Although snow fell early in the Canadian Rockies this fall, the TransRockies team was busy checking routes in all the 2020 Singletrack 6 communities along with riders from each town! All the stages are now complete in a draft form and we’re consulting with our community partners and permitting agencies to ensure that the proposed routes work for all of our stakeholders. As more of these stage details fall into place we’ll be unveiling the full route in November - so stay tuned! 

Highlights of recent scouting missions included a ride in Fernie, where “Today’s Special” will be the feature trail and timed descent on Stage 1. In Kimberley, we confirmed that we’ll descend the trail “Musser’s Plateau” after ascending Kimberley Alpine Resort. This is a rough and rowdy natural singletrack relatively early in the stage that is sure to challenge all the riders. Finally we headed to Rossland where we rode with local rider Dave Ford and TransRockies Brand Champion Travis Hauck - checking out a great new addition since we last visited the community in 2017: SMD (Super-Mega-Death). Here’s Travis’s scouting report from the SMD ride:

The SMD trail is a black trail leaning toward the more technical end of the riding you will find in the TransRockies Singletrack 6. Our goal is always to show you the best trails in each community that are still fun on a cross-country bike. As Travis points out, you may have more fun on a mid-travel (120-130mm) trail bike than a full-on race rig, but it’s really up to you which weapon you want to use. The good thing about SMD is that the major drops all have ride-arounds.

Finally, a note about stage distances. We don’t have a firm target for the distance of the stages and they can vary greatly depending on where we are riding. For the 2020 event, we expect all 6 stages to be within or very close to our guidelines. Generally we try to make the stages between about 1,000 and 1,500m of climbing, with a winning time of around (or just under) 2 hours. This means that for most riders a time of 3-4 hours is reasonable, with the last finishers crossing the line in 5-6 hours. Given the earlier date of the 2020 race, we’re being extra careful to monitor the toughness of the stages so that everyone can get maximum enjoyment from these curated selections of trails.

Early Bird Pricing Still in Effect!

A few spots are still left in Phase 2 of early bird pricing! Register for the 6-day event for $1,499 or $779 for the 3-day! In US Dollars that’s approx. $1,150 or $600 USD!

Remember, you have 4 great options to sign up:

  • Team of 2 for 6 Days

  • Solo for 6 Days

  • Solo for the first 3 Days (ST3)

  • Solo for any 3 days (ST3 flex pass)

TransRockies Classic Wrap-Up
Singletrack 6 took a year off in 2019 so we could bring back the TransRockies Classic for a limited one year engagement. What an amazing week it was! TransRockies veteran, Barry Wicks, put together an amazing report on PinkBike highlighting the race - check it out here:
We’ve had plenty of folks asking about when the next TransRockies Classic will be and to be honest, we’re not sure! We had a great time this year with the Classic format. The riders that joined us enjoyed it immensely by all accounts. As promised, we’re returning to the Singletrack 6 format in 2020. 2021 will be our 20th anniversary, so we’re starting to bounce around different ideas of what the TransRockies Mountain Bike Stage Race will look like in that you - Singletrack 6, Classic, or something completely different! Stay tuned, and send us your ideas!
Moab Rocks -The Perfect Spring Warm-up!

Registration recently opened up for the 2020 Moab Rocks  and it’s still in early bird pricing! This fun and friendly 3-day stage race offers up 3 great days of riding or racing on classic Moab trails! Join us in Moab March 28-30. The riding is sweet, the sun is warm, and we have free Moab Brewery beer at the nightly socials! Moab Rocks registration is currently only $319 USD. It’s the perfect way to kick off the riding and racing season and a great practice race if you’re planning to do Singletrack 6 in June!

Our friend Curt of has offered up a free base-season stage race training plan that works great to get you started in your training for Moab Rocks and Singletrack 6. CLICK HERE for the free training plan!

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