We spent five days in the heart of mountain biking in Whistler, British Columbia, where the best of the best came to compete and to celebrate the return of Crankworx! After the pandemic kept the event on hold for three years, people of the cycling world came back with more gusto than ever.

We know firsthand how long this particular week can feel so that’s why we made sure that shredders and spectators started everyday off right with Tony’s Coffee at the Kona tent. Everyone left caffeinated and some even snagged Tony’s brew bags! Now they can enjoy the same cup on a rad bikepacking trip after Crankworx.  We also had Kona Crankworx Bingo all week long. This ended up being a fun way to experience the breathtaking sights of Whistler. Some crowd favorite bingo options include “Heels in the village,” “handlebar mustache,” and “jorts.”

Once people completed their bingo card they came back to the tent to claim their prize! On Thursday, folks were even able to trade their bingo card for authentic Alice and Brohm Ice Cream! Ice Cream made with real fruit and just what we all needed to beat the summer heat.

The week was packed full of Ambassador and Athlete accolades, with ambassador and filmmaker Peter Wojnar winning the Crankworx Dirt Diaries for his film Washed Up. Ambassador Trish Bromley had a stunning photo entry in the Deep Summer Photo Challenge and Ambassador/ Artist Rush Dillion was floating around signing the rad posters he’s made.

“Ladies first!” Miranda Miller called out on her group ride. This young ripper set an impressive pace for the rest of the group!

SGR Rider Eddie Reynolds getting sideways in the whip-offs!

Ambassador and Coach, Jo Peters came out to lead a sessionable ride where her riders got more confident on jumps and drops, and had tons of major progression to celebrate afterwards. Super grassroots rider and coach, Kyleigh Stewart also led a sessionable ride. She and her riders had some fun getting comfortable on dirt jumps! Everyone from 6-year-olds to seasoned pros showed up for Factory rider, Miranda Miller’s group ride. They topped off with the Alice and Brohm Ice Cream social to celebrate their stoke! 

Up next for the Deluxe Tour is ROAM FEST in Fruita Colorado! Get your tickets here, and come get your butt on a Kona!