Friday, November 9, 2007

Chico Racing signs on as a sponsor!

Chico Racing,, one of the premier mountain bike event promotion companies in Ontario (and, dare I say, the WORLD), has also signed on as a sponsor of our TransRockies team.

Thanks a ton, Adam and Sean - you guys are the best!

Make sure you check out their events, especially the 24 Hour races - which are some of the largest 24 hour mountain bike races in North America, as well as the "Crank the Shield", a three-day mountain bike stage race in Ontario!

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Gators North Rocks!

Thanks to Gators North in Waterdown, one of our favourite watering holes, for signing on as one of Blaine and Ted's first sponsors! Gator's has a long history of supporting their community and we can't thank them enough!

Okay, now I'm homesick thinking of Gator's wings and pitchers of REAL Canadian beer...

Be sure to check out their link on the right!!

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Stats from the 2007 Race

Number of riders: 590
Nations Represented: 24 Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Ecuador, England, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Portugal, Scotland, South Africa, Switzerland, USA, Wales
Team supporters with race: 400 (approx)
Staff and volunteers: 150
Stages: 7
Host Communities: 5
Wilderness Campgrounds: 2
Days Spent without cellular phone coverage: 3
Race Distance in KM: 555
Elevation Gain in Metres: 11,000
Total KM ridden: over 310,000
Total Vertical Metres Climbed: over 6.3 million
Meals Served: over 10,000
Watermelons used: 512
Clif products (bars, bloks, shots) consumed: Over 10,000
Litres of bottled water used: 14,500
Website visits: 71500 unique visits during event
6-year participant prizes awarded: 3
5-year participant prizes awarded: 4
Leaders Jerseys Presented: 84
Stage Medal Presented: 252
Prize Money Awarded: $20,000 CDN
Final Banquet Attendees: 1300

Monday, November 5, 2007

70% Sold Out! Have you registered yet?

Picture from the 2007 race

Registration for the 2008 Transrockies opened on November 1. By 1:45 pm on opening day, 162 teams had registered and the race was 54% sold out! On November 4 at 9:00 am, the race was 70% sold out! Blaine and Ted managed to register the first day, guaranteeing their spot as one of 300 teams in the 2008 race.

Meanwhile, we are putting the final details together for Blaine and Ted's sponsorship package. As you can imagine, this is an expensive race. Blaine and Ted have decided to ask for corporate sponsors in order to help offset the cost. Actually, several sponsors have approached them, without being asked! In addition to having their logos printed on the race jerseys, sponsors will also be listed on this blog with links to their websites. Watch for updates, and help us thank them for their support by checking out their sites!