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Welcome to the Fernie Mountain Bike Club

Welcome to the Fernie Mountain Bike Club (FMBC) website! The FMBC is a member-based, non-profit organization who’s mandate is to build, maintain and ride the Fernie trails. 

Collaborating with other groups such as the Fernie Trails Alliance, the FMBC encourages recreational and competitive cycling for all ages and abilities and promotes responsible mountain biking practices and land use. The FMBC is an integral part of advocating for access of trails, management and maintenance of recreational mountain bike trail use.

The FMBC organizes events such as the annual Spring Bike Blitz, the Wam Bam Dirt Jump Jam, 2NEE races, the Dirt Diggler, and the High Roller event.

Become a member, support mountain biking in Fernie and the FMBC!

Events

Date:
Repeats every day 1 times.
Friday, July 1, 2016 - 09:00

Celebrating all things summer-trail-related in Fernie in a weekend of biking, hiking, running and fun events & challenges for all ages and abilities!

The Roll and Sole Festival celebrates Fernie's summer trail activities, happening right alongside the annual Fernie 3 Mountain Bike Race. Enjoy Canada Day weekend with some extra fun downtown plus trail events, races and more!

The event is aimed at bikers, hikers and runners of all ages in a series of competitions and light-hearted challenges to take full advantage of outdoor activities that Fernie has to offer.

- See more at: http://tourismfernie.com/events/roll-sole-trails-festival#sthash.stYHRJd...

Date:
Monday, June 13, 2016 - 18:00

Second Monday of every month. 

Criterium style rides where competitors complete as many laps of a short course as possible in the 40 minute time limit. For every lap of the course completed the rider puts his/her mname in for a draw prize. Geared to riders 10 and under. (Training wheels are not appropriate. Run bikes and tag along bikes are okay)

June 13th - Fernie Bike Park @ 6pm

July 11th - James White Park @ 6pm

August 8th - Maiden Lake @6pm

September 12th - Annex Park @ 6pm 

Date:
Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 10:00

Your summer of fun starts here!

Opening Day: Saturday, June 25, 2016 
Last Day of Summer Operations: Sunday, September 4, 2016

2016 Chairlift Schedule:

Elk Chair: Daily from 10.30am-4.30pm & until 7pm on Thursdays

Timber Chair: Sat, Sun & Stat Holidays from 10.30am-4.30pm daily (holidays include Canada Day July 1 and BC Day Aug 1)

Date:
Repeats every day every Monday and every Tuesday and every Wednesday and every Thursday and every Friday 3 times.
Friday, July 1, 2016 - 08:00, Monday, July 4, 2016 - 08:00, Tuesday, July 5, 2016 - 08:00

Ride Fernie's biggest all-mountain stage race featuring 3 days of riding epic singletrack trails!

The Fernie 3 is Fernie's own 3-day mountain bike race, catering to new and old riders with a focus on fun and the best singletrack stages ever, followed by classic Fernie hospitality! Enjoy great restaurants & cafes in Fernie's vibrant downtown and relax in comfortable and welcoming lodging. NEW for 2016 - timed descents each day with stage and overall winners!

 

Date:
Repeats every week every Tuesday until Thu Aug 11 2016.
Tuesday, July 5, 2016 - 18:45, Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 18:45, Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 18:45, Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 18:45, Tuesday, August 2, 2016 - 18:45, Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 18:45

A fun weekly race/ride series for all mountain bikers.

Mark your calendars and start NOT training (those caught training are disqualified...kidding...but training is highly frowned upon). Go hard and compete for the bragging rights or just come and enjoy the fun with like minded bikers. These are typically more enduro style and the emphasis is on having fun. Prizes and titles up for grabs!

Date:
Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 13:15

Transrockies returns with an epic 6 day mountain bike race kicking off in Fernie, BC on July 23, 2016! A 3-day option is a great alternative.

Save the date! We’re cooking up another unique brew of the best trails in Western Canada’s most authentic mountain biking communities. Exact stage details are still being worked out, but we’re proud to announce that the 2016 Singletrack 6 will focus on the Kootenay Rockies region of Southeastern British Columbia.

Date:
Saturday, August 6, 2016 - 10:30

The ultimate challenge for daring uphill runners and bikers!  

This big cardio race starts at the base area and climbs to the top of the Timber Express Chairlift to Lost Boys Cafe – 2100 vertical feet, open to both bikers & runners!

