CWNEXT (pronounced C-W-Next) includes categories for young men and women, in the following age classes: 13-14, 15-16, 17-18.

This category for the next generation is run alongside the main Crankworx events, separately from Kidsworx. It bridges the gap between Kidsworx and Crankworx competition and provides a development path for young athletes.

The creation of CWNEXT category involves the following:

  • the addition of new categories to existing events
  • the inclusion of younger racers in existing events
  • a shift of existing junior categories under the CWNEXT umbrella


To register in CWNEXT events, check out the Athlete Info & Registration pages listed under each individual festival.


Over the past 16 years, Crankworx has solidified its reputation as the ultimate experience in mountain biking. Pros get the opportunity to ride with the best of the best from all disciplines. Amateurs can race the same tracks as their heroes. Spectators get up close and personal with the top names in the sport and watch history unfold before their very eyes. Through Kidsworx races and events, young riders and families can get in on the action themselves.

Kidsworx started in its current iteration (a separate program featuring multiple events for kids and families) in 2013. As it has blossomed over the years, many young athletes have sprouted. Groms have grown into seasoned riders. There are now budding young stars in the mix – the next generation of amateur shredders and professional athletes. These competitors have shown themselves to be worthy of their own event category that reflects their level of skill and dedication.

The next generation of youth are on the rise. As we head into a new decade, it’s time to shine the spotlight on the future of mountain biking. The launch of CWNEXT signifies the creation of an arena in which the next generation of Crankworx Kings and Queens can show the world what they’ve got.