Building on past Ultimate XC Challenge (UXC) contests held in conjunction with the Trans Rockies race in Canada, Race Face announced that the 2007 UXC will head to the Trans Germany and TransAlp races in Europe.
Race Face is recruiting two teams of "riders who have chain lube and fork oil in their blood, the unsung heroes of the singletrack, the guys without contracts who grind it out at their day jobs to ride on the weekends for the pure love of the sport." Riders who believe they are up to the challenge should have a strong race resume, and "a really good story" as to why they should be chosen. The story should come in the form of a 90 second video explaining why they want to take part in one of two epic, multi-day cross country stage races.
Top team submissions will be posted online for voting in May 2007. Winners heading to the Trans Germany will be announced May 18 while winners destined for TransAlp will be announced June 2. Winning teams will be flown to the races with all entry fees paid by Race Face. They will be outfitted with the company's components and clothing and receive free tech support throughout the races.
For more information and to download an application form, visit www.raceface.com/uxc. Applications are due by April 27, 2007.