Cranky (not Krankie, see note below) kicks off in Whistler this weekend for a week of gravity hoopla.

Big Ron and Big Job will be filming it all for DirtTV, while Dirt columist Seb Kemp will hopefully be sending in daily updates of what's going on in Whistler. So stay tuned for all the action and satisfaction.

Here's the schedule:

Sat Aug.8 Dual Slalom

The Block Party feat. Kranked: Revolve Movie Premiere

Sun Aug.9 Monster Energy DH

Ken Quon XC

Tues Aug.11 Womenzworx presented by Sombrio Girl

Weds Aug.12 Air DH

Saint Deep Summer Photo Challenge

Thurs Aug.13 VW Trick Showdown

Deraylor Music Festival

Fri Aug.14 GIANT Slalom

Kidsworx

Deraylor Music Festival

Sat Aug.15 Canadian Open Enduro

Monster Energy Slopestyle

Trialsworx

Canadian Cheese Rolling Championships

Deraylor Music Festival

Sun Aug.16 Canadian Open DH presented by Kona

2009 KOKANEE CRANKWORX TWO DAYS AWAY FROM WELCOMING THE WORLD

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Kokanee Crankworx as an unofficial test event

" Kokanee Crankworx is a massive sporting festival and is another great opportunity for Whistler to test its ability to host a major event

" The Monster Energy Slopestyle drew over 20,000 spectators to the base of Whistler Mountain last year and on August 15, Whistler Blackcomb anticipates at least that many again.

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Is the threat of wildfire a concern for Kokanee Crankworx?

" At this point there is no concern for wildfires to impact Kokanee Crankworx

" Wildfires on Blackcomb Mountain in the last week have been quickly managed by the Ministry of Forests and Range, the Whistler Fire Department and Whistler Blackcomb staff.

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What is Kokanee Crankworx?

" Kokanee Crankworx showcases free, world-class mountain bike competitions; the Deraylor Music Festival presents over 45 musical acts including K-OS; and the inaugural Saint Deep Summer Photo Challenge will feature slideshows from six professional mountain bike photographers at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler.

Riders should check out www.crankworx.com for full event details.

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Helmet Cam of A-line at Whistler

Just to make it clear, the festival is "Crankworx"...nothing to do with 80's Scottish childrens combo "The Krankies", when you hear people talking about "Kranky" they mean "Crankworx", not "The Krankies" okay?

Kokanee Crankworx Starts This weekend