Biking

Rob Eng, design project manager with Newline Skateparks, gives a presentation on concept design options for the redevelopment of the Fernie skatepark at a workshop on Nov. 3, 2022. (Joshua Fischlin/The Free Press)

Concept design for new Fernie skatepark one step closer to realization

A workshop on Thursday (Nov. 3) presented two possible concept designs

 

The 2022 Fernie Dunbar Summer Series Canada Cup/BC Cup Downhill Mountain Bike Race took place at the Fernie Alpine Resort on July 16 an 17. (Ryan Schultz / Rjschultzphoto)

Three big biking events happening in Fernie this week

A dirt jump challenge and two mountain bike races are coming to town

 

Rob Britton placed first in the Elite/Pro Male category of the inaugural TransRockies Gravel Royale race that concluded in Fernie on Aug. 25, 2022. (Joshua Fischlin/The Free Press)

‘World class’: TransRockies Gravel Royale race concludes in Fernie

The inaugural Gravel Royale race went really well, according to the founder

 

Montane Pipeline trail. (Images courtesy of Pat Gilmar)

City of Fernie throws support behind repairs to Easy Beaver trail

The Montane trail took damage in the November 2021 floods

Montane Pipeline trail. (Images courtesy of Pat Gilmar)
The TransRockies Gravel Royale bike race is finishing in Fernie on Aug. 25, 2022. (Image courtesy of Dan Savage)

Gravel Royale bike race to finish in Fernie with festivities and banquet

The TransRockies race will pass through Fernie on Aug. 25

The TransRockies Gravel Royale bike race is finishing in Fernie on Aug. 25, 2022. (Image courtesy of Dan Savage)
A live streaming video facing the intersection of Pandora and Store streets captured the moment a cyclist was struck by a truck July 5. (Swans/Youtube)

Victoria to install side guards on its trucks; cities want feds to mandate them

Capital Bike says the guards can help prevent cyclist deaths

A live streaming video facing the intersection of Pandora and Store streets captured the moment a cyclist was struck by a truck July 5. (Swans/Youtube)
Andrew Ede, Sam Rampado, Blair Hindle and Cameron Sorensen are the crew behind the works on Elkford’s new bike park in the middle of town. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

‘They’re so nice’: Elkford turns out to support bike park

Work is expected to be completed on the new bike park within weeks

Andrew Ede, Sam Rampado, Blair Hindle and Cameron Sorensen are the crew behind the works on Elkford’s new bike park in the middle of town. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
Ascent Helicopters was ‘essential’ for Tour Divide 2022 rescues in the Elk Valley, according to Simon Piney of Fernie Search and Rescue. (Courtesy of Simon Piney)

‘It’s a miracle there were no fatalities’ in Tour Divide race: Fernie SAR head

Fernie and neighbouring search and rescue groups rescued 15 people in a span of days

Ascent Helicopters was ‘essential’ for Tour Divide 2022 rescues in the Elk Valley, according to Simon Piney of Fernie Search and Rescue. (Courtesy of Simon Piney)
Josie Howse rode her bike to school every day for the last school year, whatever the weather was doing. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

Rain, snow and shine: Local student pedals through Fernie weather for whole school year

Josie Howse didn’t miss a chance to ride her bike to school every day over the 21-22 year

Josie Howse rode her bike to school every day for the last school year, whatever the weather was doing. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
There were official events and informal rides up and down the valley last week for GoByBike week 2022. (Image courtesy of Danielle Wiess)

Elk Valley pedals into GoByBike week 2022

Communities in the valley clocked in almost 7,500km of riding last week

There were official events and informal rides up and down the valley last week for GoByBike week 2022. (Image courtesy of Danielle Wiess)
Len Gostick (left) and Jason Meldrum (right). Gostick donated $15,000 through his business RMR Radiators on May 17, 2022, to the cause of building a bike park for kids in Elkford. The park project is being done through the Elkford Biking Club, of which Meldrum is president. (Courtesy of Jason Meldrum)

