PRESS RELEASE: Trans New England
Trans New England 2021 is on the schedule and registration for remaining spots are open to the public. The event was run with local riders in 2020 as a pilot for this years race and we are pleased to announce its official return. The event will take place September 19th through 24th, featuring 5 of the best riding locations in the region. We will sample some of the finest roots and rocks in the Northeast USA and experience a preview of next years New England EWS venues. With a cap of 50 riders, this is sure to be a unique experience. WHAT TO EXPECT?
- 6 nights of camping
- 5-days of racing and riding
- A mix of lift assist, riding and Hike-a-Bike
- Plenty of roots, rocks, and foliage
- Food for the week and locally sourced dinners
- Transportation for the weekApply to Trans New England 2021 LOCATIONS
VERMONT - The green mountain state will kick off the event starting at Bolton Valley, a family owned and operated ski area in the western part of the state. Home to a number of former downhill races in the early 2000's which has recently seen a resurgence of trail maintenance. Some of the locals that reside at the top of this winding access road have kept it quietly running for years, but now the resort is fully behind restoring these legendary trails. They are classic raw, burly, and technical which make Bolton Valley notoriously challenging, especially in the wet. And it is always wet. The second day will head east to Burke Mountain. Located just up the hill from the famous Kingdom trails in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont, Burke was set to be the site for the 6th round of the Enduro World Series last year. If all goes to plan the Series will make a stop at Burke in 2022, but in the meantime the Trans New England crew will get to sample a little of what's in store for when the big show finally comes to town.
MAINE - Historically know as one of the largest and best ski areas in the Northeast, Sugarloaf will be our mid-week stop on the TNE tour. The “loaf” has been on the ski map for decades and now with the help of Maine native Adam Craig, Sugarloaf is setting its sights on becoming an MTB destination for years to come. With fresh energy, and new tracks the Loaf is preparing to host the Enduro World Series in August 2022 and we will be getting a sneak peek of the roots and rocks the world’s best enduro riders will be racing next summer. -
NEW HAMPSHIRE - The White Mountains are an ancient, rugged, granite strewn range in the northern half of New Hampshire. North Conway is a town nestled in the heart of these mountains brimming with both outlet stores and artisan shops alike. Look beyond the outlets and main street and you will find out exactly why it's become known for the best gravity focused trail riding in the Northeast. With trails that rival those found in legendary places such as British Columbia, it's got fast, rough, jank, tech, flow and big mountain adventure… it’s all here. A dedicated crew of local riders have formed Ride NoCo, a trail advocacy group for the region who have taken the reigns on managing many of the mountain bike specific trails and are constantly breaking ground on new terrain keeping everyone excited.
What started as an objective to recreate the trans style races known for their challenging trails, physical days, blind racing and great camaraderie organically evolved into something authentically different. The relaxed atmosphere, party trains and low key timing system gave Trans New England its own unique flavor. There was flow and jank, there was good food and beer, there was campfires and stories, all shared amongst big days in the mountains exploring new terrain with new friends and old. It might not have 1000 year old French mountain trails, the anti grip of Chile, or the legendary terrain of BC, but when you boil down the essentials of a week-long enduro, Trans New England had all the important details, with a distinctly New England spirit that left everyone craving more.
See you there!Trans New England 2021