Crankworx World Tour

logo-sponsor-sram
logo-sponsor-maxxis
logo-sponsor-clif
logo-sponsor-rockshox
specialized

CRANKWORX WHISTLER CANCELLED FOR 2021, SET TO RETURN AUGUST 2022

Alternatives in the works for Summer 2021, while Crankworx Whistler 2022 set to return August 5-15

WHISTLER, BC, June 1, 2021 — Following much consideration and discussion, the Crankworx team is announcing the cancellation of its Whistler festival in 2021.

“To our riders, core media, festival partners, and fans, we know it’s been tough. Mountain biking is both a career and a passion for many, so to lose an event that I know means so much to so many people…it’s been tough for everyone,” says Darren Kinnaird, Managing Director of the Crankworx World Tour. “We have been exploring our options for Crankworx Whistler 2021 since last summer. We held on to the possibility for as long as we could, while working on alternatives. The province of British Columbia is on a good track and is in the process of lifting restrictions, but unfortunately there’s not enough certainty or lead time to pull off the festival for this year. That said, we’re hard at work on some exciting things to get riders and fans excited this summer, so watch this space.”

B.C. is currently at Step One of a four-step reopening plan. Travel within the province is restricted, and Canada’s borders remain closed to non-essential travel.

Crankworx Whistler was also cancelled in 2020 due to the restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, the team pivoted to create the CLIF Crankworx Summer Series (CCSS) bringing together B.C. athletes to compete in a series of made-for-TV events at some of the province’s top resorts.

As for the future of the iconic Whistler festival: mountain bike fans need not fear. Crankworx Whistler is already on the calendar for next year.

August 5-15, 2022, the world will come together in Whistler for Crankworx once again. The 10-day celebration of all things mountain biking will include the Whistler stop of the Enduro World Series, and the 10th anniversary of Red Bull Joyride.

Stay tuned for some exciting updates on that soon as the hype starts to build ahead of Red Bull Joyride 2022.

Meantime, planning for both the kick-off and finale of the 2021 Crankworx World Tour is in full swing.

June 16-20, 2021

Crankworx Innsbruck brings live mountain bike racing to Red Bull TV from Austria.

November 1-7, 2021

Crankworx Rotorua wraps the World Tour, with action live on Red Bull TV from New Zealand.

Stay up to date with all things Crankworx: crankworx.com

Photos for media use: CWX Media Drive

About the Crankworx World Tour
Crankworx is the ultimate experience in mountain biking. Born in Whistler, B.C. in 2004, Crankworx has evolved into a multi-stop international festival series. The Crankworx World Tour brings together the best mountain bike athletes to compete in elite-level competitions in a variety of disciplines. Crankworx World Tour festivals also host races for amateurs, CWNEXT categories for next gen athletes, Kidsworx contests for young riders, participatory events and celebrations of mountain bike culture, all while showcasing amazing destinations. For additional information, visit Crankworx.com

CLEAN SWEEP FOR VERBEECK IN SUN PEAKS + FIRST PRO CRANKWORX WIN FOR JACKSON FREW IN SUN PEAKS DH

September 24, 2021

BAS VAN STEENBERGEN EARNS FIRST CRANKWORX WORLD TOUR WIN IN DUAL SLALOM, SHARING PODIUM WITH VAEA VERBEECK

September 23, 2021

Dual Slalom in Sun Peaks kicks off five live broadcasts at Crankworx B.C. today

September 23, 2021

First look: Title Slopestyle @ SilverStar Bike Park

September 21, 2021

Crankworx is hitting the road this November/December in New Zealand

September 8, 2021

CRANKWORX ANNOUNCES NOVEMBER/DECEMBER SUMMER SERIES IN NEW ZEALAND

September 8, 2021

International Rider List Released for Crankworx Rotorua in November

August 31, 2021

Rider list and full schedule released for Crankworx B.C.

August 18, 2021

WORLD’S TOP SLOPESTYLE + KING AND QUEEN CONTENDERS SET TO TAKE CRANKWORX B.C. BY STORM

August 18, 2021

CRANKWORX SHIFTS ACTION IN B.C. TO SEPTEMBER 22 AND ANNOUNCES LOCATION AND EVENT LIST

August 5, 2021

CRANKWORX B.C. ACTION SHIFTS TO SEPTEMBER 22 + LOCATION AND EVENT LIST RELEASED

August 4, 2021

Ride Canada’s Best Trails with Finn Iles

July 23, 2021

Explore Canada on Bike with Vaea Verbeeck

July 21, 2021

Ride Across Canada with Andréane Lanthier Nadeau

July 19, 2021

Explore Canada’s Best Trails with Brett Rheeder

July 16, 2021

Exploring Canada’s Riding Meccas with Brett Rheeder, Andreane Lanthier Nadeau, Vaea Verbeeck & Finn Iles

June 30, 2021
More Crankworx News