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Fernie Little Ripper Trail Passport

The Fernie Little Ripper Trail Passport is a series of skill and age-appropriate mountain bike challenges. The goal is to ride the trail, find the checkpoint sign and record the animal found on the sign into your booklet.

Complete four challenges during the mountain bike season and receive a Fernie Little Ripper badge at one of Fernie’s local bike shops. If you are in for a big challenge try and complete all of the rides. The trails are listed in order of difficulty. Remember to start small and work your way up. Always follow the rules of the trail, wear proper safety equipment and make sure your bike is in good working order. Participants who complete all 12 rides are eligible to enter in a draw for the FMBC prize pack. Send a photo of the completed check sheet to [email protected].

All of these trails and most of the other excellent Fernie trails are found on the free Trail Forks app. Download it before you go.

Trail Rascals (Recommended for ages 7 and under)

Complete four of the following rides. Find the checkpoint sign on the trail and record what animal is on the sign.

Ride #1 - Bike Park Learning Loop

A skills progression loop. Start at the bike kiosk and follow the learning loops signs clockwise.

Checkpoint Animal _____________________

Ride #2 - Annex Park

Start at the duck pond and head north to the dyke, turn left and follow along the Elk River. Turn left at the pond and follow along the shore back to where you started.

Checkpoint Animal _____________________

Ride #3 - TransCanada Trail (TCT) to Montane

Take the Coal Creek Heritage Trail to connect to the TCT. After passing River Road Bridge, it picks up on the right. When it meets Montane turn right and descend to Coal Creek Road and come back on the Coal Creek Heritage Trail.

Checkpoint Animal _____________________

Mud Muncher Loop (Recommended for ages 7 - 9)

Ride #1 - Inclusive trail (Montane Green)

Start on the bridge by Montane Barn on Coal Creek Road. Follow the Inclusive Trail all the way to the Montane Hut.

Checkpoint Animal _____________________

Ride #2 - Gorby to Old Goat

Start at the Gorby Bridge and ride up Gorby Trail until you reach the Goat Trail, then come back the way you came.

Checkpoint Animal _____________________

Ride #3- Cemetery By-Pass Up and Down

Starting at the Cemetery entrance, ride up Cemetery By-Pass easy way to the top, and then down the hard way.

Checkpoint Animal _____________________

Ride #4- TCT to Uprooted

Take the Coal Creek Heritage Trail from Dirt Jump Park, cross Coal Creek and over the River Road Bridge to connect to the TransCanada Trail (TCT) on your right. Continue until you meet the intersection of Uprooted then turn right and enjoy the descent!

Checkpoint Animal _____________________

Wheelie Awesomes (Recommended for ages 10+)

Ride #1 - Fairy Creek Falls

Starting at the Fernie Visitors Information Centre and ride towards Fairy Creek Falls until you see the checkpoint sign. You may have to get off your bike to walk the last section of trail to view the falls!

Checkpoint Animal _____________________

Ride #2 - Lazy Lizard Park to Powerline

Start at the Mount Fernie Provincial Park, and climb Stove trail. Take a left at the first junction will take you to Lazy Lizard. Follow to the power line. If you are feeling strong it is a great ride all the way to Island Lake Lodge.

Checkpoint Animal _____________________ 

Ride #3 - TCT to Montane Hut

Take the Coal Creek Heritage Trail to connect with the TransCanada Trail (TCT), and once across the River Road bridge pick up the TCT and follow the signs until Roots, turn right and descend to the hut. Come back the same way, or on Montane Blue or Green back to the Montane barn.

Checkpoint Animals _____________________

Ride #4 - New Roots

Ride through Montane crossing River Road and up New Roots to the Hypervent sign. You can descend via Uprooted or Old Roots to Montane.

Checkpoint Animal _____________________ 

Little Critter Race Courses

The FMBC’s Little Critter Races are criterium races for kids aged 10 and under. They take place on the second Monday of every month starting in June and ending in September. Participants do as many laps as they can in a set time period. For each lap completed the participant enters their name in a draw to win a prize. Run bikes and trailer bikes are welcome but please no training wheels as they will not work on the courses. The races are free but FMBC membership is required.

Check the FMBC Facebook page for more information.

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