Introducing the TransCR Enduro: February 21-26, 2017

Oct 5, 2016 at 3:00
Oct 5, 2016
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TransCR is a four-day enduro stage race through stunning and remote locations in Costa Rica. Participants will race along mountains ridges and through lush rainforest jungles, all on virtually untouched singletrack. TransCR is a truly unique enduro experience.

The TransCR

Racers will have 4 days of blind-racing to explore the area’s best and most remote riding. Terrain will vary from steep jungle technical riding to high-speed back-roads. The race will begin with a prologue, and stage lengths will vary from 4 to 15 minutes with 3 to 4 stages per day. Transfer will be a combination of pedaling and shuttling to maximize the doses of daily descending. Costa Rica’s mountains are steep and unrelenting so solid technical riding skills are a must, and racers should also be comfortable with 3-6 hours in the saddle and as much as 1500 meters of climbing in a day.

The TransCR

The entire event will leave from basecamp in Providencia de Dota, located in Costa Rica’s beautiful Cloud Forest. Nestled in the heart of the country’s highest mountains and far from the usual tourist attractions, racers will live Pura Vida (the pure life) first hand.

The TransCR

Swimming, lounging around basecamp, and reliving the day’s events around the campfire are the off-the-bike activities for this laid back event. Basecamp will remain the same for the entire time, so once racers are settled into their tents, there’s no need to pack up again. Meals, along with a banquet and awards ceremony in San Jose on the last evening, are included – allowing racers to focus solely their experience.

The TransCR

Event Director, Jay Balabas, has been travelling to Costa Rica for mountain biking for over a decade, “Costa Rica has always been my favorite place to ride. Going there is about more than just the trails; it's also about the culture and the adventure of being so deep in the jungle. I'm really excited to share that with so many others.” Course Designer, Paulo Valle, is passionate about introducing Costa Rica to the world through TransCR, “I want to bring top level racing to my country.”

The TransCR

The TransCR

Registration for the event opens on October 15, 2016. More information about the race can be found on the TransCR website. @TransCR
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18 Comments

  • + 11
 Disclaimer: Bicycle survival over 4 days not guaranteed
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 I went to CR for my honeymoon for surfing but when i saw the mountains, i knew i needed to come back for mountain biking. I looked into riding around Nosara but couldn't find much. I'm pumped about the race, I might have to try to swing it for next year.
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  • + 3
 want that horse for shuttlin' !!!!
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  • + 1
 Costa Rica is great, I went riding and it is awesome,
The part of strict technical skills is true!
Here some pics
m.pinkbike.com/photo/10847160
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  • + 1
 looks good, i did andes pacifico last year and they have such a nice trails, but extremely dry places, CR is looking the oposite
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 My experience riding in Costa Rica is a lot of fire roads, because the jungle overgrows the trails in no time.. Never have ridden in the zone that the race takes place though, so maybe there is some legit trail.. Oh but the snakes and jungle critters.. Watch out for the lethal tree frog!
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  • + 4
 we have some nice trail centers, with lots of single track, that area is crazy, super long ST dh sections
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  • + 5
 Hey bfirth the jungle grows quickly. We go to great lengths to keep the singletrack clear. the race will feature very little fire road descending. The race will be between 6000-10,000ft of elevation so a few less dangerous critters to look out for Smile
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  • + 1
 @TransCR: any mtn biking in the Jaco area?
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  • + 3
 CUZ you dont know where to !txt me next time i will be happy to show you around in C.R..
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  • + 4
 This looks so sick!!!
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  • + 1
 Looks incredible and the price is very reasonable in comparison to some of the other multi day stage races out there
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  • + 1
 Sweeeeeeet! Sign up time Smile .
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  • + 1
 this is free right?
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  • + 1
 Looks pretty nice!
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