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Photo: Tourism Whistler / Mike Crane

Many come from all over the world to ride the Whistler Mountain Bike Park or the surrounding trails. It’s clear that in the summertime, Whistler is all about bikes. To celebrate the love of mountain biking, Crankworx takes place from August 10th to 19th. Over the course of the ten days, the festival features an expo, clinics, gravity fed competitions, and artistic events. It’s a not to be missed highlight of summer in Whistler. Find out more about Crankworx below!

Gravity

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Photo: Tourism Whistler/Justa Jeskova

The very best of the best in the world of mountain biking come to Whistler to compete in various gravity fed events. Many disciplines can be seen all over the village. A few of the showstoppers are the Official -Whip-Off Championships presented by Spank and of course, the crown jewel of Crankworx, Redbull Joyride.

Official Whip-Off World Championships presented by SPANK

Date: Thursday August 16

Location: Crabapple Hits, Whistler Mountain Bike Park

Redbull Joyride

Date: Saturday August 18

Location: Boneyard, Whistler Mountain Bike Park

Art

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Photo: Tourism Whistler/Justa Jeskova

Marrying sports and creativity, Dirt Diaries and Deep Summer present the artistic work of both athletes and creatives in the mountain bike industry. Dirt Diaries spotlights the storytelling culture of mountain biking via video while Deep Summer sees photographers create a slideshow after three grueling days of shooting. Both these events take place in the Olympic Plaza and are a perfect evening activity.

Dirt Diaries

Date: Tuesday August 14

Location: Whistler Olympic Plaza

Deep Summer

Date: Wednesday August 15

Location: Whistler Olympic Plaza

Expo And Demo

Expo

Photo: Tourism Whistler/Mike Crane

During the expo, mountain biking companies show off their latest products and giving those that are interested, a chance to try the latest technologies. Tents and booths set up shop all over the village. Try out the bike you’ve always dreamed of or sample some cliff bars. Whatever you choose to do, it makes walking through the village, all that much more exciting.

Expo

Date: Everyday

Location: Whistler Village

Kidsworx

Kidworx

Photo: Tourism Whistler/Justa Jeskova

Crankworx is for the whole family. Bring your little ones and enter them into the enduro, BMX challenge, or one of the many other races. Kids can even develop their skills at the Kidworx Clif Skill zone.

Kidsworx Enduro

Date: Thursday August 9th

Kidworx Clif Skill Zone

Date: Thursday August 16th

Don’t miss out on Crankworx, a must-see summer event and celebration of mountain biking. Book your stay now at Whistler’s boutique hotel, the Adara.

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