TransRockies Race Series Names Ride with GPS as a Series Sponsor, Launches Hometown Challenge Series

April 19, 2021

The TransRockies Hometown Challenge Series brings run, mountain and gravel bike stage racing home

Calgary, A.B. (April 19, 2021)TransRockies Race Series, a global leader in adventure stage races, today announces Ride with GPS, a bike route planner and tracking app, as a series sponsor. Transrockies Race Series and Ride with GPS are kicking off the partnership with a new challenge for athletes. The TransRockies Hometown Challenge Series will give run, mountain bike and gravel bike athletes the opportunity to train and cover the distance of Under Armour TransRockies Run, Golden Ultra, Singletrack 6 and the newest event, Gravel Royale. Throughout the challenge athletes will record their rides or runs with Ride with GPS and will have the opportunity to win prizes from TransRockies sponsors.

The series starts on May 10 with the CAN-AM Run Challenge. Running from May 10 – July 10, participants will have that time to complete 278 km/173 miles. This challenge will be a paid event where all participants will receive a customized bottle opener once the challenge is completed. Athletes will record their runs using Ride with GPS, participants can complete the challenge by running an equal distance to a stage route or by recording several runs that add up to the complete distance of the event. Only runs saved with the hashtag #canamchallenge in the title will count towards the Challenge. Registration for the Hometown CAN-AM Run Challenge opens April 28. Registration fees will support the Women’s Resource Centre in Golden, British Columbia and the Buena Vista Colorado High School Cross Country team. Entrants will be eligible for great prizes including free entries to the Under Armour TransRockies Run, Golden Ultra and The Coastal Challenge.

The Hometown Gravel Royale Challenge will be held June 3-17. This 15-day challenge will allow participants to ride the 377km/235 miles of Gravel Royale on their hometown gravel. Free for everyone to participate, athletes will record all rides with Ride With GPS. Rides can be equal distance to one of the four stage routes or by recording several rides that add up to the complete distance of the event. Only rides saved with the hashtag #hometowngravelroyale in the title will count towards the Challenge and be entered to win two grand prizes of entry spots in the Easton Cycling Royal Flush 4-day race. It’s free to enter the Hometown Gravel Royale Challenge and prizes include two entries to the TransRockies Gravel Royale. Join the challenge here.

Finally, the Hometown Singletrack 6 Challenge is set to take place June 24 – July 15. Throughout this time athletes can complete the 204 km/ 127 miles on their favorite local trails. Record rides using Ride with GPS to complete the full distance. Tag all rides with #hometownsingletrack to be entered to win a number of prizes. This challenge is free for anyone to participate, and entrants are eligible for great prizes from our partners including two entries to the TransRockies Singletrack 6. Join the challenge here.

“As we come into the summer months we are excited to give the TransRockies community additional ways to engage with each other and a fun way to train for upcoming in-person events. We are grateful to be working with Ride with GPS and to be a part of their larger at-home challenge initiatives,” said Aaron McConnell, President of TransRockies. “Last year, our Virtual TransRockies Run attracted over 500 participants, so we are excited to add more at home challenges for our mountain bike and gravel bike athletes, too.”

Launched in 2007, Ride with GPS is a bike route planner featuring turn-by-turn voice navigation, and tracking app for cyclists, runners, and hikers. Features tools that allow athletes to plan, navigate and share their activities. Using the website and app, riders can create detailed routes with cue sheets then follow these routes by using turn-by-turn voice navigation, or a GPS device.

“We are thrilled to partner with TransRockies for 2021 for all their events,” says Will Laubernds, Director of Organizations for Ride with GPS. “We see the organization as a perfect partner for the launch of Challenges and to be their official route planning and navigation app for all physical events.”

For additional information on Ride with GPS challenges check out the reference page here.

This year, TransRockies will host nine different endurance stage events. The newest event – TransRockies Gravel Royale– is a four-day gravel stage race that takes place in British Columbia in August 2021. Other events include Singletrack 6, Moab Rocks, Golden 24, Rundle’s Revenge, ATB Financial Gran Fondo Highwood Pass, Under Armour TransRockies Run. TranSelkirks Run and Golden Ultra.

To stay up to date on events and news from TransRockies, please visit transrockies.com or follow along on Instagram, Facebook and YouTube.

About Ride with GPS

Ride with GPS is the best bike route planner, turn-by-turn voice navigation, and tracking app for cyclists, runners, and hikers. Get the best bike computer and activity tracker available, to plan, navigate, track, record, and share your activities. With a world class library of routes in every area, support for bluetooth sensors, Ride with GPS is your bike ride companion. Come experience our passion to make riding easy, safe and fun for cyclists worldwide.

 About TransRockies Race Series

TransRockies Race Series operates ten events over 32 days annually in Western US and Canada. Specializing in multi-day and endurance cycling and running events, TransRockies serves over 3,500 participants annually. The organization has operated over 200 days of stage racing since it was founded in 2002.