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Porky Blue Ride and Roast 2011
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Porky Blue Ride and Roast 2011

Filed in Biking by on June 9, 2011 8 Comments • views: 6803

The 2nd Annual Porky Blue Ride and Roast is being held on Saturday July 30th. Porky Blue is Stage 2 of this years TransRockies however this ride is not a race and you can take the shuttle and avoid the climb to Coal Creek summit. We define “not a race” with no start or finish […]

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Porky Blue on July 24
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Porky Blue on July 24

Filed in Biking by on July 27, 2011 1 Comment • views: 2332

A group of us rode Porky Blue last Sunday. The double-track in from Coal Creek Summit was a bit wet but all good riding. The single-track traverse to Fernie Ridge involved some walking on scattered snow remnants. The ride down was excellent all the way and the Coal Discovery Trail back to Fernie is in […]

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The Guides Hut provides Townies for Porky Blue
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The Guides Hut provides Townies for Porky Blue

Filed in Biking by on July 28, 2011 3 Comments • views: 3079

This years Porky Blue is pleased to announce that Mark Gallop, owner of the Guides Hut, is donating two townies bikes for the raffle at the post-ride party. The bikes are very nice and it will be exciting to have someone leave the event with his and her townies. Pat Gilmar said, “We are very […]

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5th Annual Porky Blue on August 2
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5th Annual Porky Blue on August 2

Filed in Biking by on July 17, 2014 • views: 3407

Registration is open for the 5th Annual Porky Blue ride. The Porky Blue ride is a fun group ride with no timing and a fundraiser for the Fernie Trails and Ski Touring club. The Porky Blue trail is very difficult and requires a high level of fitness and technical riding abilities. Expect the ride to […]

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Porky Blue 2016

Filed in Biking by on January 20, 2016 • views: 2522

The 7th annual Porky Blue is scheduled for Saturday July 30th and is celebrating the 25th year of Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club! This is a classic Fernie social ride, it’s not a race, however is a challenging ride. $40 plus a $4 admin fee signup includes shuttle, water station, safety sweep, FT&STC membership, […]

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Carpal Tunnel – Fernie’s Newest Trail views: 724

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: 898

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: 852

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: 759

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 […]