Championships

Whistler Bike Park (Crabapple Hits)

Time TBA

The beauty of this event is there are no rules. Developed by Sven Martin, a mountain bike photographer who knows his whips, this event will bring the racers and the freeriders together to end the argument once and for all – who has the best style? You can't buy it and while you might not pick up a factory ride for winning, you will get the respect of every single rider in Whistler. Fun style, big whips, all going down on the huge Crabapple Hits.
Bud Light Cranked Up DJ Series

Longhorn Saloon

2pm

Join the Bud Light girls in the Bud Light Patio Lounge for your chance to win prizes and enjoy product samples while listening to spins from Whistler’s hottest DJ’s
GoPro Dirt Diaries

Whistler Olympic Plaza

7:00 - 10:00pm

The GoPro Dirt Diaries will feature six original short mountain biking films shown to a live audience and judged by some of mountain bikings' most legendary filmmakers


 

Wednesday August 15th

Bud Light Cranked Up DJ Series     

Longhorn Saloon

12pm

Join the Bud Light girls in the Bud Light Patio Lounge for your chance to win prizes and enjoy product samples while listening to spins from Whistler’s hottest DJ’s
Trials Stars Demo Team                       

Village Common

12:30, 2:00, 3:30, 5:00pm

Two of North America’s top ranked Bike Trials riders, Steve Dickin and Jeff Anderson put on a high intensity 30-minute show, pushing the limits of what is possible on a bike.
Air DH

Whistler Bike Park

Elite athletes 4:30 - 7:00pm

10 years strong, the Air Downhill down A-Line is the primordial heart of Crankworx. Down the tacky flume of Whistler's most iconic trail, 400 racers, one by one, ride like the tail-whip is their mantra, genuflecting and airing 1200 vertical feet of non-stop bank and boost.
Deep Summer Photo Challenge

Whistler Olympic Plaza

7:00-10:0pm

Now in its fourth year, the Deep Summer Photo Challenge, turns six different lenses on the some of the best mountain bike action and terrain in the world. It demands a slice of big-scale action captured in a small segment of time. With three days to shoot anywhere in the Whistler Mountain Bike Park or Valley, the constraint of time is as inspiring as it is unforgiving.
Bud Light Cranked Up Party Series

Garibaldi Lift Co

9:00pm

Bud Light presents the MOJITO VICE party
Hosted by Jordie Lunn, dress up in your favourite outfit based on Miami Vice!


 

Thursday August 16th

Bud Light Cranked Up DJ Series

Longhorn Saloon

12pm

Join the Bud Light girls in the Bud Light Patio Lounge for your chance to win prizes and enjoy product samples while listening to spins from Whistler’s hottest DJ’s
Teva Best Trick

Whistler Bike Park

4:00-6:00pm

With the world''s best slopestyle riders invited to participate, and a rider-judged two-line jam format, the Teva Best Trick Showdown has but one purpose: drive riders to bend the known universe of mountain bike possibility.

Ultimate Pump Track Challenge

presented by Rock Shox

Whistler Olympic Plaza

8:00-9:00pm

The ultimate stripped-down skill showcase, riders duel back-to-back without making a single pedal stroke, in a test to harness horizontal momentum with speed, flow and flair.
Bud Light Cranked Up Party Series

Longhoorn Saloon

10:00pm

Bud Light presents the #SorryForPartying Crankworx party
Hosted by the Sensus and Crankworx athlete Cam Zink, featuring CRUED


 

Friday August 17th

Kidsworx Pump Track                                 

Whistler Olympic Plaza                

11:00am - 3:00pm

Kids of all ages are welcome to session the pump track and DFX jumps.
Bud Light Cranked Up DJ Series

Longhorn Saloon

12pm

Join the Bud Light girls in the Bud Light Patio Lounge for your chance to win prizes and enjoy product samples while listening to spins from Whistler’s hottest DJ’s
Kidsworx

Town Plaza

1:00-3:00pm

Watch as over 70 kids manoeuvre through actual Biketrials sections while mom, dad, granny and gramps cheer them through!
Red Bull Joyride Qualifiers

Whistler Bike Park

1:30-3:30pm

Red Bull Joyride Qualifiers. Place your bets on who has the skills to be crowned the next legend at Saturday's Red Bull Joyride finals.
Trialsworx - Beginner & Sport

Town Plaza

3:30-6:00pm

Immediately after the Kids competition the Beginner and Sport riders compete.
Giant Dual Slalom

Whistler Bike Park

3:30-5:30pm amateur

6:00-8:00pm pro

Rivalry at its most naked, the Giant Dual Slalom's crowd-pleasing format pits two competitors, side by side, with the clock''s second hand as the guillotine dropping to eliminate one rider per round. A bike-handling battleground, the finely sculpted track of jumps, berms, rhythm sections and drops pits fourcross specialists against gnar-chasing downhillers. Riders take one run down each side of the course. The fastest combined time wins. Each lap through the track raises the stakes and works up everyone's appetite to win.
Bud Light Cranked Up Party Series

Buffalo Bill's

9:00pm

Bud Light Lime Beach Party
Samples and prizing for first guests to arrive in beach gear!


 

Saturday August 18th

Trialsworx - Expert, Elite & masters

Town Plaza

10:00am - 2:00pm

Some of the finest bike trial riders from Canada, the United States and overseas will ride some of the best Whistler terrain and man made obstacles.
Canadian Cheese Rolling Festival

Blackcomb Base 2

12:00-4:00pm

Watch competitors race and tumble downhill after a speeding wheel of cheese to win Whistler Blackcomb season passes and the cheese they were chasing!
Bud Light Cranked Up DJ Series

Longhorn Saloon

12:00pm

Join the Bud Light girls in the Bud Light Patio Lounge for your chance to win prizes and enjoy product samples while listening to spins from Whistler’s hottest DJ’s.
Red Bull Joyride

Whistler Bike Park

5:30-7:30pm

Red Bull Joyride Finals. While incorporating as much of the natural terrain as possible, working directly with the athletes and getting course feedback from last year, this year''s version will continue to progress Mountain Bike slopestyle through innovation and inspiration from the people that know best.

Bud Light and Red Bull present

the Official Crankworx Closing Party

Garibaldi Lift Co.

9:00pm

Winning will be the only way in! Stay tuned for details


 

Sunday August 19th

Bud Light Cranked Up DJ Series

Longhorn Saloon

12pm

Join the Bud Light girls in the Bud Light Patio Lounge for your chance to win prizes and enjoy product samples while listening to spins from Whistler’s hottest DJ’s
Jeep Canadian Open DH

Whistler Bike Park

3:00-5:00pm

A technical test-piece - one run of Whistler's rooty single-track, steep rock drops and air features, straight down, no mercy. The Canadian Open DH course demands blazing guns and laser focus, especially as riders encounter the stoke-soaked atmosphere of Heckler's Rock.


 

For more information and full schedule please visit the Official Crankworx Whistler website

 

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