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Events, Happenings and Parties

Outside of competition, there’s a ton to do, see and experience at Crankworx Whistler. 

A taste of the what/where/when is below, with times subject to change. Check back often as events are added! 

Get the most up-to-date dates and times on the Crankworx Whistler schedule: https://www.crankworx.com/whistler/schedule/  

Now, go forth and get amongst it! 

Daily

Crankworx Expo 
Where: Village Stroll, Whistler Village 
When: From 10 a.m.  
What: The Expo at Crankworx Whistler gives the biggest names in mountain biking and our sponsors a chance to showcase their stuff. Whistler Village comes alive with the vibrant tents and interactive displays of all the industry heavyweights. For all the latest information on products and services, you’ve gotta check out our Expo! 
Cost: FREE 
Registration required? No. 
Details: https://www.crankworx.com/whistler/expo-demo/  

Crankworx Tech and Demo Zones 
Where: Day Skier Lot 2, Whistler Village 
When: From 10 a.m. 
What: In the Demo Zone most respected brands in the industry will have their newest Trail, DH and Freeride bikes on display and available for you to take out on the trails. After you check out the Demo Zone, stroll over to the Tech Zone The Tech Zone, where bike savants wrench on prototype bikes, interacting with riders as they chill at their team trailers between training runs and races. 
Cost: FREE, but credit cards required for demos. 
Registration required? No.  
Details: https://www.crankworx.com/whistler/expo-demo/ 

Friday, August 5

Pinkbike Party
Where: Longhorn Saloon
When: 8 p.m. 
What: Join the crew from Pinkbike and kick off Crankworx Whistler right at the Longhorn Saloon! Pinkbike is proud to present the Official Launch Party of Crankworx. After a two-year hiatus, this event is one you don’t want to miss. With the best seats in town to watch all the action and hype, join us on the Longhorn Patio for DJs, Merch and More.
Cost: Tickets $10 (click HERE)
Registration required? n/a
Details: n/a

Saturday, August 6

Whistler BMX Club Gate Training Session
Where: Whistler BMX Track, Bayly Park, Cheakamus
When: 5:30 p.m. 
What: Calling all Crankworx athletes (pro and amateur), Kidsworx shredders, and everyone in between… For the first time during Crankworx Whistler the Whistler BMX Club is firing up their Pro gate for designated gate training – for free! If you are a Pump Track, Dual Slalom, Speed & Style or BMX athlete, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to fine tune your race start. Those precious few seconds can mean the difference between 1st place and everyone else.
Cost: FREE 
Registration required? No, but is encouraged. See emails below.
Details: Please contact info@whistlerBMX.com or kidsworx@crankworx.com with any questions.

Sunday, August 7

Liv Women’s Only A-Line Session 
Where: A-Line, Whistler Mountain Bike Park 
When: 8:30 a.m. 
What: A perfect way to start off your Sunday morning, the Liv Women’s Only A-Line Session allows women to enjoy private, just-for-fun A-Line laps alongside Liv athletes and ambassadors. 
Cost: FREE 
Registration required? Yes! https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/2022-liv-a-line-crankworx-whistler-tickets-354676205077  
Details: https://www.crankworx.com/event/a-line-womens-only-session/ 

Monday, August 8

Information coming soon.

Tuesday, August 9

Freehub Trailworx presented by Soil Searching 
Where: Meet at the Specialized pit area in Parking Lot 2 for coffee, then everyone will set off together to ride to the trail. 
When: 8:30 a.m. 
What: Trails don’t build themselves! Around the world, they are primarily built and maintained by MTB community members, passionate volunteers, and hard-working trail associations. This annual event will bring all the above together, including the crews from Freehub Magazine, WORCA (Whistler Off Road Cycling Association), and Specialized Bicycles Soil Searching, on the iconic Whistler Blackcomb trails to help give a little love back. 
Cost: FREE, but a Whistler Off-Road Cycling Association (WORCA) membership is required. For this event only, there is a special Trailworx one-day membership available at no cost for visitors; select that membership option after following the registration link below. 
Registration required? Yes! https://www.worca.com/events-calendar/trailworx-2022  
Details: https://freehubmag.com/soilsearching  

