2012 will see the return of several 7, 8 and 9 time transrockies finishers like Simon Parker, Norm Thibault, and Jeff Neilson. These hearty folks will be joined by hundreds of friends, family and community supporters along with scores of TransRockies staff and volunteers. The TransRockies travelling road show is ready to roll!
Once again, a strong field of elite riders is set to take part in the 2012 event. This year’s field will include many past TransRockies champions, professional riders and national champions. The TR7 welcomes back past TR7 champions Trish Grajczyk, Alana Heise, Milan Spolc (back again from the Czech Republic), Joe Mcarthy and Randy Walker, Stan McGee and John Gould, Pat Doyle, Stefan Widmer (riding with team Team Planetfoods/Honey Stinger rider Jon Firth) and Fernie residents Krista Turcasso and Angie Krasney taking on TR3 this year after winning TR7 as a team last year.
The TR3 and TR4 solo events will offer some fierce competition as well with the likes of Ian Auld (TR4 2011 winner) Gabor Csonka (winner of our own The North Face Rundle’s Revenge in 2011 and 2012) and Mical Dyck (multiple TR7 winner). Other riders of note include Marc-Andre Daigle (Louis Garneau Mountain bike team), Neal Kindree (2 time Canadian National Champion) and with Chris Sheppard (past winner of TransRockies and BC Bike Race).
The evolution of the TransRockies route continues as we introduce new Stage 2 and 3 routes focussing on epic high country views, stellar singletrack, and fun flowy trails with downhill stage finishes. The seven day route has a combined distance of 322 km and 11,750 meters of elevation gain. A full 54% of the route is singletrack.
Visit www.transrockies.com daily for reports, results, photo and video from the race.
Stage 1 Preview – Fernie Time Trial
The opening stage of this year’s TransRockies is a 32km time trial with 1,300m of elevation gain. With a whopping 68% of singletrack, the stage is perfect for the time trial format, giving a riders a chance to work out the kinks on an uncrowded course before the pack start on stage 2. Last year, Canadian Olympian Max Plaxton smoked this stage with a winning time of 1:48:41.
Coming in 2013…
2013 Registration Opens August 3
Register by Friday, August 10th and receive up to $200 off our lowest Early Bird pricing! Registration will open post race on Friday, August 3rd HERE. Use code TR2013Launch to register.
Phase 1: $119 – Aug 11th – Sept 30th, 2012
Phase 2: $149 – Oct 1st – Jan 31st, 2013
Final: $179 – Feb 1st – Race Day
TR3 Pricing (per person)Sale: $249
Phase 1: $449 – Aug 11th – Sept 30th, 2012
Phase 2: $549 – Oct 1st – Jan 31st, 2013
Final: $599 – Feb 1st – Race Day
TR4 Pricing (per person)Sale: $599
Phase 1: $799 – Aug 13th – Sept 30th, 2012
Phase 2: $899 – Oct 1st – Jan 31st, 2013
Final: $999 – Feb 1st – Race Day
Phase 1: $1,199 – Aug 13th – Sept 30th, 2012
Phase 2: $1,399 – Oct 1st – Jan 31st, 2013
Final: $1.499 – Feb 1st – Race Day