The Crankworx World Tour is a multi-stop series of mountain bike festivals, bringing together the best mountain bike athletes to compete in elite-level competitions in a variety of disciplines. It began in Whistler more than 15 years ago and has since grown into the largest event of its kind in mountain biking. Elite riders battle at each stop for individual event supremacy and, while doing so, earn points toward an overall prize, considered by many to be the most difficult in mountain biking. The titles of King and Queen of Crankworx are awarded at the end of the season to athletes who’ve shown their multidisciplinary mastery over the course of the season, amassing points across events, festivals and continents. In addition, the tour includes five series events in the disciplines of Downhill, Pump Track, Dual Speed & Style, Dual Slalom, and Slopestyle. Each Crankworx World Tour stop features each of these disciplines. In addition to the King and Queen of Crankworx points, athletes accumulate points across individual disciplines. At the end of the season, series champions are crowned in all five.
Most notably, the series championship for Slopestyle is one to watch. The Crankworx FMBA Slopestyle World Championship (SWC) represents the pinnacle of the discipline of Slopestyle mountain biking and is a joint venture of the Crankworx World Tour and the Freeride Mountain Bike Association (FMBA). Each Slopestyle event on the Crankworx World Tour is an SWC event. In addition, Slopestyle competitors have a chance to win the most elusive prize in mountain biking, the Triple Crown of Slopestyle, an accolade that also carries with it a $25,000 paycheque. A rider must win three of the season’s Slopestyle events in a single year.
Crankworx World Tour festivals also host races for amateurs, Kidsworx contests for young riders, participatory events, and celebrations of mountain bike culture, all while showcasing amazing destinations