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...