Red Bull Joyride Returns To Crankworx Whistler

Jun 5, 2013
by Julian Coffey  
Fusing elements of slopestyle, dirt jump, and North Shore mountain biking, Red Bull Joyride will once again culminate into one gravity-fed, season-defining freeride mountain bike competition on Saturday, August 17th in Whistler, BC. Eighteen of the world’s best riders will battle it out for a chunk of the $50,000 in prize money and historical bragging rights.

bigquotesJoyride is the biggest slopestyle course of the year, which means it needs the best preparation. Any good course has rider input and Red Bull Joyride is honestly a rider inspired course. The overall line of the course has been changed to move the features across the hill more than the past, from top to bottom. This theme begins with the start, where the riders will veer into the woods, rail a berm, then come out to the first drop going across the hill.- Brandon Semenuk
Joyride 2013 Course drawing
bigquotesDesigned by the leading masterminds in the sport, this will be the course to watch. All the features have been re-designed, the cabin will be repositioned with a "whale tail" on the deck. The radius of all the ramps will be longer, and the course will have speed checks where the riders can regroup and focus on laying down a clean run full of tricks. A good example of this is the quarter pipe ramp in the middle of the course, where the riders will actually come back up the hill to slow down, then drop in again for the bottom half of their run. The second half of the course has two lines with opposing features. This works great for slopestyle, as the riders can choose to ride left or right features for the quarter pipe, the hip jumps, and the wall ride. The last feature will have a dirt take off and will be a large step down into the finish.- Darren Berrecloth

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bigquotesTen years ago, the slope at Whistler Bike Park known as "The Boneyard" hosted the world's first ever mountain bike slopestyle contest. Over the past decade, the dirt on that hill has stood in many different formations and challenged the best riders in the world. At this momentous 10 year point in our sport, its only fitting that the riders have joined forces with the dirt to create a course that will showcase the ever-evolving nature of slopestyle; staying true to the roots while cutting a path for the mayhem that lies ahead. This new course will have more judge-able features than in the past - 12 in total - and will be fair for riders who are more comfortable hitting features to the left or to the right. We feel that the new design is safer due to the features flowing across the hill and hopefully we see more runs completed with less crashing. The challenge for the competitors will be to show off their skills to the judges with technical tricks on all 12 features. I think the riders will appreciate that we've completely changed the track and that we're not just moving a couple ramps around, it shows that as a group we're trying to make this the best slopestyle contest ever.- Cam McCaul

Watch it Live
Red Bull Joyride is part of the “Red Bull Signature Series” on NBC, which features the most progressive and innovative snowboarding, mountain biking, freestyle motocross, ice cross downhill, skiing, and BMX events. The Red Bull Joyride event will air on NBC on September 7, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. ET. For more information, visit redbullsignatureseries.com.

