TransRockies Singletrack 6 Mountain Bike Stage Race Returns in 2020
June 27, 2019
6-Day Stage Race highlights the best trail networks in Western Canada
CALGARY, ALBERTA] – With the 2019 mountain biking season well underway, TransRockies Race Series has announced new dates and locations for its 2020 flagship stage race, TransRockies Singletrack 6. The event returned to its original epic format, TransRockies Classic, in 2019. For 2020 the Singletrack 6 will once again take centre stage with 6 days of racing the Kootenay Rockies region of Southeastern British Columbia.
For the first time, TransRockies will operate the event in June. With the earlier date, the organizers look to avoid smoke from wildfires, dusty dry conditions, and to provide more benefit the tourism industry in host communities. The race will run from June 8-13, 2020 with two stages each in Fernie, Kimberley and Rossland, British Columbia. The event offers 6-day and 3-day options for riders.
TransRockies started in 2002 with the TransRockies Challenge stage race. In 2014 the format was changed to the Singletrack 6, focussing on the best mountain biking trails around authentic BC mountain communities. In 2019, the original format is returning for one year with the TransRockies Classic Stage Race July 22-28. This year’s event 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.
With a field limit of 300 riders, Singletrack 6 attracts riders from over 15 countries every year. The focus of the event is marathon cross country loops on the best local trail networks. Riders have the opportunity to experience the host communities as well as the local environment. Registration for the 2020 TransRockies Singletrack 6 opened today.
Fernie Highlight Video: https://youtu.be/nT3uzeAFNig
Kimberley Highlight Video: https://youtu.be/mMqKwYTHj3E
Rossland Highlight Video: https://youtu.be/d8EFx_C2o9k
Photo Gallery: https://www.singletrack6.com/photos-and-videos
About TransRockies Race Series: TransRockies Race Series operates eight events over 27 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.