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Crankworx, Whistler, Aug 7-16, 2015

Canadian Open DH - Photo: Sean St. Denis  Brett Rheeder at Red Bull Joyride - Photo: Nina Porcelli Fenn

Canadian Open DH – Photo: Sean St. Denis, Brett Rheeder at Red Bull Joyride – Photo: Nina Porcelli Fenn

There’s nothing like watching cyclists push the limits of their sport to inspire you to ride better, whether it’s mastering a race course at break neck speed, flipping through the air off a big jump, or flying around a pump track, biking is evolving each year and Crankworx is in its home town this week showcasing some of the best mountain bike riders in the world.

This is a 10 day event that you don’t want to miss!

Ultimate Pump Track Challenge presented by Rock Shox - Photo: Clint Trahan

Ultimate Pump Track Challenge presented by Rock Shox – Photo: Clint Trahan

Check out the race schedule here, and then pick your viewing spot, it’s FREE for all spectators:

  • Boneyard events (located at the bottom of the Whistler Mountain Bike Park): Spectators have the option to view these competitions from Skier’s Plaza or to hike up the hill to watch from behind the fences or tape.
  • On-mountain events: Spectators on bikes with a lift ticket may be able to catch some of the action by riding down adjacent trails, but anyone without a bike will have to stay in Skier’s Plaza to watch the finish area.
  • Whistler Valley events: Spectators on bikes may be able to catch some of the action by riding down adjacent trails, but anyone without a bike will have to stay in Skier’s Plaza to watch the finish area.
  • Whistler Olympic Plaza: Spectators can view the Fat Tire Crit and Ultimate Pump Track Challenge presented by RockShox.

It’s not all racing – Crankworx offers non-race related events too

  • Dirt Diaries at Whistler Olympic Plaza : 7:30 PM Tuesday, August 11, 2015
  • Deep Summer Photo Challenge at WOPL: 8 PM Wednesday, August 12, 2015
  • Canadian Cheese Rolling Festival: 1 PM Saturday, August 15, 2015

And there are plenty of kids activities for future world champions

Ultimate Pump Track Challenge presented by Rock Shox - Photo: Clint Trahan

Ultimate Pump Track Challenge presented by Rock Shox – Photo: Clint Trahan

  • Kidsworx Village Crit in Whistler Village: 3:30PM Friday, August 6, 2015
  • Kidsworx B-Line Race: 10 AM Monday, August 10, 2015
  • Kidsworx XC Race: 9:30 AM Friday, August 14, 2015
  • Kidsworx Wooden Pump Track Daily Sessions at Spawn Cycles Zone in Lot 2
  • Kidsworx Run Bike Races and Scavenger Hunts at the Westin Resort and Spa