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News From The 2006 TransRockies Challenge

July 15, 2006 – Here is the latest news from the 2006 TransRockies Challenge taking place August 6-12.

Kootenay Rockies to Sponsor the TransRockies

The TransRockies is pleased to announce that Kootenay Rockies Tourism has come on board to support the event this year and have been a vital resource in helping to develop what we think will be the best TransRockies course yet.

The Kootenay Rockies Region has just released a groundbreaking Cycling Tourism publication which demonstrates the enormous range of cycling opportunities in the area from mountain bike XC and DH to great road riding, BMX and Rails-to-Trails.

“We believe that Kootenay Rockies has world class riding in every cycling discipline,” said Chris Dadson, President of Kootenay Rockies. “We’re excited to host the TransRockies Challenge so that the 500 participants will get a chance to sample some of our epic riding and help get the word out about this amazing part of BC.”

Be A Part of TransRockies 2006″”Mechanics and Volunteers Needed!

The TransRockies Challenge is not only the best week of the year for our riders but it is also an amazing experience for every one of the volunteers and staff who make sure that the hundreds of riders are able to focus on the epic challenge in front of them.

Why not come and be part of this amazing event this year? We are always looking for committed people who want to come and help. Whether it’s doing mechanical work, staffing our feed stations, helping with set-up and tear-down or even driving vehicles from finish line to finish line, there are tons of ways to get involved in the TransRockies Challenge.

We’ve got a New Logo

If you’ve looked at our website recently, you’ll notice that we have a new look and logo on the site. We worked closely with one of Calgary’s most talented graphic designers to come up with a new look which is clean, contemporary and captures the elements which make the TransRockies special. Let us know what you think!

Reserve your Jersey

Don’t forget to pre-order your 2006 TransRockies jersey made by Sugoi. This year’s jersey features our new logo and a great new design which looks great all by itself . . . along with being a memento of the best week you ever spent on a bike! Visit our online store to order!

Fernie – Mountain Bike Mecca

Fernie is hosting the start of the TransRockies Challenge for the fifth straight year, and thousands who have visited know that it is one of the great destinations for mountain biking in BC. This year, why not add some days of riding and acclimation in Fernie before the race?

Fernie is literally covered in phenomenal singletrack, from the lift accessed trails at Fernie Alpine to the epics which have been part of the TR over the years. The Fernie Mountain Bike Map is your best guide to these adventures and you can visit www.CrankFernie.com for more riding information.

As a multi-season resort, Fernie offers inexpensive accommodations, from budget to high-end, both in town and at Fernie Alpine Resort. Combine that with restaurants that cater to a wide array of palates and you’ve got an ideal getaway destination to get your epic adventure started. Add Fernie’s wide variety of massage, spa and physio options and you’ll be ready to ride come August 6th.

For more information on how you can extend your stay in Fernie, contact one of our host hotels; Best Western Fernie Mountain Lodge, Lizard Creek Lodge, Park Place Lodge or Stanford Inn.

Looking for a Place to Stay?

We have extensive accommodation links and listings on our site for every Stage Host of 2006. Whether you’re looking to book pre or post-race accommodations in Fernie or Panorama, or have friends and family looking for a place to stay during the TransRockies, these links will put on the right path.

Thanks to our Stage Host Partners

8 Host Communities and locations are busy preparing to host the TransRockies Challenge. From providing meals and venues, to coming out to the welcome riders to the finish line, these host communities are an integral part of the TransRockies Experience. The official 2006 stage locations are: Fernie, Sparwood, Crowsnest Pass, Elkford, Whiteswan Lake, Nipika Resort, Invermere, and Panorama Mountain Resort.

Sold Out!

The 2006 TransRockies Challenge has once again sold out, and this year’s event will be see teams from nearly 25 countries coming to the Canadian Rockies to test themselves in the toughest mountain bike race around. We have a waiting list in place and you can add your name by emailing us.

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