Crankworx Whistler Mountain Bike Festival

July 21 – 30, 2023

A world-famous festival celebrating the heart and soul of gravity-fuelled mountain biking, Crankworx Whistler brings together the best riders and biggest bike fans in the world for 10 days of racing, slopestyle competitions, Kidsworx events, bike demos and the chance to shred Whistler’s trails with other like-minded bike fans.

Travel Tip: Plan ahead to make the most of your events this summer. Avoid peak travel times, take advantage of car-free transport options, check your bike at the free bike valet and enjoy free transit.

2023 Crankworx Whistler Schedule Highlights

Every day of the festival is packed with events, races and demonstrations, many of them free to watch. Learn about the events and view the spectator schedule below to see highlights for each day.

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Time Event Location
10 AMEXPOWhistler Village Stroll
10 AMDEMODay Lot 1, 2, Whistler Village
10 AMTECHDay Lot 1, 2, Whistler Village
VariousEvents, Happenings & PartiesWhistler


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9 AM - 1 PMKidsworx Enduro RaceWhistler Valley and Bike Park


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10:30 AM - 12:30 PMRockshox Canadian Open DH - Group B FinalsCreekside Zone, Bike Park
2:15 - 6 PMRockshox Canadian Open DH – Group A FinalsCreekside Zone, Bike Park


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9 AM< - 1 PMKidsworx B-Line DH RaceB-Line, Bike Park


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11 AM - 2 PMAir DH - Amateur FinalsA-Line, Bike Park
4:30 - 6:30 PMAir DH - Pro FinalsA-Line, Bike Park
TBCDeep Summer Photo ChallengeWhistler Olympic Plaza


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12 - 2:30 PMUltimate Pump Track Challenge - CWNext FinalsThe Boneyard, Bike Park
12:30 - 2 PMOfficial Whip-Off World Championships presented by POC - FinalsCrabapple Hits, Bike Park
6 - 7:30 PMUltimate Pump Track Challenge - Pro FinalsThe Boneyard, Bike Park


Time Event Location
10 AM - 1:30 PMCrankworx Whistler Dual Slalom - CWNext Finals The Boneyard, Bike Park
6 - 7:30 PMCrankworx Whistler Dual Slalom - Pro Finals The Boneyard, Bike Park
TBCDirt Diaries Presented by SWATCH - Video ChallengeWhistler Olympic Plaza


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6 - 8 PMCLIF Speed & Style - FinalsThe Boneyard, Bike Park


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4:30 - 7 PMRed Bull Joyride - FinalsThe Boneyard, Bike Park


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8:30 AM - 4:30 PMCanadian Open Enduro - Race Whistler Mountain Bike Park
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Visit the Crankworx website for registration and athlete information.

Crankworx Whistler 2023 Event Details

Scroll down and select to find out more about each exciting event.

Kidsworx Event Series

A series of events designed for the next generation of cyclists, with mini-challenges, races and skills sessions available throughout the week. All levels of riders are provided for with events including Skill Zones, Run Bike Races, Scavenger Hunts and BMX, as well as enduro races, DH races and pumptrack challenges just for kids.
Kidsworx Event Information and Schedules

Crankworx Expo, Demo & Tech

The Expo at Crankworx Whistler gives the biggest names in mountain biking and event sponsors a chance to showcase their stuff. Whistler Village comes alive with the vibrant tents and interactive displays of all the industry heavyweights. For all the latest information on products and services, you've gotta check out the Expo!

The most respected brands in the industry will be in the demo zone with their newest Trail, DH and Freeride bikes for you to try for free. On your way, check out the Tech Zone, the beating heart of professional mountain biking, where bike savants wrench on prototype bikes, interacting with riders as they chill at their team trailers between training runs and races.

The Tech Zone Expo and Demo Details

CLIF Speed & Style

Combining elements of Dual Slalom and Slopestyle, Speed & Style challenges athletes to out-race and out-trick their opponent in this head-to-head format. Two riders race against each other and try to make it to the finish las quickly as possible while performing the most stylish run. The winner is calculated based on their speed, with additional points awarded for style.
Event Details

Canadian Open Enduro

Riding clean and fast on showcase trails with friends and legends is the order of the day in Enduro racing. The trails selected for this multi-stage race will reward the generalist over the specialist, while showcasing the best of Whistler's rooty, coastal rainforest trails and challenging scree steeps of the Whistler Mountain Bike Park.
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Dirt Diaries Presented by SWATCH

