Trail Conditions and News

Trail Conditions

Trails are all riding really well, even the high trails like Hypervent/ext and Slunt are ready to go. Get out there and enjoy but don't forget to walk any muddy sections that may be left or after rains. RIDE DIRT NOT MUD!

Access to Fairy Creek Parking lot permanently closed

Access to the Fairy Creek parking lot is closed - permanently. 

This is due to pressure from Ministry of Highways, with concern for the ever-growing number of people making dangerous turns into that area, and the number of people pulling back out onto the highway. Also, a number of people have been parking indiscriminately all over the bridge site, damaging the paving, the trail shoulder, and the intended planting areas.

Please do not park in the area - if you do so you will be blocking both the trail and the emergency access route.

There are still three great options for accessing this area:

(1) Park at the Visitor Centre, which has a safe left-turn lane, lots of parking and a trailhead;
(2) Park at the pull-out on Cedar Avenue, there is space for vehicles there; or
(3) Ride your bike! The beautiful new bridge now makes this a safe, fun and healthy option!

Trees and bushes are due to be planted in the next week.

Thanks to everyone for their understanding.

Little Women on Wheels

Little Women on Wheels

Join us for four Wednesdays from 4:15 till 5:45 starting June 7, 2017. Skills based combined with bike park and short fun rides. Lots of fun on our bikes in a social atmosphere. There is limited space so it will be a sign up first come first serve. It is a drop off program but parents are welcome to join.

The program is for girls aged 9 to 12.

This is an FMBC sponsored program so for insurance purposes ALL participants must be members.
The cost will be $40 with all of the funds going to help the Elk Valley Gymnastics Society with their search for a better facility.

All of the coaches (PMBIA level 1 and 2) and helpers will be volunteers.

 

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.

 

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