Deep Summer Photo Challenge 
Where: Whistler Olympic Plaza 
When: 8:30 p.m. 
What: Revel in the artistic side of mountain biking. Six photographers spend three days shooting during Crankworx Whistler, on a tight timeline to pull together an epic slideshow set to music that encapsulates the essence of riding in Whistler. Slideshows are screened and judged under the stars at Whistler Olympic Plaza, and the winner crowned. 
Cost: FREE 
Registration required? No.
Details: https://www.crankworx.com/event/deep-summer-photo-challenge/

ilabb presents P Diggsss of Shapeshifters
Where: Longhorn Saloon 
When: 8 p.m. 
What: A must-do on your Tuesday night party-hop – join the legendary P Diggsss of NZ’s Shapeshifters and dance the night away with the ilabb crew.
Cost: TBD 
Registration required? No.
Details: TBD

Wednesday, August 10

SWATCH Skate Sesh
Where: Whistler Skate Park
When: 1 p.m. 
What: Details to come!
Cost: FREE 
Registration required? No. 
Details: n/a 

Maxxis Athlete Signing 
Where: Patio, Garbanzo Bike and Bean, Whistler Village  
When: 1:30 p.m. 
What: Come out and meet some of your favourite Maxxis athletes. Be sure to bring your program guide, favourite shirt, Crankworx merch, or heck, just stick out your arm, and get your heroes’ signature. 
Cost: FREE 
Registration required? No. 
Details: n/a 

Ride or Die WORCA Fundraiser
Where: Firerock Lounge
When: 7 p.m. 
What: Join the Ride or Die crew for your pre-game, and support the Whistler Off-Road Cycling Association (WORCA).
Cost: TBD 
Registration required? n/a 
Details: TBD

Red Bull Roster Roundup w/ Joe Pound & Trapment
Where: Buffalo Bill’s
When: 9 p.m. 
What: Details to come!
Cost: TBD 
Registration required? n/a 
Details: TBD

Lil Moine
Where: Garfinkel’s
When: 9 p.m. 
What: Tomas Lemoine’s bio on instagram reads: “I ride bikes and make music.” We know one side of him, now it’s time to get to see the other. Lemoine brings his alter-ego, rapper Lil Moine, to the stage at Garf’s for a show that we’re sure you won’t want to miss.
Cost: TBD 
Registration required? n/a
Details: TBD

Thursday, August 11

Adaptive MTB Jam Session 
Where: Parking Day Lot 2 / Crankworx Whistler Tech Zone 
When: 10 a.m. 
What: The Crankworx Whistler Adaptive MTB Jam Session is an opportunity for riders with varying mobility to experience mountain biking in the Whistler Valley Trail network with more advanced and experience riders having the opportunity to explore the Whistler Bike Park. The event hub in the Crankworx Tech Zone will feature adaptive bike manufacturers, certified AMTB coaches, and access to a range of adaptive mountain bikes. Interested riders will have the opportunity to join a group ride either in Lost Lake (Beginner & Intermediate riders) or the Whistler Mountain Bike Park (Advanced riders). All rides will be guided by certified coaches from Whistler Adaptive Sport Program and Kootenay Adaptive Sport Association. A limited number of bikes will be available to borrow for group rides. 
Cost: FREE 
Registration required? Contact Carly Fox: carly@crankworx.com 
Details: https://www.crankworx.com/event/adaptive-mtb-jam-session/  

Poster Signing with Rémy Métailler
Where: 7Mesh booth in the Crankworx Expo, next to the Carleton Lodge
When: 3 p.m.
What: Meet 7Mesh athlete Rémy Métailler and get a signed poster!
Cost: FREE
Registration required? No
Details: n/a

