One of the most exciting events of the year is taking place right now! Crankworx Whistler is the ultimate celebration of all things mountain biking. Bringing together the world’s top mountain bike athletes, Crankworx Whistler is a 10-day festival jam-packed with fun events.
But the fun isn’t reserved just for bikers — the festival offers plenty of opportunities for spectators to get in on the action too.
Check out some of these great events for spectators at Crankworx Whistler.
Deep Summer Photo Challenge – Tuesday, August 13
The Deep Summer Photo Challenge is one of the most anticipated events of the festival. This free event showcases photography by 5 renowned photographers plus one wildcard entry over a series of slideshows on a massive screen at Whistler Olympic Plaza.
100% Dual Slalom Whistler – Wednesday, August 14
Watch as two riders battle each other in a race against time down a challenging course featuring tight turns and jumps. Free access is available to this event by uploading the Excalibur Gondola from Whistler Village to Blackcomb Base 2.
Dirt Diaries – Wednesday, August 14
Dirt Diaries offers an opportunity for teams of athletes and videographers to showcase the storytelling aspect of mountain biking. Teams are given two months to film a four to six-minute video which is then judged based on a series of criteria. This free event takes place at the Whistler Olympic Plaza.
Official Whip-Off World Championship Presented by SPANK – Thursday, August 15
This event is all about skill and style! Watch as riders throw down the biggest whips around while they compete against each other for the coveted championship belt.
Note that this event takes place on Whistler Mountain at Crabapple Hits in the Whistler Mountain Bike Park. Spectators wishing to view this event can either hike from Whistler Village at no charge or purchase a lift ticket to ride the Whistler Village Gondola to Mid Station and walk to the event from there.
RockShox Ultimate Pump Track Challenge – Thursday, August 15
Riders compete head-to-head through a series of berms and rollers in a pedal-less race against time. This event is free for spectators and takes place in the Crankworx Pump Track, at the base of Whistler Mountain.
CLIF Speed & Style – Friday, August 16
The Speed & Style event is the ultimate balance of white-knuckle riding and tricked-out jumps. Watch as the world’s best Dual Slalom racers compete against the best slopestyle riders in a race judged on both speed and style. Free access is available to this event by uploading the Excalibur Gondola from Whistler Village to Blackcomb Base 2.
RedBull Joyride – Saturday, August 17
The RedBull Joyride is the adrenaline-pumping finale of Crankworx Whistler. Join over 25,000 spectators as you cheer on the top 14 riders in the world. Watch in awe as they perform breathtaking tricks down the custom-built slopestyle course at the base of Whistler Mountain. There are several viewing spots located along the course as well as from Skiers Plaza.
With so much to see and do, the festival guarantees a great time for riders and spectators alike. Check out the full Crankworx Whistler event schedule and details here.