Experience ten jam-packed days of gravity mountain bike this August from the frontlines
Get a front row seat to the antics at the Official Whip-Off World Championships presented by Spank, as this volley did with Pinkbike's Brett Tippie.
The world’s top gravity mountain biking athletes descend on Whistler this summer for ten days of premier mountain bike competitions, and volunteers are needed to make it all happen.
This August 12-21, the Crankworx World Tour culminates in a competition showdown with kids’ events, an exhibition of the latest technology and gear, and the beloved two-night videography and photography shows Dirt Diaries
and the Samsung Deep Summer Photography Challenge
“Our community’s dedication is what makes the Crankworx experience possible. Thankfully, the industry is generous enough to help us reward the efforts put forth with some really great prizes, but at the end of the day, we know the majority of people who get involved step up because they’re dedicated to building the Crankworx community,
” says Darren Kinnaird, Crankworx General Manager
Did you see Torquato Testa conquer Red Bull Joyride with a new trick off the Boner Log? Volleys get front row seats. Photo: Scott Robarts
Crankworx is the defining celebration of world-class mountain biking. It travels to Rotorua and New Zealand, Les Gets, France, but it all got started right here in Whistler, B.C. Bringing all the moving parts together to keep its edge and taking the home base festival to the next level each year takes an army of volunteers, and the event needs you to come out and make it all happen.
“This is a chance to get a front-row seat to the action, meet the athletes, connect with those who love mountain biking, and help invest in building our sport,
” says Kinnaird
Nearly 400 people volunteered for Crankworx Whistler in 2015. Shifts range from two to eight hours, and a preliminary schedule is due for release mid-month, nearly a month in advance of the festival.
At the end of every festival, Crankworx hosts a volunteer appreciation party. Come out, drink some beer and score some prizes from the sponsors and exhibitors. And grab a chance to win a GIANT mountain bike.Jobs include
• registering athletes
• timing races
• course marshalling
• expo hosting
• and more
Szymon Godziek redefined hang time at Crankworx Les Gets in the Best Trick competition this year; volleys will see the big Slopestyle showdown unfold in Whistler as the Crankworx World Tour comes back to its home base. Photo by Sean St. Denis
The minimum age to volunteer is 16 years old, although those under 18 years old are required to submit a waiver by a parent or guardian.Fill in the volunteer application form on Crankworx.com NOW
and get ready to join the fun this August 12 – 21, 2016. You will be contacted by the Crankworx Volunteer Manager within four days of submitting your application.
Rachel Throop, seen here during the Giant TOA Enduro at Crankworx in Rotorua, New Zealand this March, knows what it feels like to claim victory; share in those golden moments as a volley. Photo: Clint Trahan/Crankworx)
Whistler Mountain Bike Park mountain biking trails
The reigning Queen of Crankworx, Anneke Beerten, lived up to her title performing like a star in 2016. Be among the first to see her successor crowned, provided she doesn't come back to snag the title for a second year in a row. Photo: Clint Trahan/Crankworx)