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July 15th, 2011 @ 1:05pm (PT) by Rebecca Bollwitt

Kokanee Crankworx starts today in Whistler and will run clear through next weekend. It’s the nation’s ultimate mountain biking event with the Whistler Mountain Bike Park taking centre stage for all the action.

kokanee sasquatch
Be on the lookout for the
Kokanee-stealing sasquatch

Kokanee Crankworx has become the authoritative free ride festival, a supercharged magnet for the world’s best riders, the definitive domestication of dirt in the service of epic endurance, supreme flow, monster air and gravity-fuelled mountain biking. The best mountain bike athletes in the world know that when gravity beckons, you simply say, yes mistress.

This weekend opens up with a concert series, then there’s the Kokanee Aftershock nightly DJ series, the Deep Summer Photo Challenge, Red Bull Joyride at Night, and parties across the village. A full schedule of concerts, competitions, and events can be found online and all of these activities are free (except for a few parties and events in the evening, where noted on the website).

From the Dual Slalom, Canadian Open Downhill, and Teva Best Trick Showdown, to the Canadian Cheese Rolling Championships – there will be no shortage of action over the next ten days.

Kokanee will also be presenting a silent disco (tickets $10, Kokanee prizes) July 22nd and the official wrap-up party at Garibaldi Lift Co on July 23rd. I have a prize pack to give away to a reader and their mountain biking friend of choice. The prize pack includes:

2 one day Bike Park vouchers
2 passes for the Kokanee VIP Deck on Saturday July 23rd

Here’s how to enter to win the prize pack:

  • Leave a comment on this post naming your favourite place to ride your bike (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
  • I entered to win a @kokanee @crankworx VIP prize pack from @Miss604 http://ow.ly/5FH0v

    I will draw one winner at 10:00am Tuesday July 19, 2011. The bike park passes will be couriered to the winner this week and the Kokanee VIP passes can be picked up at the Pan Pacific in Whistler. Must be 19 years of age or older to enter and win. No purchase necessary. Please enjoy responsibly.

    Update Lindsay C (@kitslove) is the winner!

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    52 comments

    1. Jen says:

      I love riding my bike in Whistler!

    2. Nat says:

      Whistler bike park!

    3. Mike says:

      South Surrey bike park!

    4. Iona beach is a nice place to ride!

    5. S says:

      I went last year. It was amazing. I bike Cypress and Whistler.

    6. Kelsie says:

      The North Shore!! Fromme, Seymour, Cypress we have it all!

    7. kelly says:

      Fromme!

    8. Crank it up in the Whistler Bike park!!!!!

    9. Dave says:

      Whistler Bike Park!

    10. I love to ride my bike at Whistler, Squamish and the Sunshine Coast!

    11. Jon_H says:

      Whistler of course… close second is Crested Butte in Colorado, but Whistler is closer.

    12. Mav says:

      North Vancouver

    13. Tony says:

      Victoria and surrondings are always a fun place to bike

    14. Ben says:

      Squamish

    15. Rebecca says:

      around my neighbourhood and the seawall

    16. tania says:

      I like riding the trails at Whistler.

    17. rino says:

      Delta Watershed

    18. Rivers says:

      I love any trail I am riding…but am REALLY stoked to be heading up to WBP next month…it’s been a few years.

    19. Wy says:

      Squamish

    20. Leah says:

      My brother begged me to take him to Hornby Island on a recent trip there because the biking is amazing, but I just didn’t have space in the car. Tickets to Kokanee Crankworx would help me get back into his good graces again…

    21. Steve says:

      Tunnelvision in Whistler because its in my backyard

    22. Peter says:

      Love to ride Moose Mountain, k-country Alberta.

    23. Shelley says:

      Around the neighborhood and beyond!

    24. Nothin beats rippin down aline at whistler!

    25. Jade says:

      Whistler Bike Park 100%

    26. Alicia says:

      Around the lakes in Whistler! or to Lost Lake!

    27. Lindsay C says:

      I could ride the valley trails in Whistler every day! No matter where you’re going you end up in paradise!

    28. Vanessa says:

      In my neighbourhood, the West End

    29. cheryl says:

      I was just given a bike, and I love taking it through stanley park. But sadly I bit it yesterday and I am covered in bruises! Pretty sore but I still love it! And would love to go to Whistler

    30. Dot says:

      Pacific Spirit Park at UBC

    31. Grace Mok says:

      Around the Seawall!!!

    32. Leah says:

      Love Whistler Bike Park!

    33. Alana says:

      Whistler bike park!!

    34. Ian Y says:

      I dont bike much but I love biking along the dyke trails here in Steveston!!

    35. Sanaz says:

      My favourite place is the Stanley Park seawall

    36. Andre says:

      Dunsmuir bike lanes!

    37. Julia says:

      Northshore!

    38. Jeff says:

      Danimal trail, off the westside road, Whistler.

    39. Steven Barringham says:

      Stanley Park seawall. Coincidentally I am in Whistler for the evening of the 22nd and 23rd for a birthday celebration getaway. The passes for Crankworx would be great!

    40. Marline says:

      The seawall!

    41. John Mah says:

      Love riding the bike around Stanley park sea wall

    42. Laura Landy says:

      Whistler bike park, of course :)

    43. Julia says:

      BEST place to ride is clearly WHISTLER. Have been a few times! :)

    44. Steve says:

      Point Roberts or Watershed!

    45. Michelle says:

      My parents house!

    46. Kristyn says:

      I love riding my bike along the seawall! You can get from Granville Island to Dowtown all the while taking in the amazing views!

    47. Jenifer says:

      seawall

    48. Alysha Rohla says:

      The trails around Lost Lake in Whistler!

    49. Sonia Kainth says:

      I loved riding the trails, mainly the Galloping Goose in Victoria when I lived there last year.

    50. Alana says:

      Boundary Bay in Delta.

    51. Sylvia F F says:

      wow I can’t believe i missed this contest! Whistler is definitely my favorite! The trails are fast and so much fun!!! B line is definitely my favorite trail in Whistler!

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