Fernie Stoke. Riding Fernie with Vince Mo

Fernie Stoke. Riding Fernie with Vince Mo

Vince Mo…   “Monstrous climbs reap epic views. Not many come greater than this one high up on Mount Fernie” Rider: Phil McLachlan Trail - Stupid Traverse “The mighty Western Red Cedar once dominated the landscape in Fernie. Many were destroyed by forest fire, however the old remnants are still a stunning head-turner.” Rider: Pat McGee Trail - Project 9 “When daylight drops into dusk, even the most straightforward trail can transform into different beast when illuminated by a head beam.” Trail - Eco-Terrorist “Stoke levels are high, cardio fitness and leg strength is low in the early season (in personal experience). It’s a perfect day when you can squeeze in a handful of lift-assisted runs at Fernie Alpine Resort without ever having to face a climb.” Rider: Jennifer Peterson & Josh Springle Trail - Mr Berms “Race events at Fernie Alpine Resort are a huge highlight on the summer calendar.” Trail - Rumplestumpskin “Summer days eventually make way for cooler mornings, golden landscapes, and tacky dirt to throw into - what is there to not love about fall time riding? ” Rider: JF Des Lauriers & Jennifer McHugh Trail - Swine Flu “Love ‘em or hate ‘em, the popularity of fat bikes seem to be on the rise here. Fantastic volunteers and trail grooming means you don’t ever need to stop riding here even when your buddies are out on skis and snowboards.” Rider: Mady Wassick Trail - Sidewinder   Think you have what it takes to be our next #mtbBC Guestagrammer? Email us at media@mountainbiking.bc! ...
Fall Riding in Fernie,BC

Fall Riding in Fernie,BC

Fall Riding in Fernie,BC  Words and photos by Nick & Steph Nault As the last of the summer heat dissipates and the temperatures start to drop, mountain biking in Fernie, BC enters its’ prime. The fall colours alone are worth a visit to the bike trails, where you’ll zip past the vibrant changing leaves as your tires crunch over the ones that have already made their final descent. Add to that the perfectly tacky dirt, the cooler temperatures and the quieter trails, and you’ve got yourself ideal riding conditions.     Fernie has become somewhat of a mountain biking mecca over the last several years, with thousands of visitors coming each summer from around the world, and it’s no surprise why. With five different trail networks boasting well over a hundred trails that you can easily bike to from anywhere in town, there is no shortage of amazing riding to be had. Whether you’re here for a mellow cross-country ride, a gnarly downhill, dirt jumping, or Fernie’s classic sustained singletrack climb to super fun downhill, we’re positive you’ll find what you’re looking for. However, just because the kids are back in school and vacation time is used up, doesn’t mean the mountain biking has slowed down around here. With many local bike events happening well into the fall, the bike scene still carries strong. The Fernie High Roller, which happens in late September, is a local poker ride that draws a hefty local and visiting crowd alike, where riders try to tackle three of Fernie’s most gruelling rides. While some will enter this race and try to get the best...
Exploring Fernie with Guestagrammer Todd Weselake

Exploring Fernie with Guestagrammer Todd Weselake

Exploring Fernie with guestagrammer Todd Weselake May 21, 2017 | Fernie, Trip Stories Meet Todd Weselake, this week Todd shared some of his favourites trail shots from Fernie. Viewing the world through his camera since the late 90’s, Todd has a strong creative sense to his work. His extensive experience shooting everything from action sports and portraits, to editorial and commercial work helps him view the scene from every angle. When he is not behind the lens, he is most certainly out enjoying the mountains on his mountain bike, flying airplanes, or traveling to remote reaches of the globe. Project 9 in the spring, when the trails are tacky and lush. Wildflowers and buffed trails on Hyper Ventilation. SLUNT. The down is well worth the up. The alpine area around Fernie has unlimited potential, if you don’t mind big days, and bigger climbs. Caleb Brown dropping in from the Fernie Alpine.   Evening P9 laps.  Whats not to love about it.   Think you have what it takes to be our next #mtbBC Guestagrammer? Email us at...