  • Fernie Women on Wheels

    Fernie Women on Wheels

    Do you like riding bikes and want a weekly meetup with likeminded women? FWoW is for you! 

    Come out and enjoy a ride with a fun group of women! All rides are split into ability groups based on group leaders available. Must be an FMBC member and sign waiver. Please have membership before first ride. Rides generally run around 2 hours and are followed up with a social gathering at a local watering hole.

    Meeting place The Guide's Hut, but may vary depending on trail choices. Trails are chosen ahead of time and posted on Facebook and in weekly newsletter. 

    Please join the Facebook group Fernie Women on Wheels for up to date information including time, meeting place changes & cancellations due to weather.

    Want to get involved/have ideas to share/questions to ask? Message us on the FB group or contact Heather at hdlavers@gmail.com 

     

    Date:
    Repeats every week every Wednesday until Sat Oct 01 2016.
    Wed, 05/04/2016 - 18:30
  • Trail Maintenance

    Trail Maintenance

    (exact season starting date to be determined) 

    Come out and help build and maintain the trails you love to ride! Stay tuned for details on our Facebook page or weekly newsletter. 

    Date:
    Repeats every week every Thursday 21 times.
    Thu, 05/05/2016 - 18:30
  • Fernie 3 Bike Race

    Fernie 3 Bike Race

    Ride Fernie's biggest all-mountain stage race featuring 3 days of riding epic singletrack trails!

    The Fernie 3 is Fernie's own 3-day mountain bike race, catering to new and old riders with a focus on fun and the best singletrack stages ever, followed by classic Fernie hospitality! Enjoy great restaurants & cafes in Fernie's vibrant downtown and relax in comfortable and welcoming lodging. NEW for 2016 - timed descents each day with stage and overall winners!

    The distances for the 3 day stage race will be moderate with an average of 32km per day. The climbs will be attainable with the goal of providing racers with the best singletrack experience along with epic flowy downhills.

    The popular 1 day category is returning again for riders looking for an easier commitment with all the perks. - See more at: http://fernie.com/transrockies/fernie-3/#sthash.eXrXhXgt.dpuf
    Register now, the cost is $399 for three days, $199 for one day, and $50 for U16 and U13. FMBC members receive a 15% discount. - See more at: http://fernie.com/transrockies/fernie-3/#sthash.HESDUg8f.dpuf
    Register now, the cost is $399 for three days, $199 for one day, and $50 for U16 and U13. FMBC members receive a 15% discount. - See more at: http://fernie.com/transrockies/fernie-3/#sthash.HESDUg8f.dpuf
    The popular 1 day category is returning again for riders looking for an easier commitment with all the perks. - See more at: http://fernie.com/transrockies/fernie-3/#sthash.eXrXhXgt.dpuf
    The popular 1 day category is returning again for riders looking for an easier commitment with all the perks. - See more at: http://fernie.com/transrockies/fernie-3/#sthash.eXrXhXgt.dpuf

    For the U13 and U16 categories there will be age-appropriate course available.

    Registration is open: Register here for Fernie 3!

    3-DAY ADVANCE PRICING:

    Earlybird: purchase by February 29th 2016: $399 
    Regular, purchase by June 30th 2016: $449

    Prices do not include processing fees. Contact organiser for Junior pricing.

    Event Registration includes:

    • Endless singletrack on trails built by mountain bikers, for mountain bikers
    • Superior custom-designed and professionally marked course
    • Fernie 3 Jackroo race jersey
    • Fernie 3 freeride jersey
    • Professional timing
    • Fernie hospitality
    • Hammer Nutrition Aid Stations
    • Course Marshalling
    • Professional Medical Team
    • Tech support by Rocky Mountain Bikes & Gearhub Sports
    • Daily finish line refreshments and snacks
    • Bike wash/lube station
    • Awards Banquet

    Bring the whole family! Other events on the same weekend last year (2015) ncluded the Roll & Sole Trails Festival and opening weekend at Fernie Alpine Resort with it's lift access bike park, scenic chairlift rides, hiking, aerial playground, zipline and more! - Check the Events Calendar for dates of other events as they are released. 

    Register now, the cost is $399 for three days, $199 for one day, and $50 for U16 and U13. FMBC members receive a 15% discount. - See more at: http://fernie.com/transrockies/fernie-3/#sthash.HESDUg8f.dpuf
    Register now, the cost is $399 for three days, $199 for one day, and $50 for U16 and U13. FMBC members receive a 15% discount. - See more at: http://fernie.com/transrockies/fernie-3/#sthash.HESDUg8f.dpuf

    2015 SCHEDULE  - **FOR REFERENCE ONLY**, 2016 SCHEDULE TO BE ANNOUNCED

    SIGN-IN, PRIOR TO RACE DAY 1

    5pm to 9pm –Registration

    Day 1

    8am to 9pm  Registration
    9:30am  Start 
    11am-3pm Finish
    3:30pm to 4:30pm – U16 and U12 kids’ races
    5pm to 7pm – 1 day solo, U16, and U12 race awards and BBQ

    Day 2

    9:00am – Start
    10am to 12pm  –  9th Annual Kids Bike Rally - fun event around downtown for young kids on bikes (balance bikes allowed)
    11am to 2pm – Finish
    12pm – 3pm Festivities

    Day 3

    9:00am – Start
    10:30am to 2pm  – Finish
    12pm to 3pm  –  Festivities
    5pm to 8pm  –  Awards Banquet 

    For details, updated scheduling and race specifics, visit the Race Site.

    Need a place to stay? BOOK online to access a variety of Fernie lodging options.

    - See more at: http://tourismfernie.com/events/fernie-3-mountain-bike-race#sthash.1ERVe...

    Date:
    Fri, 07/01/2016 - 08:00
  • Role & Sole trail festival

    Role & Sole trail festival

    Celebrating all things summer-trail-related in Fernie in a weekend of biking, hiking, running and fun events & challenges for all ages and abilities!

    The Roll and Sole Festival celebrates Fernie's summer trail activities, happening right alongside the annual Fernie 3 Mountain Bike Race. Enjoy Canada Day weekend with some extra fun downtown plus trail events, races and more!

    The event is aimed at bikers, hikers and runners of all ages in a series of competitions and light-hearted challenges to take full advantage of outdoor activities that Fernie has to offer.

    Schedule to be confirmed, to include:

    • Trails in Motion Film Festival
    • King of the Castle Foot Race
    • Guided bike rides
    • Guided hikes
    • Fun Bike events- Bike Toss, Bunny Hop Inverted Limbo, Skid Mark Contest, Slow Riser, Drag Races
    • Trashed Bike Criterion
    • Kids Skills Challenge
    • Bike Polo
    • Obstacle Course for Hikers
    • Hiker challenges- tent set up, log toss, puddle jump, bear calls
    • Lunch Social

    Registration:

    2016 entry fees:

    $40 Weekend Pass
    $60 Family Weekend Pass (2 adults, 2 kids)
    $25 Single Day Pass
    $5 Single Event Adult
    $1 Single Event Child

    - See more at: http://tourismfernie.com/events/roll-sole-trails-festival#sthash.stYHRJd...

    Date:
    Fri, 07/01/2016 - 09:00
  • Fernie 3 Bike Race

    Fernie 3 Bike Race

    Ride Fernie's biggest all-mountain stage race featuring 3 days of riding epic singletrack trails!

    The Fernie 3 is Fernie's own 3-day mountain bike race, catering to new and old riders with a focus on fun and the best singletrack stages ever, followed by classic Fernie hospitality! Enjoy great restaurants & cafes in Fernie's vibrant downtown and relax in comfortable and welcoming lodging. NEW for 2016 - timed descents each day with stage and overall winners!

    The distances for the 3 day stage race will be moderate with an average of 32km per day. The climbs will be attainable with the goal of providing racers with the best singletrack experience along with epic flowy downhills.

    The popular 1 day category is returning again for riders looking for an easier commitment with all the perks. - See more at: http://fernie.com/transrockies/fernie-3/#sthash.eXrXhXgt.dpuf
    Register now, the cost is $399 for three days, $199 for one day, and $50 for U16 and U13. FMBC members receive a 15% discount. - See more at: http://fernie.com/transrockies/fernie-3/#sthash.HESDUg8f.dpuf
    Register now, the cost is $399 for three days, $199 for one day, and $50 for U16 and U13. FMBC members receive a 15% discount. - See more at: http://fernie.com/transrockies/fernie-3/#sthash.HESDUg8f.dpuf
    The popular 1 day category is returning again for riders looking for an easier commitment with all the perks. - See more at: http://fernie.com/transrockies/fernie-3/#sthash.eXrXhXgt.dpuf
    The popular 1 day category is returning again for riders looking for an easier commitment with all the perks. - See more at: http://fernie.com/transrockies/fernie-3/#sthash.eXrXhXgt.dpuf

    For the U13 and U16 categories there will be age-appropriate course available.

    Registration is open: Register here for Fernie 3!

    3-DAY ADVANCE PRICING:

    Earlybird: purchase by February 29th 2016: $399 
    Regular, purchase by June 30th 2016: $449

    Prices do not include processing fees. Contact organiser for Junior pricing.

    Event Registration includes:

    • Endless singletrack on trails built by mountain bikers, for mountain bikers
    • Superior custom-designed and professionally marked course
    • Fernie 3 Jackroo race jersey
    • Fernie 3 freeride jersey
    • Professional timing
    • Fernie hospitality
    • Hammer Nutrition Aid Stations
    • Course Marshalling
    • Professional Medical Team
    • Tech support by Rocky Mountain Bikes & Gearhub Sports
    • Daily finish line refreshments and snacks
    • Bike wash/lube station
    • Awards Banquet

    Bring the whole family! Other events on the same weekend last year (2015) ncluded the Roll & Sole Trails Festival and opening weekend at Fernie Alpine Resort with it's lift access bike park, scenic chairlift rides, hiking, aerial playground, zipline and more! - Check the Events Calendar for dates of other events as they are released. 

    Register now, the cost is $399 for three days, $199 for one day, and $50 for U16 and U13. FMBC members receive a 15% discount. - See more at: http://fernie.com/transrockies/fernie-3/#sthash.HESDUg8f.dpuf
    Register now, the cost is $399 for three days, $199 for one day, and $50 for U16 and U13. FMBC members receive a 15% discount. - See more at: http://fernie.com/transrockies/fernie-3/#sthash.HESDUg8f.dpuf

    2015 SCHEDULE  - **FOR REFERENCE ONLY**, 2016 SCHEDULE TO BE ANNOUNCED

    SIGN-IN, PRIOR TO RACE DAY 1

    5pm to 9pm –Registration

    Day 1

    8am to 9pm  Registration
    9:30am  Start 
    11am-3pm Finish
    3:30pm to 4:30pm – U16 and U12 kids’ races
    5pm to 7pm – 1 day solo, U16, and U12 race awards and BBQ

    Day 2

    9:00am – Start
    10am to 12pm  –  9th Annual Kids Bike Rally - fun event around downtown for young kids on bikes (balance bikes allowed)
    11am to 2pm – Finish
    12pm – 3pm Festivities

    Day 3

    9:00am – Start
    10:30am to 2pm  – Finish
    12pm to 3pm  –  Festivities
    5pm to 8pm  –  Awards Banquet 

    For details, updated scheduling and race specifics, visit the Race Site.

    Need a place to stay? BOOK online to access a variety of Fernie lodging options.

    - See more at: http://tourismfernie.com/events/fernie-3-mountain-bike-race#sthash.1ERVe...

    Date:
    Fri, 07/01/2016 - 08:00

Trail Conditions and News

FYI: There will be a lot of heavy machines working on the new bridge at the Alpine Trails gate over the next few weeks.
The FTA started has started the Lazy Lizard connector to Stove Trail. This is a big for this year that we had applied for to BC Parks over one year ago.
Did you know that memberships are done by calendar year? 2016 memberships (individual/family/corporate) are all available NOW! Please renew your membership at http://www.bikefernie.ca/join-donate Thank you for being a member of the Fernie Mountain Bike Club (FMBC)! The FMBC is a member-based, non-... More
Fernie Alpine Resort now offers terrain for winter biking.  This includes the cross country trails (Silk & Manchuria), and the Hobbit Trail (Boom Ski Out) – Galloway Loop. The cross country trails are accessed by Parking Lot #4 and are regularly groomed by the FAR cat crew. These trails are... More
New Multi-Use Trail Loop Fernie Alpine Resort (FAR) in conjunction with the Fernie Nordic Society and the Fernie Trails Alliance are pleased to announce that a new multi-use trail loop adjacent to FAR has been created for snowshoers, dog walkers, and snow bikers. There are two access... More

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