The organisers claim it's North America's toughest mountain bike race and weighing in at 550km over seven days through the Canadian Rockies, the TransRockies Classic look like it might live up to that. Entries have opened for 2019 instalment, which will be taking place from 22-28th July.
Around 150 teams of two riders will take part, with elite racers mingling with the have a go heroes as they make two crossings of the continental divide and stay overnight at remote tent camps. The riding itself is point-to-point, with trails, tracks and forest roads adding up to 100km a day of riding and some serious climbing.
The organisers say that the TransRockies Classic "offers a focus on community and camaraderie, as 300 riders along with crew, friends and family come together on this shared mountain biking pilgrimage to make it to the finish line in Fernie. War stories are told around the campfire and friendships are forged for a lifetime."
It certainly looks like a race to remember - in fact, resident road.cc fast boy David Arthur and less fast off.road.cc editor Jon are considering entering as a team. We'll keep you posted on how that goes...
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