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TransRockies Singletrack 6 2024

July 11 - July 16

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Last updated June 11, 2024

The TransRockies Singletrack 6 is a six-day mountain bike experience showcasing the best riding in various mountain bike communities in Western Canada. The race takes a new route yearly with a unique mix of cross-country trails, panoramic vistas, epic descents, and the best singletrack British Columbia offers.  TransRockies Singletrack 6 is truly a bucket list event and is rated by Strambecco as one of the Best Mountain Bike Events in the Northwest and one of the Best Cycling Events in Canada.

2024 marks the 8th running of the TransRockies Singletrack 6 experience; however, 2024 marks the 21st year of the event, known as the TransRockies Challenge. 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. A participant of last year's event states, “All aspects of the race were just awesome! The towns where we raced were great. The trails were so much fun... and pretty technical at times... and the support was top-notch. ” - a sentiment shared by many athletes.

Singletrack 6: Route Options and Daily Stages

ST6 EXPERIENCE Singletrack 6, born from the desire to showcase premiere Western Canadian mountain bike communities, features annually changing, rider-built and maintained routes. Each year, stages combine epic marathon cross-country loops with timed descents perfectly tailored to each unique location.

New for 2024: Race Options

  • Full Pint: The classic, demanding ST6 experience, targeting 1000m-1500m of climbing per stage.
  • Half Pint: A more moderate option with 600m-1000m of climbing per stage, still offering the full flavor of ST6.
  • ST3 Option: Flex pass allowing riders to choose any three stages from either Full or Half Pint options.

2024 Stages: An Historic Adventure Through the West Kootenays In 2024, Singletrack 6 offers a journey through the storied and scenic West Kootenays. Here's what to expect each day:

Stage 1: Castlegar, BC

  • Highlights: New addition to ST6, featuring the Rialto riding area.
  • Terrain: Intermediate to expert trails, with notable descents like the Grandiflorum.
  • Amenities: Positioned by Lower Arrow Lake, Castlegar offers a busy airport, scenic beauty, and ample amenities.

Stages 2 & 3: Nelson, BC

  • Highlights: Legendary mountain biking destination, last visited in 2017.
  • Terrain: Vast trail network maintained by the Nelson Cycling Club, catering to various biking styles.
  • Amenities: Proximity to Kootenay Lake, numerous restaurants, and bike shops.

Stage 4: Kaslo, BC

  • Highlights: Hosts over 100 trails in Branch 7, Mount Buchanan, and True Blue areas.
  • Terrain: Trails ranging from beginner to advanced, with spectacular lake views.
  • Amenities: Known for its laid-back lifestyle, perfect for post-ride relaxation.

Stage 5: New Denver, BC

  • Highlights: Trails interwoven with logging roads and abandoned railway lines.
  • Terrain: Extends from town to Idaho Peak and Rosebery area, offering varied riding experiences.
  • History: Founded in 1892, a historic service center turned mountain biking base camp.

Stage 6: Nakusp, BC

  • Highlights: The final stage in Nakusp will have trails for all skill levels, including adaptive bikers.
  • Terrain: Mount Abriel area with nearly 50 trails and stunning lake views.
  • Amenities: Nakusp Hot Springs for post-race relaxation, a perfect end to the event.

Event Details

  • Format: Solo participation for 3 or 6 days (Full Pint or Half Pint).
  • Saddle Time: 3-5 hours per day for Full Pint, 2-4 hours per day for Half Pint.
  • Location: Varied locations within the Canadian Rockies, Kootenays, or Okanagan, changing annually.
  • Transportation and Accommodation: Drive or rent a car; accommodation options with preferred partners or self-arranged.

Experience Singletrack 6 offers a perfect blend of cross-country riding, breathtaking climbs, panoramic vistas, and epic descents. Riders and their families can enjoy the festival atmosphere in each host community, ensuring a memorable experience for all.

Exploring The Kootenay Rockies

The Kootenay Rockies region, situated in the southern interior of British Columbia, borders Alberta and the United States. This stunning area encompasses four National Parks (Yoho, Glacier, Mt. Revelstoke, and Kootenay) and boasts over 75 Provincial Parks. As you explore the region, you'll witness the majestic Rocky Mountains alongside the Purcell, Selkirk, and Monashee ranges of the Columbia Mountains.

Since their inaugural event in 2002, TransRockies has been actively operating in the Kootenay Rockies region, establishing a presence in all the major mountain bike communities. Known as the Kootenay Dirt Epic 8, these communities include Fernie, Kimberley, Rossland, Nelson & Kaslo, Golden, Revelstoke, Cranbrook, and Invermere/Panorama. As you ride through these areas, you'll be immersed in awe-inspiring mountain and valley landscapes. Undoubtedly, the mountain bike trails in the Kootenay Rockies of British Columbia are unparalleled in their quality and beauty.

TransRockies Race Series & Related Events

TransRockies Singletrack 6 is operated by the Transrockies Race Series, the same producer that has been 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.

Strambecco covers several of their events, including Moab Run the Rocks, Moab Rocks, Moab Fondo Fest, which includes the Gran Fondo Moab and Gravel Fondo Moab, Golden Rush, Gran Fondo Badlands, TransRockies Single Track-6, TransRockies Run, TransRockies Gravel Royale, TranSelkirks Run, and the Golden Ultra.

We consider their races and events to be some of the best out there and have been featured in a handful of our popular 'Best' articles, including the best road cycling race events in the Southwest, the best MTB race events in the Southwest, the best gravel cycling race events in the Rockies, the best Mountain Bike Events in the Northwest, and the best cycling race events in all of Canada.

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