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Fernie Alpine Resort Announces Enhancements for 2012 Summer Mountain Bike season

Saturday, May 12th, 2012

Don’t miss riding the biggest mountain bike park in the Rockies!

Fernie Alpine Resort has made a number of enhancements to its Legendary Bike Park for this upcoming summer season including:

Lower Mountain upgrades and reroutes to Lower Canada Cup, Deer Trail, Double Creek, and Top Gun to accommodate the Aerials Park. Current plans mean these trails will actually grow in length, see berms and rollers added to the flat ski run sections on the lower mountain and a large bridge rebuild. Deer trail riders will now have opportunity to ride through open alpine flower meadows on their way to base.

TNT below the White Pass load has received a reroute into the trees as alternative to steep shale slope on Deep Sea

New upper section to Ben’s Big Rig which doubled its length. All riders now have option to ride single track instead of access road

New Cedar Trail single-track provides beginner riders with single-track option that meanders through old growth cedar forest before rejoining existing Cedar Trail road

Phat Larry’s, new bridges and short re-route sections

Boom, Cedar, Larch, View, Gorbie, Hobbits now available for hiking traffic from the Elk Chair to base

New Peak to Park hiking options (can hike from Polar Peak to Fernie Provincial Park).

New dates for Fernie Alpine Resort Bike Festival and Lungbuster as well as Furious 3 and TransRockies utilizing FAR Bike Park this season (keep an eye on Facebook Events listings for details)

New Skills Park Features
Dog friendly zone on Silk and Manchuria Trails
Continuing to work on resurfacing trails and technical terrain feature upgrades.

Along with Mountain Biking Fernie Alpine Resort Legendary Summer also includes activities such as the NEW Aerial Park & Zipline, Hiking, Mountain Top Lunch, Sightseeing, Tennis and more! Visit Fernie for its Preview Weekend on June 23/24 – Official Opening Date is Friday June 29th!

FMBC’S Spring Bike Blitz 2012

Sunday, May 6th, 2012

The Fernie Mountain Bike Club is hosting its annual Spring Bike Blitz. Bring out your used steeds and don’t be shy, people are buying everthing from townies to expensive road and mountain bikes.

All bikes shapes and sizes are accepted, parts, and any other random bike or outdoor gear you just don’t need any more bring it to the Elks Hall!

Following the bike sway take in the BBQ and the bike movie Strength in Numbers!

May 26 2012

Bike & Gear Swap – Elks Hall
7:00pm-9:00pm Friday night Drop -Off
9:00-10:00 AM Saturday – Drop-off
10:00-2:00 PM Saturday – Sale
2:00-3:00 PM Saturday – Item Pickup

Percentage of sale goes to FMBC. Your choice of 10% (members only) 20%, 50% or 100% donation to FMBC. You can also choose to cap your donation at a maximum of $250.

Bikers BBQ
11:30 – 2:00PM – Elks Hall

Strength in Numbers Bike Movie
$10 non members, $5 members, 8PM at the Elks Hall on Saturday Night