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TransRockies Day One Stage Race

TransRockies Day One Stage Race

Filed in Biking by on July 25, 2010 0 Comments • views: 627

Rode the route for the TransRockies Day One Stage Race yesterday. The 31.4 km route of mostly Fernie single-track involved 1077 meters of climbing and took me 3 hours, 40 minutes at a tourist pace. I guess the top racers will be about 2 hours to complete this race.

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Porky Blue Group Ride and Pig Roast

Porky Blue Group Ride and Pig Roast

Filed in Biking by on July 15, 2010 0 Comments • views: 543

You can pre-register at the Fernie Hotel for this 25 km mountain bike ride on Saturday, July 31. The first 50 to register will get a Porky Blue T-shirt when they sign the waiver on Saturday morning.
This cross-country mountain bike ride is mostly blue and single diamond (difficulty rating) and goes to the same elevation as Polar Peak (2135m) as it crosses Fernie Ridge and descends 1000 meters down to the Coal Discovery Trail. Excellent alpine meadows and mountain views on this moderate ride of about 4 hours.

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26 km ride

26 km ride

Filed in Biking by on July 11, 2010 0 Comments • views: 502

Seven of us shuttled 19 km to the top of Coal Creek Summit on Saturday. Road the 26 kilometers back to town at a leisure pace and took several breaks. Total time was 4 hours and had a good time.

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Porky Riders

Porky Riders

Filed in Biking by on July 11, 2010 0 Comments • views: 513

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Coal Creek – Porky Blue – Coal Discovery Trail (45km)

Coal Creek – Porky Blue – Coal Discovery Trail (45km)

Filed in Biking by on July 9, 2010 0 Comments • views: 738

Map for the July 31st Porky Blue Ride and BBQ.

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Fernie 45  Ride

Fernie 45 Ride

Filed in Biking by on July 9, 2010 0 Comments • views: 608

Rode the Fernie 45 kilometer ride today. Up to Coal Creek Summit and Marten Ridge Road(19km, 700m vertical), along US Steel double-track (8km, 300m vertical), single-track to Fernie Ridge (3km, 200m vertical), down Porky Blue (6km, 1000m descent) and then on the Coal Discovery Trail back to Fernie (9km, 200m vertical). Total ride of 45 km and 1400 meters of climbing took 5 hours at a moderate pace.

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TransRockies 2010 Day 2 Ride

TransRockies 2010 Day 2 Ride

Filed in Biking by on July 3, 2010 0 Comments • views: 522

Rode the TransRockies 2010 Day 2 from Fernie to Sparwood today. The route involved 1835 meters of climbing and a total of 72 kilometers to Sparwood. Four of us rode the route to Sparwood and another 11 riders doubled back to Fernie on the Coal Discovery Trail after Porky Blue descent. An additional 6 riders followed our tracks to Fernie and were only one hour behind us. 21 riders on the trail for the first day of riding is pretty impressive.

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Avalanche on Tunnel Creek Access Road views: 4

An Avalanche Canada MIN report was posted this week regarding a Class 3 slide that covered the Tunnel Creek access road. Last week’s high avalanche cycle and special warning from Avalanche Canada saw naturual size 3.5 avalanches occur throughout the Lizard Range. The Tunnel Creek Size 3 slide (probably Jan 10 as it had 15cm […]

Final 2017 Avalanche Bursary Recipients views: 73

The Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club (FT&STC) is pleased to announce the final recipients of an Avalanche Bursary for 2017. Simon Pollock (Above right) is a 22 year old from the small town of Elora, Ontario. He is now living in Fernie attending the College of the Rockies, studying Mountain Adventure Skills Training. It […]

Avalanche Bursary Recipient views: 1161

The Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club (FT&STC) is pleased to announce another recipient of an Avalanche Bursary. Yuri Lortscher was awarded $500 to help pay for a AvSAR course, a prerequisite for the Avalanche Operations Level II course. Above: FTSTC President Ian Stokie (left) presents a cheque to Yuri at our annual wood splitting […]

Fernie Huts Getting Ready for Winter views: 1155

The Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club is preparing it’s backcountry overnight Fernie huts for a busy winter season. The Thunder Meadows and Tunnel Creek are basic backcounty huts geared towards ski and split-board mountaineering and are rented on a nightly basis. Each Autumn Club members get together to gather firewood, fill the propane and […]