3-Day and 7-Day Solo Options for North America’s Toughest Mountain Bike Race
October 12, 2018 (Calgary, AB) – North America’s Original, Epic Mountain Bike Stage Race, the TransRockies Classic today announces that it will offer solo 7-day and 3-day entry packages starting today, October 12, 2018. Registration for teams of two opened in July 2018 for the event scheduled for July 22-28, 2019. In celebration of the new registration options, Phase 2 of early bird pricing will be extended through November 30, 2018 and all entries received by that date will be eligible to win a new carbon bike from Santa Cruz. The overall field limit for the 2019 TransRockies Classic will remain at 300 riders total.
With a 550 km route from Panorama Mountain Resort to Fernie, BC, the TransRockies Classic travels through Invermere, Nipika Mountain Resort, Whiteswan Lake, Elkford, and Crowsnest Pass, Alberta – with two crossings of the Continental Divide over the 7-day stage race. Originally offered only for teams of two when the race was first launched in 2002, solo entry has been available since 2013. From 2014 to 2018, TransRockies operated it’s mountain bike stage race under the Singletrack 6 format, which will return in 2020. 2019 represents the return of the original long distance camping-based format. 100 spots are available for 7-day solo entries.
First launched in 2009, TR3 will be held concurrently over the first three days of the TransRockies Classic, from Panorama Mountain Resort to Nipika Mountain Resort, including 3 nights of camping and meals. With a route of approximately 200km and 6,000 meters of climbing, the TR3 is an authentic mountain bike challenge for riders looking for a challenge over a shorter period of time. The 3-Day option has become a very popular option for all of the TransRockies stage races. 50 spots are available for the 3-day TR3 solo option.
Regardless of which registration option is chosen, riders will experience spectacular mountain rides and stay in remote tent camps offering a focus on community and camaraderie as racers come together with crew, supporting friends and family for this shared pilgrimage. For more information, visit www.transrockiesclassic.com, or follow @transrockiesclassic on Instagram or @transrockiesbike on facebook.
About TransRockies Race Series: TransRockies Race Series operates seven events over 25 days annually in Western Canada and the United States. Specializing in multi-day and endurance cycling and running events, TransRockies serves over 2,500 participants annually. The organizations has operated over 200 days of stage racing since it was founded in 2002.