The Race Face contest in which online voting determined the riders on it's two fully-funded Trans Rockies teams, is now closed. Team Saguenay captured the majority of votes in round one with 35% of the total votes; edging out Team Tamarack Race Face (31% of votes) from Idaho. Team Saguenay is comprised of Chicoutimi, Quebecs Eric Tremblay and Daniel Dube.
In the second round of voting, Team Bad Idea Racing emerged as clear victors with over 46% of the votes. Their closest competitors, the Mexican Team Miti Batai, only had 30% of the vote. Rich Dillen and Josh Neely are single speed fiends from Charlotte, North Carolina and have made the promise to be the first full team to complete the Trans Rockies riding with one gear.
Team Saguenay and Team Bad Idea Racing will now receive an all-expense paid trip to compete in the 2006 Trans Rockies Challenge, an epic 600 kilometres, seven day mountain bike race through the majestic Canadian Rockies, including more than 12,000 vertical meters of elevation.