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We are proud to announce that Stages Cycling have come on board as title sponsor for Trans BC 2016.  The press release can be found below. We look forward to the partnership with Stages Cycling over the coming summer!
Press Release 'introducing Stages Cycling'


I suspect you all had a fantastic Christmas and New Years full of Adventure!  Just sending out a little update to get 2016 started and let you know the updates that will lead into Trans BC 2016.  
  • I want to make sure you all received the initial newsletter that had all the finer details about arrival dates and times and locations - I have left all those details below in this newsletter as a reminder
  • I will be posting all rider newsletters on the home page of the website, so just keep an eye on that incase you don't receive these emails!
  • Add to your contact list to avoid it ending up in your spam folder
  • An email was sent out last week to all USA riders in regards to organizing a 'special' shuttle from Nelson to Spokane for departures after the event, make sure you got that email if you are from USA
  • Final payment is due March 1st, but you can choose to put that through when ever you like between now and then. Link is below to 'new' payment portal. We will NOT be using paypal for final payments. Click on payment box below and scoll to bottom of reg page.
  • Things will be pretty quiet from us until April - we put on the Trans NZ as well so we are busy in preps for that, then as of early April its full steam ahead on Trans BC where you will start to get a lot more updates and info
  • Please don't hesitate to contact us in the mean time if you have any specific questions.

What to expect from now until event day:

February (late): Reminder newsletter of final payment
March: Not a great should be dusting off the bikes and out riding...
April: Rider Questionnaire (gathering your flight details and other important information)
May: Full info guide (Detailed daily schedule, course stats (length, climbing distances, packing list, room allocations, etc)
June: Odds and ends....

Kelowna Airport or Via Ground Transport
  • Arrival day is July 3rd 
  • Arrival location is Kelowna, BC 
  • If you are flying then arrival airport in Kelowna International Airport (YLW is the airport code) - take a look at their website to find out what airlines fly there and from what locations: Click HERE
  • We will be doing airport pickups from 10am until 5.30pm on July 3rd
  • We will be doing 1-2 downtown pickups to bring you to your accommodation, based on demand will determain the times
  • If driving there is an option to leave your vehicle at our first 2 nights accommodation (Kelowna UBC Campus) for $3.15 per day
  • Dinner and MANDATORY briefing starts at 7pm
  • If you are on the dirtbag package, then you will need to be at the briefing at the food hall at 8pm 
Departure Details
  • Buses depart from Nelson back to Kelowna from around 9am on Sunday July 10th. Its about a 5hr drive, so don’t plan any flight departures from Kelowna earlier then 4.00pm as you will need time to collect your bike bag from storage and box it up and be at the airport 1-2hrs before
  • We can drop you at the airport or back at Kelowna UBC Campus where we stayed the first few nights or downtown
  • You can choose to stay in Nelson and ride some more if you want, but then you are on your own for transport to your next destination. There will be so many more trails there that we won’t have ridden so I highly recommend taking this option if you can!
  • There are flights out of Castlegar (40mins from Nelson) that go to Vancouver and Calgary if you prefer to take that option. They do have a shuttle service to get you there from Nelson to that airport
  • Another option is to get the Kootenay Shuttle from Nelson to Spokane WA for those of you flying back to USA. We would have to see if there are enough of you to organize a special booking for this as I believe they only go on Saturdays in the Summer – please email me if you think you might like to take this option. It’s a 3.5hr bus ride from Nelson to Spokane Airport
Race Travel Insurance
Insurance is mandatory for all international competitors.  We know how hard it can be to find a travel insurance company that covers races and mountain biking. So we have found them for you!  All you need to do is call Northman Insurance (based in BC Canada) to get your policy in place. 
  • Policies for up to 10 days start at just C$38
  • You can add flight delay, lost baggage and all those other extra's if you choose
  • Anyone that lives outside of Canada can get a policy through Northman for the Trans BC race
  • Make sure you let them know you are wanting insurance for Trans BC (and mention its a Global Riding Adventures event), so they provide you with the correct info
  • Cal +1 (844) 207-7522  
  • More details can be found HERE
  • You will all need to show proof of insurance at registration if you aren't a Canadian Citizen / Permanent Resident
That's it for now.  Don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions!

Megan Rose
Event Manager
Trans BC 6 Day Enduro

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