Crankworx

 

Crankworx is one of Whistler’s top spectacular events and a must when visiting the mountain in the summer. For over 10 years athletes from around the

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Caution sign that dramatically depicts a bicyclist falling headfirst down a steep staircase.

world compete in one of the toughest, yet most beautiful competitions in North America. Red Bull Joyride will test drive your comfort level but will also be the biggest thrill of your visit. The gnarliest of jumps, tricks and gravity defying styles test athletes and push them beyond their limits – leaving the crowd at the edge of their seats anticipating the outcome. The 2012 winner of the Joyride, “Thomas Genon,” proved to be fearless by completing stunts unimaginable to the human mind and conquering them. Also known as “la Frite” Trick Machine, began his awesome MTB journey at the young age of eight and progressed into one of the most amazing riders to observe. People boast that watching him is like watching a super hero calculatingly fly through the air, leaving you wondering if it’s even real.

The energy from Crankworx spills into the village with wild festivities. The Budlight Crankworx Concert Series fills the air with relentless beats, driving the already stoked crowds to a state of trance then leading into after parties put on by many of the local vendors. Taking a break from the crowds is never a foot step away from this adrenalin mecca. The gondolas are open during this event to rise above and escape into serenity high in the Whistler Blackcomb mountain. These alpine trails deliver fresh air, sculpted walls and a priceless panoramic view.

Whistler offers some of the best bed and breakfasts as well as hotels and properties to choose from. Many of these places offer <a href="https://www creating a project plan.whistlerretreats.com/hot-deals/”>packaged stays that include mountain biking, golf or gondola getaways. Restaurants are many, from local cuisine to international dining, and in conjunction with Crankworx many places offer full coarse meals with new, thirst-quenching beverages created for this specific event.

Don’t miss Crankworx; add it to you to-do list when visiting Whistler, BC. From crazy daredevil athletes, amazing places to stay and endless tantalizing restaurants, your holiday is for sure going to be deliciously pleasurable.

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