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Crankworx Mountain Bike Festival At Whistler Aug. 8-17; New Familyworx, Kidsworx

Kitsworx and Familyworx highlight Whistler's bike festival (Crankworx.com)

Mountain biking fans are getting set to welcome Crankworx Whistler, a freeride mountain bike festival, Aug. 8-17.  But Crankworx is more than just an event for pro riders. Familyworx, a series of family-friendly activities and demos, debuts this year, along with an expansion of Kidsworx programming. 

The Crankworx dirt stadium has been home to hundreds of game-changing moments in freeride mountain biking’s history over the past decade, and has launched the careers of countless professional athletes. 

The downhill, slopestyle and enduro superstars of the professional world return to Whistler. Spectators will see and mix with top caliber competitors all gathered in one place. But, there’s plenty more going on.

“Crankworx is not just about watching the pros – it’s about bringing people together to celebrate mountain bike culture,” says Crankworx General Manager Darren Kinnaird. “We’re into our second decade, and many of the athletes and fans that have been coming out to Crankworx since the beginning have kids now and want to be able to share this love with them.”

Familyworx brings bike lovers of all ages together for sessions including the Familyworx Run Bike Fun Races, Aug. 9 and 17; Familyworx Pump Track Sessions, Aug. 9-12 and 14-17; and Familyworx Photo Scavenger Hunt, Aug. 9 and 14. Giant run bikes will be available for kids to demo, two of which are available to win. Familyworx events are free to all participants.

Kids compete alongside the pros, giving them a sense of Crankworx competitions. New this year are Kidsworx Fat Tire Crit, Aug. 8; Kidsworx B-Line Race, Aug. 11; Fox Air DH Kidsworx Invitational, Aug. 13; and Kidsworx XC Race, Aug. 15; and Kidsworx PumpTruck Challenge, Aug. 16. Kidsworx registration is required either in advance or on site; fees depend on the event.

Photo: Kidsworx and Familyworx highlight Whister’s bike festival (Crankworx.com)

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