The TransRockies Classic is returning to Fernie as the premier summer biking event! For the 13th time Fernie will host the Classic—there has never been a Classic without Fernie.
The TransRockies Classic represents the return of one of the world’s most rugged and spectacular cycling events. Crossing the continental divide while traversing from Panorama Mountain Resort to Fernie, British Columbia, the TransRockies Classic is an epic point-to-point 500+km journey for hardy riders.
Fernie has has its share of riders participating in past years and this year will be no different. You can expect to see Fernie’s top XC racers in the cast. Carter Nieuwesteeg, Krista Turcasso, and Mike Bragg to name a few.
“I rode for sometimes eight hours. I was challenged for seven days. But the experience, friendship and memories will last a lifetime. Thank-you to the organizers and support for your determination to make the TransRockies challenge so successful.” — Pepper Couelle-
On Sunday, July 28 the riders will roll into Downtown Fernie to complete Stage 7 — Crowsnest Start to Fernie Finish.
The 13th Kids’ Bike Rally is also being staged again at the TransRockies classic finish. When 100+ riders roll into the finish line for the Transrockies Classic Finish, 100+ kids’ aged 3 – 9 will be enjoying a fun bike rally. Read more and register here.
With the legendary 2019 TransRockies Classic just over a month out, the TransRockies team has already laid the groundwork for their next Fernie visit, which is already less than a year out. The Singletrack 6 version of the TransRockies Mountain Bike Stage Race will return in 2020 with a new earlier date: June 8-13! While TransRockies Classic is a remote and epic journey through the Canadian Rockies, covering over 500km, the Singletrack 6 version dials down the distance and ramps up the percentage of hand-crafted singletrack trails in authentic BC mountain biking communities.
The TransRockies SIngletrack 6 has become a legend in its own right over the past 5 years, and while we’ve taken a year off from the format in 2019 to bring back the epic goodness of the Classic, ST6 is back in 2020 with a great new route, more timed descents and some of our favourite mountain bike communities! The 2020 TransRockies Singletrack 6 will feature two days each in Fernie, Kimberley and Rossland. Each stage will include some of the best singletrack mountain bike trails in each community, followed by evening socials and dining in these vibrant communities.
The TransRockies has been a large part of shaping Fernie’s mountain bike scene and it will continue to do so.
A big thanks to our sponsors who help make this event happen, including: Gearhub Sports, Teck, Park Place Lodge, Red Tree Lodge, The Raging Elk, Fernie RV Resort, Fernie Slopeside Lodge, Lizard Creek Lodge, Fernie Lodging Company, Snow Valley Lodging, and Fernie Central Reservations.