Category Archives: Biking

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

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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

Fernie Junior Rippers

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?!

Wam Bam Dirt Jump Jam 2018

wam bam dirt jump jam - fernie bike park competition

August 25th, 11-5 pm at the Fernie Bike Park. Get there early if you want to see the event because this is a packed show. More event info here.

Opening Day At Fernie Alpine Resort

Fernie Alpine Resort Summer Opening

Opening day doesn’t mean much to my family other than the addition of another fun play area for the kids. The kid’s aerial park is a fantastic and shaded place to play for free all summer long.

We are also contemplating signing up the kids for a couple summer camp days. I’ve heard good things about the mini griz rangers.

These are the programs available:
• kids outdoor adventure camp for 6-12 year olds
• camp out at lost boys cafe for ages 8+
• bike camps for ages 8-17
• mini griz rangers program for ages 3-5

FAR Summer Opening and Community Appreciation Day

fernie alpine resort - aerial park and playground

There are two important dates for those who live in Fernie and for those who have purchased summer passes for Fernie Alpine Resort.

First of all, a summer pass is $269 for an adult until June 23rd – then it goes up $30.
FAR opens up June 23rd and closes September 3rd.
Fernie’s Community Appreciation Day is July 8th.

Also, who’s excited for the kid’s zipline park to open? We are!

That is all.