Book your Whistler village accommodation at the Sundial Hotel and secure front row seats to Whistler's biggest event for the year!
August 12th to 21st, mountain biking superfans will flock to Whistler to join mountain biking legends, rising stars and industry innovators for Crankworxs 2016. A 10 days festival packed full of events, competition and exhilarating demonstration of fearless skill. Crankworx will be Whistler’s biggest event of 2016.
Whether you are an avid mountain bike fan or not, Crankworx is a great time to visit the Whistler resort. August brings warm temperatures and sunny skies, a perfect time to plan your stay in Whistler and pick your summer adventure. Whether you enjoy alpine hiking, river rafting, mountain biking or simply relaxing beside pristine lakes, Whistler offers something for everyone.
A Spectator's Guide to Crankworx Whistler
Red Bull Joyride
21 August, Whistler Mountain Bike Park
The Red Bull Joyride is locally known as the Crankworx spectator event not to be missed! An invitational showcase of skill, daring and gravity defying stunts on a custom built course of impressive man made features. Watch the world’s best riders bring their A-game and push the limits during this spectacular event. The Red Bull Joyride takes place at the base of the Whistler Mountain Bike Park in the Boneyard and is the culminating event of 10 days of gravity fueled mountain bike madness. Secure your front row sets to this spectacular show when you book your stay in one of our Mountain View suites.
Canadian Open DH
20 August, Whistler Mountain Bike Park
The Canadian Open DH is a one-run take-down of Whistler’s rooty single-track, steep rock drops and big air features. This test of technical skill and mind over matter makes for some exciting viewing.
Giant Dual Slalom
August 19, Whistler Mountain Bike Park
Raw rivalry is the name of the game in Dual Slalom. This crowd-pleasing spectacle pits two competitors against one another. Riders battle it out side-by-side and race the clock to avoid elimination. Competitors take one run down each side of the sculpted course, with the fastest combined time taking the win.
Official Whip-Off World Championships
19 August, Crab Apply Hits
The Official Whip-Off World Championships is a demonstration of sideways style with rock star sttitude. In a playful throw-down of killer whips the rider who earns the respect of this crowd owns the title of sovereign of style.
Kidworx Event Series
Kidsworx gives the next generation of mountain biking superstars the chance to make their mark during Crankworx. Catch kids aged 5-15 years racing the streets of Whistler in the Kidsworx Village Crit or watch with bated breath as the most accomplished young athletes tackle the adult's downhill course in the Air DH Kidsworx Invitational.
The Deep Summer Photographer Challenge
August 17, Whistler Olympic Plaza
The Deep Summer Photographer Challenge showcases deep summer in the Whistler resort through the lenses of six elite mountain bike photographers. Given 72 hours to shoot and compile their slide show, each photographer tells the story of mountain biking with their own unique twist.
August 20, Blackcomb Mountain
Enjoy the spectacle of an 11-pound wheel of cheese rolling downhill, chased by eager competitors slipping, tripping and tumbling their way down in a bid to catch the cheese and win!