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?!
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 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
Posted in Activity, Biking, Camping, Children and Babies, Fernie Alpine Resort, Fernie BC, Ideas Galore, Living Local, Mountain Biking
Tagged Aerial Park, Fernie, Kid's Program, Opening Day, Summer Camp
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.
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Tagged Fernie, Fernie Alpine Resort, mountain biking, Things to do in Fernie BC, Zipline
Nine of us traveled to Whitefish for a biking bachelorette weekend this past weekend and I was the only one who didn’t bike. It wasn’t a hard decision for me as I still have no feeling in most of my foot and if I do too much my leg gets super achy and I’m just a little tired of achy. So I stayed back and did some swimming and hot tubbing and a bit of walking, which was really good because I’m supposed to be walking on an incline, good for the stiffness, and I haven’t been.
I’m okay with being the oddball in a group. I’m getting good at being that person. I like that everyone has accepted this part of me. I had no grief for it, although I had a great excuse, but I feel as though if I had not broken my leg this wonderful group of bike crazy women would have been very cool with me not participating (to my face). I love that.
(from Facebook event page – click here for full details)
The FMBC has teamed up with IMBA to host International Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day on Saturday, October 3rd. We will meet at the Fernie Bike Park at 10:30am for a fun family ride followed by a bike park BBQ. There will be 3 options for the ride:
1. Super Easy
3. Full Montane
Also, If anyone is available to volunteer for this event please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.