Nelson’s Travis Hauck of Team Boarder Budz finishes a TransRockies competition in Fernie in 2019. Black Press files

Nelson’s Travis Hauck of Team Boarder Budz finishes a TransRockies competition in Fernie in 2019. Black Press files

TransRockies Singletrack 6 set to return to Rossland

An annual mountain biking event will conclude in the city on Sept. 11 and 12.

An annual mountain biking event that takes place in various locations around Western Canada is set to return to Rossland.

This year’s Transrockies Singletrack 6 will conclude in the city on Sept. 11 and 12. The six-day competition also used Rossland for its final two stages in 2017.

City council approved road closures and use of the Centennial Trail and Centennial Field for the event, although organizers will be charged $100 to rent the field. They will also be responsible for providing flaggers during the brief closure of portions of Dunn Crescent, Nevada Street, Victoria Avenue, Union Avenue, and Spokane Street.

Other stages of this year’s event will be held in Fernie and Kimberley.

The 2017 race was regarded as good for local business, but took a heavy toll on local trails. As a result, the Kootenay Columbia Trails Society decided not to host any further events between mid-July and Labour Day.

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