New TransRockies race coming to Fernie this summer

The organizers of the TransRockies Challenge mountain bike race will be making another stop in Fernie this summer.

The organizers of the TransRockies Challenge mountain bike race will be making another stop in Fernie this summer to launch a new event. This June will see the first ever Fernie Ultra – a trail run, mountain bike, and relay event.

The two-day course will consist of a Saturday trail run, made up of six, point-to-point legs covering roughly 80 km for single racers, of teams of three and six. Sunday will see participants take on a similar course on mountain bike.

Riders and runners will take on a challenging and beautiful route, covering around 80 kilometres with 3000 metres of climbing to spectacular alpine vistas. Popular Fernie trails will be a part of the course, including Sherwoody, Verbotten, Tamarack, Mushroom Head, and Hyperventilation, with transition areas at Island Lake Lodge, Fernie’s Annex Park and Coal Creek.

It’s all happening June 29 and 30. Registration is now open online, with early bird prices are in effect until May 1. For more information visit www.transrockies.com.