TransRockies Race Series is proud to announce the return of the TransRockies Classic Mountain Bike Stage Race, from Panorama Mountain Resort to Fernie, British Columbia from July 22-28, 2019. One hundred and fifty teams of two (300 riders) from all over the world will participate in the seven-day race through the Rockies, staying overnight at remote tent camps and making two crossings of the continental divide. The event will be perhaps the toughest mountain bike stage race in North America, and one of the major stage races in the world.
The event, originally called TransRockies Challenge, was first staged in 2002 and ran continuously through 2013. In 2014, the event was replaced with the Singletrack 6 stage race, which has been held annually since then. The TransRockies Classic, which will run alternating years with the Singletrack 6, and will feature an epic point-to-point crossing of the Rockies on trails, remote tracks, and forest roads, with daily distances up to 100km. Tent camps will be located at the end of each stage where amenities such as catered meals, hot showers, bike mechanics and massage therapists will be waiting to help riders recover and prepare for the next day.
TransRockies Classic offers a focus on community and camaraderie, as 300 riders along with crew, friends and family come together on this shared mountain biking pilgrimage to make it to the finish line in Fernie. War stories are told around the campfire and friendships are forged for a lifetime. Elite racers share the start line with riders who are focused on achieving a TransRockies finish and coveted Finisher’s Belt-Buckle. Stages will be hosted in Invermere, Nipika, Whiteswan Lake, Elkford, and Crowsnest Pass plus the start host, Panorama, and finish town, Fernie. Registration for the 2019 TransRockies Classic opens on July 20, 2018.