Kokanee Crankworx 2011

Comments 52 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Kokanee Crankworx starts today in Whistler and will run clear through next weekend. It’s the nation’s ultimate mountain biking event with the Whistler Mountain Bike Park taking centre stage for all the action.

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Kokanee Crankworx has become the authoritative free ride festival, a supercharged magnet for the world’s best riders, the definitive domestication of dirt in the service of epic endurance, supreme flow, monster air and gravity-fuelled mountain biking. The best mountain bike athletes in the world know that when gravity beckons, you simply say, yes mistress.

This weekend opens up with a concert series, then there’s the Kokanee Aftershock nightly DJ series, the Deep Summer Photo Challenge, Red Bull Joyride at Night, and parties across the village. A full schedule of concerts, competitions, and events can be found online and all of these activities are free (except for a few parties and events in the evening, where noted on the website).

From the Dual Slalom, Canadian Open Downhill, and Teva Best Trick Showdown, to the Canadian Cheese Rolling Championships – there will be no shortage of action over the next ten days.

Kokanee will also be presenting a silent disco (tickets $10, Kokanee prizes) July 22nd and the official wrap-up party at Garibaldi Lift Co on July 23rd. I have a prize pack to give away to a reader and their mountain biking friend of choice. The prize pack includes:

2 one day Bike Park vouchers
2 passes for the Kokanee VIP Deck on Saturday July 23rd

Here’s how to enter to win the prize pack:

  • Leave a comment on this post naming your favourite place to ride your bike (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
  • I entered to win a @kokanee @crankworx VIP prize pack from @Miss604 http://ow.ly/5FH0v

    I will draw one winner at 10:00am Tuesday July 19, 2011. The bike park passes will be couriered to the winner this week and the Kokanee VIP passes can be picked up at the Pan Pacific in Whistler. Must be 19 years of age or older to enter and win. No purchase necessary. Please enjoy responsibly.

    Update Lindsay C (@kitslove) is the winner!

    52 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

    1. JenFriday, July 15th, 2011 — 1:26pm PDT

      I love riding my bike in Whistler!

    2. NatFriday, July 15th, 2011 — 1:31pm PDT

      Whistler bike park!

    3. paulFriday, July 15th, 2011 — 1:52pm PDT


    4. MikeFriday, July 15th, 2011 — 1:54pm PDT

      South Surrey bike park!

    5. Kevin | 604 FoodtographyFriday, July 15th, 2011 — 3:03pm PDT

      Iona beach is a nice place to ride!

    6. SFriday, July 15th, 2011 — 3:52pm PDT

      I went last year. It was amazing. I bike Cypress and Whistler.

    7. KelsieFriday, July 15th, 2011 — 3:57pm PDT

      The North Shore!! Fromme, Seymour, Cypress we have it all!

    8. kellyFriday, July 15th, 2011 — 4:02pm PDT


    9. Alyssa BerardFriday, July 15th, 2011 — 4:17pm PDT

      Crank it up in the Whistler Bike park!!!!!

    10. DaveFriday, July 15th, 2011 — 4:28pm PDT

      Whistler Bike Park!

    11. Stephen PirakFriday, July 15th, 2011 — 4:28pm PDT

      I love to ride my bike at Whistler, Squamish and the Sunshine Coast!

    12. Jon_HFriday, July 15th, 2011 — 4:54pm PDT

      Whistler of course… close second is Crested Butte in Colorado, but Whistler is closer.

    13. MavFriday, July 15th, 2011 — 8:07pm PDT

      North Vancouver

    14. TonyFriday, July 15th, 2011 — 10:02pm PDT

      Victoria and surrondings are always a fun place to bike

    15. BenFriday, July 15th, 2011 — 10:58pm PDT


    16. RebeccaSaturday, July 16th, 2011 — 12:39am PDT

      around my neighbourhood and the seawall

    17. taniaSaturday, July 16th, 2011 — 9:57am PDT

      I like riding the trails at Whistler.

    18. rinoSaturday, July 16th, 2011 — 9:58am PDT

      Delta Watershed

    19. RiversSaturday, July 16th, 2011 — 11:03am PDT

      I love any trail I am riding…but am REALLY stoked to be heading up to WBP next month…it’s been a few years.

