Crankworx is arguably the biggest mountain bike event of the calendar year and one of the biggest events held in Whistler.
Thousands flock to the town to witness the best bikers in the world battle it out across a huge range of disciplines. From downhill to slopestyle, each event pulls in huge crowds and if you happen to be in Whistler it should not be missed!
Here’s how to make the most of Crankworx in Whistler:
Plan your days
With so many events on over the course of the festival it’s best to plan your days so you don’t miss out.
Highlight the things you really want to see and make the difficult choices on the events that clash. It’s best to know in advance so you aren’t torn on the day and end up missing something awesome.
Find the full schedule HERE.
See something different
It’s not just about bikes and racing at Crankworx. There is the Canadian Cheese Rolling Festival, the GoPro Dirt Diaries and the Deep Summer Photo Challenge to name a few.
Make the effort to see something different and you will not be disappointed. Once you’ve planned your days there’s no harm in detracting from the plan and seeing something else if it looks fun.
Crankworx is a great place to discover new things and find new interests.
Watch the concerts
There are a number of concerts on during Crankworx that are always fun. Head to the Olympic Plaza and get involved in the party atmosphere with the locals.
Five Alarm Funk are opening the celebrations at 7.45pm on day 1, with Whole Lotta Led playing at 9.00pm on Thursday 14 August. Both gigs are not to be missed!
Whilst you’re here you should definitely explore the village and surrounding areas. Head up the mountain, go for a hike, hit the bike park or local trails and enjoy the patios and nightlife!
Whistler has so much to offer and you can find more information on the Tourism Whistler website.
Don’t miss the Red Bull Joyride
The Red Bull Joyride is the main event – offering a mix of slopestyle, dirt jumps and North Shore mountain biking, it is incredible to watch.
Even for those who may not be fans of biking, the spectacle alone is amazing to witness. Thousands of spectators take to the base of Whistler Mountain, scattered around the daunting course. Watch as the world’s best freestyle athletes defy gravity to pull off the most impressive stunts.
Do not miss this event!
Possibly the best way to make the most of Crankworx is by actually taking part. Think you’re good enough? Why not register for one of the events and test your skills against the best in the world.
You can register to take part HERE.