Fernie Mountain Bike Club
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:
Share a little love for our Fernie Trails. @ the Fernie Golf Club, May 30, 2014 7PM - Late. Tickets $35
Prizes - Music - FUN - Auction - Raffle - Appetizers - MORE!