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TransRockies Bike Race moves to B.C. (effective Mar. 24, 2006)

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See a new Trans Rockies event, ATB Financial Gran Fondo Highwood Pass, a135km bike race. Event held the second Saturday in July. Starts at the Stoney Nakoda Resort (on Hwy 1) to Highwood Pass and back to Nakoda.

The Race won't stop here anymore

Alberta Parks introduced a new field limit policy for Special Events in Kananaskis Country effective starting this year. This new policy caps the number of participants on existing events at their previous maximum participation level. This would mean a cap of 175 teams of two for the TransRockies Challenge going forward.

Since the event was first launched in 2002, we have always planned for the event to eventually reach a size of 300 teams. The economics of an event of this nature dictate that a larger number of participants are required to cover the significant fixed costs of medical, rescue, logistics, transportation, equipment, and other expenses. We have determined that at a size of 175 teams, the TransRockies Challenge is not sustainable in the long term, and would not allow us to recover the investment that we have made running the TransRockies Challenge at a loss while building it to a break-even position.

For this reason, we have been forced to investigate new routing options for the 2006, so that we can grow the event beyond 175 teams. We have reached an agreement with Panorama Mountain Resort, near Invermere, BC to host the finish of the 2006 TransRockies Challenge. Our start location will remain in Fernie, BC and will continue to utilize the host communities of Elkford and Sparwood, BC. Other stage details are pending.

We'd like to take this opportunity to express our deep thanks and appreciation for all the support and encouragement we have received from the many people in Alberta who have helped us get to where we are today.