Category Archives: Biking

Fernie On Instagram – Private Art Lessons

I get a little nervous before I do something I haven’t done before. Even when it involves teaching a 5 year old! You just don’t know what to expect. But I was pleasantly surprised during my first private art lesson how keen my little student was. He wasn’t even phased by my kids plan for watching tv. He tried so hard to understand some fairly complex ideas and we are both looking forward to the next lesson. This makes me so happy! I took a little page from my husband’s book on teaching kids how to mountain bike – show them how to bike by biking with them and making it fun.

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Confessions Of A Lazy Person : Riding With Kids

At the moment I’m so glad I have kids who love riding their bikes. Their pace is exactly mine, when it comes to mountain biking. They want to stop and eat snacks every 10 minutes. They take their time climbing uphill. My husband chooses the easier trails. The adults want the kids to enjoy biking so they do silly things to make them want more. I want more! It’s a million times more enjoyable than just powering up a mountain to get maximum fitness.

I don’t feel like an unfit slob when I ride with the kids and I love it!

Little Critter Race Schedule

Little Critter Race Schedule in Fernie BC

From the facebook event page:

“It’s time once again for another Little Critter Criterium! Criterium style rides are where competitors complete as many laps of a short course as possible in the allotted time. For every lap of the course completed the rider puts his/her name in for draw prizes. This fun event is geared to riders 12 years and under. (Training wheels are not appropriate, run bikes and tag along bikes are okay.) You must have a current FMBC membership which can be found online at www.bikefernie.ca

P.S. Parents…wear running shoes as your children are faster than your flip-flops!”

I Love Our Library

forest bike bulls

Upcoming Event:

Ride With Librarians 2019

Wednesday, May 29th, 4pm

“Join Fernie Heritage Library librarians to celebrate books, bikes and community! We will meet in the library garden with our bikes, and begin on a scheduled yet leisurely route around town and ending with a hot dog BBQ and social in the library garden. All bikes and riders welcome to join us for the entire ride, or at pick-up spots along the way. Email fhlprogrammer@gmail.com for details.”

Event page.

Confessions Of A Lazy Person : I’m Actually Excited To Run Again

I haven’t been running since the first snowfall. Not that I have completely given up on activity this winter, but it’s been sporadic. A bit of fat biking or cross-country skiing sprinkled throughout the winter, and that’s about it. I’m the first one to tell you I’ve been pretty lazy this winter. I’m okay with hibernating for the winter, I have no guilt over it but I’m feeling quite soft and ready to go.

Now that the snow is melting and the roads are clearing, I’m actually wanting to run again. I WANT to.

Spring is here!

woman wearing purple shirt overlooking at body of water and snow covered field

Did You Know : Fernie Streak Challenge

did you know - city of fernie news

From City of Fernie’s Facebook page:

“The City of Fernie is excited to support and encourage our residents to participate in the #FernieStreak Challenge. City Council and staff will be participating. Are you up for the challenge?

WHAT? Nordic Ski, Bike, Run or Hike outside, on your own time, for a minimum of 30 minutes, on consecutive days, for the entire month of January.

PROVE IT: Simply grab yourself a copy of January Fernix Fix, where you’ll find you very own #FernieStreak calendar. Track your progress and post pictures of your adventures on social media using #FernieStreak. At the end of the month, submit a photo of your action-packed calendar to ferniestreak@gmail.com, for a chance to win!
Don’t go it alone, grab friends or colleagues – it’s the perfect way to kick off 2019!”

FernieStreak Challenge - outdoor activity 30 minutes every day - Fernie BC Community Challenge

Caleb Brown Five Minutes In Fernie