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Little Critters roll out into Fernie’s parks

Nyah Shopland, 5, (foreground) and friend Ella Fuller, 5, enjoy a critter-ful ride Monday evening at James White Park.  - S. Kucharski
Nyah Shopland, 5, (foreground) and friend Ella Fuller, 5, enjoy a critter-ful ride Monday evening at James White Park.
— image credit: S. Kucharski

The little wheels of Fernie’s tiniest ‘critters’ were spinning at James White Park Monday evening.

The Fernie Little Critters Criterium Ride is the newest activity from the Fernie Mountain Bike Club (FMBC), meant to promote biking for kids 12 and under.

John Shaw, the Directory for the Fernie Mountain Bike Club, was on hand to cheer on the riders.

“Our idea is just to get kids out on bikes and ride for 30-45 minutes,” said Shaw.

The critter kids rode the parks flat loop for the chance to win prizes, with each completed loop entering their name into a draw.

Looking to the future, Shaw hopes to expand the Critters ride.

“We’d like to get out more than once a month in the future and also start more community kid rides that appeal to families,” he said.

After 45 minutes of riding, the kids got to pick from a range of prizes that included Frisbees, bike accessories and water guns.

The next Little Critters Criterium Ride will be on September 8 at the Annex Park.

 

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