Posted by Editor on 11/24/06
2007 TransRockies Challenge Sold Out
Long before 2007 registration opened for the TransRockies Challenge, there was a sense that this year, the race would reach capacity more quickly than ever before. After a record-breaking 2006 edition which featured the largest field yet, a brand new course, and a satisfaction rating of 96 per cent, the scene was set for continued strong growth for 2007.
Registration for 2007 opened at 12:01 am (MST) on November 1st, and the registrations started pouring in from all over the World. Within a few days, over 80 percent of the available 275 2-person team spots had been taken. The remaining spots continued to fill quickly and on Friday November 17th, the 2007 TransRockies Challenge was declared SOLD OUT.
This year's sixth edition of the TransRockies Challenge will be an international celebration of cycling with teams from over 20 countries on five continents lining up at the start on August 12th for a week of epic riding through the heart of the Canadian Rockies. While the bulk of the teams entered still come from the US and Canada, in 2007 over 50 teams from the United Kingdom will be at the start along with from teams from places as far-flung as Kenya, Hong Kong and Israel.
2007 marks the second straight year that the TransRockies Challenge has sold out and, this time, the field limit was reached two months sooner than last year. "We're really gratified to have reached capacity so quickly and we really take it as a testament to the hard work put in by everyone in the TransRockies family," said Event Director Aaron McConnell. "We'll take a minute to celebrate it and then get back to work making sure that TransRockies VI is the best one yet."
Though the field is full, a waiting list is in place in the event of any withdrawals from the event. Teams who wish to be placed on the waiting list can do so through www.transrockies.com.
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