Trans New England Announces 2021 Event Details and Registration

Aug 19, 2021 at 14:43
by Trans New England  



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 week


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Fresh tracks on the best dirt in the world

bigquotesIt's funny, when you aspire to a certain type of experience, often that comes with an expectation of where this can be found. For me, having traveled the world racing mountain bikes for nearly 20 years, all the while knowing that the riding right here in New England is all a person needs, it was a beautiful thing to have this core group of locals remind us all that often times it's right under your nose. Wait a minute, didn't the Old Man of the Mountain's nose fall off? Oh well, better keep looking.Adam Craig

bigquotesA culmination of our past experiences in other regions of the world, we wanted to bring a core group of local riders together to test the trans-enduro concept in our own backyard in New England. We approached this week as we do with any blind racing event, “playing it live”. We spent months piecing together all the details, exploring and searching for new trails, and dialing in our vision. This initial rough draft of TNE paid off with one of the best weeks on bikes folks have experienced in a classic New England style of challenging weather, demanding trails, and a scrappy attitudeTNE Team. Adam Morse, Pat Noonan, Peter Ostroski, Tom Sampson.


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.




bigquotesEpicLaurie Verreault


bigquotesLong live the #JankParker Degray


bigquotesTrans New England was an absolute blast showcasing some of the most fun and challenging riding this corner of the country has to offer. The crew, the food and vibes were top notch. Events like this remind me how supportive and badass our bike community really is! Stoked for Trans NE 2.0!Corey Smith




bigquotesthis was an unforgettable event on so many levels, the amazing crew, the challenging and endless terrain, New England's Fall beauty, being deliciously nourished and challenged to the coreAli Zimmer





bigquotesThis week was definitely the highlight of 2020! So grateful that I got to be a part of this awesome crew of people, riding great trails, seeing incredible views, and generally having an epic week on the bikeSarah Howerter


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.


bigquotesOne of the best bike trips I've ever been on. Super rad crew, amazing vibes, big days, and gnarly trails, what more can you ask for?Bassil Silver

bigquotesPlay it liveClaire Sick

bigquotesHelping work throughout the summer to make this gathering possible, I can say it was really special seeing guys and gals ride my home trails and get fully fired up. The energy of the group after each day embodies the spirit of what we were trying to re-create with this eventAdam Morse


bigquotesLogging the biggest week on my mountain bike was easy with such a fun group of people and epic terrain full of surprises around every corner!Corinne Prevot



Nothing better than conquering a burly bit of trails with all your friends cheering you on


bigquotesWarm beer all week ... no cheating with cold beerPat Noonan

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


32 Comments

  • 12 0
 Ohhhh so stoked!
  • 1 0
 This looks sick. Just moved to Boston last year, I'm gonna keep my eye on this for future years. Recovering from an injury and currently don't have an enduro bike, else I would apply for this year.
  • 9 0
 Don't sleep on New England
  • 6 0
 The dream mountain bike event.
  • 6 0
 I'm busy (and broke, and slow) that weekend, but damn, someday...
  • 4 0
 Haven’t ridden the Widowmaker since 1996. Gonna dust off the Bridgestone, fill the camelback with Moxie, and give that friggin bike trail one hell of a hard time.
  • 6 0
 This looks amazing.
  • 1 0
 Such a cool event, I ride and film these areas often and it's amazing what we have if your willing to work for it. Getting all that in a fully supported week long event ? Mind blowing sensory overload... Maybe next year I'll actually be able to make it.... sad face...
  • 3 0
 I moved west to the rockies for skiing. Everyone seems to assume that biking, like skiing, is better out west. After living both places, idk man.... VT is pretty special
  • 1 0
 Might be a dumb question but does Sugarloaf run the lifts for biking? Thinking of visiting a cousin in Portsmouth and it seems like that's the closest, best place to do a whole day of riding within about an hour distance based on this, let me know what I'm missing!
  • 3 0
 Looks like a blast! Also love that shot after the school bus one. Absolutely gorgeous!
  • 3 0
 That video was about 4:30 too short!
  • 1 0
 after Just riding in NE, and previewing some of the Vermont trails that will be featured I give this a A++ of a good time!!
  • 2 0
 Can I reserve my spot for 2025?
  • 2 0
 Reg link not working for anyone else?
  • 1 0
 (disregard... working now!)
  • 2 0
 Just rode North Conway trails two weeks ago. Such great terrain
  • 3 0
 Tuesday for me, already planning to come back.
  • 2 0
 Hopefully this evolves into a BC bike race kind of event.
  • 1 0
 I’m way too fat for this.
  • 1 0
 The whole idea of this races makes me gotta jibbo!
  • 1 0
 Yes please!
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