Since the first TransRockies in 2002, the route has been largely transformed to eliminate road and unrideable sections. Every stage will put a smile on your face, and give you more spectacular single track than ever before. Tough? You bet it’s tough. With 330km and over 12,000 m of climbing, it’s definitely challenging, but with our best-in-class participant support on and off the trail, we’ll give you everything you need to keep those pedals turning, and by the end of the week, you might just be one of many who are ready to turn right around and ride back to Fernie!
Includes: In addition to spectacular riding, unparalleled organization and a well marked course, your entry includes stocked checkpoints, medical support, daily slideshows, 3 nights tent camping post stages 4, 5 and 6 (No accommodations provided in Fernie or post stage 7), luggage transfers and a TRC Louis Garneau bike jersey (Retail $90), and final banquet dinner. Transfers, accommodation information and more HERE.
Minimum Deposit on Registration $500 per person, balance due May 1st, 2013.
2013 Dates and Registration: SOLO or TEAMS of TWO
July 27th – August 2nd, 2013
Pricing (Per Person):
$1499 – Feb 1st – Race Day
Transfers: Click HERE.
Supporter Vehicle Pass:
$79 + GST (per vehicle)
Supporters in the camps can expect access to the following amenities, all included in the Camping Pass:
- Guaranteed site access and parking for one vehicle
- Tent or RV space
- Access to toilets
- Access to showers (off-peak times)
- Access to garbage disposal
- Admission to daily ceremonies
- Printed stage-to-stage driving directions for the entire week
- Vehicle identification decal
TR7 $ 350 + GST (per person) / includes finishers banquet
TR3 $ 149 + GST (per person) / does not include finishers banuet
TR4 $199 + GST (per person) / includes finishers banquet
$50 + GST ($30 for kids ages 4-10, free for ages 0-3) (per person).
The maps, stages, dates and details below are for the 2012 event. We are still making slight changes to the routing to improve your experience. Please use this info as a guide only. We will post updated information as we approach the event.
Stage 1 TR7 – Fernie to Fernie Time Trial
Fernie is well known for its world famous singletrack riding. Designed by multi-time TransRockies Finisher and Fernie trail-builder extraordinaire, Pat Gilmar, stage one will highlight some of the best and most exciting singletrack in Fernie. To minimize congestion on the narrow trails, this stage will be a time trial (Team Time Trial for TransRockies Teams and Individual Time Trial for TR3). Trails used include: Hyperventilation, Hyperextension, Roots Extension, Splitting Bears, Eric’s Trail, Ecoterrorist, Sidewinder, R Trail, Ridgemont Road, Coal Discovery Trail. Stage Animation.
Stage 2 TR7 – Fernie to Fernie Alpine Resort
Stage 2 features a traditional downtown Fernie mass start before heading for the Slopes of Mt. Fernie. Featuring some of the best Fernie singletrack, you’ll be treated to some of the most fun descents anywhere. From there, it’s a short pass through Mt. Fernie provincial Park and onto the slopes of Fernie Alpine Resort and classic singletrack trails. Finish off on the mtn. bike trails of FAR to a spectacular plaza finish. Trails include: Phat Bastard, Black Betty, Red Sonja, Mushroomhead, Lactic Ridge, Mocassasin, Stupid Traverse, Slunt, Brokeback, Motorhead, Hedonism, Sherwoody, Ben Emmet, Black Forest, Megahurtz, Gorby Road, Boom, Hollow Tree Trail. Stage Animation.
Stage 3 TR7 – Fernie to Island Lake Lodge
When it comes to Fernie singletrack, Stage 1 and 2 are just scratching the surface. You told us you wanted more of the incredible buff Fernie singletrack and less road. We listened. The new stage will be a classic TR mass start under the arch at Fernie Alpine Resort. This day will feature relentless but rideable climbs and rewarding descents, before finishing at the spectacular Island Lake Lodge. Trails used include: Megasaurus, Boom, Gorbie Loop, Verboten, Lizard Lake Trail, Rail Trail, Hot Tub Chute, Powerline, Tamarack Trail, Island Lake Road, Iron Pass Trail, North Baldy Loop, Baldy Hiking Trail, Island Lake Lodge. A portion of entry fees will be going to the Fernie Trails Alliance. Stage Animation.
