Crankworx World Tour 2022 mountain biking festival is just days away, starting on 15th June in Innsbruck. If this year’s tour is anything like 2021, we’re set for some historic performances and great vibes on the mountain and town.
Innsbruck’s urban-alpine setting makes this stop one of the favorites amongst both athletes and fans. Many mountain bikers from Europe, North America and Australia make the trip to catch the action live, participate in amateur events and workshops, all while enjoying what the city has to offer during the evenings.
The grounds at Crankworx were pretty packed
Historic Backflip by Robin goomes and women's field
One of last year’s top highlights was the first ever in competition backflip by Robin Goomes. The women’s rider list is once again stacked with talent. Vaea Verbeeck, Kialani Hines, Harriet Burbidge-Smith, and Casie Brown and Casie Goomes are some of the most notable participants. 25 other extremely talented women are close on their heels and ready to continue making a name for themselves so it’s worth keeping a close eye on the rest of the field. It’s worth noting that Vaea Verbeeck is the back-to-back Queen of Crankworx so we’re excited to see her reach into her bag of tricks.
The men’s field also has some familiar faces rolling into town. Bas Van Steenbergen from Canada returns after his dominant performance throughout the 2021 tour. He was named the King of Crankoworx 2021 after earning almost double the points earned by Tohoto-Ariki Pene who came in 2nd place. Jackson Frew, Tomas Lemoine and Joe Breeden are also in the field looking to shake up this year’s rankings.
Two riders racing in the Dual Slalom finals.
Official European Whip-Off Championships presented by POC
Specialized Dual Slalom Innsbruck presented by Thule
Rockshox Pump Track Challenge Innsbruck
CLIF Speed & Style Innsbruck
Crankworx Innsbruck Slopestyle
deuter Downhill Innsbruck presented by Raiffeisen Club
This isn’t just a spectator event! Crankworx also organizes various expos for all skill levels and ages. This is a great opportunity to learn from the pros and hone in on your skills.
Mons Royale – Women Ride Out presented by OutdoorChicks
A women only community ride. Don’t be surprised to see some of the pros joining in on the during between training and competitions. This is the type of experience that really connects the biking community to the pros. It’s also a great initiative to continue empowering women in the sport. Something Crankworx has been adamant about. It’s worth noting that women on the podium earn the same payout as their male counterparts. The women’s events are also timed for primetime.
Kidsworx Kids can join in on the biking fun during every day of the event. Dedicated sessions for pumptrack, Ride out with the pros, signing sessions, and many other side events will be help for kids to ensure that the entire family has their share of fun at the event.
Skills for Hills presented by Valkyrie MTB is a great event that allows anyone to compete in bunny hop, wheelies, and cornering techniques.
Jummy’s, Kater Noster, Sixty Twenty, Dachsbau, Montagu will all be hosting special events to bring the action down from the mountains. Some of these events will feature meet and greets with pro athlete and live DJs.
Jimmy’s, Kater Noster, Sixty Twenty, Dachsbau, Montagu will all be hosting special events to bring the action down from the mountains. Some of these events will feature meet and greets with pro athlete and live DJs.
Crankworx is one always a memorable experience. It’s a great opportunity to get together with friends and family. The live music, DJ sets, food trucks, games and adrenaline pumped competition makes it fun even if you’re not a mountain biker.