Crankworx in Whistler has quickly become a bit of a pilgrimage for mountain bikers returning to one of the sport’s birth places: the Coast Mountains of BC. However, Crankworx has also become a place for the roudy to get roudier. NRG took a different take this year and rented a lodge on Whistler’s West side, away from the gondola line-ups and 3 day hangovers. We invited our brands and dealers to join us for a week of riding, beers, great food, and good times. Here’s what it looked like…
U-Haulin’ our way to Whistler.
Officially arrived in the coast mountains! Nice view of Whistler peak from the lodge deck.
Bike, bikes, and a few more bikes. Getting the set up dialed.
Roomies anyone? This lodge definitely had character.
Monday was education day for NRG. Woody and Rachael from Hope keeping it casual while showing off some new bits.
The NRG Crew soaking up all the information.
Chromag bikes were at home in Whistler. Solid representation on every ride.
Set up complete, time to SHRED!
Mobbing the streets of Whistler’s West side.
Big wheels, big smiles.
No fun here, just serious business as usual.
This beautiful sight was there to greet us back at the lodge…
… and this one.
Full service at Camp Shred! Amazing meals were dished up all week.
This beautiful custom Neglin log provided many good times. Thanks to NRG family member Mitch Forbes for making this possible.
The log in action.
BACON! Breakfast was well received.
If you know NRG, you know we love our OSO coffee. Thanks to OSO Negro for keeping everyone buzzing louder than a Hope hub.
Getting fueled up.
Preparing for an epic.
It ain’t a real ride without a hike-a-bike! Olympian Adam Craig not ashamed to walk.
Stay thirsty my friends.
Up, up and …. up.
Top notch lunch spot.
Back for some apres and Crankworx live feed. No crowds to peek over here.
Talking product. Lots of good samples and displays in the lodge.
Everyone loves shwag.
Jolly Ranchers: classic NRG treats.
A rain day was welcome. Forecast calls for traction!
Made a visit to the Chromag HQ to see where the magic happens. If you’re in Whistler, go stop by!
Returned from the damp ride to be greeted with fresh hot soup and home baked bread! Once again, the cooks killing it.
Whistler peak looking majestic.
Chromag Friday ride crowd building.
Devinci was there all week setting up demo bikes for people to try.
39 people came out, everyone threw down! Chromag Friday ride success.
Cold beverages stashed in the creek for a mid ride break just added to the memorable day.
Quick lookout session before dropping into “Rockwork Orange.” This trail was incredibly well built, using as much rock features as possible on the way up, and down.
Thanks for memorable ride, Chromag!
After a good morning ride, the decision was made to try and sneak in a Top Of The World descent to finish the trip off. Everyone switched back into ride mode and after a rush to make last chair, we were headed for Whistler peak!
Epic views before an epic descent.
This could be you, next year.
Soaking up the views and reminiscing on a successful week.
Top Of The World trail is real alpine singletrack! Definitely worth checking out.
Making waves on route back to the Kootenays.
These two deserve a round of applause and a trophy for being so awesome. Bryan O’Malley and Eryn Prospero were our chefs for the week and kept everyone fed, full, and happy. Thanks team!
Huge thanks to all who came out to Camp Shred: NRG’s brands, dealers, riders, Devinci, and everyone else who showed up. It would not have been the same without you all there!
photos: Sean Cameron, Steve Mitchell