FIFTH ANNUAL CRANKWORX COLORADO DATES ANNOUNCED FOR 2011, JULY 28-31
- 2011 festival expected to top 2010 record breaking attendance
- 2011 Crankworx Colorado will be one of the last stops in determining the FMBA (Freeride Mountain Bike Association) Overall Series Champion
- 2011 Crankworx Colorado’s Downhill race is a UCI Category 1 Race
- 2011 Crankworx Colorado to follow Kokanee Crankworx dates
Winter Park, Colo., (Oct. 8, 2010) – Winter Park Resort’s Trestle Bike Park will host the fifth annual Crankworx Colorado mountain bike festival July 28 – 31, 2011. Proving to be the largest freeride mountain festival the United States, the 2010 event exceeded expectations with record breaking attendance for Trestle Bike Park. Already looking at next season, the Crankworx Colorado team has plans under way for a larger event in 2011 which will again include Slopestyle, Best Trick, Cross-Country, Super Downhill, Dual Slalom and for the second year – a UCI Downhill event.
Slopestyle, Crankworx Colorado 2010
Photographer Connor Walberg
Crankworx Colorado is now scheduled to follow Kokanee Crankworx, scheduled in Whistler, B.C. for July 16- 24, 2011. It will also be one of the last events in determining the FMBA (Freeride Mountain Bike Association) Overall Series Champion.
“Over the next 6 months we will explore potentially adding events to the Crankworx Colorado schedule to further broaden the types of mountain bike races featured during the festival. With multiple date changes in the upcoming competitive season, the Crankworx Colorado team decided the dates for the 2011 event will remain during the final week of July,” said Bob Holme, Crankworx Colorado, bike park and youth marketing manager at Winter Park Resort. “The momentum and success of Crankworx Colorado has been amazing in only a few short years. 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.”
2010 Crankworx Colorado Women’s Super Downhill
Highlights from Crankworx Colorado 2010
- Record breaking attendance at Trestle Bike Park
- Record breaking attendance for Crankworx Colorado
- Interactive events and activities for athletes and spectators, including rider autographs and course preview videos
- Record views on live webcasts
- Brandon Semenuk Wins Best Trick and Slopestyle with his first front flip in competition
- Intergalactic Pond Crossing Championships
ABOUT TRESTLE BIKE PARK AND WINTER PARK RESORT (www.WinterParkResort)
Winter Park Resort is summer’s best escape. Located just 67 miles from Denver, Colorado and surrounded by the Continental Divide. Winter Park Resort’s Trestle Bike Park is the fastest growing bike park in the United States offering 33 miles of gravity-fed trails with an expanding list of over 175 features. New for the 2010 season, a top-to-bottom green trail called Green World. Summer mountain biking events include the Epic Singletrack Race Series at Winter Park, Trestle Gravity Series, the American Red Cross Fat Tire Classic and Crankworx Colorado. Winter Park Resort also offers family activities at the base including Colorado’s longest Alpine Slide, events in The Village at Winter Park, plus much more! To book your next vacation, visit www.winterparkresort.com or call Winter Park Central Reservations at 800-729-5813. For more information about Crankworx Colorado visit www.crankworx.com.
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ABOUT KOKANEE CRANKWORX
Kokanee Crankworx is presented by Whistler Blackcomb and the Whistler Mountain Bike Park. Whistler has the world’s most diverse offering of mountain bike terrain for all ability levels, attracting all disciplines of mountain biking. With 150 miles of single-track trails throughout the valley, 5,000 vertical feet of lift-accessed downhill runs in the Whistler Mountain Bike Park, jump parks, skill centres and 20-plus miles of paved Valley Trail, there’s truly something for every rider.
Source: Mistalynn Lee