2013 Go Pro Dirt Diaries Video Contest Rider Line Up

May 31, 2013
by Tyler Maine  
In its second year at Crankworx Whistler, the GoPro Dirt Diaries have undergone a format overhaul that puts the creative and storytelling control in the hands of professional riders. Six mountain bike athletes have been chosen to compete in the video contest and each has been tasked with hand-picking their own team. The crews will be given seven weeks to create 4-6 minute videos that tell a story to be screened on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 in Whistler’s Olympic Plaza in front of a live audience.

Last year's winning edit:
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Below is the list of riders who have been selected to compete in the GoPro Dirt Diaries at Crankworx Whistler in 2013. Selected riders were required to announce their chosen filmmakers before the June 1 filming date; further rider rosters (teams must be of six or less) will be released through Crankworx social media channels in the coming days.

· Rider: Richie Schley with 2012 GoPro Dirt Diaries Champion and filmmaker, Leo Zuckerman
· Rider: Mike Hopkins with filmmaker David Peacock
· Rider: Kenny Smith with filmmaker Matt Miles
· Rider: Katie Holden with filmmaker Matt Dennison
· Rider: Ryan “R-Dogg” Howard with filmmaker Goldstein Productions
· Rider: Geoff Gulevich with filmmaker Ross Measures

Crankworx is coming.

bigquotesAfter we announced the format change for the 2013 GoPro Dirt Diaries at Crankworx Whistler, we got to work to gather a diverse group of incredibly skilled and focused riders, the GoPro Dirt Diaries is essentially a few contests rolled into one: riders have to ride in their own edits, they are tasked with sourcing a worthy team to collaborate and film with and they have to tell a story to our audience.
- Crankworx General Manager Darren Kinnaird

Teams assembled by each invited rider will start filming their edits for the GoPro Dirt Diaries on June 1. Submissions must be handed in on August 5 and will air in front of a crowd and an expert panel of judges at Whistler Olympic Plaza on Tuesday, August 13. Priority seating and close sightlines to giant HD screens will be on offer with a number of ticketed seats available for $5. $5000 is on the line for the first place video, $3000 for second place and $2000 for third.

The filming process for each team can be tracked throughout June and July by checking out @GoPro #DirtDiaries on Instagram, www.crankworx.com/dirtdiaries or by looking at facebook.com/crankworx.

August 9-18, 2013, the world’s best downhill, slopestyle and enduro riders will migrate to the Whistler Mountain Bike Park for the 10th Annual Crankworx Whistler. Crankworx Les 2 Alpes will take place July 6 – 14, 2013 and is the only Crankworx event to take place outside of North America. High-summer’s convergence of all things freeride, Crankworx is a 10-day festival of epic endurance, supreme flow, monster air and vertical-dropping riding. A time-tested stage for gravity-fed mountain biking, Crankworx has forged the future of freeride, launched careers and raised up a spectacle out of dirt, sweat and cheers. Feel the impact. Embrace the amplitude. Experience the awe that is Crankworx Whistler 2013.


  • 48 1
 Awhh sh*t Kenny Smith and Matt Miles. It's about to get real.
  • 5 2
 Matt Miles!!!! Well there goes any chance of winning Razz
  • 3 0
 silviafilms FTW!
  • 18 1
 I still feel its a shame they have overhauled the format. Last year, the first year, it worked well and bought out a lot of local film makers who made good films, and allowed them to put put on a stage they otherwise would never get. Grassroots riding and film making is something that should be encouraged more, this event used to do this perfectly. Such a shame.
  • 5 6
 and i feel like it was a horrible event last year and i'm excited to see they didn't just give up on it
  • 2 0
 BINGO exactly. @henry-marsh
  • 11 3
 Kenny smith.... How do you pronounce Kenny smith? KENNY SMITH HAHAHAHHA
  • 4 2
 When I went to Crankworks for the first time I caught a fever, turns out the only prescription was more crankworks (and cowbell co-incidentally)....

Something about getting hammered every night in that village, making a few laps throughout the day in the greatest bike park known to man, and the ear to ear smiles on everyones faces that hangs out there that made the whole experience the greatest week of my life! So stoked for this year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • 6 0
 This year, there should be more gopro shots, in a gopro competition...
  • 5 14
flag VPPFREEDOM (May 31, 2013 at 21:09) (Below Threshold)
 it's not a gopro competition its sponsored by gopro, there's a difference you tool. its not like every rider who get to the bottom of the red bull rampage has to drink a red bull
  • 9 1
 @VPPFREEDOM ..Don't disrespect man. We don't need that here.
  • 2 0
 I would've said either kenny smith/matt miles or mike hopkins/david peacock to win it but taking another look and looking a bit closer at the film crews it's hard to say, my vote for film crew is matt dennison as I watch his edits on nsmb constantly, and rider I'd pick hopkins because it's just flat out mike hopkins
  • 4 1
 The rider/filmer teams are killer! This is gonna be so sick to see these edits.
  • 3 0
 Talk about an all star filmmaker line up! Oh, and the riders are pretty solid too....!!!
  • 3 1
 so wheres the third brother?
  • 1 1
 filming maybe?
  • 1 0
 Rusty case gonna win it
  • 1 0
 what was the first song?
  • 1 1
 GOPRO 2 - -!
  • 4 5
 GoPro: Be A Hero

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