Anneke Beerten, of the Netherlands, races in the SRAM Canadian Open Enduro presented by Specialized, Crankworx Whistler 2015. Photo by: Scott Robarts
The Crankworx Whistler Fantasy Contest
will give one lucky mountain biking fan a chance to win the trip of a lifetime by picking a winning team of athletes from the roster of gravity-defying Superstars competing at Crankworx Whistler.
“The first Crankworx Fantasy Contest was a huge success. You could log into the Fantasy website, tune into Crankworx.com for our live broadcast, and watch as the athletes you selected scored points. It really personalized the contest, giving everyone watching someone to root for—the fans were hooked,” says Darren Kinnaird, Crankworx General Manager.
This time, the contest runs from Saturday, August 13 to Sunday, August 21 with more action, more athletes, and more events. Contestants will select a team of 28 Crankworx athletes to make up their fantasy team. To play, simply register a team at fantasy.crankworx.com
and get ready to watch as the world’s elite mountain bikers descend on Whistler, British Columbia for a 10-day raucous gravity showdown.
The key to the contest is to balance the prospective riders’ strength and overall value or salary, as listed in the game, against the contest’s salary cap. Teams must be complete in order to qualify to win and a player cannot exceed the upper limit on salaries.
“This contest is really for everyone – whether you are watching it in person at Crankworx, Whistler or watching the seven live broadcasts on Crankworx.com – and we want our fans to have even more reason to be a part of the action, cheering on these athletes,” says Kinnaird. “We’ve built the game to value players on their relative likelihood of winning. So you don’t need to know mountain biking inside and out going in, but you will know a fair amount about the world’s best riders in the end.”
The trip includes:
• Flights for two to New Zealand to see the next Crankworx World Tour stop, Crankworx Rotorua
• Five nights accommodation
• VIP Passes to Crankworx Rotorua
• $500 NZD spending money
To win, players simply log onto fantasy.crankworx.com, sign up for the contest and select from the athletes listed under the following competitions:
• CLIF Bar Dual Speed & Style (two male athletes, this is an invitational male-only field)
• SRAM Canadian Open Enduro presented by Specialized (two male and female athletes)
• Garbanzo DH (two male and female athletes)
• Fox Air DH (two male and female athletes)
• Ultimate Pump Track Challenge presented by RockShox (two male and female athletes)
• Giant Dual Slalom (two male and female athletes)
• Canadian Open DH presented by iXS (selecting two male and two female athletes)
• Red Bull Joyride (two male athletes – this invitational event only includes male athletes)
Crankworx will be broadcast live on Crankworx.com
and Pinkbike.com and the Slopestyle event, Red Bull Joyride, will be broadcast exclusively on Red Bull TV a
nd Crankworx.com. The full broadcast schedule is:
• CLIF Bar Dual Speed & Style
Saturday, Aug. 13 5 – 7 p.m. PST; Sunday, Aug. 14 1– 3 a.m. CET in Europe; Sunday, Aug. 14 noon to 2 p.m. NZT in New Zealand
• SRAM Canadian Open Enduro presented by Specialized
Sunday, Aug. 14 5 – 7 p.m. PST; Monday, Aug. 15 1– 3 a.m. CET in Europe; Monday, Aug. 15 noon – 2p.m. NZT in New Zealand
• Fox Air DH
Wednesday, Aug. 17 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. PST; Wednesday, Aug. 17 11:30 p.m. – 1:30 a.m. CET in Europe; Thursday, Aug. 18 10:30 a.m. – noon NZT in New Zealand
• Ultimate Pump Track Challenge presented by RockShox
Thursday, Aug. 18 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. PST; Friday, Aug. 19 3:30 – 5:30 a.m. CET in Europe; Friday, Aug. 19 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. NZT in New Zealand
• GIANT Dual Slalom
Friday, Aug. 19 5 – 7 p.m. PST; Saturday, Aug. 20 1– 3 a.m. CET in Europe; Saturday, Aug. 20 noon – 2 p.m.
• Canadian Open DH presented by iXS
Saturday, Aug. 20 1-3 p.m. PST; Saturday, Aug. 20 9 – 11 p.m. CET in Europe; Sunday, Aug. 21 8 – 10 a.m. NZT in New Zealand
• Red Bull Joyride
Sunday, Aug. 21 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. PST; Sunday, Aug. 21 6:30 –9:30 p.m. CET in Europe; Monday, Aug. 22 5:30 – 8:30 a.m.The contest is open to players in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Canada, the United States, and New Zealand.