The Dirt Diaries puts creative power into the hands of photo and film-focused mountain bikers, tasking them to capture the essence of the experience we all share and love. Riders assemble a team of up to six people, including film crew, editors and other athletes, and are given two months to put together four- to six-minute videos to tell their own unique story. Submissions are judged based on storyline, videography, riding and editing, then screened in front of a massive audience under open skies at Whistler Olympic Plaza.
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Air DH

Since 2004, the Air Downhill has been the heart of Crankworx Whistler. Arguably the most famous trail in the world, A-Line is the stuff of mountain bike legend and lore, renowned for its iconic drops, jumps on jumps on jumps, and giant, sculpted berms. You'll see speed and style in this epic race.
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Deep Summer Photo Challenge

The Deep Summer Photo Challenge is a crowd favourite every year, capturing the best of mountain bike culture in the Sea to Sky Corridor, from Squamish to Pemberton. Over the course of the challenge, five photographers – plus one wildcard – will shoot for their lives during the first Crankworx weekend, putting together an epic slideshow set to music. Presentations will then light up the night under the stars at Whistler Olympic Plaza and a massive crowd will experience deep summer in Whistler through six different lenses.
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Official Whip-Off World Championships Presented by POC

Skill and style reign supreme in this event that brings together the best racers and freeriders in the biz. The Whip Off World Championships combines big attitude with big whips, as riders duke it out to win the admiration of the crowd, the respect of their peers and, ultimately, the title of king of killer whips.
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Ultimate Pump Track Challenge

The Pump Track sees two riders line up head-to-head and drop into a maze of berms and rollers, each racing to cross the finish line first. The catch? No pedalling allowed. Strength, momentum and skill are the name of the game in this arena where pedal-less power reigns supreme and a single mistake can cost the victory.
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Crankworx Whistler Dual Slalom

This old-school race format pits two competitors against one another in a side-by-side battle against the clock’s cruel hand, battling to avoid elimination. Enduro experts, downhill champions, freeride legends, and masters of style – they all line up at the Slalom start gate to see who can bring together the most explosive run through tight turns, jumps and rhythm sections. Riders take one run down each side of the course, with the fastest combined time taking the win. Whistler’s race has now expanded into a Crankworx World Championship discipline, with races staged at each stop on the Crankworx World Tour.
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Red Bull® Joyride

The season-defining conclusion of the Crankworx FMBA Slopestyle World Championship and the Triple Crown of Slopestyle, Joyride brings together over 35,000 fans on the ground, and millions more around the world. Steeped in 15+ years of tradition, this is the most challenging event on the circuit. The 14 best riders in the world bring their A-game to this invitational showcase, interpreting a custom-built course and giving it their all.
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Rockshox Canadian Open DH

The Rockshox Canadian Open DH course is a one-run takedown of Whistler’s famous terrain, on a trail sporting rooty singletrack, steep rock drops and big air features. Staged on the first weekend of Crankworx, this is one of the biggest events of the festival, attracting elite downhill experts from around the world. Pro, aspiring and amateur racers, claim your spot at the start gate. Fans, grab your spot on the track and get ready to take in the speed and skill of some of the world’s fastest.
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Events, Happenings & Parties

Outside of competition, there’s a ton to do, see and experience at Crankworx Whistler every day, like women's only rides, adaptive MTB sessions, film screenings, athlete signings, afterparties and more.
Event Details

Stay 3+ Nights and Save up to 20%

Stay longer than a weekend this July, with up to 20% off stays of 3 or more nights. Extend your stay and have more time to enjoy all of the action taking place during Crankworx.

Crankworx Whistler 2023 Spectator Information

VIP Tickets & Packages

Riders aren't the only ones who will feel on top of the world at Crankworx. Purchase VIP tickets and packages for exclusive access to VIP zones at major events and experience the excitement up close. Passes are available for Red Bull Joyride in the Village and the Rockshox Canadian Open DH at the new Creekside location this year. Buy festival passes now on the Crankworx website.

Getting Around – Transit

Parking can be a challenge on the weekends, take advantage of car-free transport options and enjoy free transit on weekends.

Getting Around – Parking

Parking in Day Lot 2 is unavailable during Crankworx Whistler. Additional information on parking can be found at

Free Bike Valet

Check your bike at the free bike valet on select dates during Crankworx Whistler.

Biking During Crankworx

With plenty of bike enthusiasts in town for the festival, expect a higher volume of people on the trails, more people looking for services and parts and a lower availability of rental bikes. Book your accommodation, bike rentals and make restaurant reservations well in advance for a smooth festival.

Note that due to events being held in the Whistler Mountain Bike Park, trail closures will be in effect. Check out the Bike Park website for trail closures, or check in with Whistler Blackcomb Guest Services on the day.

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