Crankworx mountain bike-fest turns hot Whistler impossibly cool
For a village that was little more than a chairlift and a garbage dump a few decades ago, Whistler, B.C., sure has a way of drawing a crowd.
First with its Telus World Ski and Snowboard Festival every April, then with a little thing called the Olympics (February 2010), and now with a growing bike festival called Crankworx — sports fans just keep coming to Whistler.
The mountain town 125 km north of Vancouver is prepping for up to 138,000 of those fans to roll in Aug. 10-19 for the ninth-annual Crankworx Whistler, the world’s largest free-ride mountain bike (MTB for short) festival.
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Source: Lori Knowles, Toronto Sun, 29 July 2012

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