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$3000 Donated to Fernie Trails Alliance

The TransRockies owes a debt of gratitude to the many local riders and trail builders who spend countless hours maintaining the great singletrack which is used each year for the event. This year, the TransRockies was proud to be able to make a donation of $1500 to the...

Team Rocky Mtn Grabs Lead

Alongside all the obvious skills that are essential to success in long distance mountain biking—fast climbing, brave descending, exceptional endurance—being a good bike mechanic with the ability to improvise solutions in remote places can often be the difference...

TransRockies Competitors cross the Great Divide

Stage 3 of the 2010 TransRockies was officially the most remote day of the event with a route which travelled deep into some of the wildest, most spectacular terrain in the lower Canadian Rockies and which included a new crossing of the Great Divide that dropped...

Fernie Start Spectacular

The morning after they’d stretched their legs with a 31km prologue around Fernie’s singletrack, the 450 riders of the 2010 TransRockies and TR3 lined up on Voctoria Avenue for Stage 2. Led by the vintage Studebaker fire engine for the traditional lap around downtown,...

Fernie Time Trial a Success

Like many ski towns, Fernie has more than the usual amount of great coffee shops lining its Main Street and they were bursting at the seams with hundreds of mountain bikers and their friends throughout Day 1 of the 2010 TransRockies and TR3.   Riders were, of course,...

TransRockies Stage 2

Stage 2 will take riders from Fernie's Historic Downtown to Coal Creek Summit and on a single track trail named Porkypine Rim that drops to the Elk River from the ridge near Hosmer. This 4000ft descent will approx take fast riders 20-25minutes, the ridgeline you see...

TransRockies Stage 1

Stage 1 of the Blackstone Fernie TransRockies will be an epic Time Trail format starting and finishing in Fernie's Historic Downtown on Sunday, August 8th. Local riders should fair well on their backyard trail. This year's Fernie participants include: Krista Turasso...

Now ready to MTB again…

Franck Gimard has returned from holiday to ride this years TransRockies with Garret Sowchuk. Both riders rode last years TR7 with other partners and are very excited to be repeating their experience as a team. Here is Francks update from his holiday: Here we are, back...

Perhaps the Bike Crash of The Year

Rarely are great crashes recorded, this is an exception. Stage one of the 2009 TransRockies had an extremely challenging scree slope that most riders were walking. My good friend and photographer Dan Hudson was bragging about a crash sequence that he shot on that very...

TR3 over 90% Sold Out

As Spring marches on and the days get warmer, there are clearly lots of you getting your bikes out of hibernation and getting inspired to ride in 2010. This past week we rode Stage 1 in Fernie and the singletrack and riding conditions were amazing. In just under three...

TR3 Coming to Fernie For First Time

Fernie will watch single riders compete in the TransRockies for the first time in nine years. Last year was the first for the TR3 and it started in Panorama and ended in Nipika. Only the team riders crossed the finish line in Fernie. As this years official start...

Fernie Hosts Two TransRockies Stages in 2010

The TransRockies Start is returning to Fernie, following three years of hosting the Finish! Fernie originally hosted the Start for five consecutive years. In addition Stage 1 will be a time-trial on local trails where the riders will start and finish in Downtown...