August 10, 2018 - 08:00 to August 19, 2018 - 23:00
This world-famous festival celebrates the heart and soul of gravity-fuelled mountain biking. The best riders and biggest bike fans in the world come out for a week of gravity-fuelled racing, slopestyle competitions, Kidsworx, bike demos and the chance to shred Whistler’s trails with other like-minded bike fans.
Every day of the festival is packed with events, races and demonstrations, many of them free to watch. Learn about the events and view the full schedule below to see what’s on each day. Note that dates and times are subject to changes. Visit the Crankworx website for registration and athlete information.
WHERE TO WATCH THE EVENTS?
Lower Whistler Mountain Events (viewing from Skier’s Plaza):
CLIF Bar Dual Speed & Style, GIANT Dual Slalom, Red Bull Joyride Located at the bottom of the Whistler Mountain Bike Park. Spectators have the option to view these competitions from Skier’s Plaza or to hike up the hill to watch from behind the fences or tape
Whistler Mountain Bike Park Events:
Canadian Open Enduro presented by Specialized, Garbanzo Downhill, Fox Air Downhill, Official Whip-Off World Championships Spectators on bikes with a lift ticket can catch some of the action by riding down adjacent trails to these races. Locations and courses can be found on Crankworx.com. Spectators without a bike can watch the finish of these races in Skier’s Plaza, or take the Whistler Gondola to midstation with a lift ticket and walk down marked pedestrian trails.
Base 2 Events:
Ultimate Pump Track Challenge presented by Rock Shox The Blackcomb Gondola will be open for free on Thursday, August 17 th for spectators to travel from the Village to Base 2. Limited parking will be available in Lot 6 and 7. Spectators on foot may also walk up pedestrian marked trails or can stay in Skier’s Plaza to watch the event on a large screen TV.
Whistler Olympic Plaza Events:
Dirt Diaries Film Contest, Deep Summer Photo Contest, Red Bull Women in Action Sports Panel Spectators can view these events for free at Whistler Olympic Plaza or purchase VIP tickets online to have front row seating and access to a bar service.
- You don't have to drive around Whistler. Just take advantage of the FREE shuttle service.
- Biking the Whistler network of valley trails (40km) is however the best way of getting around Whistler.
- The Excalibur Gondola will be running to give guests free access to free parking in lots 6, 7 and 8 (lot 2 is not available). See full info about Special event parking.
- Overflow parking is available at Creekside Whistler, with Whistler Transit busses # 25,20,21 & 20X running to Whistler Village on a regular schedule.
|Photo Credit:||Tourism Whistler / Mike Crane|