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TransRockies Singletrack 6 Mountain Bike Stage Race

Calling all mountain bikers! We have an event in our region coming up that you do not want to miss.

The TransRockies Singletrack 6 Mountain Bike Stage Race is coming to the West Koots this July 11-16!

The highly anticipated TransRockies Singletrack 6 mountain bike stage race is set to take place in the stunning West Kootenays region from July 11-16, 2024. This epic event will feature six exhilarating stages in the picturesque communities of Castlegar, Nelson, Kaslo, New Denver, and Nakusp.

Dates: July 11-16, 2024 

Locations: Castlegar, Nelson (x2), Kaslo, New Denver, and Nakusp, West Kootenays, British Columbia. 


Scenic Routes: Riders will experience some of the most breathtaking and challenging singletrack trails in the West Kootenays, showcasing the region’s natural beauty and diverse terrain. 

Community Involvement: Each stage of the race will highlight the unique charm and hospitality of the host communities, offering participants and spectators a memorable cultural experience. 

Adventure and Competition: Designed for mountain bikers of all levels, Singletrack 6 combines competitive racing with the thrill of adventure, making it a must-attend event for any serious rider. 

Host Communities

Castlegar: Known for its vibrant arts scene and scenic riverfront trails, Castlegar will kick off the race with an exciting opening stage. 

Nelson: A haven for outdoor enthusiasts, Nelson offers world-class trails and a lively downtown area, providing a perfect backdrop for stages two and three. 

Kaslo: Nestled on the shores of Kootenay Lake, the fourth stage in Kaslo’s will feature stunning lake views and rugged mountain trails. 

New Denver: On stage five, riders will traverse through the historic mining town of New Denver, encountering challenging climbs and rewarding descents. 

Nakusp: The final stage in Nakusp will conclude the race with a celebration of the riders’ achievements amid the natural beauty of the area.

“We are thrilled to bring Singletrack 6 to the West Kootenays this year,” said Aaron McConnell, TransRockies President. “The region’s diverse and scenic trails, combined with the warm hospitality of the host communities, will create an unforgettable experience for all participants.”

Registration and Information

For more information about the TransRockies Singletrack 6 mountain bike stage race and to register, visit Spaces are limited, so register soon!

Things To Do While In Our Region

This event is sure to be exciting and fast-paced! Take a load off post-race and indulge in the serene beauty of Nakusp and New Denver, two hidden gems in British Columbia’s stunning Kootenay region.

Nestled amid lush forests, pristine lakes, and majestic mountains, these charming villages offer a perfect retreat for relaxation and adventure, making them ideal for multi-night stays.

Here are a few ideas to round out your stay:


  1. Soothing Hot Springs: Rejuvenate at the Nakusp Hot Springs, or Halcyon Hot Springs, where the soothing mineral waters promise relaxation and wellness. Immerse yourself in nature with scenic hikes to nearby Halfway River Hot Springs for a truly tranquil experience.
  2. Waterfront Strolls and Beaches: Enjoy leisurely walks along the Nakusp Waterfront Walkway, taking in breathtaking views of the Arrow Lakes. Relax on the sandy shores of Nakusp Beach, perfect for a picnic or a refreshing swim.
  3. Wellness and Spa: Indulge in a massage or spa treatment at local wellness centers to melt away stress and rejuvenate your spirit.
  4. Outdoor Adventures: For the more adventurous, explore nearby hiking and biking trails, or rent a kayak or paddleboard to explore the tranquil waters of Arrow Lakes.
  5. Fuel your body: At one of Nakusp’s local restaurants. How does a takeaway pizza and Korean wings from Arrow & Anchor Pizza sound after that long ride?! Start your day off with a crafted coffee at Mountain Top Coffee Co.

New Denver:

  1. Historic Exploration: Wander through the Silvery Slocan Museum to uncover the rich history of this former silver mining town. Don’t miss the beautifully preserved Japanese Canadian internment sites at the Nikkei Internment Memorial Centre.
  2. Idyllic Slocan Lake: Spend your days kayaking, fishing, or simply lounging by the crystal-clear waters of Slocan Lake. The stunning vistas and peaceful ambiance make it a perfect spot to unwind.
  3. Nature Walks and Gardens: Stroll through the Kohan Reflection Garden, a serene Japanese garden offering a peaceful retreat. Enjoy hiking the nearby Valhalla Provincial Park trails for awe-inspiring views and a chance to reconnect with nature.
  4. Local Flavors and Art: Savor the local cuisine at quaint cafes and restaurants, and explore the vibrant arts scene with visits to local galleries and artisan shops.

With their unique blend of relaxation and adventure, Nakusp and New Denver beckon you to stay a little longer and immerse yourself in the natural beauty and tranquil atmosphere of British Columbia’s Kootenays. Whether you’re soaking in hot springs, exploring historic sites, or simply savoring the serenity of the lakes and mountains, these picturesque villages promise an unforgettable escape.