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July 10/08 10:21 am - Kokanee Crankworx Announces Largest Prize Purse In Festival History

Posted by Editoress on 07/10/08

B>Kokanee Crankworx Announces Largest Prize Purse In Festival History - Over $70,000

Village Expo and Animation Bigger and Better for 2008

Kokanee Crankworx announces the largest prize purse in the festival’s five-year history. Totaling more than $70,000 in cash a prizes, Kokanee Crankworx has increased prizing for all events while adding a “Cash Grab” element to the VW Trick Showdown.

The VW Trick Showdown has been added to the Kokanee Crankworx line-up this year. The event will take place in Whistler Mountain Bike Park’s Boneyard and will include two, 45-minute free-ride sessions on different features in the lower park. The format for this event is winner-take-all, but also includes a cash-grab for on-the-spot-sickness recognition. The head judge and announcer will hand out up to $100 to individuals who leave that on the spot impression during the contest.

“Kokanee Crankworx has been the leader in the Freeride Mountain Bike event scene since it’s inception in 2003,” says Jeremy Roche, GM of Kokanee Crankworx. “We continue to evolve every year, and for 2008 we have stepped up the prize money to ensure we attract the best athletes in the world.”

Prizing Breakdown:

Monster Energy Slopestyle - $30,000
VW Trick Showdown - $8,000
Jim Beam Air Downhill - $6,000
Monster Energy Garbanzo DH - $6,000
Dual Slalom - $6,000
WomenzWorx - $3,200
Canadian Open - $6,000
Giant Slalom - $6,000

Kokanee Crankworx is also home the biggest bike event Expo in Canada. Check out all the latest gear while talking with industry leaders to get the inside scoop on the latest in the bike industry. Nearly 50 expo tents will be staged throughout Whistler Village, including Camelbak, Kona, SRAM, Marzocchi, Oakley, Mavic, Hayes and many more.

More than 250,000 guests are expected to visit Whistler during the nine-day event. There is something for the whole family to enjoy during the festival, including village bike demos, live entertainment and, of course, the action on the mountain, making this the most entertaining and animated week of the year in Whistler.

For more info on Kokanee Crankworx visit .


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