THE OTHER SIDE OF BIKING
Even in the world of mountain biking, biking itself means different things to different folks. It can be a social experience of riding the trails to simply enjoy the sight and sound. Or it can be a sport to challenge an individual's speed, technical skills, endurance and bravery. It can be a spandex-clad race or a muddy expedition. It can be a climb and/or a descend. And it can be a horizontally planted or a vertical gravity-defying ride. Whatever mountain biking is to an individual, it deserves to be celebrated.
Crankworx is a celebration of the more extreme aspects of mountain biking, centering on dirtjumping, slopestyle, downhill and North Shore-style riding. While there are many small niches in Asia that focus on dirtjumps and slopestyle, the main focus in Asia with regards to extreme mountain biking is still downhill racing. Crankworx offer a different perspective of extreme mountain biking and it has set the bar through the professional riders that graced the event every year. It's time to be inspired by these guys all over again. And who knows, slopestyle and dirtjump would then garner as much attention as downhill …
CRANKWORX WHISTLER 2014
Born in Whistler BC, Crankworx is a 10-day multi-disciplinary mountain bike festival celebrating epic endurance, supreme flow, monster air and vertical-dropping riding.
Over the past decade, the Crankworx dirt stadium has been home to hundreds of game-changing moments in freeride mountain biking’s history, and has launched the careers of countless professional athletes.
This year, 8-17 August 2014, the downhill, slopestyle and enduro legends of the world return to Whistler to battle for freeride glory. Nowhere else will you see competitors of this caliber gathered in one place. Combined with a weekend Concert Series, the GoPro Dirt Diaries, the Deep Summer Photo Challenge, Kidsworx and Familyworx, exhibitions, demos and clinics, parties and après, Crankworx Whistler truly encapsulates the best of summer on the West Coast. Voted Whistler's Best Party of 2013 and 2014 by readers of Pique Newsmagazine, Crankworx has even more surprises in store this August.
CRANKWORX LES 2 ALPES
The dust has settled on four days of mountain biking mastery in the French Alps for another year. Here's a look back at some of the moments that made Crankworx Les 2 Alpes, 2014