Singletrack 6 is a six-day mountain bike experience showcasing the best riding in a variety of mountain bike communities in Western Canada. The race takes a new route yearly with a unique mix of xc, panoramic vistas, epic descents, and the best singletrack BC offers. This is truly a bucket list event and is rated by Strambecco as one of the best mountain bike events in the Northwest.
We’ll post the full route when announced for 2023, but it includes routes in and around Fernie, Crowsnest Pass, West Bragg Creek, and Canmore. You can expect a rider-built stage route with a mix of epic marathon cross-country loops with timed descents to best suit the unique attributes of each stage location. Expect an exceptionally varied six consecutive days of mountain biking as you navigate singletrack that climbs to the high alpine, flows across arid desert-like landscapes, and finally descends through the lush rainforest. Family and supporters will also be able to enjoy the festival atmosphere in each host community, with plenty to see and do for bikers and non-bikers of all ages in some of the most scenic, friendly, and welcoming areas of Canada.
2023 marks the seventh running of the Singletrack 6 experience; however, 2023 marks the 20th year of the event, known as the Transrockies Challenge. The 20th edition will also echo the original 2002 route from Fernie to Canmore. The same host communities were part of the event in the first year of the TransRockies Challenge, but with the popular community-based fun-focussed format that Singletrack 6 has become known for recently. While some stages will be familiar to those, who have ridden prior editions, the overall mix has been continually updated and improved.
Singletrack 6 is operated by the Transrockies Race Series, the same producer operating challenging and unique endurance events since 2002. Starting with the TransRockies Challenge mountain bike stage race in 2002, it added the TransRockies Run trail running stage race in Colorado in 2007. The TransRockies Race Series currently operates 11 events over 36 days annually in Alberta, British Columbia, Colorado, and Utah. TransRockies Events feature best-in-class participant support and a fun social atmosphere.