Winter Park " Crankworx Colorado registration begins June 1
May 29, 2008
Athletes can register for the second annual Crankworx Colorado Freeride Mountain Bike Festival beginning June 1.
The event will take place at Winter Park Resort July 31 to Aug. 3. The growing event will add a day, growing from three days to four. About $30,000 will be offered in prize money.
This is the last qualifier event before the Kokanee Crankworx Slopestyle event in Whistler, British Columbia. Whistler’s “premier” mountain bike festival is scheduled for Aug. 9-17.
“In addition to hosting the only American slopestyle qualifier, we are also excited to be the last qualifier before Kokanee Crankworx,” said Bob Holme, bike park and youth marketing manager, in a prepared statement. “Spectators of this event will be blown away by the level of athleticism these riders will display as they battle it out for only two qualifying spots.”
Competitions include: slopestyle, all-mountain downhill, super downhill, best trick, cross-country, and dual slalom. New this year are seven new age categories to support “all riders of amateur and professional levels.”
Expected athletes include Brian Lopes, Cam McCaul, Paul Basagoitia and Lluis and Andreu Lacondeguy.
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“Our goals this year are to support grassroots athletes in addition to the top athletes in each discipline,” Holme added.
The minimum age for registration is 13, as of the race day. Riders 18-years-old and younger will need a Crankworx Colorado waiver signed by a parent/guardian, and should also contact the registration coordinator to make arrangements, (970) 726-1590.
Onsite registration will be available “space permitting and no day-of registration will be offered. Registration is online at http://www.crankworxcolorado.com. Through registration, riders can secure an athlete’s two day bike park pass for $39 or a four day pass for $59. Lift tickets are necessary to access the start of all-mountain downhill, downhill, and super downhill courses.
For more information or to register, visit http://www.crankworx.com.
Winter Park Resort is home to Trestle Bike Park and has more than 28 miles of lift accessible mountain bike trails.