TransCR Enduro

Costa Rica

February 13 - 18 2018 


TransCR is a four day enduro stage race through the Costa Rican jungle. High mountains, lush jungle, remote locations and unspoiled singletrack make the TransCR a truly unique enduro experience. We invite you to come and enjoy a week of remote riding and camping in Costa Rica's beautiful cloud forest. Escape from the winter and come ride sweet trails in Costa Rica!



High elevation singletrack, camp vibes, fresh food, live Pura Vida!


    The living stuff

  • All-inclusive 6 day Costa Rica experience
  • Shuttles to and from the airport and race venue
  • All accommodation during event
  • Dinner and breakfast the duration of the event
  • Banquet and wrap-up party
  • Pura Vida!

Area, Accomodation and Food

Location information will be announced shortly. You will sleep in tents and lounging areas will be provided at the campsite. Expect campfires, swimming holes and a laid back camp vibe.  Breakfast and dinner will be provided daily along with snacks and lunch items during the race. Awards banquet and closing dinner will end your time at camp. 

    The biking stuff

  • 4 days of blind racing on unspoiled Costa Rican singletrack
  • Event Swag
  • Professional timing and course marking
  • Professional level first aid and feed stations on course every day
  • Professional mechanics service
  • Prize money in pro category 


The race area and route will be announced shortly. All stages will be raced blind with no pre-ride or walk. Expect varied terrain from steep jungle gnar to high-speed backroads. Stage lengths will vary from 4-15 minutes, with 3 to 4 stages per day plus a prologue. Riders should be comfortable spending 3-6 hrs in the saddle with as much as 1500m of climbing in one day. Transfers will be a mix of pedaling and shuttles to maximize daily descending. Costa Rica’s mountains are steep and unrelenting so solid technical riding skills are a must.



Costa Rica is easily accessed from anywhere around the world. As location is announced details about when are where to fly along with event schedule will be made available.   Email with any inquiries about the race. 



Fee: $... USD

Feb 13 -18 2018

Limited to 100 Riders

  • A registration form will go live on September 12th. Registration will remain open for 72hrs. A lottery system will be used in the event of more then 100 applicants. 
  • If not chosen in the lottery  you will be added to a wait list.
  • A full itinerary will be emailed out before January 1st.
  • International travel insurance is mandatory for all participants.
  • Trip cancelation insurance is highly recommended. 
  • Registration is transferable but non refundable. 


If a non rider wishes to come on the trip we do offer a companion package; same as the race package, the only thing missing is the racing. Due to the remoteness of the race and limited camping space this will be offered on a very limited level. Providencia is an undeveloped unspoiled area which means there are no hotels or usual tourist amenities.  The cost of this package is  $...


The TransCR Team


The people behind TransCR make for a very experienced team. Together the TransCR team brings over 50 years of biking experience to the event. Coming from different biking backgrounds each team member makes a great contribution in putting together a world-class event.


Jay Balabas

Jay is a seasoned rider and experienced traveler who also co-owns the Bicycle Cafe bike shop in Canmore, Alberta. A well-known supporter and involved member of his local bike community, he's always keen to participate in any local event either as rider, organizer, host or volunteer.



Paulo Valle

The guy behind the trails of the TransCR, Paulo is the trail builder and course designer of this unique event. Forever riding his bike, the Costa Rican knows his country and its untouched, remote parts very well. A true local rider, Paulo loves epic rides and long, tough descents. He has also been a regular BC summer visitor for over a decade and has ridden in many places around the world. His goal for this enduro: "to bring top level racing to my country."


MTB Events (Erick and Luigi)

MTB Events is Costa Rica's finest bike event organizer. Their experience and attention to detail at all of their events is second to none. Erick and Luigi have been either as riders or collaborators to many of the most prestigious bike races in the world and they show it in the events they put together. Among others, their emblem event is called The Guanaride - a grueling, multiday XC race on the North Pacific coast of Costa Rica, which just celebrated its 10th anniversary. With a great XC multiday race experience, Biker Events is stoked to be part of TransCR and apply all their experience to multiday enduro racing.






Scroll across the dates below to get more information to help you plan your trip!

Some of the things you'll find :

  • bits of wisdom from seasoned pros
  • links to useful resources
  • travel tips
  • gear packing tips
  • race day itineraries

As we continue to develop the itinerary for the event you'll find more information listed in this section. Keep checking back. 



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