    20. WySunday, July 17th, 2011 — 1:28am PDT


    21. LeahSunday, July 17th, 2011 — 8:09am PDT

      My brother begged me to take him to Hornby Island on a recent trip there because the biking is amazing, but I just didn’t have space in the car. Tickets to Kokanee Crankworx would help me get back into his good graces again…

    22. SteveSunday, July 17th, 2011 — 8:58am PDT

      Tunnelvision in Whistler because its in my backyard

    23. PeterSunday, July 17th, 2011 — 9:39am PDT

      Love to ride Moose Mountain, k-country Alberta.

    24. ShelleySunday, July 17th, 2011 — 9:46am PDT

      Around the neighborhood and beyond!

    25. michelle demontignySunday, July 17th, 2011 — 9:49am PDT

      Nothin beats rippin down aline at whistler!

    26. JadeSunday, July 17th, 2011 — 9:54am PDT

      Whistler Bike Park 100%

    27. AliciaSunday, July 17th, 2011 — 10:00am PDT

      Around the lakes in Whistler! or to Lost Lake!

    28. Lindsay CSunday, July 17th, 2011 — 11:30am PDT

      I could ride the valley trails in Whistler every day! No matter where you’re going you end up in paradise!

    29. VanessaSunday, July 17th, 2011 — 12:15pm PDT

      In my neighbourhood, the West End

    30. cherylSunday, July 17th, 2011 — 1:05pm PDT

      I was just given a bike, and I love taking it through stanley park. But sadly I bit it yesterday and I am covered in bruises! Pretty sore but I still love it! And would love to go to Whistler

    31. DotSunday, July 17th, 2011 — 1:37pm PDT

      Pacific Spirit Park at UBC

    32. Grace MokSunday, July 17th, 2011 — 3:24pm PDT

      Around the Seawall!!!

    33. LeahSunday, July 17th, 2011 — 5:07pm PDT

      Love Whistler Bike Park!

    34. AlanaSunday, July 17th, 2011 — 6:56pm PDT

      Whistler bike park!!

    35. Ian YMonday, July 18th, 2011 — 11:12am PDT

      I dont bike much but I love biking along the dyke trails here in Steveston!!

    36. SanazMonday, July 18th, 2011 — 11:41am PDT

      My favourite place is the Stanley Park seawall

    37. AndreMonday, July 18th, 2011 — 11:54am PDT

      Dunsmuir bike lanes!

    38. JuliaMonday, July 18th, 2011 — 12:10pm PDT


    39. JeffMonday, July 18th, 2011 — 2:49pm PDT

      Danimal trail, off the westside road, Whistler.

    40. Steven BarringhamMonday, July 18th, 2011 — 5:33pm PDT

      Stanley Park seawall. Coincidentally I am in Whistler for the evening of the 22nd and 23rd for a birthday celebration getaway. The passes for Crankworx would be great!

    41. MarlineMonday, July 18th, 2011 — 9:16pm PDT

      The seawall!

    42. John MahTuesday, July 19th, 2011 — 9:57am PDT

      Love riding the bike around Stanley park sea wall

    43. Laura LandyTuesday, July 19th, 2011 — 9:58am PDT

      Whistler bike park, of course 🙂

    44. JuliaTuesday, July 19th, 2011 — 9:58am PDT

      BEST place to ride is clearly WHISTLER. Have been a few times! 🙂

    45. SteveTuesday, July 19th, 2011 — 9:59am PDT

      Point Roberts or Watershed!

    46. MichelleTuesday, July 19th, 2011 — 9:59am PDT

      My parents house!

    47. KristynTuesday, July 19th, 2011 — 10:01am PDT

      I love riding my bike along the seawall! You can get from Granville Island to Dowtown all the while taking in the amazing views!

    48. JeniferTuesday, July 19th, 2011 — 10:07am PDT


    49. Alysha RohlaTuesday, July 19th, 2011 — 10:09am PDT

      The trails around Lost Lake in Whistler!

    50. Sonia KainthTuesday, July 19th, 2011 — 10:11am PDT

      I loved riding the trails, mainly the Galloping Goose in Victoria when I lived there last year.

    51. AlanaTuesday, July 19th, 2011 — 10:19am PDT

      Boundary Bay in Delta.

    52. Sylvia F FWednesday, July 20th, 2011 — 12:51pm PDT

      wow I can’t believe i missed this contest! Whistler is definitely my favorite! The trails are fast and so much fun!!! B line is definitely my favorite trail in Whistler!

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