Crankworx 2017 Recap: Good Times on Dirt
Crankworx 2017 will go down as a year where Whistler locals showed dominance across the disciplines and visitors reveled in dusty conditions during the week long MTB fest. The final and arguably the most famous stop in the Crankworx World Tour was – as always – a fitting end to the middle of summer, and a reminder that there’s not much time left to get in the laps before the snow flies.
Winners and Grinners
Special congratulations to locals Jesse Melamed and Brandon Semenuk for snaring top place in the Enduro World Series and Red Bull Joyride. Like many Whistler events, Crankworx was an international affair with riders from the Czech Republic, France, Columbia, the US, Canada and Australia scoring top of the podium. And of course, big high fives to Adrien Loren of France and Jill Kintner of the USA for being crowned the King and Queen of Crankworx for 2017.
Thanks to everyone who came out to ride and cheer for the athletes – the atmosphere in Whistler during the festival was unbeatable and you are the ones who make it so. Check out our recap below, and make sure you block some time off in August next year to visit Whistler for Crankworx 2018.
Enduro World Series
Local Jesse Melemed takes the win!
WINNER Micayla Gatto, claiming this year’s Crankworx #ferdagirls!
Ladies Ride Out, a Prelude to Crankworx
A little chill time off the bike, hosted by Caroline Buchanan.
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Deep Summer Photo Challenge
A night where action photographers get a chance to shine.
WINNER Daniel Ronnback
Special Mention – Locals Ollie & Hailey
Official Whip-Off World Championships presented by SPANK
Ultimate Pump Track Challenge presented by RockShox
Caroline Buchanan wins!
Canadian Open DH presented by iXS
CLIF Dual Speed & Style
. Crankworx Whistler…. Yesterday’s CLIF Dual Speed & Style in the evening light. Gutted I won’t be here for next weekend! . #whistler #whistlerblackcomb #bc #britishcolumbia #canada #crankworx #crankworxwhistler #crankworx2017 #sendit #mtb #mountainbike #mountainbiking #biking #bike #mtbpics #sram #whistlervillage #whistlerbikepark #srammtb #speedandstyle #outdoors #goldenhour #chasinglight #eveninglight #architecture #architecturelovers #panpacific #panpacificwhistler #tourcanada #whistlerlife
Red Bull Joyride
A five time #RedBullJoyride champion, an 18-year-old inching his way to the top, and a 38-year-old BMX legend, taking his first podium at the biggest event in slopestyle mountain biking. ⠀ What a way to wrap up an amazing season. Catch up with all the action for Red Bull Joyride 2017 at Crankworx Whistler >>> Red Bull TV and crankworx.com.⠀ ⠀ Photo: Boris Beyer
That’s it that’s all – until next year. The trails are still open in Whistler until the snow falls – for more information on mountain biking in Whistler or planning for Crankworx Whistler 2018, check out Whistler.com.