June 25, 2009 – Thinking about 2010 Already? With the official arrival of summer 2009, most riders are focused on this year’s riding plans and a total of over 350 riders are going to be including the TransRockies and brand-new TR3 in those plans. However, other riders are already thinking about next year, and when the 2010 TransRockies registration opened on June 1st, team sign-ups immediately began to flow in and there are already over a dozen teams signed up.
While many of us suffer with planning for anything more than a week in the future, an event like the TransRockies takes commitment, training and planning, which starts months and months before race day. With your name on the start list, it’s amazing how much easier it is to motivate for training in bad weather and to skip that extra beer or plate of fries that you know you shouldn’t have anyway.
If you’re still saying “next year, next year” to your TransRockies dreams, then sign up for 2010 now and make that promise come true.
Click here for TransRockies 2010 Registration.
Ride TR3 for 1/2 price if you Sign up for the 2010 TransRockies Now!
If you’ve been dreaming of riding the most raw, remote and challenging stage race in Mountain Biking, we’ve created the ultimate prep course and are offering the best deal to get you to the start line. One of the key reasons we added the TR3 to our race this year was to offer a stepping stone to the full week’s ride.
As an extra incentive in this inaugural year for the TR3, we’re offering a deal which makes the it a financial stepping stone as well as a physical one. By signing up for both the 2009 TR3 and the 2010 TransRockies before August 9, you’ll receive a 50 per cent discount off your TR3 entry fee – that means three great days of epic riding for just $299.
There are seven weeks until the start of the 2009 TR3/TransRockies and if you’ve been riding a decent amount already this year, that’s more than enough time to get yourself ready for three big days of biking in the Kootenay Rockies. There still more than enough time to add some epic content to your summer!
Nothing this good comes without a little fine print like deposits and cancellation rules but that stuff is all pretty simple and explained on our website here, so what are you waiting for?
TR3 . . . the new hit of 2009
With nearly 100 riders already signed up, the TR3 is turning out to be the riding success of the season. Offering a very different experience from our classic ride–three days of solo epic riding, rather than seven days of team riding, the TR3 is bringing in TransRockies vets looking for something new and newbies looking for a less daunting introduction to epic events. Regardless of pace or experience, all TR3 riders will share in the superb organization and support provided by the best race team in the business. For more information visit the TR3 page on the TransRockies website.
TR3 registration cuts off on July 24th so you’ve still got a month to decide to join the newest epic in the Rockies.
Nipika Mountain Resort Cabin Space Available
For all Transrockies participants, Nipika Mountain Resort has limited space available for the two nights Transrockies race is visiting Nipika, Aug 10 & 11. For $100.00/person per night plus taxes, you could be enjoying a comfortable bed in one of our luxurious cabins. The cabins have fully equipped kitchens & baths, living area and all the linens are supplied. After a hard day’s ride, relax on the deck in a big comfy chair, taking in the beauty of the natural settings that surround you. For booking information Nipika can be reached at 250-342-6516 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2009 Preliminary Start List Now Online
If you’ve signed up for this year’s event, it’s worth taking a quick look at our preliminary start list here which was just released. Along with making sure that you’re on the list, you’ll want to double check the details contained (team name, category, etc) to prevent any stress at sign-on. Please not that this start list is for the TransRockies, not the TR3-we’ll be releasing a TR3 start as well in short time.
You may notice that the start list is a little shorter than it has been in the past few years, and it’s no secret that epic mountain bike events have suffered from the economic downturn as several multi-day events have been cancelled or radically changed in response to low registration numbers. Our numbers are down somewhat but we’re gratified that hundreds of riders from all over the World continue to invest their recreational dollars (and Pounds, and Euros . . .) in the TransRockies and we’re looking forward to a great eighth edition of North America’s original epic.
GOREÂ RideOnÂ® Cables, an essential TransRockies upgrade
The TransRockies is legendary for its variable weather and conditions and the intense wear and tear it inflicts on mountain bikes. Just as it pushes riders to and beyond their limits, the TransRockies subjects drivetrains, suspension, frames and tires to extremes that they never see during casual rides.
Cable changes and compromised shifting are a recurring theme during epic days of dust and mud. GORE’s RideOnÂ® Cable System has proven to be the one solution which provides great shifting performance regardless of the trail conditions. The Ride-On system has received rave reviews from pro riders and magazines, but most importantly, it’s been the choice of guys who pay for their gear and want the best every ride.
You paid for 27 speeds, why not get the shifting cables which guarantee that you’ll be able to use all of them regardless of the weather?
Ultima Replenisher again the Hydration Choice of the TransRockies
Ultima Replenisher has been the official hydration drink of the TransRockies for several years now. Its formula contains no sugars and is focussed on a balanced and complete electrolyte replacement mix with vitamins and antioxidants. With only 10 calories per serving provided by complex carbs Ultima works well with whatever sports nutrition option chosen by TransRockies participants, whether energy bars or personal favourites. With no artificial colors, flavours or sweeteners, Ultima is a great solution for anyone who wants total electrolyte replacement with no unwanted extras.
TR Apparel Blowout Deals
– 2008 TransRockiesÂ Jersey – 25% OFF – Custom Sugoi cycling jersey, invisible 2/3 zipper. Features bold TransRockies Graphics. Note – these jerseys fit tighter than average – order one size larger than usual. – Sizes: S, M, L – please enter your size in the “instructions to seller”
Regular Price:$89.99 + 5% GST
SALE Price: $67.49 + 5% GST
S & H:$6.00
2007 TransRockiesÂ Cycling Jersey – 50% OFF – Custom Sugoi cycling jersey, invisible 2/3 zipper. Features bold TransRockies Graphics. These jerseys have an average fit. – Sizes: XL, XXL – please enter your size in the “instructions to seller”
Regular Price:$89.99 + 5% GST
SALE Price: $44.99 + 5% GST
S & H:$8.00