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Fernie 45  Ride

Fernie 45 Ride

Filed in Biking by on July 9, 2010 0 Comments • views: 1790

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: 1676

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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Porky Crew

Porky Crew

Filed in Biking by on July 3, 2010 0 Comments • views: 1788

The Fernie Trails Crew finished cleaning up Porky Blue on Saturday, June 26th. 8 workers grubbed out the top single-track and cleaned out the brush down to the Coal Discovery Trail. Pleasant single diamond and blue descent of 1000 vertical meters over 6 kilometers. 9 kilometer ride back to Fernie on the Coal Discovery Trail new and improved single-track.

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Porky Blue Crew

Porky Blue Crew

Filed in Biking by on June 21, 2010 0 Comments • views: 1705

The Fernie Trail Crew has been out the past few weeks preparing Porky Blue Trail for the TransRockies Race on August 9th. The trail is brushed out and soon to be ready for cycling. Porky Blue is designed for cross country riders (moderate difficulty) and boasts 10 kilometers of single-track that drops 1000 vertical meters down to the Coal Discovery Trail from Coal Creek Summit.

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Proctor Mountain Trails Climbing Routes

Proctor Mountain Trails Climbing Routes

Filed in Biking by on June 9, 2010 0 Comments • views: 1962

New Climbing Route

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New Coal Discovery Trail Bridges

New Coal Discovery Trail Bridges

Filed in Biking by on May 30, 2010 0 Comments • views: 1917

Three additional bridges along the new section of the Coal Discovery Trail.

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Coal Discovery Trail Upgrade

Coal Discovery Trail Upgrade

Filed in Biking by on May 30, 2010 0 Comments • views: 1906

The Fernie Trails Crew has been busy clearing out the Coal Discovery Trail the past two weeks. This weekend we used Bighorn Helicopters to sling in 5 loads of bridge beams and decking and built two of three bridges going in on 2 kilometers of new single-track. The cross-country single-track now goes northward nine kilometers towards Hosmer. Can return on Ridgemont Road or on the Hosmer Powerline 4 X 4 road.

This section of trail will be used by over 500 cyclists during the TransRockies stage race in August.

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Carpal Tunnel – Fernie’s Newest Trail views: 848

Fernie’s Newest Trail addition in Montane is named after a trail builders nemeses, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome! It is caused by excessive trail work over a long period and is characterized by sensations of tingling, numbness, or burning. Everyone in this trail crew can relate! This is first trail constructed by the newly established Coal Creek […]

E-bikes are Motorized Vehicles views: 1023

E-bikes are motorized vehicles under the BC Wildlife Act and there are restricted areas around Fernie. With a potential $575 fine it’s best to be educated on where you can ride. The Restricted Use of Class 1 E-bikes (pedal assist) in the East Kootenays is NOT limited to hunting and there are about 20 Motor […]

Harvey Hut Rebuild Funding needs your comments views: 1002

The FT&STC has a CBT funding application submitted to support the rebuild of the Harvey Pass warming hut. We will be placing a refurbished sea can at the most recent hut site with a wood stove, benches and a compostable toilet. With the growth of backcountry activity and the isolation of Harvey Pass, a warming […]

Elk Rim Trails Not Ready to Ride views: 849

Fernie Trails volunteer Pat Gilmar hiked the Elk Rim Trails on Friday March 5th and confirmed that the Elk Rim Trails are NOT ready to ride. Pat commented that, “Pedal bikes should avoid the Elk Rim trails for now, another couple of week of sunshine is needed”. So, when is it appropriate to ride trails […]