Stage 4 TR7 – North Fork Recreation Area to Little Elbow Campground
Kicking off the TR4 portion of the event, stage 4 starts with a bus transfer from Fernie to North Fork Recreation Area. This strategically placed transfer puts you at the start of the best riding in the Rockies, and skips over the areas most prone to difficult mud in wet conditions. From North Fork you head south on the Gorge Creek Road, which is closed and reclaimed after 7 km. This brings you quickly to the base of the biggest climb of the day to the top of Volcano Ridge. This newly re-built climb is a grunt but all rideable by top riders, and mostly rideable by mid-pack folks. A rolling descent on trails brings you to the spectacular Black Rock Canyon. Then it’s onto the last climb of the day on Wildhorse trail, and a blast down one of the best descents of the week. Stage Animation.
Stage 5 TR7 – Little Elbow to Moose Mountain
Since we first introduced “big loop” stages at Nipika in 2008, we have seen great reviews for these stages that feature excellent riding based out of an attractive base camp. We return to this concept with our Little Elbow based Stage 5. Stage 5 features an incredible loop of mountain bike trails. The stage combines classic area rides like Prairie Creek, Sulphur Springs and Moose Packers Trail with newly developed purpose-built mountain biking trails like Pnuema and Ridgemont to put together the ultimate combination of trails in the Moose Mountain area. Stage Animation.
Stage 6 TR7 – Little Elbow Campground to Rafter Six Ranch
Our “Queen Stage” will be one of the greatest days you will have on a mountain bike. Our longest stage with significant climbing, stage 6 will also be the most rewarding, with dozens of kilometers of marquee mountain trails that will challenge your stamina and riding skills, and reward with fantastic ridgeline views and incredibly fun descents. Locals will surely recognize Powderface Creek Trail, Prairie Creek Trail, Jumpingpound Ridge Trail, Coxhill Ridge Trail, and Lusk Pass Trails as some of the best rides in the area. Stage Animation.
Stage 7 TR7 – Rafter Six Ranch to Canmore, AB
Our final stage takes us up the beautiful Bow Valley to the town of Canmore, just outside Banff National Park. This stage features the TransCanada Trail, fun singletrack riding leading to the town of Canmore. Once in the town, the route will explore some of the Quarry Lake trail network, and then into the Canmore Nordic Centre, host venue of the 1988 Winter Olympics and UCI Mountain Bike World Cup racing from 1998-2000. Finally, the route will descend into the Town of Canmore and the cheers of the assembled crowd on Canmore’s Main Street. Stage Animation.
TR7 Route Statistics
81% trails (68% singletrack)
80% trails (64% singletrack)
77% trails (43% singletrack)
63% trails (49% singletrack)
67% trails (67% singletrack)
67% trails (40% singletrack)
80% trails (51% singletrack)
2012 TR7 Projected Totals:
72% trails (54% singletrack)
28% roads (19% unpaved, 9% pavement)
Projected Total Distance : 322KM / 200 Miles
Projected Elevation Gain: 11,750 m / 38,549 feet
GPS data files for TransRockies 2012:
All of our routing has been recorded by GPS and thoroughly checked before the race, but mother nature sometimes has little surprises that mean last minute course changes. Don’t be surprised if there are small changes to the routing or stats before race day. Please note that all information is subject to change. Elevation gain/loss data collected by GPS can be highly inaccurate and varied depending on how it is measured and the equipment used. Our elevation data should approximate the measurements obtained by a portable GPS unit. TransRockies Events does not endorse riding all routes outside of the event. Some trails may not normally be open for riding or may be unrideable at certain times of year. Please obey all signs and respect current trail conditions.