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!
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 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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, for a chance to win!
Don’t go it alone, grab friends or colleagues – it’s the perfect way to kick off 2019!”
Have you heard of the Fernie Junior Rippers? You may have seen the signs around town, on the trails, with little animal silhouettes. This is a brilliant new (I think it’s new) summer mountain bike challenge for kids. There’s a map, found in the Summer Fernie Fix edition or online, of all the spots you need to get to, and once you do you pick up a Fernie Junior Ripper badge at one of the local bike shops. I love the idea. My kids have done 5 out of 7 of the checkpoints in their age range and each of them loved finding the signs, the mountain bike experiences and going to pick up their prize.
And who doesn’t love a little scavenger hunt, especially when you can do it on a bike?!