July 30 2003
Free Press Files
The second annual TransRockies Challenge is approaching and with an estimated 350 riders taking part in the race, the event should be nothing short of amazing.
The TransRockies Challenge is a seven-day endurance race through the Canadian Rocky Mountains. In groups of two, each team will begin their journey, on the morning of August 10, with a shotgun start from Second Avenue downtown Fernie.
The celebration of the race begins Saturday, August 9 with a kickoff party which will include food, entertainment and a chance to meet the riders and the people who made this event possible. The people of Fernie have even more reason to celebratethe event this year with four of its own taking part in the challenge which is a test of mental and physical endurance.
Last year Fernie cheered as Paul Attalla and Greg Blackwell took off from the starting gate. The two gave it their all throughout the race and came in seventh overall. The two new additions to “Team Fernie” are Bar ‘Peper’ Sterling and Kim Spenser.
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