Casey Brown. Fraser Britton photo


11 short weeks until Crankworx Whistler is back.


1006 days ago, it ended. The final champagne was sprayed as the 2019 King and Queen of Crankworx were crowned and Crankworx Whistler 2019 wrapped.

The comedown began (those who’ve been, know: the post-Crankworx feels are real). Athletes, fans and organizers returned to real life, already dreaming of the next.

It took a while, but here we are: Crankworx Whistler is back.

11 weeks from now, Crankworx Whistler will kick off once again. August 5-14, 2022 will mark the 19th year of Crankworx competition, the 17th edition of Crankworx Whistler (after two years of pandemic cancellations), and the 10th anniversary of Red Bull Joyride.

Let the celebrations begin. Get all the details:

Asked to describe what Crankworx Whistler means to them in 1-3(ish) words, here’s what some of our top riders, and Crankworx Whistler’s last winners, had to say:

“Best times!” -Emil Johansson
“A-Line laps.” -Kialani Hines
“Make some noise.” -Tomas Lemoine
“Rowdy racing + sake margaritas.” -Vaea Verbeeck
“Best racing party.” -Troy Brosnan
“Best tracks ever!” -Jordy Scott
“Riding with friends.” -Bas van Steenbergen
“Better than Christmas.” -Tommy Zula
“All the bikes!!!” -Jill Kintner
“Always good times.” -Sam Blenkinsop
“Gnarliest race ever.” -Isabeau Courdurier
“Alexa, play Crazy Train.” -Richie Rude

Crankworx Whistler 2022 will reunite the Crankworx family (riders, media, industry, fans!) at the place where it all started: one of the world’s top lift-accessed mountain bike parks, and the global epicenter of mountain biking.

Expect: shenanigans, malarkey, fast racing, and good times, in no particular order.

More specifically: pro racing and competition, and the return of all the festival elements fans know and love, including amateur and CWNEXT racing, Kidsworx, Dirt Diaries and the Deep Summer Photo Challenge, a buzzing village stroll, free events and workshops, a tech and demo zone, and nightly parties.

Crankworx Whistler gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Resort Municipality of Whistler in the production of Dirt Diaries and Deep Summer.

A preliminary schedule (subject to change and with more to come!) for Crankworx Whistler 2022 is available here:

Included in the roster is Red Bull Joyride, the world’s pinnacle Slopestyle mountain bike competition. This year the contest is celebrating its 10th anniversary during Crankworx Whistler. To celebrate the milestone year, the 2022 Red Bull Joyride course will showcase a fan-voted feature from Brandon Semenuk’s project, “Realm.” The winning feature is set to be announced soon.

"It's crazy that we are coming up on a decade of Red Bull Joyride!” said Semenuk, the event’s winner in 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2017. “Slopestyle was born on this hill, so it will be great to see Red Bull Joyride return with completely new course and better than ever."

A full list of events is available here: