VIDEO: DELIVERS THE DIRT ON
THE BEGINNINGS OF CRANKWORX
Top trails and great courses key to
Whistler’s main summer event
AT A LITTLE EVENT CALLED JOYRIDE
It’s the largest mountain bike festival in the world, and it all started with “a little event called Joyride,” trail building grand master Paddy Kaye explains in a new Telus Optik Local feature video on Crankworx Whistler.
The final video in a triology of stories from behind the scenes of the largest summer event in Whistler, Inside Crankworx: Sculpting Dirt gives B.C. and Alberta viewers a chance spend a day with the man who created its main attraction, Red Bull Joyride.
“It took a few years, and I had some great people helping along the way, but the big challenge, to me, was to build the world’s best Slopestyle course,” says Kaye, owner of trail building company Joyride Bike Parks.
“There’s no way we would have a course like we have today without feedback from all the top riders. How big. How safe…It’s a constant back and forth, and what it does is give us the best possible product, in this day and age, that we can deliver,” Kaye explains in the video.
IN OTHER EPISODES
Inside Crankworx: Sculpting Dirt follows the release of Inside Crankworx: 15 years a Pro, a video feature released last week on the youngest person to win the Official Whip-Off World Championships, 15-year-old Whistler local Finn Iles. The second Crankworx story, Inside Crankworx: The Queen of Crankworx, gave viewers a look at Revelstoke-based pro-rider Casey Brown’s fight to become the Queen of the Crankworx World Tour. It was released Thursday.
This was the 12th year of Crankworx Whistler, and the first year of the Crankworx World Tour. For 2016, the tour brings Crankworx to Rotorua, New Zealand, in March, and Les Gets, France, in June.
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