Crankworx World Tour Awards & After-Party

Crankworx World Tour Awards & After-Party

Crankworx is hosting its first-ever Crankworx World Tour Awards & After-Party to celebrate best-in-class athletes, innovators and the game-changers in the sport. The award ceremony will gather over 1,000 attendees to honour the tenacity, dedication and passion that have fueled the growth and love for the sport.

After the awards show, join us for an unforgettable after-party where fans, athletes, sponsors, and industry leaders will come together to celebrate another great year of riding.

Over the course of the evening, we will recognize the most recent winners of contests that have gone down at Crankworx Whistler and hand out some hardware for a series of awards voted on by a panel of judges from the Crankworx World Tour. We’ll also unveil the results of the fan-voted Photo of the Year award, as well as the Best Partner Activation, which will be voted on by the attendees of the 2018 sponsorshipX live action marketing conference.

The Panel Voted awards will include:

Crankworx World Tour Spirit Awards – Male and Female
The Crankworx World Tour Spirit Awards are handed out to two athletes, one male and one female, who’ve truly epitomized the spirit of what Crankworx is all about over the course of the season and across the World Tour. What’s the essence of that spirit? It involves a pure love for all things mountain bike, engagement in the community, relationship-building, sport-building, dedication to Crankworx, and stoke. Lots and lots of pure, unadulterated stoke.

Sam Blenkinsop
Bernard Kerr
Martin Soderstrom
Jill Kintner
Casey Brown
Tracey Hannah

Crankworx World Tour Rookie of the Year
Who’s been the breakout star of the Crankworx World Tour? This award will recognize a rider who’s competed in two or more Crankworx festivals in one year, and who’s risen to the top of the ranks during that time, making their mark on the story of the year and setting a foundation for the years to come.

Erik Fedko
Kialani Hines
Kaos Seagrave

Crankworx World Tour Volunteer of the Year
Volunteers are the lifeblood of what keeps the heart of Crankworx beating. Thousands of volunteer hours go into putting on the world’s biggest mountain bike festival at its four global stops. From course marshals to athlete check-in staff and everything in between, Crankworx teamwork truly makes the Crankworx dream work! This award will recognize one who’s gone above and beyond this season.

Lifetime Achievement at Crankworx
It’s taken a village to get Crankworx to where it’s at now – 15 years deep and now the world’s biggest mountain bike festival with four global stops. At the centre of this village are some key players who’ve made the growth of Crankworx, and the mountain bike industry overall, a part of their life’s work. This award is to say “Thank You” to a behind-the-scenes hero who’s truly changed the game.

Richard Juryn Memorial Award
The Richard Juryn Memorial Award is handed out annually to a member of the Sea to Sky mountain bike community who’s displayed passion, dedication and enthusiasm for the sport. Past winners include Jerome David, Seb Kemp and Brian Finestone.

Crankworx World Tour Photo of the Year
Photographers are invited to submit their favourite photo taken on Crankworx World Tour over the past calendar year (Crankworx Whistler 2017, Crankworx Rotorua 2018, Crankworx Innsbruck 2018, and Crankworx Les Gets 2018). Photo submissions will be open from Wednesday, July 11 to Wednesday, August 1.

Crankworx World Tour judges will then choose the top 10 photos, with fan voting determining the final winner.

Fan voting will be open from Friday, August 3 to Friday, August 17.


Please submit your favourite photo (one only!) to, with the following details:

Crankworx World Tour stop:

Check back for prize info and further details!


Meantime, grab your tickets to get in on all the action as the best in the world come together at Crankworx Whistler to celebrate the best in mountain biking from 2018. Tickets go on sale Friday, July 13, with early bird tickets available for $30 until July 31. Regular tickets are $35 if purchased in advance and $40 at the door.

The Crankworx World Tour awards will take place Saturday, August 18 from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. at Whistler Conference Centre.