A new cycling club has quietly emerged in Fernie over the past few months named the Fernie Flyers Cycling Society. They attended the Spring Registration Fair at the Community Centre with their kids’ spring and summer bike programs. You possibly have seen their logo, yielding a youth oriented winged design, stuck around town! They produced 500 stickers to get the word out with the FAST racers and Fernie Nordic Society kids.
The Fernie Flyers is a registered non-for-profit society and is an associated member of Cycling B.C. The founders are a group of Fernie parents who like to cycle with their kids and get together for social family rides. Their theme is to follow a ride with a potluck as opposed to heading to the bar for a beer. Earlier this year they produced a survey targeting families that helped them define what the community was looking for in terms of cycling. The results clearly communicated a need for family socials, education and group rides mixed with a bit of racing.
Their goal is to actively develop riders of all ages and abilities through family oriented programs for social riding, coaching and education, and your feedback is important. Come join Fernie’s family cycling club and let’s get riding!
We hope you ask what the Fernie Flyers do for you? We are program focused so if there is a demand for a program, we are your club. Ladies groups, race training, road riding and cycle x, slow fun trail riding groups, funny hat groups - we don’t care! We are all about riding and having a good time, so no matter if you’re just starting out or a seasoned racer, let us know what you would like to see. Happy riding!
For more information and the Fernie Flyers tentative social ride schedule, visit www.fernieflyers.com.