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June 3/14 11:49 am - Crankworx Announces Dirt Diaries Participants

Posted by Editoress on 06/3/14

In its third year at Crankworx Whistler, the GoPro Dirt Diaries has put the creative and storytelling control in the hands of professional riders. Six mountain bike athletes, each varying widely in discipline, focus and background, have been chosen to compete in the video contest. The selected riders have been tasked with hand-picking their own teams and will be given seven weeks to create a 4-6 minute video that tells a story to be screened on Tuesday, August 12th, in Whistler Olympic Plaza in front of a live audience.

Below is the list of riders who have been selected to compete in the GoPro Dirt Diaries at Crankworx Whistler in 2014:

• Wade Simmons
• Claire Buchar
• Ross Measures
• Kirt Voreis
• Andrew Taylor
• Yannick Granieri

"Last year's event was such a hit that we are really excited to see what riders put together in the second year of this video contest," says Crankworx General Manager Darren Kinnaird. "We've been fortunate enough to bring a unique blend of riders to the table this year - Wade Simmons and Kirt Voreis are such legends in the sport, while Ross Measures has a really well-rounded background as a professional rider and as a filmmaker. Claire Buchar is one of the most underrated riders in downhill racing and AT (Andrew Taylor) and Yannick Granieri will round the crew out with their extensive backgrounds as incredible slopestyle riders."

Teams assembled by each invited rider will start filming their edits for the GoPro Dirt Diaries on June 2nd. Submissions must be handed in on August 4th and will air in front of a crowd and an expert panel of judges at Whistler Olympic Plaza on August 12th. Priority seating and close sightlines to giant HD screens will be on offer with a number of ticketed seats available for $5. Prize money will be handed out to teams for first, second and third place.

The filming process for each team can be tracked throughout June and July by checking out @GoPro #DirtDiaries on Instagram, or by looking at

Check out the 2013 GoPro Dirt Diaries winning slideshow by Richie Schley and Leo Zuckerman at


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