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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: 1240

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: 1095

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: 1102

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: 1079

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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: 1312

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: 1255

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: 1159

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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Snow Cat Grooming Montane views: 686

Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club has been grooming Montane Nordic and Multi-use Trails for the past three months, 100 days of grooming to date. Joining our grooming team of Black Panther and Blue Bearcat is our Red Kassbohrer Snow Cat. This should keep things on the smooth and level. Our winter grooming budget is […]

Final Avalanche Bursary Awarded views: 594

The Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club have finalized the Avalanche Bursary program with awards to Megan Bell and Matthew Szczepanski, pictured below with Ian Stokie, FT&STC President. Stokie commented, “Were happy that our bursary program is going towards people who are interested in avalanche safety and working locally”. Every year $2000 is available to […]

FT&STC Annual General Meeting views: 3165

The Fernie Trails & Ski Touring Club Annual General Meeting is being held on March 7th at 7PM. The meeting is being held at the Fernie Hotel meeting room (691 1st Avenue) in the basement across from the washrooms. The club has had a busy year and we look forward to recapping with everyone, new […]

Hut Etiquette views: 798

The Alpine Club of Canada recently requested pieces of hut etiquette from their cabin users and they tallied up the responses and published the most requested pieces of hut etiquette. Their results are common sense and do apply with exception that our Fernie cabins are rented to groups only. Here is what was suggested, read […]