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Countdown to Cranworx
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Countdown to Cranworx

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The countdown to Crankworx is on! Join us from August 9-18 for the biggest mountain bike festival in North America. Whistler becomes the mountain bike Mecca for 10 days as the world's best riders flock to town for the chance to win some wicked cash prizes.

Aava Whistler is proud to be the official accommodations sponsor of Crankworx 2013. So much so that we've compiled a preview of all this year's can't miss events. Read up on all of the biking competitions, nighttime and daytime events and official after parties.

Mountain Bike Competitions

Daily mountain biking competitions highlight a different aspect of riding each day. Check out the complete mountain bike contest schedule below.

August 9
Fat Tire Crit
August 10
Dual Speed and Style
August 11
SRAM Canadian Open Enduro presented by Specialized
August 13
Garbanzo DH
GoPro Dirt Diaries
August 14
Fox Air DH
Canadian Open XC
August 15
Teva Best Trick Showdown
August 16
Official Whip-Off World Championships
Giant® Dual Slalom
August 17
Trialsworx - Expert, Elite, Masters
Trialsworx - Beginner and Sport
Red Bull® Joyride
August 18
Canadian Open DH

More than just mountain biking

Cranworx Whistler is more than just mountain biking the festival also features a concert series, the Canadian Cheese Rolling Festival, film premiers, the deep summer photo challenge and nightly parties.

Crankworx Concert Series

The Crankworx Concert Series takes place at Whistler's Olympic Plaza. Join us August 9 - 11 for FREE concerts from the following artists.

Date Time
August 9  
Rich Hope and His Evil Doers
Matt Mays
August 10  
Daniel Wesley
Mother Mother
August 11  

Canadian Cheese Rolling Festival | Saturday, Aug 17 | 12PM - 4PM

Photo Cheese

Competitors take part in this daring event by running down a mountainside chasing a wheel of cheese. Watch as competitors tumble, fall and roll down the hill after the elusive cheese. The contest is FREE to enter. There will be a men's and women’s category. Winners will receive two Whistler Blackcomb ski/snowboard passes for the up-coming season. For more information on this event including how to register head on over to the Canadian Cheese Rolling Festival website.

Deep Summer Photo Challenge | Wednesday, Aug 14 | 8:30PM

Photo Deep Summer

Six professional photographers have three days to capture the best images they can of mountain bikers in action. The challenge demands the photogs to only shoot in the Sea to Sky area which includes Pemberton, Whistler and Squamish. The photographers also have to capture photos in Whistler Blackcomb’s Bike Park. Once they have completed this task they will create a short slideshow that will be shown at Whistler's Olympic Plaza on August 14.

The slideshow takes place at 8:30PM and will feature work from the following photographers; Scott Markewitz, Harookz, Garret Grove, Bruno Long, Nicolas Teichrob & Duncan Philpott. Tickets are available for $5 in the seated area, however if you don't mind being far away you can still catch the action from the outer field for FREE.

World Premier of 'Arrival' | Friday, Aug 16 | 8:45PM

Olympic Plaza Concert

Join us for the exclusive world premier of the mountain bike movie 'Arrival'. The movie takes a raw look at the talents of the next generation of riders and photographers in the mountain bike industry.

The movie 'Arrival' will be screened at Whistler Olympic Plaza on Friday, August 16. The film will premier at 8:45PM. Tickets are available for $5 in the seated area, however if you don't mind being far away you can still catch the action from the outer field for FREE.

Official Crankworx After Party List

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The following is list of all of the official Crankworx After Parties. The list does not include the several other club nights and pub events planned for the weekend. Safe to say Crankworx will be poppin everywhere in the Village from August 9-18 so fear not if you can't make it to one particular event because just down the street they'll be another one raging just as hard.

 Date  Event  Location  Time
 August 9 Bud Light Silent Disco  GLC  9:30PM - 1AM
 August 10 Crankworx Kick-Off Party hosted by Pinkbike  Longhorn  10PM
 August 11 SRAM Enduro After Party  GLC  10PM
 August 12 SRAM & Garbanzo Bike & Bean Party  GLC  10PM - 1AM
 August 13 Red Bull Bearclaw Redneck Backyard BBQ  Longhorn  7PM - 9PM
 August 14 Bud Light and The Sensus Present #SORRYFORPARTYING with Rhymin and Stealin (Beastie Boyz Tribute)  Longhorn  10PM
 August 15 Jordie Lunn’s Shipwrecked party presented by Captain Morgan - (prizes for best pirate costumes)  GLC  10PM - 1AM
 August 16  ARRIVAL After Party presented by Anthill Films  Garfinkel's  10PM - 1AM
 August 17 Red Bull Joyride After Party  Longhorn  9PM
 August 18 Volunteer Recognition Party  GLC  7PM - 9PM

Crankworx Whistler 2013

Aava Whistler the Official Accommodation Sponsor of Crankworx

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Aava Whistler Hotel is very proud to be the host hotel for Crankworx Whistler as they celebrate their 10 year anniversary. Come and be a part of history during Whistler's high energy celebration of bike culture with free music concerts, photo and video contests, demos and sizzling nightlife.

Photo Credit: Mike Crane

Posted by on Tuesday, August 06, 2013