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    Kokanee Crankworx Apres and After Dark Event Line-up

    Live Mainstage music, the Kokanee Aftershok DJ series and the Jim Beam Party Crew promise good times

    WHISTLER, BC, July 18, 2006– Kokanee Crankworx’s après and after dark events will pack patios and guarantee good times every night of the festival. Free live shows on the Mainstage at the base of the Whistler Mountain Bike Park, the Kokanee Aftershok DJ series and the Jim Beam Party Crew will keep the good times flowing every night of Kokanee Crankworx July 22-30, 2006.

    “Kokanee Crankworx’s après and after dark line-up has really stepped it up this year,” says Rob McSkimming, VP of Business Development at Whistler Blackcomb. “We’ve gone from three live music acts to eight on the Mainstage this year and the Kokanee Aftershok DJ series will keep après lively on some of Whistler’s best patios.”

    Mainstage acts include Whistler favourites She Stole My Beer and Whole Lotta Led as well as Catlow, Sweatshop Union, YUCA & On Holiday (CFOX Seeds Winners), Etwinz, and Rastrillos.

    The Kokanee Aftershok DJ series, featuring DJ Czech, Foxy Moron, Vinyl Ritchie, Kori K and Mat the Alien, will provide the soundscape on Whistler’s hottest patios. Hit après with the Kokanee Glacier Girls at the GLC, Citta’s and the Longhorn Saloon and enter to win prizes including tickets to the uber exclusive De La Soul concert Saturday, July 29 at the GLC.

    And for a nightlife that will be impossible to forget, don’t let the Jim Beam Party Crew leave you behind. Touring some of the great clubs and bars in Whistler, the Jim Bean Ladies know where the party’s at and will show you around in true Whistler style. The party starts on Saturday, July 22 and the good times will continue all week long in nightclubs including Buffalo Bill’s, Tommy Africa’s, The Longhorn, Moe Joe’s, Savage Beagle, and Garfinkel’s.

    Besides hopping après and after dark action, Kokanee Crankworx boasts family-friendly village events happening daily through the festival.

    * The Cold Crew (hip hop B Boys), Fueled by Milk July 22 – Village Square
    * Organic Pancake Breakfast July 23 – Village Square
    * Melanie McQuaid XTerra World Champion Women’s X-Country Clinics July 24-26 – Skier’s Plaza
    * Kidsworx Race July 25 – Skier’s Plaza
    * Levi’s Vote for Style Contest and Model Search July 25-30 – Skier’s Plaza
    * Lunafliks ROAM bike movie July 27 – Lost Lake Park
    * Baia Brothers Biketrial Demos July 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30 – Village Common
    * The Flowshow July 27-30 – Town Plaza
    * Ryan Leech July 27-30 – Mountain Square
    * Trialsworx Competition July 29 – Fitzsimmons Creek, Whistler Village
    * Pist-N-Broke World Premiere July 28 – GLC

    For detailed information on all of Kokanee Crankworx’s events check out

    The third annual Kokanee Crankworx Mountain Bike Festival is set to go off July 22 to 30 in Whistler, BC. Expanding to nine days of serious excitement both on and off the hill, the festival showcases Whistler as the ultimate biking playground by combining impressive stunt sessions and mind-blowing speed events with the world’s best mountain bikers competing for cash and prizing totaling over $30,000. The event line-up, which takes place in Whistler Blackcomb’s famed mountain bike park and throughout Whistler Village, also includes an outdoor expo, pro riding demonstrations, free music and entertainment.

    Kokanee Crankworx is presented by Events Whistler - a partnership of Tourism Whistler, Whistler Blackcomb and the Resort Municipality of Whistler. At centre stage of Kokanee Crankworx is the Whistler Mountain Bike Park. With over 200 km and 3,855 feet of lift-serviced gravity-fed, adrenaline-fueled descending trails, the Bike Park is the unequivocal leader of lift-accessed mountain bike parks in the world.

    For more information about Kokanee Crankworx - Whistler’s premier freeride mountain bike festival - please visit

    About Whistler

    Whistler is a year-round adventure destination located 75 miles north of Vancouver, B.C., Canada, and site for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Consistently rated among the top ski resorts in the world, Whistler is a cosmopolitan and diverse community that welcomes travelers seeking recreation and natural beauty four seasons of the year. Whistler has the world’s most diverse offering of mountain biking terrain, attracting all disciplines of mountain biking from cruising to cliffs. From 150 miles of singletrack trails and 200 km of lift-accessed downhill runs in the Whistler Mountain Bike Park, to trials parks and 20 miles of the paved Valley Trail system, there’s something for every rider.


    Proud to be a venue for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games


    Michelle Leroux | Public Relations Supervisor
    Whistler Blackcomb | P: 604-938-7349 | E:
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