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