Sam Blenkinsop on his way to winning the King of Crankworx title last year.
The biggest event in mountain biking is upon us as Crankworx is about to kick off just up the road in Whistler, BC. The Norco crew will be out in full force, providing the opportunity to rub elbows with some of the best riders in the world as well as giving away two trips to the South Chilcotin Mountains of British Columbia.
Ride with the Pros
An icon in the world of bike parks, Jay Hoots is taking the term “party laps” to the next level, welcoming anyone who wants to shred the bike park alongside him Wednesday through Saturday. A valid Whistler Bike Park ticket is mandatory for this ride.
Professional trials rider turned coach Ryan Leech will be offering two free skills clinics, one on each Thursday and Friday. If there was ever anyone to learn the skills and essentials of mountain biking from, it's Ryan Leech, so don’t miss this opportunity to take your riding to the next level.
Learn bike skills from the one and only Ryan Leech. Photo courtesy Bruno Long.
Fresh off his Ultimate 48 State Road Trip, Andrew Taylor will be hosting a couple dirt jump sessions at the Whistler dirt jumps on Thursday and Friday afternoon. Bring good vibes and your A-game, these jumps tend to have a viewing party.
Our Enduro World Series stalwarts, Anita and Caro Gehrig, are hosting a women’s enduro ride in the Whistler valley on Thursday. They will take a crew of lady shredders out to the singletrack to tackle steep descents and rock features.
Anita and Caro travel the world on the Enduro World Series. They are providing the chance to learn tips and tricks on an all-female ride session.
We have teamed up with Shimano to host an e-bike ride led by Bryn Atkinson. Come test out the capabilities of an e-bike and ride alongside the man who starred in our Sight VLT video
to see what exactly this new breed of two-wheeled pony can do.
Finally, the Norco Factory DH Team is hosting two DH Clinics in the bike park. Designed for intermediate and advanced riders, come learn the ins and outs of finding the fastest way down the trail with our World Cup team of Sam Blenkinsop, Henry Fitzgerald and Elliot Jamieson. A valid bike park ticket is required for this ride.
What better way to improve you descending than a clinic with World Cup Factory Team on the world-renowned trails of the Whistler Bike Park.
All rides have limited availability and are first come first serve, so please arrive 20 minutes before the scheduled start time. All participants must be 16 years old or older, and those under 18 need a signed parental permission/waiver form. For all the details such as dates, times and meeting locations, please visit: https://www.norco.com/ride-with-the-pros/
Norco Bicycles is celebrating Crankworx, by providing the chance to win one of two equally massive backcountry adventures for you and a friend!
From Wednesday until Sunday, you can enter to win a Chilcotins Backcountry Trip with our partners at Tyax Adventures for a once-in-a-lifetime, multi-day trip through some of British Columbia’s most epic terrain.
You must visit the Norco booth located in the Whistler Village (by The Grocery Store and Mogul’s Coffee) to enter.
Elite Athlete Competitions
Look out all week for Norco elite athletes, including Jill Kintner, Jakob Hartman, the Gehrig twins and the Norco Factory Downhill team as they take on the world in events like the Enduro World Series, Dual Slalom, Air DH, Whip-Off World Champs and Canadian Open DH.
Jill Kintner has 34 Crankworx gold medals, will she add to the total again this year?
Stay tuned to @NorcoBicycles
on Instagram to stay up to date on all the action going down in Whistler next week.