Trail Conditions and News

Fairy Creek Bridge now open!

Huge thanks goes out to all the builders, idea people, grant writers and volunteers that made the Fairy Creek bridge possible. The bridge is ready to ride across, please continue to park at the visitor centre to access the Mt. Proctor trails!

Robert Champagne

Summit Works
Bob Mitchell
Larsen & Whalen
Home Hardware
Mow & Snow
John Turcasso 
Todd Patterson
Fernie Brewing Company
Plus all funders & volunteers!

Stay off or Walk Lazy Lizard wet section

The section of the Lazy Lizard trail from approximately 4km to 5km is still quite wet. We are moving forward with a project to armor it, but it will take some time. If you ride this section of the trail please GIVE THE TRAIL a BREAK and WALK the WET SPOTS. The rest of the trail is quite good. Momma Moose is still around and still gets aggitated with people and dogs. Please keep your dog under control/leashed and give her and her baby lots of space if you see her.

Jemi Fibre Vandalism - $2000 reward

Jemi Fibre Vandalism - $2000 Reward

Jemi Fibre is currently logging on their private land in the Fernie area. You have likely noticed some changes to the trail network. The Fernie Trails Alliance (FTA) has been closely working with Jemi Fibre to make sure their operations run smoothly and cause little disruption to our trails. Jemi has been very observant of the amount of trail usage and is conscious of trail user groups. It’s rare in these circumstances that the logging area is open for recreational use whilst operations are in process. However, Jemi are keeping their land open so we can enjoy the trails. With this in mind, its upsetting and frustrating for the FTA, Jemi Fibre and other responsible trail users to find out that several criminal incidents have taken place, including vandalism towards Jemi Fibre’s machinery. Jemi has suffered significant financial loss as well as lost days of work.

FTA is offering $1000 for information leading to the conviction of those responsible for the vandalism. Jemi has agreed to match us for a total reward of $2000. Please contact Julie Kelly atmanager@fernietrailsalliance.com with any information.

 

Lazy Lizard to Stove connector is being built!

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. This is Phase 5 of the Lazy Lizard Trail and involves about 2 kilometers of tree falling, brush cutting, excavator digging and numerous Thursday night FTA trail crew work parties. We have budgeted $20,000 for this project but need to raise more to complete it.

Get your 2016 membership now!

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-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.

Winter Biking Trails at Fernie Alpine Resort

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 multi-use trails open to Nordic skiing (skate & classic), snowshoeing and winter biking.

The Hobbit Trail (Boom Ski Out) – Galloway Loop is also a multi-use trail and is maintained by a snowmobile groomer on a regular basis (after snowfall).  Bikers can access this trail by following the groomed path from the bottom of the Elk Chair across Highline Drive.

During our daily winter operation, winter bikes are not permitted on the ski hill runs at any time (day time or after-hours).  We appreciate your cooperation in staying on the designated trails described above.  Thank you! 

New Multi Use trail loop at FAR

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 points to the trail - south of the Elk Lift and - from Highline Way. The trail proceeds in a northern direction for a 4 km loop. See the map on next page.

This trail provides users a loop route from FAR which avoids the Nordic Society Trails which have been built and maintained by local Fernie area residents for exclusive nordic skiing. Dog walkers, snowshoers and snow bikes on the nordic trails are a safety hazard to nordic skiers and seriously impact the maintenance of the trails.

Additional multi-use trails are planned in future years. For further information please contact the Fernie Nordic Society through their web site.

 
Fernie Mountain Bike Club's photo.

 

Snow Bike Ridgemont routing

In Ridgemont, we are kindly asking that fat bikers use Kiddie Up or What's Up Doc only to go up or down this are of Ridgemont. Please don't use Lower Ecoterrorist - we are trying to preserve this trail as a safe down for nordic skiers (nordic skier's skis get caught in the bike tracks, making decending hazardous). So, we have designated Lower Ecoterroist as a “fat bike free zone” for this purpose and we are respectfully asking fat bikers to not bike on Lower Ecoterrosit. There are signs directing bikers to Kiddy Up and What’s Up.

 
Fernie Mountain Bike Club's photo.

 

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