19-24 March, 2019
Location: Crankworx Rotorua takes place in the Central North Island of New Zealand set amongst rainforests, surrounded by pristine lakes and steaming geothermal landscapes of bubbling mud pools and shooting geysers. This Spa of the Southern Seas features thermal bathing and exhilarating adventure experiences, world-class mountain biking and a rich heritage, and all in New Zealand’s cradle of Māori culture and history. Crankworx competitions are based out of Skyline Rotorua, home to the Skyline Gravity Bike Park, and the Whakarewarewa (/Fah-kah-ray-wah-ray-wah/) Forest. New Zealand’s coolest hot spot truly embodies the spirit of Crankworx, celebrating the trails that have brought people from all over the world to Rotorua, but also the dirt gold, the culture and the spirit of the people.
History: Crankworx Rotorua was announced in August 2014, marking the first time the festival set down in the southern hemisphere. It launched in March 2015 and was immediately embraced by residents and visitors. 2019 will mark the fifth time Crankworx will kick off its season in New Zealand, something that’s set to continue – in December 2016 a 10-year contract was signed, ensuring many more years of magic from Crankworx Rotorua.
Crankworx Rotorua by the numbers (2018)
Pro Athletes: 1037
Kidsworx Competitors: 160
June 12-16, 2019
Location: Innsbruck, Austria is the capital of the country’s western state of the Tyrol, situated in the Heart of the Alps. It’s an Olympic City, famous for its great competence in organizing major sport events and with a history with the kind of competition Crankworx does best: defying gravity. Having staged the famous Air + Style Contest since 1993, several Boulder World Cups, and lots of other World Championships, this Crankworx World Tour stop has distinguished itself as the perfect place for mountain biking’s elite to go big, fly high and make history.
History: Crankworx Innsbruck was announced as the fourth stop of the Crankworx World Tour in August of 2016. 2019 will mark the third time the urban mountain city will play host to the best mountain biker’s in the world.
Crankworx Innsbruck by the numbers (2018):
Days: 5 Spectators: 20,000 (8% increase from 2017)
Pro Athletes: 314 (13% increase from 2017)
Kidsworx Competitors: 490 (145% increase from 2017)
August 9-18, 2019
Location: Crankworx Whistler takes place in the Resort Municipality of Whistler, located in the Coast Mountain Range north of Vancouver, in a region known as the Sea to Sky. Many events during Crankworx Whistler take place within Whistler Village in the Whistler Mountain Bike Park. The stage for the festival’s signature event, Red Bull Joyride, is set at the base of the bike park in an area known as “The Boneyard.”
History: Crankworx Whistler began in 2003 under the name Whistler Summer Gravity Fest, changing its name to Crankworx the following year. Since then, the festival has grown exponentially year after year, and has become known as the Superbowl of mountain biking. 2019 will mark the 16th year of the festival in Whistler.
Crankworx Whistler by the numbers (2018):
Red Bull Joyride spectators: 35,000
Pro Athletes: 1181
Kidsworx Competitors: 1090
Crankworx has the the largest economic impact of all major events in Whistler.