Crankworx 2017 Recap: Good Times on Dirt

Red Bull Joyride at Crankworx

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!

 

Dirt Diaries

WINNER Micayla Gatto, claiming this year’s Crankworx #ferdagirls!

She’s the biggest park rat after all. @micaylagatto taking the win at Dirt Diaries last night. @ifhtfilms

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Ladies Ride Out, a Prelude to Crankworx

A little chill time off the bike, hosted by Caroline Buchanan.

 

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

Some Canadian open action today #crankworx #canadianopen #dh #downhill #mtnbiking #loose

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CLIF Dual Speed & Style

 

Red Bull Joyride

 

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.

Pip Campbell

Pip Campbell

Pip has somehow worked her way around from being a snow-and-bike bum to holding a real job while also being outdoors as much as possible. She’s collected scars, bikes for (almost) every occasion, a small trail dog and a love of craft beer plus a rudimentary understanding of skiing, snowboarding, sketching, and the art of chairlift conversations. She currently believes a combination of gravity, snow, dirt and rad people are what make Whistler tick but investigations are ongoing.

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