Crankworx Summer Series Attracts Top Talent to SilverStar Mountain Resort – Okanagan

The Crankworx Summer Series has taken over SilverStar Mountain Resort for four days of adrenaline-fueled competition.

The competition brings with it Crankworx caliver races and competitors from around the world to the Okanagan.

“Crankworx is the ultimate mountain bike experience. Born in Whistler, British Columbia in 2004, Crankworx has grown into a multi-stage international festival series. The Crankworx World Tour brings together top mountain bike athletes to compete elite level in a variety of disciplines,” a press release read.

The Crankworx Summer Series takes competitors on a tour of Canadian tracks. This year it’s at SilverStar Bike Park as well as five different mountains in Quebec.

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“The races and competitions give local and up-and-coming riders a chance to race with national and international heroes, paving the way for the potential future greatness of the Crankworx World Tour, and a real good time along the way,” the statement read. .

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Competing this year is Chance Moore of Langley, BC. He hopes to secure a place in the Redbull Joyride competition which will take place at Crankworx in Whistler on August 13 by riding well at the Summer Series.

“I love the adrenaline of it all, how big it is and how far you can go, you can push yourself and it’s super smooth,” Moore said.

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The competition is as stiff as the ramps. Moore will face runners like Nicholi Rogatkin from Boston, USA

I’ve always been the type of runner who spins and spins a lot,” Rogatkin said. “Some of the other guys have more technical skills and maneuvers combined, but for me it’s crowd pleaser, gymnastics style.”

To win it all, Crankworx chief executive Darren Kinnaird says the 140 athletes competing this weekend don’t just need to have the right skills and land their tricks. There is something else that can bring them victory.

“It’s going to take nerves of steel, what these guys are doing is risky,” Kinnaird said. “They practice so much, you really notice with the best of the best how calm they look when they’re in the starting gate and when they enter the course, only the confidence they really have transpires.”

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Next up is Crankworx in Whistler, BC from August 4-14. The Crankworx Summer Series continues in Quebec from September 1-5.

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