This just in via the rumor mill – I’ve gotten word that the Transrockies may be announcing 3-day packages.
Effectively riders would be able to race either the first 3, or last 3 days of the full Transrockies route. I have no details yet on whether the same support/meal/lodging options are available to people interested in the shorter route.
I’m not sure what the motivators behind offering the 3-day courses are… It could be that in light of the economy they’re noticing a sluggish uptake on registration, or it could just be a wildly addicitive Transrockies ‘primer’ for those that aren’t quite ready to commit the money, resources, or training required for a 7-day stage race. Regardless of the motivation I would imagine it will be a grand success – Much more accessible for most people, not as intimidating a race, and you still get the stellar route and support of a world-class race.
I guess we’ll wait and see!