Crankworx winds up this weekend
Course construction is underway for the fifth annual Crankworx Colorado mountain bike festival, scheduled for July 28-31 at Winter Park Resort’s Trestle Bike Park.
Crankworx Colorado is free to the general public with courses visible from the base area.
The freeride event has gained notoriety in the U.S. The 2011 event looks to break the record-breaking attendance of 2010, according to Mistalynn Lee, communications manager of Winter Park Resort.
Events include slopestyle, cross country, Rainmaker air downhill, Trestle unchained challenge, dual slalom and for the second year, a UCI downhill event. Plus a crowd favorite – the Intergalactic Pond Crossing Championships – is returning this year.
“The momentum and success of Crankworx Colorado has been amazing in only a few short years,” said Bob Holme, Trestle Bike Park manager and Crankworx Colorado general manager. “We are proud to host the best nationally recognized racers and are constantly thinking of ways to improve the race courses and experience for both athletes and spectators.”
Crankworx Colorado is defined by the caliber of riders that return year after year, Holme said. The confirmed slopestyle riders include well-known names such as Cam McCaul, Andrew Taylor, Gret Watts, Mike Montgomery, Sam Pilgrim, Paul Basogoitia and mountain bike legend Brian Lopes.
Live feeds will again be shown at http://www.crankworx.com. Spectators can refer to the website for the timing of dual slalom, slopestyle qualifications, Slopestyle finals and the Intergalactic Pond Crossing. Fans can also get up-to-the-minute info about schedule changes and event details straight to their smart phones by visiting http://www.crankworxcolorado.com/mobile.
The Pond Crossing on Saturday, July 30, is open to the public for a small registration fee. Guests can also volunteer to help the Competition Center by being an on-course marshall. This is the perfect way to get first-hand experience with light duties and receive a free t-shirt and be in the middle of the action. Call Winter Park Resort guest services at 970-726-1564 for details on both.
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