A step up in distance and vertical, the GSL GM City TR4 retains the wilderness camp aspect that is a big part of TransRockies. The TR4 route has been designed to showcase the best biking trails in the Alberta Rockies. The route features trails that have been favourite local rides for decades, plus plenty of trails that have been constructed in recent years by mountain bikers, for mountain bikers.

Includes: optional $50 donation to the Fernie Trails Alliance, Louis Garneau jersey, finisher t-shirt, TransRockies duffle bag, fully stocked check points, medical and course support, post stage catering, nightly awards and slideshow, final banquet, 3 nights tent camping post stages 1, 2 and 3 (No accommodations provided post stage 4).  Transfers, accommodation information and more HERE.

Cancellation Policy

2013 Dates and Registration:


July 30th – August 2nd, 2013


$999 – Feb 1st – Race Day

Transfers: Click HERE.

Supporter Vehicle Pass
TR4 – $79 + GST (per vehicle)

Supporters in the camps can expect access to the following amenities, all included in the Camping Pass:

  • Guaranteed site access and parking for one vehicle
  • Tent or RV space
  • Access to toilets
  • Access to showers (off-peak times)
  • Access to garbage disposal
  • Admission to daily ceremonies
  • Printed stage-to-stage driving directions for the entire week
  • Vehicle identification decal

Meal Pass
TR4 $199 + GST (per person) / includes finishers banquet

Finishers’ Banquet
$50 + GST ($30 for kids ages 4-10, free for ages 0-3) (per person).

Event Schedule: HERE.

The Route:

*All routes are subject to change at any time to allow for quality control, permitting, safety of the riders and wildlife.

Please direct all logistics and re-route questions to:
Please direct all registration questions to: 

2013 Technical Guide

2013 Driving Directions

2013 Map Package

GPX Files (all 7 stages)

Stage 1 TR4 – Blairmore to Blairmore (Crowsnest Pass)

Start time will be 12:00 noon on Main Street in Blairmore.  This stage will travel 32km with 1200 metres of elevation gain.

Stage 2 TR4 – Blairmore to Blairmore (Crowsnest Pass)

This stage will also take place in Crowsnest Pass and cover 52km with an elevation gain of 1800 metres.

Stage 3 TR4 – Pine Grove A Group Camp to Rafter Six Ranch

The morning of August 1st we will transfer 3.5 hours from Crowsnest Pass to Pine Grove A Group Camp in Kananaskis Country for a noon start.  Stage six will travel 48km with 1500 metres of elevation gain from Pine Grove to the finish and camp at Rafter Six Ranch and includes Cox Hill, Jumpingpound Ridge, Lusk Pass, and Stoney Trail.

Stage 4 TR4 – Deadman’s Flats to Canmore, AB

Awake for your final day and we’ll transfer from Rafter Six to Deadman’s Flats (20 minutes). You will ride 37km with 1000 metres of elevation gain along the Quebexican trail into Canmore, ride a loop at the Canmore Nordic Centre and head down to the finish line on Main Street Canmore. 

All of our routing has been recorded by GPS and thoroughly checked before the race, but mother nature sometimes has little surprises that mean last minute course changes. Don’t be surprised if there are small changes to the routing or stats before race day. Please note that all information is subject to change. Elevation gain/loss data collected by GPS can be highly inaccurate and varied depending on how it is measured and the equipment used. Our elevation data should approximate the measurements obtained by a portable GPS unit. TransRockies Events does not endorse riding all routes outside of the event. Some trails may not normally be open for riding or may be unrideable at certain times of year. Please obey all signs and respect current trail conditions.