Race Schedule Update: CRANKWORX 2020 Canceled in Whistler

New Race Schedule Update: Cranworx Whistler 2020 Canceled

It is with heavy hearts we share the news that Crankworx Whistler 2020 announced today that they are canceling the upcoming event, due to the ongoing challenges presented by COVID-19. When the time is right to stoke the fires once again, the Crankworx team will be ready to have us all enjoying some racing again. Here are some words from the crew:

Casey Brown showing off her style at Crankworx 2019 Credit: Fraser Britton
“I would like to acknowledge the Crankworx team, and our entire Whistler Blackcomb summer staff, who have worked hard for years to grow this festival to the major event is has become. While it is disappointing to put this great community event on hold, we fully appreciate the need for discretion and are very supportive of all provincial decisions made to keep our community safe,” says Geoff Buchheister, Whistler Blackcomb COO.

Whistler’s festival stop marks the largest of three legs in the Crankworx competition circuit. The marquee event of Crankworx Whistler is Red Bull Joyride, which attracts up to 35,000 fans to watch the best slopestyle mountain bikers from around the world from the base of the Whistler Mountain Bike Park. 2020 was set to be the 10th anniversary of Red Bull Joyride but the milestone will now be celebrated in 2021, provided Whistler is once again safe to host events of this size and nature.

Emil Johansson doing what he does best in the air at Crankworx 2019 Credit: Fraser Britton
“Our thoughts are with the athletes who train so hard for Crankworx Whistler, and our global community of mountain bikers whose enthusiasm and excitement is what drives us,” says Darren Kinnaird, General Manager. “We’re very lucky to have the support of the industry, especially our partners and sponsors. This enables us to focus on what’s next, and on getting back to doing what we do, bringing the world together for the ultimate experience in mountain biking, when the time is right.”

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