"From record crowds of over 146,000 who attended Crankworx Whistler 2012, to the number of people tuned in to experience live webcasts powered by Red Bull Media House and watch Pinkbike's video on demand segments, we brought the action of Crankworx Whistler to more people than ever before," says Darren Kinnaird, Crankworx General Manager. "This year's event was a game changer with highlights including Steve Smith's 'triple-crown' DH wins, to a major upset in Red Bull Joyride that saw Belgian rider Thomas Genon ride away with first place and $25,000."
An exciting development yet to happen for Crankworx Whistler will be a two-hour television event airing on NBC October 6, 2012 as part of the Red Bull Signature Series. With an hour devoted to the Red Bull Joyride and another hour to the rest of Crankworx Whistler's mountain bike events, the major broadcast opportunity is going to expose the world class freeride mountain bike festival to more people than ever.
Crankworx Whistler's tenth anniversary event will take place August 9-18, 2013 and although nine years of awe, next level action and epic moments are a tough act to follow; next year's event will deliver a celebration worthy of the world class athletes who support the competition year after year.
The ninth annual Crankworx Whistler was presented by Whistler Blackcomb and the Whistler Mountain Bike Park. Crankworx Whistler is the biggest annual event held in Whistler and is also the largest freeride mountain bike festival in the world. Crankworx Les 2 Alpes took place for the first time July 9-15, 2012 and was the first Crankworx event to take place outside of North America. This new event will build on Crankworx's legendary legacy in the arena of freeride mountain biking.
Current event photography: www.flickr.com/photos/crankworx/
Videos of the Day by Pinkbike and Vimeo: vimeo.com/crankworx
Source: Whsitler Bike Park