TransRockies Race Series announced that Panaracer will sponsor the Battle Royale for its TransRockies Gravel Royale gravel bike event. The four-day event in British Columbia, August 23-26, will award the KOM and QOM in a hill climb competition.
“Panaracer is known for having the best gravel tires available,” said Aaron McConnell, president, TransRockies. “We are excited to have them on board as the sponsor of our Battle Royale to elevate the race experience for all participants and to have another great partner as TransRockies expands into gravel.”
Panaracer’s GravelKing tires are popular gravel tires at retail and range from its knobbed SK version to Slicks and its latest SS models. The brand’s tires are made of a natural rubber compound with a puncture protection breaker and a low-rolling-resistance casing.
The Gravel Royale covers miles of gravel through the Kootenay Mountains in British Columbia, and riders will find a mix of terrain, from pavement and gravel to single and double-track trails.
“We are so pleased to be part of the four-day adventure that is the TransRockies Gravel Royale. Following a year of ups and downs, we are thrilled for the return of a busy race season and encouraged by the sprouting of new events like this one,” said Jeff Zell, Panaracer’s global go-to guy. “The TransRockies Challenge was a legendary mountain bike event, and we are certain the TransRockies Gravel Royale will be quick to follow into that renown. We look forward to seeing everyone in August.”
Photo courtesy Panaracer