Crankworx Whistler Mountain Bike Festival

August 10 – 19, 2018

The 2017 festival has passed, check back soon for more information on the 2018 event.

This world-famous festival celebrates the heart and soul of gravity-fuelled mountain biking. The best riders and biggest bike fans in the world come out for a week of gravity-fuelled racing, slopestyle competitions, Kidsworx, bike demos and the chance to shred Whistler’s trails with other like-minded bike fans.

Crankworx Whistler 2017 Schedule

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 what’s on each day. Note that dates and times are subject to changes.

Athletes

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DAILY

TimeEventLocation
10:00 AM - 6:00 PMEXPOWhistler Village
10:00 AM - 5:00 PMDEMODay Lot 2

FRIDAY, AUGUST 11

TimeEventLocation
8:00 AM - 12:00 PMKidsworx EnduroWhistler Valley and Bike Park

SATURDAY, AUGUST 12

TimeEventLocation
8:00 AM - 2:45 PMBell Helmets Canadian Open Challenger Enduro presented by CamelBakWhistler Valley and Bike Park
1:00 PM - 3:00 PMKidsworx Village CritTBD
5:00 PM - 7:00 PMCLIF Dual Speed & StyleThe Boneyard

SUNDAY, AUGUST 13

TimeEventLocation
7:00 AM - 5:00 PMCanadian Open Enduro presented by SpecializedTBD
9:00 AM - 12:00 PMLiv A-Line Women's Only SessionA-Line, Bike Park
9:00 AM - 12:00 PMKidsworx Run Bike RacesBlackcomb Day Lodge
9:00 AM - 12:00 PMKidsworx Scavenger HuntBlackcomb Day Lodge
1:00 PM - 3:00 PMKidsworx Speedster Time TrialsFlo Park Trails
2:00 PM - 5:30 PMCanadian Open Enduro presented by Specialized - Stage 5TBD
5:30 PM - 7:30 PMCanadian Open Enduro presented by Specialized FinalsWhistler Valley and Bike Park

MONDAY, AUGUST 14

TimeEventLocation
TBDKidsworx DH Race - B-LineWhistler Mountain Bike Park

TUESDAY, AUGUST 15

TimeEventLocation
12:30 PM - 3:00 PMGarbanzo DH Finals - AmateurWhistler Mountain Bike Park
3:00 PM - 5:00 PMGarbanzo DH - ProWhistler Mountain Bike Park
8:30 PM - 9:45 PMDirt DiariesWhistler Olympic Plaza

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16

TimeEventLocation
11:45 AM - 3:30 PMFox Air DH - Amateur/KidsWhistler Mountain Bike Park
3:30 PM - 5:30 PMFox Air DHWhistler Mountain Bike Park
8:30 PM - 9:45 PMDeep Summer Photo ChallengeWhistler Olympic Plaza

THURSDAY, AUGUST 17

TimeEventLocation
2:30 PM - 4:00 PMOfficial Whip-Off World Championships presented by SPANKCrabapple Hits, Bike Park
8:00 PM - 10:00 PMUltimate Pump Track Challenge presented by RockShoxBlackcomb Base 2, Lot 8

FRIDAY, AUGUST 18

TimeEventLocation
9:00 AM - 12:00 PMKidsworx Run Bike RacesBlackcomb Day Lodge
9:00 AM - 12:00 PMKidsworx Scavenger HuntBlackcomb Daylodge
1:00 PM - 3:00 AMKidsworx Speedster Time TrialsFlo Park Trail
6:00 PM - 8:00 PMGIANT Dual Slalom presented by 100%Whistler Mountain Bike Park

SATURDAY, AUGUST 19

TimeEventLocation
1:00 PM - 3:00 PMKidsworx Dirt Pump Track ChallengeBlackcomb Base 2
1:45 PM - 3:30 PMCanadian Open DH presented by iXS - Pro DivisionWhistler Mountain Bike Park
3:30 PM - 5:30 PMCanadian Open DH presented by iXS - FinalsWhistler Mountain Bike Park
5:30 PM - 7:30 PMRed Bull Joyride PrologueBoneyard

SUNDAY, AUGUST 20

TimeEventLocation
10:30 AM - 1:30 PMRed Bull JoyrideBoneyard

More About the 2017 Events

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Kidsworx Event Series

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

Crankworx Expo and Demo

The Expo at Crankworx Whistler gives the biggest names in mountain biking and our 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 our Expo!
The demo zone is in Lot 2 Across from Pan Pacific Villageside Hotel. 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 is in Lot 2 Across from Pan Pacific Villageside Hotel from 10am–5pm daily. 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.
Expo and Demo Details

CLIF Dual Speed and Style

An invitational field of the best Dual Slalom racers will go head-to-head against slopestyle's superstars, racing through side-by-side tricked-out Dual Tracks. The fastest down the course wins the speed points, but while speed ultimately decides the victor, it by no means trumps style. Racers earn a time credit for points accrued via mid-race Supermans, backflips and spins.
Event Details

