Summer Solstice Ride for Mental Health
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The Elk Valley Suicide Task Force (EVSTF) and the Fernie Trail Alliance (FTA) are proud to host the Fifth Annual Summer Solstice Ride for Mental Health in Fernie.

This year they continue to focus on community, connection and inclusivity. There will be a Mental Health Hub set up at Station Square for the day with all riding stages starting there and activities hosted throughout the day.

Route start times:
Stage 1: 5:15am (Swine Flu) lead by Ski Base
Stage 2 9:00am (Provincial Park) lead by GearHub
Stage 3 12:00pm (Ridgemont) lead by The Guides Hut
Stage 4 2:00pm (Dyke Loop) lead by Cycling Without Age & Gravel Ride lead by Osso Training
Stage 5 4:30pm Live Music and Kids Mini Loop with bike decorating Straightline to lead kids mini loop Band: Relief Committee
Stage 6 7:00pm (Montane Hut) lead by EVSTF


With five possible riding stages, choose to ride them all or select what sounds best for you. The first stage, “The Sunrise”, begins at 5:15 am and the final stage, “The Sunset” begins at 7:00 pm. And if riding your bike doesn’t appeal to you, join for live music in the afternoon where they will be having a kids mini loop and bike decorating will be available.

The EVSTF can’t wait to see all the riders out on Saturday June 22 supporting mental health, community, and connection in our beautiful home!

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you plan to use the trails, please ensure you purchase an FTA 2024 Trails Pass

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