Vancouver, British Columbia - Two new additions to the international enduro circuit have created quite the storm— sold out in less than 24 hours, the Yeti Trans NZ and Trans BC are leading a trend in enduro racing, and it doesn’t appear to be slowing down anytime soon. Fourteen countries and six continents will be represented across the board at each event, and long wait lists indicate that mountain bikers are seeking out new, and different race experiences in distant corners of the world.
“This format is changing the landscape of enduro, where people are seeking out not just a race experience, but an adventure in exploring new trails, making new friends from around the world, and testing your innate trail sense through blind racing,
” said Megan Rose, race director of the Yeti Trans NZ and Trans BC.
Each event has capacity for 120 racers. Start lists for the Yeti Trans NZ and Trans BC can be found respectively at www.transnz.com
. A handful of entries have been reserved for Pro racers who have not yet registered. Wait list spots are still available for the Yeti Trans NZ.
The inaugural Trans BC will take place July 4-9, and showcase the best terrain that British Columbia has to offer. Unlike its sister event, the Yeti Trans NZ, which will take riders to the towering peaks of the Southern Alps, the Trans BC will feature singletrack winding through the forest, technical root descents, rock slabs and everything in between. One thing’s for sure, there will be plenty of loam to go around. “I love participating in new events, so when the Trans BC popped up, I knew it was something that I wanted to experience. This is the format of racing that I love and why I fell in love with the whole enduro thing many years ago
,” said Anka Martin (Nelson, New Zealand) of Team Juliana SRAM. “It's not a race, it's a journey, an adventure, an exploration of an area with so many variables involved that you have no guarantee what the outcome will be. This multi-day adventure type ‘racing’ will definitely continue to grow and appeal to people who are not only obsessed with chasing series points
The Yeti Trans NZ is less than four months away, February 28 - March 3, and race preparations are in full swing. Global Riding Adventures, Inc is seeking out highly enthusiastic volunteers for the Trans BC. Positions will be available on course, shuttles, course markers/sweepers, photographers/videographers, First Aid and more. All meals, transportation and accommodations will be provided.
“I would highly recommend the Trans NZ to anyone who wants to experience some of the best riding in New Zealand all planned out for you. Do the Trans NZ and tack on a week or two after to continue exploring this very special place
,” said Amy Pryse-Phillips (North Vancouver, CAN), Open Women second place in the 2015 Trans NZ.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.transnz.com
. You can also find Trans NZ
and Trans BC
on Facebook for the latest details.
Yeti Trans NZ Enduro Day 3 — Coronet Peak — Queenstown, New Zealand.
ABOUT MEGAN ROSE - Megan has been riding and racing bikes all over the world for 13 years and organizing bike events for the past six years. She splits her time between British Columbia, Canada and New Zealand, running the BC Enduro Series and the new Trans BC for 2016, and running the Trans NZ race. Over the past two years Megan has personally raced in over 24 enduro races, timed over 58 days worth of enduro races, and personally organized 22 enduro races. Megan and her team look forward to bringing you the best of the best from all of these perspectives.