Canadian Open Enduro presented by Specialized

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 rooty, coastal rainforest trails and challenging scree steeps of the Whistler Mountain Bike Park. This race is Round 7 of the 2017 World Enduro Series.
Event Details

Liv Women's Only A-Line Session

The Liv Women's Only A-Line Session is the perfect way to start the day off right with some dirt-loving logging A-Line laps. Whistler Bike Park coaches will also be available to guide you down the trails during this women's-only session. Expert tips, tricks and guidance will help participants make their descent with confidence and take their skills to the next level.
Event Details

Garbanzo DH Race

A vertical marathon, the Garbanzo DH is a gruel-fest, a magnet for masochists, a 3400-foot top-to-bottom toll-taking test of mountain biking supremacy. The unrelenting seven-kilometre descent requires sustained intensity as riders match stamina with smoothness and strategy to stay on their game for one long, lonely ride through three bioclimatic zones, with only pain and the mountain's mood swings to accompany them. A killer link-up, the Garbanzo DH course snakes through some of the most aggressive terrain the Whistler Mountain Bike Park has, making it a leg-busting, stand-up-and-pedal tour de force.
Event Details

Dirt Diaries

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 five 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 the Whistler Olympic Plaza.
Event Details

Fox Air DH

For over a decade the Fox Air Downhill has been the heart of Crankworx Whistler. Racers sprint down A-Line - Whistler's most iconic bike park trail - scrubbing bumps and airing 1200 vertical feet of jumps on the way. You'll see speed and style on this epic race.
Event Details

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, fsix elite mountain bike photographers – five pros plus a wildcard – will have three days in the middle of the festival to put together an epic slideshow. 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
Event Details

Official Whip-Off World Championships presented by SPANK

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.
Event Details

Ultimate Pump Track Challenge presented by RockShox

Welcome to the dirt laboratory, where riders are pitted against one another, tasked to master a maze chock-full of berms, doubles and gaps without making a single pedal stroke. Riders duel back-to-back in this stripped-down skill showcase that's a true test of a rider's ability to master horizontal momentum.
Event Details

Giant® Dual Slalom Presented by 100%

Rivalry at its most naked, the Giant® Dual Slalom's crowd-pleasing format pits two competitors, side by side, racing against the clock with one rider eliminated per round. A bike-handling battleground, the finely sculpted track of jumps, berms, rhythm sections and drops pits 4x specialists against gnar-chasing downhillers. Riders take one run down each side of the course. The fastest combined time wins. Each lap through the track raises the stakes and works up everyone's appetite to win.
Event Details

Red Bull® Joyride

Fusing elements of slopestyle, dirt jump and North Shore-style mountain biking, slopestyle at Crankworx Whistler brings full-on, gravity-fed, season-defining freeride mountain biking to Crankworx. The Red Bull Joyride at Crankworx Whistler is the final event of the internationally-reknowned Crankworx Slopestyle World Tour and marks the climax of 10 days of mountain bike revelry in Whistler. Only the best riders in the world compete in the invitation-only event, interpreting a custom-built course melding natural terrain with impressive manmade features. By far the biggest event on the calendar, thousands-strong crowds will cheer the riders as they bring their Agame to the slopes.
Event Details

Canadian Open DH presented by iXS

The Canadian open DH course is a a one-run takedown of Whistler’s famous terrain, on a trail sporting rooty single-track, steep rock drops and big air features. This notoriously rough course demands nothing less than laser focus and blazing guns, and each year continues to solidify its place in the mountain biking world as a premier downhill course of gnarly character and raucous renown.
Event Details

Women in Action – Action Sports Forum

New for 2017: Big wave surfer Maya Gabeira and freestyle ski star Kaya Turski share their thoughts on success and reveal their route to the front of the pack. Moderated by snowboarder-turned-broadcaster Tina Dixon, this panel discussion will be a great chance to connect with some of the biggest stars in action sports. Smart, tough and inspiring - don't miss this event.
Event Details

Getting Around - Transit

Leave the car behind and take free transit on both weekends of Crankworx (August 12, 13, 19, 20).

Getting Around - Parking

Parking in Day Lot 2 is unavailable during Crankworx Whistler. The Excalibur Gondola will be running on August 11, 12, 16, 17, 19 and 20 to give guests free access to free parking in lots 6, 7 and 8. Visit the Resort Municipality of Whistler website for lift hours of operation.

Additional parking may be found at Creekside Whistler, with the Number 1 and 2 Whistler Transit buses running in to the Whistler Village on a regular schedule.

Biking During Crankworx

With plenty of bike enthusiasts in town for the festival, expect a higher volume of peoeple on the trails, more people looking for services and parts and a higher volume of rental bikes booked out.

Note that due to events in the Whistler Bike Park, trail closures will be in effect. Check out the list of Trail Closures on the Crankworx website, or check in with Guest Servies on the day.

Crankworx Joyride

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