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Fernie 3 is for all riders

Mountain bike stage racing continues in Fernie with the Intense Fernie 3 scheduled for June 28, 29 and 30, 2014.  - submitted
Mountain bike stage racing continues in Fernie with the Intense Fernie 3 scheduled for June 28, 29 and 30, 2014.
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Mountain bike stage race continues in Fernie with the Intense Fernie 3 scheduled for June 28, 29 and 30.

This year’s event will cater to new and old riders and gnarled veterans alike, with a focus on the best singletrack stages ever, followed by classic Fernie hospitality!  The categories will feature the traditional three day stage race, however will also include a three person team relay, a one day solo and a kids race for U12, U14 and U16 year-olds. Dan Savage, event director commented, “We want to offer a fun and challenging race with something for everyone who mountain bikes.  The kids’ race will be a highlight and the one day and relay categories open the event for all riders to enjoy.”

This year’s stage courses have not been finalized however you can expect shorter singletrack only stages. Stage one and two will be starting and finishing downtown, and stage three will start and finish at Fernie Alpine Resort.  The solo and kids’ race will be held on June 28 with stage 1. More details will be released closer to the event.

The popular Kids’ Bike Rally will continue for its eighth year on Sunday, June 29. Free for kids aged three to nine, the event is a fun and educational rally in the downtown area and includes stages at Straightline Bikes, the Fernie Heritage Library, the Fernie Fire Station and Freshies.  Fernie’s Chamber of Commerce helps manage and integrates the event with the fun Downtown Summer Socials.

The Fernie 3 will be locally organized by the Fernie TransRockies Society, who for 12 years managed Fernie’s involvement in the TransRockies Challenge and organized other bike events.  This past summer the TransRockies Challenge ended with the Calgary organizer introducing the Singletrack 6, a six-day stage race from the Kananaskis to Revelstoke.  The Fernie 3 will keep mountain bike stage racing in Fernie and continue supporting the Fernie Trails Alliance and other not-for-profit organizations.

The Fernie TransRockies Society is pleased to announce our sponsors including Intense Cycles USA who has signed on to be the title sponsor of the Fernie 3. Both Fernie and Intense are legendary mountain brands with deep roots in pedal powered mountain endurance sports.  Other sponsors include Hammer Nutrition, Camelbak, Fernie Brewing Company, Parastone, Teck, The Bridge Bistro, Fernie Getaways, Fernie Central Reservations, The Cedars, Stanford Inn, The Raging Elk, Red Tree Lodge, The Free Press and Fernie.com.  Our event partners include the Fernie Trails Alliance, Fernie Alpine Resort, Island Lake Lodge and the City of Fernie.

Early bird pricing is available until March 30. Register now and save! For more information and registration online visit fernie.bike

Volunteers are always required and can expect benefits and lots of fun. Contact us at transrockies@fernie.com

 

 

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