The gun goes off: The Whiskey 50 is a Mountain Bike Action favorite for many reasons. Not only does it offer a huge purse that pays
equally to men and women, it is also a ton of fun for the riders who don’t expect to get on the podium.
The vibe: If Woodstock were a bike festival, this is
how it would look. Big, loud and truly unforgettable, this
is one festival every rider should attend once in his life.
Location: Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
Dates: August 8–17th
Cost: Free, plus the cost of a lift ticket
Undoubtably the biggest gathering of fat-tired freaks
on the planet, Crankworx is an event not to be missed.
Whether you’re into the competitions, the new product
releases or just doing laps in the Whistler bike park, this
is the festival for you. If gravity riding isn’t your thing,
you’re still in luck, because Whistler is also home to some
of the best trail riding the wrecking crew has ever ridden.
Be sure to plan your trip to take in the big events, like the
Joyride Slopestyle and Whip Off World Championships,
and plan for at least one trip to the GLC Bar and Grill right
at the bottom of the hill to refuel while enjoying a full view
of the slopestyle or slalom practice runs.
Photo by Devon Balet