When it comes to biking, Whistler has it dialed; there really is no better place to hold one of the world’s biggest freeride mountain bike festivals than here. Whistler Blackcomb is home to the Whistler Bike Park which is home to Crankworx, a 10 day multi disciplinary mountain bike festival that showcases the worlds best.
Crankworx has been the platform and the dirt stage where we have watched the transformation of freeride biking. This sport has evolved so much in the past decade and we have had the privilege of watching history unfold right in our own backyard. Countless professional riders have had their careers catapulted into stardom and it has also solidified Whistler as a top summer destination.
This year’s festival takes place from August 8th – 17th and features all the classics that keep the fans coming back for more. The RedBull Joyride is one of the headliners, they have asked riders from the year before to help design this demanding slopestyle course which is among one of only two “Diamond Stop” events in the world. The Whip Off World Championships is also taking place on the bike parks famous Crabapple hits and the GoPro Dirt Diaries is sure to be a show stopper. The Enduro, a best trick showdown and a fan favorite dual slalom which pits the competitors against each other and the clock are among other events taking place. But just when you thought that was already good enough there are free concerts, a cheese rolling festival, the Deep Summer Photo Challenge and the best parties and après one could wish for.
Come to Whistler and to a part of mountain bike history and take in all that Crankworx has to offer.
For a complete schedule of events click here
Photo credit: Mike Crane | Tourism Whistler
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We go to Whistler a ton as a family to bike and have stayed at a ton of spots in the village and the Crystal is definitely our favorite. Can't beat the location and by far they have the best staff and service in town. Going above and beyond to make our family and dog feel welcomed. The one bedroom suites with vaulted ceilings feel very private and spacious. Also during noisy times when the village is going crazy late night, the rooms are extremely quiet which is a must for us.
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