Largest Freeride Mountain Bike Festival in the United States Only Days Away, Crankworx Colorado, July 28-31

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
Names of registered athletes released
Next year’s dates announced – July 5-8, 2012

Winter Park, Colo., (July 14, 2011) – Course construction is underway for the fifth annual Crankworx Colorado mountain bike festival, scheduled for July 28 – 31, 2011, at Winter Park Resort’s Trestle Bike Park. Crankworx Colorado is free to the general public, with much of the courses visible from the base area.

Crankworx Colorado has proved to be the largest freeride mountain festival the United States and the 2011 events looks to top the record breaking attendance of 2010. Events will include Slopestyle, Cross-Country, Rainmaker Air Downhill, Trestle Unchained Challenge, Dual Slalom and for the second year – a UCI Downhill event. Plus, a crowd favorite is returning this year, the Intergalactic Pond Crossing Championships.

“The momentum and success of Crankworx Colorado has been amazing in only a few short years,” said Bob Holme, Trestle Bike Park manager and Crankworx Colorado general manager. 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.”

This much anticipated mountain biking festival is free to the general public, with plenty to be seen from the base area. If fans are unable to attend, live feeds will again be shown at Please refer to the website for the timing of Dual Slalom, Slopestyle qualifications, Slopestyle finals and the Intergalactic Pond Crossing.

Fans can also get up-to-the-minute info about schedule changes and event details straight to their smart phone by visiting

Crankworx Colorado is defined by the caliber of riders that return year after year. The confirmed slopestyle riders include big names such as Cam McCaul, Andrew Taylor, Greg Watts, Mike Montgomery, Sam Pilgrim, Paul Basagoitia and mountain bike legend, Brian Lopes.

Wednesday, July 27: Training, all venues
Thursday, July 28: Dual Slalom and Trestle Unchained Challenge
Friday, July 29: Rainmaker – Air Downhill and Slopestyle Qualifiers
Saturday, July 30: Cross Country, Slopestyle Finals and Intergalactic Pond Crossing
Sunday, July 31: UCI Category 1 Downhill

Already looking ahead, the dates have been announced for the sixth annual Crankworx Colorado mountain bike festival – July 5-8, 2012.

Media, journalists and photographers are required to pre-register for the VIP Media pass, which gives course access. Visit for details. Registration completion is requested by Sunday, July 24, 2011.

The VIP Pass not only grants course access, but access to the VIP Coors Lounge, upstairs of Doc’s Roadhouse, offering lunch and other refreshments. NEW this year, is a designated VIP Media Room in upper Balcony House, offering refreshments, wireless internet and a general work space for writing and photo/video editing. Also, Crankworx Colorado media rates have been established for lodging at Winter Park Resort.

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