WHISTLER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—This year's Crankworx seems to be one that will be remembered for quite a while.
"This Kokanee Crankworx was the most successful yet," said Jeremy Roche, general manager of Kokanee Crankworx. "With excellent musical acts from all over the region, incredibly talented athletes from across the globe and exciting events, the festival has grown from a grassroots gathering to a world-class event in only a few short years."
The Whistler Mountain Bike Park hit all-time records, with the most ever riders in one day (2,197), three consecutive days of 2,000-plus riders and most riders in the bike park in one week (12,383). A total of 14,495 riders hit the bike park during the festival, which ran from July 21 to July 29.
For complete coverage of Crankworx, check out the Sept. 1 edition of Bicycle Retailer and Industry News. —Jason Norman