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Crankworx: Celebrate Mountain Biking in Whistler

It’s time to crank it up for one of Whistler biggest festivals – Crankworx! The world's best riders and biggest fans come out to celebrate the sport of mountain biking in Whistler every year!

This year, Whistler Crankworx is back from August 10th to the 19th for ten full days of racing, slopestyle, bike demos, and much more. Whether you're an avid biker or just looking to get into the vast BC mountain biking scene, Crankworx is entertaining for everyone.

Every day of the festival is jam-packed with action from events and races to parties and entertainment, and Whistler is a hub of activity during Crankworx. Take a look at some of the more spectator friendly events below.

Crankworx Whistler village

Crankworx Expo & Demos

Check out The Expo at Crankworx to get a peek at the newest products and services from industry leaders. Get an inside perspective through interactive displays and tents around Whistler Village. If you’re looking for all the latest information on mountain biking industry, you've got to visit the Expo!

You can also demo lots of products at the Demo Zone in Lot 2 and test out prototype bikes on real terrain in the Whistler Mountain Bike Park.

Kidsworx Event Series

Kidsworx is a series of events specifically designed for the young ones. All levels of riders are provided for with mini-challenges, races, pump tracks, scavenger hunts, skills sessions, and more available throughout the week.

 Whistler Crankworx festival

Dirt Diaries

The Dirt Diaries is a film contest that tasks riders with assembling a team and putting together a five-minute video. These selected teams will then screen their respective films in front of a massive audience at the Whistler Olympic Plaza. The videos set out to capture the essence of mountain biking and are always fun to watch with everyone for the first time!

Deep Summer Photo Challenge

This fan-favourite event is all about capturing the best mountain biking culture in the Sea to Sky Corridor. The Deep Summer Photo Challenge pits six elite mountain bike photographers against each other to see who can put together the most epic slideshow during the festival. The final slideshows will be shown under the stars at the Olympic Plaza.

Official Whip-Off World Championships

Nothing says style and skill like the Whip Off World Championships. Riders battle it out to see who will bring home the title of whip-off king and the admiration of the crowd.

These are just a few of the many events happening during Whistler Crankworx. You can find out more information about the festival by visiting the official Crankworx Whistler website.

Photo Credit: Tourism Whistler / Justa Jeskova