Crankworx Whistler 2016 Begins!
Crankworx Whistler has started! One of the world’s best downhill, slopestyle and enduro competitions is back for another 10 days of mountain bike mayhem!
During the festival Whistler Village becomes a hub of fans, legends, innovators, and rising stars in the mountain biking scene. And with such a jam-packed festival we thought we would give you a heads up about some of the great events happening this weekend.
Friday marks the official start of the weekend with most of the day designated to registration for races and practising the courses. Today will be a good day to people watch in the Village as riders and fans will be running about preparing for the weekend.
Saturday! Saturday! Saturday! This is when the real competitions begin. Both the Clif Bar Dual Speed & Style and the SRAM Canadian Open Challenger Enduro presented by CamelBak start in the morning. The Clif Bar Dual Speed & Style is a combination of the fastest time down the mountain with the best tricks to accompany. Anything can happen in this fast-paced race, so be prepared to watch the dirt fly as riders compete to be the king of speed & style.
In contrast to the Clif Bar Dual, the SRAM Canadian Open Challenger Enduro presented by CamelBak is three stages and 37 km of enduro action on some of the best single-track, technical terrain in the world. This race will be harder for the spectators to watch but promises to show the top competition in this year's’ Crankworx Whistler.
Ain’t no rest for the wicked with Sunday kicking off the Liv Women’s Only A-Line Session as well as the SRAM Canadian Open Enduro presented by Specialized.
The Liv Women’s Only A-Line Session allows women to enjoy private, fun-loving A-Line laps alongside Liv athletes Katie Holden, Leigh Donovan, and Tarah Gieger.
The SRAM Canadian Open Enduro presented by Specialized is another technical single-track race. However, the stakes are raised on this one because it’s actually Round 6 of the Enduro World Series! This race is sure to be chalked full of the world’s best endurance mountain bikers.
So Much More!
This is just a taste of what’s happening this weekend! There’s so much we didn’t mention here including tons of events for children (which have adorably been put in a category called Kidsworx). Head over to the Crankworx website to check out the full schedule so you don’t miss a minute of the action.
Also, don’t miss the Crankworx Sunset Sessions at the Bearfoot Bistro Outdoor Lounge! The Crankworx Sunset Sessions take place every day during the festival from 3 pm until late with live music, entertainment, and some pretty sweet drink deals.
Posted by Aava Whistler Hotel on Thursday, August 11, 2016