Get ready, the two-wheeled masses are about two descend on Whistler for the world's premier freeride mountain biking event. Crankworx Whistler returns August 9-18th to celebrate its tenth anniversary. This 10-day multi-disciplinary mountain bike festival will see some of the world's best compete for freeride glory and in the process celebrate epic endurance, supreme flow, monster air and vertical-dropping riding.
This competition is not just for the professionals though and will see hundreds of amateurs proudly sharing the same course with their hero's. Plus lots of cheering/heckling, Concert Series, photo and video contests, Kidsworx, exhibitions, demos, clinics, parties and off course the après. Voted Whistler's Best Party of 2012 by readers of Pique Newsmagazine, Crankworx has even more surprises in store this August as they celebrate their 10-year anniversary.
Here is a sampling of some of the many events on the jam packed Crankworx Schedule:
|Friday, August 9||6:30 - 7:30pm||Fat Tire Crit||Whistler Olympic Plaza|
|Friday, August 9||7:45 - 9:45pm||Concert Series: Rich Hope and his Evil Doers, Matt Mays||Whistler Olympic Plaza|
|Saturday, August 10||5:00-7:00pm||Dual Speed & Style||Whistler Bike Park - view from Skiers Plaza|
|Saturday, August 10||7:45 - 9:45pm||Concert Series: Daniel Wesley & Mother Mother||Whistler Olympic Plaza|
|Sunday, August 11||2:30 - 7:00pm||SRAM Canadian Open Enduro presented by Specialized - Stage 5||Whistler Bike Park - view from Skiers Plaza|
|Sunday, August 11||7:45 - 9:45pm||Concert Series: Nightbox and HUMANS||Whistler Olympic Plaza|
|Monday, August 12||12:30, 2:30 & 4:30pm||Trials Stars||Village Stroll|
|Tuesday, August 13||4:30 - 7:30pm||Garbanzo DH||Whistler Bike Park - view from Skiers Plaza|
|Tuesday, August 13||8:30 - 10:15pm||GoPro Dirt Diaries||Whistler Olympic Plaza|
|Wednesday, August 14||3:30pm||Canada Cup X Country||Lost Lake Park|
|Wednesday, August 14||3:30 - 5:30pm||Fox Air DH||Whistler Bike Park - view from Skiers Plaza|
|Wednesday, August 14||8:30 - 10:15pm||Deep Summer Photo Challenge||Whistler Olympic Plaza|
|Thursday, August 15||4:00 - 6:00pm||Teva Best Trick Showdown||Whistler Bike Park - view from Skiers Plaza|
|Thursday, August 15||8:00 - 9:00pm||Ultimate Pump Track Challenge presented by RockShox||Whistler Olympic Plaza|
|Friday, August 16||11:30am - 1:30pm||Official Whip-Off World Championships||Whistler Bike Park - Crabapple Hits|
|Friday, August 16||6:00 - 8:00pm||GIANT Dual Slalom||Whistler Bike Park - view from Skiers Plaza|
|Saturday, August 17||10:00am - 2:00pm||Kidsworx||Various locations throughout Whistler|
|Saturday, August 17||12:00 - 4:00pm||Canadian Cheese Rolling Festival||Blackcomb Mountain, Base 2|
|Saturday, August 17||5:00 - 7:00pm||Red Bull Joyride||Whistler Bike Park - view from Skiers Plaza|
|Sunday, August 18||3:00 - 5:00pm||Canadian Open DH||Whistler Bike Park - view from Skiers Plaza|
For more information and the full event schedule please visit Crankworx Whistler. Don't want to miss out on Crankworx's 10th anniversary? Check for availability today by clicking here or contact our reservations team 1-800-667-3363 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Photo Credit: Tourism Whistler - Mike Crane
Great Location, Nicest Staff!!
After reading several reviews on TripAdvisor, I decided to give Crystal Lodge a try. From the get-go, the staff were very helpful and friendly. They helped me set up lift tickets, dinner reservations, and ski rentals for my fiance. We had no trouble checking in, the rooms were comfortable, and the food was excellent. The centralized location of this hotel was perfect for hitting the slopes first thing in the morning, and walking around the village at night. Free wifi and valet for your skiis/snowboards. We never had to use our car (that was parked in their underground secure lot). I look forward to our next trip!
jcm0986 | Houston TX