Fernie Mountain Bike Club
We are looking for help with Wam Bam Dirt Jump Jam on Saturday September 5th. If you can spare any number of hours on this day or evening please contact email@example.com. On August 29th and 30th we have our annual Legendary Summer BC Cup Downhill race at the ski hill and we are currently looking for volunteers to be course marshals along the downhill course. Volunteers would be needed from approx 8:30am - 4:30pm each day. The positions they will be fulfilling are as course marshalls along the downhill race course. No special skills are needed for this position as volunteers basically act as our "eyes" along the course and communicate to our officials and first aid crew if there are any issues. Marshalls do not have to be bikers as we will shuttle everyone into position along the course. It's not a physically demanding job but does require volunteers to be outside for the day. Any volunteers provided from us will help our club raise money for the BMX park building!! On top of helping the club raise money....all volunteers also get their own personal perks including being up close to all the race action, volunteer lunch, event t-shirt and all volunteers are entered into our daily volunteer door prize draws (and we always have sweet draw prizes including awesome gear, gift certificates etc). If you are able to help please contact Jeni at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Ben Emmet trail located in Fernie Provincial Park/Fernie Nordic Center will be temporarily closed as heavy equipment will be working in the area for the next few weeks.
Fernie Trails Alliance
The super fun annual Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club event Porky Blue Ride, has been postponed this year from the August long weekend to August 29th. For more details stay tuned at http://fernietrails.com/ for full details as they become available.
The upper section of Lazy Lizard is nearing completion with the sweat and determination of the Backcountry Trail Experts and the support of theFernie Trails Alliance. The trail is full of sweet berms and jumps which makes it absolutely perfect for going super fast and feeling like you are in aNick Nault Photography video. However, the original intent on this trail was to be family and hiker friendly which means a few things.
1. Make lots of noise on the trail whether ascending or descending the trail. This is not only for animals but also for riders ascending (which incidentally have the right of way). There are a few blind corners so making lots of noise will make riders and hikers going in either direction safer.
2. Check your speed. If you think you are going fast...you are probably going faster than that. This trail is unlike others in our valley that have rocks and roots and sometimes people lose their marbles on such a trail. A smooth trail is a fast trail.
3. Remember (see note #1) - the universal law of single track travel is that the person ascending (going up the trail) has the right of way. It takes a lot more effort to go up than down. If you are descending and see someone riding up STOP and let them go by because they have the right of way.
Have fun riding this new trail!
Athletic insurance is up for renewal at the end of July. For full details on the program please see our website.
Dylan Siggers with the win in Open Men for Round 3 of the Osprey KR Enduro Series in Fernie! Head over to http://bcenduro.com/kr-home.html for the full results.
Local rider Carter Nieuwesteeg took home first place in the third day of the Fernie 3 this year, and an amazing fourth overall for the Men's Open category for the event.
Way to go Carter!
Want to look up results check here:
Time to get the bikes tuned and mind set for a wicked race season! The 2knee races start next week *July 7th, with the ever popular Dem Bones race. You must be a FMBC member and sign a waiver to ride. Starting this week is the Scott Thursday night race series at the ski hill. All races are for all levels, get out and have some fun and gain some bragging rights.
With the Fernie 3 and the Roll & Sole, both town and trails are going to be very busy. Please obey any trail closures, marshalls or reroutes. Let's keep everyone safe and having fun!! Heads up and eyes open :) Want to cheer on the riders or find trails that they won't be on? Check out the trail map here: