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Tears & Gears 2017

Tears & Gears 2017

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Fernie Tears & Gears started in 2010, as a fun mountain duathlon in the amazing town of Fernie, BC. Since then it has grown to be one of the most popular (and sometimes competitive!) local races of the year.

Now, moving into its 8th year, taking place on Sunday September 3, 2017, Fernie Tears & Gears offers a Trail Running/Mountain Biking Duathlon, as a Soloist or 2-person Team. As well as having the option to Run or Bike only. With the fun and fast addition of the Youth Duathlon, catering to 8+.

Registration for the 2017 Tears & Gears is now open…

 
 
3rd annual Bike Rave

3rd annual Bike Rave

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Come on out for the 3rd annual Fernie Bike Rave! Get your speakers, deck out your bikes. Meet at the Rotary Park Gazebo at 8:30PM.

Download this track! - https://soundcloud.com/bikerave2016/bike-rave-2016-featuring-sounds-sarcastic-and-james-young

We all hit play at 9:00 sharp!

For Your Safety. be safe kids
Fact: biking is radical.

Fact: raves are radical.

Fact: you are radical, and we don't want the radical you to be hurt.

Please wear a helmet, bring water to stay hydrated, and ride at a slow pace, paying mind to other bikers around you!

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Thursday night Trail Maintenance

Thursday night Trail Maintenance

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(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 for trail and meeting details. Trail nights sponsored by Fernie Brewing Company. 

 
 
Project 9 Race (MAY BE CANCELLED DUE TO CLOSURES)

Project 9 Race (MAY BE CANCELLED DUE TO CLOSURES)

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The Project 9 Race 2017 is Saturday, September 9th as always! Meet at the Island Lake gate at 5 pm to sign up, race starts at the P9 Gate at 6 pm. 

**PLEASE NOTE NEW START TIME OF 6PM**

Times for Up, Down, and Combined!
$9.99 Race Registration, plus $15 for a 2017 Project 9 T-shirt.
Free Pizza, Beer and prizes at the Elk Valley Nordic Center after the race!

SIGN UP ONLINE AHEAD OF TIME https://www.webscorer.com/register?raceid=110090 

Late registration fee of $10 will be added if you sign up on the day of the race. 

Must be an FMBC member to participate: http://www.bikefernie.ca/civicrm/contribute/transact?reset=1&id=1

We're looking for volunteers, if you would like to help out please email directors@bikefernie.ca

 
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Little Critter Criterium #4

Little Critter Criterium #4

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The last in the Little Critter Criterium 2017! This little crit takes kids around Annex park. Riders do laps, have fun and everyone gets a prize. Lots of fun for everyone! Remember...pedal and run bikes only as training wheels will have issues on the course. Must have a current FMBC membership.

 
 
 
Thursday night Trail Maintenance

Thursday night Trail Maintenance

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(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 for trail and meeting details. Trail nights sponsored by Fernie Brewing Company. 

 
 
 
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Thursday night Trail Maintenance

Thursday night Trail Maintenance

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(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 for trail and meeting details. Trail nights sponsored by Fernie Brewing Company. 

 
 
Dirt Diggler CANCELLED

Dirt Diggler CANCELLED

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Welcome to DIRT DIGGLER 2017. $50 registration fee gets you an official t-shirt, race plate and access to prizes at the Aprés Race Awards and dinner at 7pm (location TBD). Please register BEFOREHAND at the Webscorer link provided. There will be NO (zero, zilch, absolutely no) race day regsitrations this year.

Date: September 23rd
Meet: Aquatic Centre
Collect Race Plate & T-Shirts: 10:00am 
Pre-Race Meeting: 10:45am

All ages welcome.

To participate, you also need to purchase a Fernie Mountain Bike Club Membership ($25).

Need more info?
Email Derek & Lynn at birdhouseroofing@shaw.ca

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Thursday night Trail Maintenance

Thursday night Trail Maintenance

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(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 for trail and meeting details. Trail nights sponsored by Fernie Brewing Company. 

 
Little Women on Wheels with Catharine Pendrel

Little Women on Wheels with Catharine Pendrel

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Hello young female mountain bike riders, 

 

The FMBC is excited to announce a girls ride with Olympian Catharine Pendrel and National Team member Sandra Walter 

 

Friday September 29

4:15 meet at Bike Park

4:30 group photo and ride 

Ride 1-1.5 hours

 

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This special opportunity is FREE to FMBC members.

FMBC Membership- must be a FMBC member and we will not be selling memberships at the ride. Memberships can be purchased online at: http://www.bikefernie.ca/  please arrive in advance with a parent or guardian if you need sign a waiver.  

The Route- This ride is open to intermediate riders ages 8 years and up, who have single track experience.  The ride route will be TCT to Ruby's/Montane to Blue Forever down Montane.  We will be able to split off to do a shorter ride for different riding levels.  

Each rider will receive a Souvenir T-shirt, perfect for gathering a few autographs!

Please RSVP by email to lufurber@hotmail.com so that we have an idea of numbers for the event.

Cheers,

Lu Furber

on behalf of the FMBC

 

 
Slideshow and Chat with Olympian Catharine Pendrel & National Team Member Sandra Walter

Slideshow and Chat with Olympian Catharine Pendrel & National Team Member Sandra Walter

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Attention all mountain bikers,

 

FMBC is excited to announce FREE special event!

Olympian Catharine Pendrel and National Team member Sandra Walter will be in Fernie to host an slide show and chat.

 

The slideshow will take place on Friday September 29 at the Vogue Theater in downtown Fernie

Doors open at 6:30pm and the show starts at 7:00pm

 

This special opportunity is FREE, we just ask that you bring a non-perishable food item (or two, or three) for the food bank.

 

Both Athletes will be on stage to dazzle and inspire us. The evening is intended to be somewhat informal and the audience is encouraged to ask questions and interact.

This is very much a family friendly event, so please bring the kids!

 
Highroller 2017

Highroller 2017

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Saturday, September 30th

The trail gods shined upon us and we are able to keep the best event of the year going! Registration and details below! As usual there is a low roller option too.

This year is super exciting as we have special guests National Team members Catharine Pendrel & Sandra Walter.  If you have ever dreamt of riding your mountain bike on your favourite trails alongside some of the  best riders on the planet, this is your chance. Both riders (and their husbands) will be riding the full high roller loop with the intention of socializing and mingling with anyone who is interested! Don’t worry, if you don’t cross paths with them on the trails, you will have a chance at the dinner & after party!



Registration
High Roller Route

See the attached PDF document for exact route information for both high & low roller. 

 

 

 

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