Transrockies Moab Rocks MTB Stage Race to Kick Start The 2020 Season
September 25, 2019
3-Day Stage Race highlights the best of Moab Mountain Biking
[MOAB, UTAH, 25-September-2019] – Pioneers in the world of Mountain Bike Stage Racing, TransRockies Race Series has opened registration for the 2020 Moab Rocks. This 3-day mountain bike stage race in the off-road riding mecca of Moab, Utah offers 3 unique stages on the Porcupine Rim, Klondike Bluffs and Magnificent 7 trail networks for a total distance of 77 miles over 3 days from March 28-30. The early dates offer a perfect training opportunity for top cross country and marathon mountain bike racers to test and build their fitness at a fun and welcoming event.
First held in October 2013, Moab Rocks switched to spring dates in 2017 and has seen steady growth in recent years to reach a capacity field of 200 riders in 2019. With the field limit increased to 250 riders for 2020. The event attracts top pro riders and weekend warriors alike. Pro riders like the unique and challenging routes and the early date is a great opportunity to fine-tune their fitness over 3 days of racing going into major April races like Sea Otter Classic and the Whiskey 50. 2019 overall winners are both former World Cup professional riders and Olympians, Geoff Kabush and Katerina Nash.
The trails used for Moab Rocks are all classic rides. Porcupine Rim offers spectacular views of the Castle Valley and a rough and rowdy descent to the Colorado River. Stage 2 on Klondike Bluffs is the smoothest of the stages, with a fast and flowing route among amazing rock formations. The final stage on the Magnificent 7 trail network offers sustained Singletrack descending on the Bull Run trail. The race can be considered an “all-mountain” stage race, favoring mid-travel trail bikes over lighter cross-country race bikes due to the frequent drops on singletrack.
Stage 1 Video: https://youtu.be/rySyDxRcBqc
Stage 2 Video: https://youtu.be/_GKwieqlXU4
Stage 3 Video: https://youtu.be/iBqobDBs2qU
About TransRockies Race Series: TransRockies Race Series operates eight events over 28 days annually in Western US and Canada. Specializing in multi-day and endurance cycling and running events, TransRockies serves over 2,500 participants annually. The organization has operated over 200 days of stage racing since it was founded in 2002.