Countdown to Cranworx
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.
|Fat Tire Crit|
|Dual Speed and Style|
|SRAM Canadian Open Enduro presented by Specialized|
GoPro Dirt Diaries
|Fox Air DH
Canadian Open XC
|Teva Best Trick Showdown|
|Official Whip-Off World Championships
Giant® Dual Slalom
|Trialsworx - Expert, Elite, Masters
Trialsworx - Beginner and Sport
Red Bull® Joyride
|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.
|Rich Hope and His Evil Doers
Canadian Cheese Rolling Festival | Saturday, Aug 17 | 12PM - 4PM
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
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
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
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.
|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|
Aava Whistler the Official Accommodation Sponsor of Crankworx
Aava Whistler 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.
Posted by Aava Whistler Hotel on Tuesday, August 06, 2013