Whistler Crankworx Returns For 14th Year
Crankworx is back for its 14th year in Whistler this weekend to celebrate mountain biking and culture with everybody! Starting on August 11th, Crankworx will be ten full days of events and activities for both avid mountain bikers and complete strangers to the sport. There is no shortage of things to do in Whistler during Crankworx, from competing in races to watching short films there's something for everyone to do.
This year Crankworx is chalked full of demos, races, and activities for guests to do. There are a number of different races and competitions happening over the tena day festival, including: Canadian Open Enduro, CLIF Dual Speed & Style, A-Line Women's Only Session, Whip-Off World Championships, Garbanzo DH, Fox Air DH, Red Bull Joyride, and much more. For a full schedule of events head over the official Whistler Crankworx website.
Crankworx isn't just about all the competitions though, it's about getting out there and riding with your peers and enjoying the very essence of mountain biking. Whistler offers some of British Columbia's best mountain bike trails and is renowned for it's mountain bike park. Experience alpine riding at it's best on Whistler Blackcomb's vast trail system, each designed to give you a unique experience.
You don't even have to be a mountain biker to enjoy Crankworx. Whistler Village is alive during the festival and offers demos, and entertainment throughout the village. A highlight of the festival for non-riders every year is Dirt Diaries. This filmmaker competition challenges select athletes to shoot, edit, and produce a short film under six minutes with a crew of their choice.
Participants are tasked with shooting at least 50% of their footage in the Whistler area and must tell a story with their film. The shorts will be played to an audience at the Whistler Olympic Plaza on August 15th, starting at 8:30 pm. Dirt Diaries is entertaining for everybody and often draws a large crowd. The winner's will be decided by judges before the public screening and a prize of $5,000 will go to first place. With the second place team getting $3,000, and $2,000 for third.
Take a look a Dylan Forbes film from last year, which one first prize, below:
Posted: Tuesday, August 08, 2017