Crankworx World Tour

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

TELUS OPTIK LOCAL FEATURES LOGAN PEAT

Social media: Slopestyle mountain bike star Logan Peat shares why the Sunshine Coast is home on #TelusOptik TV today… http://bit.ly/2h34wf6

Logan Peat’s life on the training compound of star athlete, Brandon Semenuk, is all about focus

WHISTLER, BC, Dec. 12, 2016 — To learn from the best is a common ambition, but for star Slopestyle mountain bike athlete Logan Peat, it’s a lifestyle.

Peat shares his story of living and training with legendary Slopestyle athlete Brandon Semenuk in a video titled Inside Crankworx: Steps to the Podium, available for free on demand on TELUS Optik TV, and online on TELUS Optik Local’s YouTube channel.

The video is the third and final episode in a trilogy of stories from TELUS Optik Local and Crankworx, Whistler’s defining celebration of gravity mountain biking.

“(Crankworx) has definitely been up on the pedestal for me the whole time and to believe that we get to ride in it, it is just crazy,” say Peat as this story aspiration and inspiration opens.

This story brings viewers to the tiny town of Sechelt, population 8,500, where Peat and his crew of elite riding friends spend their days building trails and practicing tricks as they strive to become the best at Crankworx in Whistler each August.

“The Coast is definitely small. You’re not getting food anywhere after 9 o’clock. We’ve got one bar, no girls, but we’ve got bikes,” says Peat.

He is making the “Steps to the Podium” a top priority by finding home in a place where he can learn from Semenuk’s extreme dedication with the support of the perfect community to fuel his dreams.

“I grew up building jumps and having to turn around and tear them down, so for me, once I saw this, it was like this is freedom. You can walk through the woods and there’s jumps everywhere,” Peat says.

Red Bull Joyride is the Slopestyle competition held at Crankworx and it is considered the Super Bowl of Slopestyle. This year Peat placed fifth and was among the only riders to execute a clean, complete run before the crowd of 30,000 people, proving his dedication clearly pays off.

Crankworx is now heading into its 14th season and considered a homegrown, B.C. success story. It is broadcast on network television around the world and webcast, live, on Crankworx.com and Pinkbike.com, the largest mountain bike news source in the world. It is considered the defining celebration of gravity-mountain biking, and travels to Rotorua, New Zealand, Les Gets, France, and will venture to Innsbruck, Austria for the first time in 2017.

Inside Crankworx: Steps to the Podium, follows the release of The Adopted Child and How to Become A Pro Mountain Biker, the first two episodes in an annual three-part series put together by TELUS Optik Local and Crankworx.

The Adopted Child is the story of a professional rider who immigrated to Canada to train near the legendary Crankworx race terrain. How to Become A Pro Mountain Biker is the story of a young rider who competes at the festival, and her quest to become a professional rider.

Video: Steps to the Podium
Crankworx media photography bank on Flickr
Media are welcome to use all images in the databank, provided the photographer listed and Crankworx is given a credit.
Media contact:
Jennifer Smith
Crankworx Communications Manager
mailto:Jennifer@Crankworx.comail
Phone: 604-848-8801

_________________

Through dirt, sweat and cheers, the Crankworx World Tour celebrates the epic endurance, supreme flow, monster air and heart-stopping drops of gravity mountain biking. Anointed by dirt, powered by passion, the Crankworx World Tour travels to Rotorua, New Zealand, Les Gets, France, Innsbruck, Austria and culminates in its Canadian home base of Whistler, B.C.

Tread among the gravity-fed. Join the bike-minded.
Crankworx.com

 

About TELUS Optik Local

TELUS Optik Local supports compelling, original storytelling in British Columbia and Alberta by providing funding to filmmakers to produce their content, training to maximize their potential and exposure to new audiences.

 

 

Katy Winton on the ups and downs of the pro rider hustle, getting vulnerable, and charging forward

April 15, 2021

ATHLETE REGISTRATION OPEN FOR CRANKWORX INNSBRUCK 2021

April 15, 2021

Riders, ready? Athlete registration is now open for Crankworx Innsbruck 2021

April 15, 2021

Allan Cooke on big whips, announcing the Specialized Dual Slalom in Innsbruck, the Levo Turbo, and the new Sea to Sky community hub

March 31, 2021

Vali Höll on staying sane through injury, Red Bull’s APC, her new team, and getting ready to defend her Crankworx win

March 15, 2021

CRANKWORX INNSBRUCK TO LAUNCH 2021 CRANKWORX WORLD TOUR IN JUNE

March 10, 2021

Crankworx Innsbruck is back! June 16-20, 2021

March 10, 2021

Celebrating the women of Crankworx

March 8, 2021

Sam Blenkinsop on pandemic life in NZ, charging into 2021, and riding the new Shorty

February 22, 2021

Tegan Cruz on Kidsworx, his new spot on the RockShox Trek Race Team, and what it’s like growing up with Crankworx in your backyard

February 17, 2021

Kialani Hines talks 2020, “Validation” and the road ahead

January 25, 2021

2021 CRANKWORX WORLD TOUR IS STARTING TO TAKE SHAPE

October 29, 2020

DOUBLE AUSTRIAN WIN WRAPS FIVE DAYS OF ACTION AT CRANKWORX INNSBRUCK

October 4, 2020

TOMAS LEMOINE EARNS THIRD MEDAL IN 24 HOURS, WITH FIRST PLACE FINISH IN CLIF SPEED & STYLE PRESENTED BY GOPRO

October 3, 2020

EMIL JOHANSSON MAKES IT THREE IN A ROW WITH WIN AT CRANKWORX INNSBRUCK SLOPESTYLE

October 3, 2020

FRENCH RIDERS SWEEP DAY 1 OF CRANKWORX COMPETITION, AS LORON TAKES SECOND WIN AND BERNARD PUSHES TO TOP STEP

October 3, 2020
More Crankworx News