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Whistler Crankworx 2013

Whistler Crankworx

Crankworx Mountain Bike Festival: Physics, Gravity, Legends and Facts

“I am so pumped for Crankworx!” exclaimed my co-worker.

“What is Crankworx?” I asked. I then received what felt like the longest blank stare ever.

“Are you serious? Crankworx is the event of the summer! It is the world’s largest mountain bike festival!”

I quickly realized that I had better get my facts straight about 2013 Crankworx Whistler. If you’re in the same boat, not really knowing what Crankworx is all about, or you simply need more information about this year’s festival, then read on!

Crankworx 101

What is Crankworx?

From August 9 to 18, 2013, bikes and their owners will take over Whistler during the ultimate Freeride Mountain Bike Festival to compete in downhill, enduro, slopestyle, trails and more. And this event isn’t just for the pros. Riders of all skill-level get the unique opportunity to compete alongside some of the world’s top professional athletes. So long as you have two wheels, bike gear, and no fear, Crankworx promises to be an awesome time!

Where and when do the events take place?

Check out the Crankworx Whistler 2013 Schedule.

Where can I watch the events from?

Events in the Boneyard or Whistler Mountain Bike Park, are best viewed from Skiers Plaza at the base of Whistler Mountain in Whistler Village. There you can watch all events on the jumbotrons, see live timing of the races and listen to the announcers.

Is there anything else other than mountain bike events taking place?

It wouldn’t be a festival without free music concerts, photo and video demos and a bumping nightlife. The Whistler Olympic Plaza will showcase the GoPro Dirt Diaries video contest on August 13 and the Deep Summer Photo Challenge on August 14. Don’t miss the Bud Light Crankworx Concert Series held at the Olympic Plaza.

Is Whistler Mountain Bike Park open to public during Crankworx?

Yes, the bike park is open to public every day during Crankworx, however, certain runs will be closed at times to allow for race training and the actual race runs.

Do you need to pay to go up the mountain?

Yes, for bike park ticket rates and information, please click here. For sightseeing/hiking ticket rates and information, please click here.

How do I register for an event?

Click to register for Crankworx events.

The friendly and knowledgeable staff at Summit Lodge is eager to give you more information about Crankworx. Remember, we offer free Guest Bike Rentals! Rent a bike and head over to watch the events, be sure to stay clear of the race and jump tracks, as you don’t want to get muddle up with the competitors! For more information in booking your stay and activities call Toll-free 1 (888) 913.8811.

Expert: From August 9-18, bikes and their owners will take over Whistler during Crankworx. So long as you have two wheels, bike gear, and no fear, Crankworx promises to be an awesome time!

ArtWalk 2013

whistler artwalk 2013

With over 80 artists in 45 venues, Whistler’s most expansive Art Exhibit, from Function Junction to Alpine, is a must see. The roaming ArtWalk Exhibit, presented by the Whistler Arts Council, transforms businesses and streets into makeshift art galleries.

This year, artists from the Sea to Sky corridor will be displayed for the months of July and August. Venues like banks, real-estate offices, cafes and hotel lobbies capture a lot of people from out of town, giving visitors a chance to see what Whistler’s talented artists are up to.

Taking part in this exhibit is as simple as picking up a map at participating venues, or by downloading the Digital Catalogue 2013. Just look for the red ArtWalk flags, and guide yourself through this intimate creative crusade, covering 40 arches of more than 40 temporary galleries. You’ll know you’re on the right track, when you come across brightly coloured Ladies in Red, cartoon-like characters, and the odd human-barn owl on stilts.

This summer, the streets will be speckled with tents and booths filled with artists painting, knitting, sculpting clay, playing music, firing glass, making balloon animals and painting faces. The ArtWalk is for all ages, and is sure to inspire visitors and locals alike. Take in the sights and sounds for as little or as long as you’d like, between the hours of 6:30 – 9:30 pm in Whistler Village.

This year Summit Lodge is participating and are really excited to showcase local artist, Allee Wells. Her work has been described as stunning, lovely, whimsical, playful, and thought provoking. Allee’s main practice involves drawing and mixed media, using materials such as pencil, pencil crayon, oil pastel, marker, pen, paint, collage papers and sparkles. Allee’s work can be found in the Summit Lodge lobby.

Summit Lodge is proud to support local artists, and we’d be more than happy to provide you with more information about the ArtWalk! For information in booking your stay and activities call Toll-free 1 (888) 913.8811.