‘I think we’re going to do it’: Elkford bike park gets more donations, hopes for July ground break

The two recent donations came from Len Gostick and Tate Clarkson amounting to $15,500 total

Len Gostick (left) and Jason Meldrum (right). Gostick donated $15,000 through his business RMR Radiators on May 17, 2022, to the cause of building a bike park for kids in Elkford. The park project is being done through the Elkford Biking Club, of which Meldrum is president. (Courtesy of Jason Meldrum)
One of the Elkford BIking Club’s youngest members and fundraisers, Carter Meldrum, on site at the future Elkford Bike Park. (Image courtesy of Jason Meldrum)

Teck to match Elkford Bike Park donations

The company will match donations up to $25,000 made to the future park

One of the Elkford BIking Club’s youngest members and fundraisers, Carter Meldrum, on site at the future Elkford Bike Park. (Image courtesy of Jason Meldrum)
Riding conditions in the South Country are good to go. Pictured: Elk Rim trail. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

‘The time of year to stay off the trails’: Mountain bikers head out of the Elk Valley for riding

Mountain biking conditions are good outside of the Elk Valley, but locally you’ll have to wait

Riding conditions in the South Country are good to go. Pictured: Elk Rim trail. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
More than a hundred bikers (and a few hikers) rolled by for the free Global Fat Bike Day barbeque at Montane Hut on Saturday Dec. 4. (Image courtesy of Dan Savage)

Hundreds of fatbikers hit the trails for fatbike day

Riders enjoyed a free barbeque at Montane hut on Saturday in Fernie

More than a hundred bikers (and a few hikers) rolled by for the free Global Fat Bike Day barbeque at Montane Hut on Saturday Dec. 4. (Image courtesy of Dan Savage)
An adaptive mountain bike on the Spine Trail in Roseberry, BC. Photo courtesy Kootenay Adaptive Sport Association/Jesse Schpakowski.

Kootenay mountain bike trails poised to become global destination for athletes with disabilities

Trails are a major component of British Columbia’s tourism industry, and a…

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An adaptive mountain bike on the Spine Trail in Roseberry, BC. Photo courtesy Kootenay Adaptive Sport Association/Jesse Schpakowski.
A teaser image of the proposed Elkford Bike Park as released by the Elkford Biking Club. The park would be located in central Elkford. (Image courtesy of Elkford BIking Club)

Elkford Biking Club releases teaser of bike park

The club has been pushing for a bike park to be built in the district since 2020

A teaser image of the proposed Elkford Bike Park as released by the Elkford Biking Club. The park would be located in central Elkford. (Image courtesy of Elkford BIking Club)
Get on your bike this Go By Bike week. (Contributed by Danielle Weiss)

Get on your bike for Go By Bike week

Formerly called Bike to Work Week, May 31 to June 6 is Go By Bike Week

Get on your bike this Go By Bike week. (Contributed by Danielle Weiss)
Dustin Denham, Colin Standish, Jennifer Sliva, Jennifer King, and Cindy Sleeman rode to the Montane Hut to celebrate Fernie Fatbike Day. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)

First ever Fernie Fatbike Day gets local tires spinning

The FMBC’s inaugural event spread the Fernie fatbike stoke all over local trails on Jan. 16

Dustin Denham, Colin Standish, Jennifer Sliva, Jennifer King, and Cindy Sleeman rode to the Montane Hut to celebrate Fernie Fatbike Day. (Soranne Floarea/ The Free Press)
(Contributed by Tourism Fernie)

Winter trail map about to hit the stands

A winter trails map for the 2020-21 season has been created to showcase the 46.7km of trails being groomed around Fernie

(Contributed by Tourism Fernie)
Cindy Sleeman dresses up for a December ride. (Photo Contributed)

FMBC kicks off inaugural Fernie Fatbike Day

Residents are encouraged to hit the trails on Jan. 16 to celebrate the popular winter sport

Cindy Sleeman dresses up for a December ride. (Photo Contributed)