Red Bull presents Finn Iles’ Birthday Party w/ Nick Bike & Trapment 
Where: Longhorn Saloon
When: 7 p.m. 
What: Crankworx champ and Whistler-local Finn Iles celebrates his birthday during Crankworx every year – join the Red Bull crew in wishing him a very Crankworx birthday!
Cost: TBD 
Registration required? n/a
Details: TBD

Dirt Diaries presented by SWATCH 
Where: Whistler Olympic Plaza 
When: 8:30 p.m. 
What: Crankworx and Whistler Blackcomb celebrate the creative spirit and storytelling culture of mountain biking in this video throw-down that’s produced some iconic content over the years. Five filmmakers bring us the ride of our lives this summer, showcasing a slice of one athlete’s diary. These four to six-minute videos begin production early summer and hit the big screen during Crankworx Whistler, under the stars at Whistler Olympic Plaza. 
Cost: FREE 
Registration required? No. 
Details: https://www.crankworx.com/event/dirt-diaries/  

OFFICIAL AFTERPARTY: Dirt Diaries presented by SWATCH 
Where: Buffalo Bills 
When: 10 p.m. 
What: Keep the good times rolling and celebrate with SWATCH and the crews from Dirt Diaries! 
Cost: TBD 
Registration required? No. 
Details: n/a

Friday, August 12

Maxxis Athlete Signing 
Where: Patio, Garbanzo Bike and Bean, Whistler Village  
When: 1:30 p.m. 
What: Come out and meet some of your favourite Maxxis athletes. Be sure to bring your program guide, favourite shirt, Crankworx merch, or heck, just stick out your arm, and get your heroes’ signature. 
Cost: FREE 
Registration required? No. 
Details: n/a 

Red Bull presents Soundclash Dueling Patios
Where: Black’s Pub and Longhorn Saloon
When: 3 p.m. 
What: Two DJ’s duke it out and battle musically, featuring Nick Bike vs. Charly Hustle.
Cost: TBD 
Registration required? n/a
Details: TBD

Can I Ride at River Jumps w/ Jackson Goldstone, Johnny Salido, & Matt Jones
Where: River Jumps
When: 7 p.m. 
What: Dirt Jump session – everyone welcome to ride along and join in!
Cost: FREE 
Registration required? n/a
Details: n/a

Ride In Outdoor Theatre: Long Live Chainsaw from Red Bull Media House and Anthill Films
Where: Rebagliati Park 
When: 8:15 p.m.
What: Join your bike-minded friends for a free movie screening under the stars of “Long Live Chainsaw” from Red Bull Media House and Anthill Films.
Cost: FREE 
Registration required? No. 
Details: n/a 

Red Bull presents Party Rock w/ CSIK & Headspin
Where: Moe Joe’s
When: 9 p.m.
What: Details to come!
Cost: TBD 
Registration required? n/a
Details: TBD 

Official Red Bull Joyride Kick Off w/ Special Guest SKRATCH BASTID and Joe Pound
Where: Apres Apres
When: 9 p.m.
What: Details to come!
Cost: TBD 
Registration required? n/a
Details: TBD 

Saturday, August 13 

Maxxis Athlete Signing 
Where: Patio, Garbanzo Bike and Bean, Whistler Village  
When: 1:30 p.m. 
What: Come out and meet some of your favourite Maxxis athletes. Be sure to bring your program guide, favourite shirt, Crankworx merch, or heck, just stick out your arm, and get your heroes’ signature. 
Cost: FREE 
Registration required? No. 
Details: n/a 

Red Bull Joyride Official After Party Featuring Aminé
Where: Whistler Conference Centre
When: 9 p.m. 
What: This will be the place to be Saturday night, as the sun goes down on the 10th anniversary of Red Bull Joyride. JAYEMKAYEM, HEDSPIN, and AMINÉ will all be on deck.
Cost: $33 – tickets available HERE
Registration required? n/a
Details: redbull.ca/joyride

YT Industries After Party hosted by Brett Tippie
Where: Apres Apres
When: 9 p.m. 
What: Join the legendary Brett Tippie for a night out with the YT crew.
Cost: TBD
Registration required? n/a
Details: TBD