Gravity Bikefest open for registration

Free skills clinic and bike trial demos at the Fernie Alpine Resort all weekend.

  • Jul. 11, 2012 6:00 a.m.

The Powerade Gravity Bikefest is back for another summer at Fernie Alpine Resort.

This weekend will feature the popular Timber Downhill on Saturday and the new GPS Gravity Enduro Event on Sunday. Also going on during the Festival weekend is the Wam Bam Dirt Jump Jam downtown at the City Dirt Jump Park on Saturday Night and a free skills clinic and bike trial demos at the resort all weekend.

The Timber Downhill is a grueling all mountain race from the top of the Timber lift right down to the main plaza in the base area. Full Timber Downhill Race is open to competitors aged over 15, but there is also a junior category for competitors aged 13 to 14 that will have a lower start on the Timber Downhill course.

The GPS Gravity Enduro Race is unlike other mountain bike races because the competition format determines the winners using GPS technology instead of traditional timing. All racers will be equipped with FLAIK GPS units and will have four hours to ride as much of the mountain as possible. To prevent racers from simply repeating the same trail time and time again, mandatory checkpoints have been established around the mountain. In order to qualify for prizes, riders must visit these checkpoints.

Volunteers are needed for the Bikefest Weekend to assist with course marshaling, timing etc. Volunteers get to see the action up close and receive lunch, event t-shirt and goodies for helping out. Contact for more details or to sign up.

Register for the races online at

Just Posted

Fernie misses mark for Hockeyville final four

Residents of Fernie were surprised Saturday night, when the final four communities… Continue reading

Fernie local apprehended after break and enter

An eagle-eyed resident has helped Elk Valley police nab an alleged burgler.… Continue reading

Former Riders coach reflects

Mohr looking for new opportunities after contract ends

Athletes ready for world stage

Three Fernie athletes to compete in the world’s biggest junior freeride competition.

Hydro prices to surge

Elk Valley businesses brace for 3 per cent Hydro rate increase.

Ottawa proposes restricted pot labels, packages

Packaging will include red stop sign with marijuana leaf and ‘THC’

Facebook’s Zuckerberg admits mistakes in privacy scandal

Zuckerberg admits to privacy scandal involving a Trump-connected data-mining firm, but no apology

UPDATE: Former B.C. city councillor sentenced nine months for sexual assault

Dave Murray, convicted this past fall, hired a private investigator to intrude on the victim’s life.

Online threat to U.S. high school traced to Canadian teen

A 14-year-old girl has been charged in connection with an online threat against a high school

Vaping device overheats, burns down home on Vancouver Island

Nanaimo Fire Rescue says units could cause fires in other homes and even aircraft

LinkedIn: Top 25 places to work in Canada

LinkedIn has compiled a list of the top companies to work for in 2018

Province warning rabbit owners after confirmed cases of deadly virus

Testing confirmed feral rabbits in Nanaimo and Delta had died from rabbit hemorrhagic disease

Painting of B.C. lake by Winston Churchill sells for $87,000

Churchill had painted the work in 1929 during visit to an area near Field

New lead in one of six B.C. searches that remain unresolved

New details in case of couple who’d been flying from Cranbook to Kamloops when plane disappeared

Most Read