Monday • June 9, 2014
Things have been drying out nicely in Fernie over the past month, allowing for riders to blow out those winter cobwebs and get back on the bike.
Don’t be fooled, this diverse biking destination caters for all styles of riders.
Fernie has a big summer of biking ahead. The first event for the 2014 calendar will be the Fernie 3, starting on June 28th. This iconic three-day stage race has transformed from the original TransRockies TR3 race, giving riders a chance to test their legs riding on some of the best single track in British Columbia with an all-mountain style course.
The Fernie 3 will also be complemented by the Roll and Sole Festival on the same weekend. Fernie Trails Alliance are behind this new initiative, celebrating all things trail and all things Fernie. From guided bike and hiking trips, bike throwing contests, kids events and beer gardens, it is sure to kick off the “official” summer biking season with a bang.
Adding to this weekend, the Fernie Alpine Resort Bike Park opens! This weekend will be nothing but action packed.
With a large percentage of trails good to go, come to Fernie and see what this unique Canadian Rockies mountain town has to offer! Need that extra push? Get your entry in for the Fernie 3 and commit to three days of epic riding, entertainment and good times!
Register online: Fernie 3 Registration
FERNIE 3 ROUTES
Stage 1 - Saturday, June 28th, start at 9AM
Start line:Fernie Hotel
Facing east, a controlled start from 6th Street to 2nd Ave to 13th Street to wide dirt on Railway Avenue.
Climb Sidewinder to R-Trail to Kids Stuff, descend to Splitting Bears, to Ridgemont Road, climb to What’s Up Doc,
Descend What’s Up Doc, to Scary Trail to Coal Creek Road,
Coal Creek Road to Montane Community Barn,
Climb Up-Rooted, to Roots to Hyper Extension to Castle Rocks,
Down Southern Comfort to Cokato Road,
Roll Cokato Road, Spin to town via Pine Avenue.
Finish line: Fernie Hotel
Stage 2 - Sunday June 29th, start at 9AM
This is the biggest day. Following the Fernie Montane doubletrack and signature climb Hypervent, this days route is designed to give an up down feel with the least amount of congestion.
Start line:Fernie Hotel
Facing westerly, a controlled start from 1st Ave to 4th Street to Pine Avenue to Coal Creek Road to Montane Community Barn,
Via Montane Community Barn take Double track to Roots, to HyperVent, onto descend Roots Hyper Extension.
Exit Roots Hyper Extension, left on River Road climb to Up-Rooted, descend Up-Rooted to Montane Community Barn.
Climb Cemetery By Pass to Kiddy Up to Queen V, to Eco-Terrorist, exit turning left on Ridgemont Road.
Enter Eric’s Trail, turn left on Kid’s Stuff Connector, exit out of Kids stuff, turn left on to Ridgemont Road,
Turn right climb Dead Fall to R Trail to Kush, to Kushier, to Kushiest to Ridgemont Road,
Turning right onto Ridgemont Road, pin it on road for a few minutes to Coal Discovery Trail trail head,
Flow Coal Discovery Trail to Stumpy trail, to 4th Street, to 1st Ave finish
Finish line:Fernie Hotel
Stage 3 - Monday June 30th, start at 9AM
Fernie Alpine Resort offers a stunning finish with bermed single track and the plaza ambiance with a beer and food gardens. Fernie Mountain Park trails define the classic single track that make the Fernie 3.
Start line: Fernie Alpine Resort Plaza
Straight into business on Cedar rd climb to View Tr , turn right to drop into Blackforest.
From Blackforest, connect MegaHurtz, Old Goat, Happy Gilmar, Stumpy, Sherwoody, to Mt Fernie Park,
From Mt Fernie Park climb Dem Bones to powerline connect and descend Stove trail, climb Hedonism to powerline and continue climbing on Slunt, be aware Brokeback Ridge sharp turn on left and descend to Cedar Valley rd,
From Cedar Valley rd cross bridge to climb Gorby Trail, climb Cedar rd around Gorby bowl, at watch for turn sharp right head to top of Haul back then head to top of Elk Chair on Boom Road, From Elk chair descend Bens Big Rig, to Deer Trail, to Bin Logdin, to Rumplestumpskin, to finish
Finish line: Fernie Alpine Resort Plaza