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Successful Porky Blue Ride

Successful Porky Blue Ride

Filed in Biking by on August 1, 2010 0 Comments • views: 1642

Had a very successful Porky Blue Ride yesterday with 130 cyclists signed up. The shuttle left at 10 am sharp and all riders were cycling by 11 am and checked in at the Fernie Hotel beer garden by 3 pm. Twenty five kilometers of cross-country climbs and descents and no injuries.

Thank you to all our sponsors. 100 % of the signup fees ($2580) went to the Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club for future trail improvements and the new Tunnel Creek Ski Hut.

Thanks also to porky for his great trail and great taste.

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Porky Blue Ride and Roast July 31

Porky Blue Ride and Roast July 31

Filed in Biking by on July 25, 2010 0 Comments • views: 1426

Do not forget to come out and ride Porky Blue next Saturday. Just show up at the Fernie Hotel between 8:30 and 9:30 am to sign up for the 10 am shuttle up to Coal Creek Pass. So far we have over 50 riders so we had another 50 T-Shirts made for late registration. If you have a friend that does not cycle bring them along to help with the shuttle and join the BBQ and Beer Garden at the Fernie Hotel after the ride.

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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: 1606

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: 1471

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: 1584

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: 1543

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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: 1722

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

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Tunnel Creek and Thunder Meadows to Open views: 383

The Fernie Trails & Ski Touring Club’s 2020 & 2021 Membership and trail pass is now available. Support Fernie’s trail network and book a cabin! The province has permitted opening backcountry cabins under Phase 3 of the provincial reopening plan. As such the club will reopen the cabins putting in place COVID Operations PLAN. Booking […]

Early Season Backcountry Skier Death views: 195

Konan Wendt, of Invermere, was out skiing for the day with three friends on Monday when tragedy struck on Robertson Glacier, Kananaskis Country. Robertson Glacier is a popular early season destination for backcountry skiers that is comparable in early season traffic to Fernie’s Harvey Pass. Wendt suffered a serious head injury when pitched forward into […]

North Kootenay Pass – Traverse the Southern Canadian Rockies views: 229

North Kootenay Pass and the Canadian Southern Rockies Traverse South of Banff National Park to the US Border there are many historical high elevation trails crossing the Great Divide between Alberta and British Columbia. South of Crowsnest Highway 3 there are only several passes that are tough but reasonably traversed on a mountain bike, North […]

Fernie Ski Touring Club Cabins Close views: 1075

Unfortunately the Fernie Trails & Ski Touring Club will be closing all cabins effectively immediately due to the immediate threat of Covid-19. These cabins include Thunder Meadows, Tunnel Creek and the Montane Hut. We ask you to please respect the closure. Island Lake Lodge has also shutdown operations as of March 18, 2020. Please refer […]