WHISTLER, BC – Aside from the momentum needed to clear the massive tables of Whistler's Crabapple Hits, this is one Crankworx event that places no premium on speed. No, the only thing that matters in the Official Whip-Off World Championships is getting sideways. Perhaps no other Crankworx event captures the spirit of Whistler quite like this—the showmanship, the crowds, the party, the bent wheels.
ALTA, WY – While it's no secret that we love lapping the chairlift, we'd be remiss if we led you to believe that the bike park is all Grand Targhee has to offer. From the miles of pristine, flowing cross-country singletrack that the resort builds and maintains, to epic gravel-grinding adventures, Wydaho has it all. Take a look in this edit from Habitat High Altitude Provisions and Fisher Creative.
ALTA, WY – Now in its 7th incarnation, the legendary Pierre's Hole race returns to Grand Targhee Bike Park Saturday, August 15. The 2015 race will test both physical and mental endurance, fortitude and strength with 50 and 100 mile options.
WHISTLER, BC – The 2015 edition of Crankworx marches on at Whistler Mountain Bike Park, and perhaps the most iconic race, the Garbonzo DH, did not disappoint. More than two miles, it's also one of the longest. The downhill marathon saw racers pinning it in the dry, dusty late-season conditions and nearly 90-degree heat for race runs that were often 15 minutes or more. When it was all over, Claire Buchar and Marcelo Gutierrez-Villegas emerged victorious—again.
WHISTLER, BC – Pushing, pulsing and relentlessly driving, for over a decade the Air Downhill has been the primordial heart of Crankworx. Down the tacky flume of A-Line, Whistler's most iconic trail, every turn’s a berm, every jump’s a tabletop and every moment is a battle of mind over matter. Some 400 racers, one by one, sprint down the mountain, scrubbing bumps and airing 1,200 vertical feet of non-stop bank and boost.
ALTA, WY – Grand Targhee Bike Park has been upping its trail-building ante. Check out what we thought of the park, including the all-new Rock Garden expert downhill trail, here, and get a glimpse in what you can expect of your next trip to the Tetons in the short but sweet edit below.
WHISTLER, BC – The annual Dirt Diaries movie competition has become as much a part of Crankworx as the actual competitions. Crowds gathered in the Whistler Olympic Plaza last night for the screening of six five-minute contenders. In this winning "Sickest Edit Ever" from Matt Dennison and IFHT, Kyle "Norbs" Norbraten saves Whistler Mountain Bike Park from its greatest threat yet—rollerbladers.
WHISTLER, BC – Considered by some to be the definitive event of slopestyle if not all of Crankworx, the Red Bull Joyride drops this Saturday in Whistler. Brandon Semenuk, 2014 champion, has one last chance to upset Brett Rheeder's shot at sweeping the Crankworx World Tour. Can he do it?
WINDHAM, NY – The only US stop of the World Cup, Windham 2015 was one for the books. Aaron Gwin and Rachel Atherton took the pro podiums for men and women respectively, but put considerable distance between their box mates, and the young Loris Vergier spent considerable time in the hotseat. This raw highlight reel by the Parkin Bros. showcases the speed and power these racers put down up close and personal.
ANGEL FIRE, NM – The New Mexico Enduro Cup heads to Angel Fire Bike Park August 16 for the final race of the season. This State Championship event will determine which riders will reign as 2015's NM State Champions. Five timed stages will descend more than 10,000 feet of Angel Fire's finest trails and over $4,000 in cash and prices will be up for grabs.