KOKANEE CRANKWORX ATHLETE REGISTRATION NOW OPEN Early registration strongly advised as most events will sell out The Winter Olympics were kind of a big deal around here but year after year one event consistently rocks Whistler's world. Kokanee Crankworx, in its seventh year is Whistler's largest summer festival and for mountain bikers of all ages and competitive backgrounds, event registration is now officially opened. With $80,000 in cash for professionals and $50,000 in prizes for amateurs, registration for Kokanee Crankworx 2010 can now be found online at http://www.crankworx.com/whistler/athletes/athletes. Nine intense days of events, beginning on August 7 running through to August 15, will attract hundreds of athletes from the worlds best mountain bikers to amateurs. Kokanee Crankworx gives amateurs of all ages the opportunity to rub shoulders with the best riders in the world, says Jeremy Roche, Kokanee Crankworx General Manager. There are very few other events out there offering the chance to participate side-by-side with World Cup title holders. With a field of over 700 athletes and over 1,300 competitor starts accounted for at Kokanee Crankworx 2009, early registration is encouraged. Many disciplines sold out last year and 2010 promises to be even bigger. Live webcasts of each and every Kokanee Crankworx event will provide a daily outlet for all competitors friends and families to watch on www.crankworx.com and experience Whistler's electric atmosphere and world-class mountain bike action. The Dual Slalom, Monster Energy Garbanzo Downhill, Canadian Open Enduro, Air Downhill, Giant Slalom presented by Giant Bicycles and the Canadian Open Downhill presented by Kona events are available for athlete registrations. Athletes cannot register for the VW Trick Showdown or the Monster Energy Slopestyle as these events are invitational formats with 24 of the top professional freeride athletes competing. EVENT AND REGISTRATION DETAILS The registration event pages for Kokanee Crankworx can be accessed through http://www.crankworx.com/whistler/athletes/athletes. Amateur registration fees are $55 plus HST and professional registration fees are $65 plus HST. Register online prior to August 5, 2010 and save a $10 on-site surcharge. Space permitting, onsite registration will be available starting August 6. The Athlete Centre will be open from 12-5pm August 6 and then from 9am-3pm for the balance of Kokanee Crankworx. On-site registration will be available space permitting, as some events have caps on registration. No day-of registration will be offered, only check-in for pre-registered competitors. Advance registration is strongly recommended. For special Kokanee Crankworx accommodation offers, including rooms from $89 at Aava Whistler Hotel, check out www.whistler.com/crankworx for more info or to book. Keep up to date on all things Kokanee Crankworx through www.crankworx.com, www.facebook.com/crankworx and make sure to add @Crankworx via Twitter for all the latest news.