For more info, check out redbull.ca/joyride

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83 Comments

  • 151 1
 Hope there's less crashes, last year was brutal
  • 23 200
flag Lone-Wolf (Jun 5, 2013 at 16:01) (Below Threshold)
 The more brutal it is, the more exciting it gets. Well at least for the spectators Wink
  • 143 0
 No definitely not... I hate it when a rider goes down. Especially when it's a serious injury
  • 13 0
 the bottom looks like a super epic DS course
  • 45 1
 Lone-Wolf this isn't NASCAR, it's more exciting without the crashes
  • 6 6
 Hopefully this year i wont get stuck on the mtn so i can actually watch slopestyle this time
  • 8 41
flag BikeNERD007 (Jun 5, 2013 at 18:47) (Below Threshold)
 Last years crankworx was windy as fuck, and the film chopper didnt help either. Too many crashes don't make it exciting, it made it gay, and norbs got robbed. Hopefully 2013 events will be way better in outcome.
  • 44 0
 @connor-rix, oh no stuck on the whistler mountain, you poor soul
  • 22 1
 That illustration is quite possibly the greatest illustration I've ever seen.
  • 5 3
 Yeah cannot control the weather, guys. I've gotta say this is going to be the best course ever built for Crankworxs... although I do miss the staple massive drop or jump so hopefully one of them will be available this year. And the hip, I hope there's plenty of speed into it solely to see Anthony boost it as high as the pipe skiers, mainly like that youngin French-Canadian (or just French along the lines of Poit or...something, I can't remember but he's insane), haha.
  • 7 6
 anyone who's unclear on size of last jump its in the background of this photo www.pinkbike.com/photo/9672926
  • 9 18
flag VPPFREEDOM (Jun 5, 2013 at 22:39) (Below Threshold)
 I was up in Whistler last weekend and I'm not to sure what the guys at "joyride" are thinking it's like they're trying to take us back too 2002 back when Crankworx was a real event... biking used to be a sport of men with hair on their chest not a bunch of fairy's prancing around on their hardtails calling it slope style time to man up and do something awesome for this once awesome event
  • 9 0
 I'm still amazed how a hardtail could take the abuse of that last drop, my outlook on hard tail capabilities are forever changed at the least I can say.
  • 2 5
 Hope they make the track so gnarly no hardtails would survive.
  • 3 0
 whats up with that quarter mid course? it looks so awkward to go to the left.
  • 4 0
 it will probably be slight different proportions in real life.
  • 1 0
 Anyone know the name of the artist who drew the poster illustration?
  • 2 0
 Scott Dixon I'm pretty sure! He's also done all the art for NWD!
  • 2 1
 I too hope we see alot fewer crashes. Have allready started to relate red bull events to pain
  • 3 0
 I was riding hidden trails Frown my own fault tho!
  • 2 0
 No tea spoons this year?
  • 1 0
 Thanks, trickland.
  • 37 2
 When I win the lottery on friday, I'm building a permanent course like this in sw England
  • 6 1
 Gonna have to give you a negative one, Bertie... SW England is WAY too far from Orlando (where I live).
  • 2 0
 Super close to where I live! Newquayyyy! Win!
  • 16 0
 I want that course map as a print, framed and hung in my apartment......signed by this years winners. Would be sick
  • 3 0
 If you could get this + annotate it with the riders run/tricks would be even better
  • 9 1
 Saw the bottom jump from the chair lift and it looks like a ski jump! Pretty weird for a last feature where it use to be the biggest of the whole run!... My opinion.
  • 5 0
 I always liked the whale tail as the last jump
  • 5 1
 Its going to be like the 2010 step down
  • 10 0
 Awe, no more 60 footer in the middle!
  • 2 1
 Dont ever doubt someone will put a 30 foot kicker in there somewhere...
  • 1 0
 perhaps there will be a possibility to gap this wodden stepup to stepdown thing
  • 1 0
 That was meant to be 60 foot!
  • 6 0
 great course, I'm glad they went way off from last year's
  • 2 0
 it was time for a change from the last two years....dont really get the last two jumps?
  • 2 0
 to rockyflowtbay the last feature appears to be a dirt whale tale, but before that I don't the slightest clue Big Grin
  • 1 0
 ya true, but it looks like a 4x course not a final feature at joyride
  • 2 0
 course looks a lot longer! expecting some big variety
  • 4 0
 The last three jumps are perplexing, but the rest of the course looks sick. Hope to see some awesome tricks thrown down.
  • 4 1
 features look allot smaller than last year, but that's probably just the picture. Also looks longer. Can't wait!
  • 3 0
 Kind of looks a bit more like three years ago, with more man-made jibs and quarters. This course is going to be sick!
  • 4 0
 hope they open the course to the public again it looks fun
  • 3 0
 cant wait for this summer,it's gonna be awesome
  • 3 0
 I wanna see a transfer line on those mirror whale tales!
  • 1 1
 I don't think they'll be mirrored whale tales. It'll likely be set up like last year where one hit was off the roof and the other was off the deck
  • 2 0
 Uhhh, the drawing is probably not to scale so hold up on the judgment until you see it in person or a photo.
  • 11 0
 If it was 1:1 scale I might have a chance at riding it.
  • 2 0
 Just 69 days until AIR DH...72 until Red Bull Joyride...so pumped to be there once again! 2 weeks of pure Whistler fun!
  • 2 0
 wonder if someone will jump on the top of that traiangle wall ride. bring back the old school skinnys
  • 3 1
 yeow looks like a rad course
  • 1 0
 We need their talent to build a course like this in West Virginia, Burning Rock
  • 2 0
 summer is going to be so good!
  • 2 0
 it looks sick other than the last hit... gonna be an unreal show
  • 2 0
 Well,I don't think I could make it through that course!
  • 2 0
 it seams like the last half could be used for dual speed and style.
  • 2 0
 hope they open the course to the public again it looks fun
  • 3 1
 I hope they let us ride it this year
  • 2 0
 nobody wants to go down on a tranny
  • 2 0
 360 double tailwhip ahhmagawwdddd
  • 2 0
 glad to see the wall ride back in the business !!!
  • 1 0
 okay i know it was a while ago but Casey Groves deserved the Podium at least 3rd probably second tho.....!!!!!!!
  • 1 0
 the last contest thats not in europe
  • 1 0
 Rampage
  • 1 0
 true
  • 1 0
 I heard they were thinking of moving Rampage to France unfortunately Frown
  • 1 0
 In 2015 they are moving the venue.
  • 2 0
 Isnt that a bummer
  • 1 0
 moving it to where?
  • 5 6
 figured last years course would be hard to improve, so far the new course doesn't look as good as the old one, but whatever the riders like I guess...
  • 5 1
 last years course was kinda shite haha brake checks all the way through the trick jump was a sketchy hip that most cased and you had to brake check the 60 footer haha this years looks amazing
  • 1 1
 miss the cabin tho
  • 1 0
 They moved the cabin... it's still there
  • 1 0
 I din't really like last year's... two years ago was sick
  • 2 1
 Stoked for drunkworx ahaha
  • 1 0
 this is dream course..no doubt..
  • 1 0
 Scott Dixon, I know that dude.
  • 2 0
 Only two dirt jumps Frown
  • 1 0
 is semunuk going to be there or is he to busy filming and stuff
  • 1 0
 He'll be there, this is one of the big events that Red Bull sponsors haha
  • 1 0
 Ya where else are they going to have it?
  • 1 2
 Hopefully its an actual slopestyle course this year rather than just dirt jumps on a hill!
  • 1 0
 music?

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