Crankworx Whistler Canadian Open Enduro: Registration FAQ

Registration opens this Thursday, April 20th, 10:00 am (PDT)

Get ready for the ride of your life! The ultimate test of endurance and skill is set to unfold at the Crankworx Canadian Open Enduro, and registration is opening soon. Sanctioned by Cycling Canada and co-produced by Crankworx and the Canadian Enduro League, this epic event will take place on Sunday, July 30th, as the grand finale of Crankworx Whistler.

This year’s championship race is primed to be the biggest and best yet, featuring top-notch elite and amateur racers from across the globe, all competing on challenging terrain and iconic Whistler tracks. The Canadian Open Enduro is a must-attend event for any serious enduro rider looking to test their mettle. Don’t miss the chance to be a part of this exciting event, where you’ll not only earn bragging rights but also have a shot at winning the Crankworx Canadian Open Enduro podium (including cash prizes), Canadian Enduro Championship sleeves, crucial EDR Points, and the coveted Canadian Enduro League Championship. 

Registration opens on April 20th at 10:00am PDT. With only 340 spots available across all categories, be sure to mark your calendars to ensure you don’t miss out on the action.  Check out the registration FAQ below and read the full press release here for more details on this unforgettable event!


Q1: Who is this race targeted for?

A1: This is high-level enduro racing on advanced terrain. Riders should be expert-level riders ready for a big day out on the bike!

Q2: Is this a one or two day race?

A2: This is a one-day race taking place on July 30, 2023. There is one day of official closed course training on July 29, 2023.

Q3: What categories will be available? Can I register for a category if I am outside of the age bracket?

A3: No, riders must register in the appropriate age category. The following categories will be available (age as of Dec. 31, 2023):

  1. Men’s Elite (21+)
  2. Women’s Elite (21+)
  3. Men’s U21 (minimum age of 17)
  4. Women’s U21 (minimum age of 17)
  5. Men’s U17 (minimum age of 13)
  6. Women’s U17 (minimum age of 13)

Q4: How many registration spots are there?

A4: Total capacity for this race is 340 riders.

Q5: Will there be a Kidsworx Enduro?

A5: Yes, there will be a separate Kidsworx Enduro held on July 22, 2023.

Q6: What is the entrance fee?

A6: The following entry fees are inclusive of taxes and fees:

  1. Men’s & Women’s Elite: $226.91 CAD
  2. Men’s & Women’s U21: $210.63 CAD
  3. Men’s & Women’s U17: $184.00 CAD

Q7: What’s included in the registration fee?

A7: Race entry only.

Q8: Are lift tickets included?

A8: No. Details on ticket requirements and lift ticket prices based on the course will be released in June.

Q9: How do you register?

A9: Registration will go live at 10 a.m. PDT on April 20, 2023. Details on registration can be found here: https://www.crankworx.com/event/enduro/

Those who’d like to be first in-the-know as details become available about the Canadian Open Enduro can register their interest here: Canadian Open Enduro

Q10: Is this open to international racers?

A10: Yes! International riders are eligible to race in all categories. They will be eligible for prize money in the Elite category, but not Official Canadian Championship awards or prizing, EDR Global Ranking Points or Golden Tickets EDR World Cup direct entries.

Q11: How do I obtain EDR Global Ranking Points?

A11: Only Elite (21+) and U21 riders holding a UCI license with a Canadian National designation will be eligible to collect Points and Golden Tickets via the Canadian National Championship (UCI CN) sanction of this event. For further details on how EDR Global Ranking Points and Golden Ticket direct entries will be awarded at national championship events, please see the UCI MTB World Series Enduro Rulebook.

Q12: How can I win the Canadian Enduro Championship sleeve?

A12: Four Canadian Enduro Champion sleeves will be awarded at this race:

Q13: How do I obtain points for the Canadian Enduro League through this?

A13: Register for the Crankworx Whistler Canadian Open Enduro in your appropriate age category, and your CEL points will be assigned to your respective CEL category based on the results of the race.

Q14: What Canadian Enduro League points are up for grabs?

A14: This event is the Canadian Enduro League Championship and also a 40% bonus points round for the Canadian Enduro League overall. Only Canadian citizens are eligible for the title of Canadian Enduro League Champion.  All participants are eligible for overall points.  For more information regarding CEL points structure please visit the rulebook on their website (https://canadianenduro.com/seriesinfo).

Q15: Is there prize money?

A15: Yes! A total prize purse of $20,000 CAD will be awarded to the Men’s and Women’s podiums for the Elite Category.

Q16: Who is eligible for prize money?

A16: Any rider in the Elite category, Canadian or international, will be included in the Canadian Open Enduro podium and be eligible for prize money.

Q17: Are you paying out top three or top five?

A17: Top five.

Q18: Where else in North American can I collect EDR Global Ranking Points or Golden Ticket EDR World Cup entries?

A18: The American Continental Championships are being held at the end of this month in Costa Rica – https://www.uci.org/competition-details/2023/MTB/69114

Q19: Do I require a license? If yes, what type?

A19: Yes, all categories (Elite, U21 and U17) will require a valid UCI License or a Cycling BC one-event license to race. Competitors who need to purchase a one-event license through Cycling BC will be prompted to do so at the same time as paying for their race entry. It will be an add-on through your online registration.

For riders looking to purchase a Cycling BC one-event license, pricing is as follows:

Any Canadian rider in the Elite or U21 categories who wants to receive EDR Global Ranking Points and be eligible for Canadian Enduro Championship titles and prizing must have a UCI License.

Canadian riders in the Elite and U21 categories who are not interested in receiving EDR Global Ranking Points or being included in the standings for the Canadian Enduro Championships are not required to have a UCI License, however they must purchase a Cycling BC one-event license as part of their registration fee.

International riders without the Canadian National designation on their UCI license, in any category, are not eligible for EDR Global Ranking Points or the Canadian Enduro Championships. International riders can therefore have either a UCI License or purchase a Cycling BC One-Event License.

Q20: Do I need a WORCA (Whistler Off-Road Cycling Association) membership?

A20: No.

Q21: When will the course be released?

A21: Course details to be released on the Friday ahead of the race, followed by training Saturday and racing Sunday. Stay tuned for details here: https://www.crankworx.com/event/enduro/

Q22: How many stages will there be?

A22: This information will not be released until the course is released.

Q23: How will this be affected by the Fitz Chair replacement?

A23: We will be working around course construction. Details will be released closer to race day.

Q24: How can I keep up to date?

A24: Those who’d like to be first in-the-know as details become available about the Canadian Open Enduro can register their interest here: Canadian Open Enduro

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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.

About the Canadian Enduro League

The Canadian Enduro League (CEL) is North America’s premier enduro racing series. Founded in 2016, the CEL is where community, adventure and racing unite to showcase the best riding destinations in Canada, offering events for all levels of racers. The CEL believes in supporting local trail organizations throughout Canada, developing aspiring athletes and building capacity for enduro racing in Canada. We are Canadian Enduro.

About Cycling Canada
Cycling Canada is the nation’s oldest National Sport Organization and has one simple purpose – to inspire Canadians to cycle. Our mandate is to holistically develop the sport in partnership with our 11 Provincial/Territorial Sport Organizations, putting more Canadians on bikes from coast-to-coast and on podiums around the world.