Are you looking for a mountain bike challenge? Look no further, the Fernie Enduro is going virtual this Summer 2020. Get yourself to the top of the trail and race to the bottom!
The Fernie Enduro has been resurrected during these Coronavirus times to facilitate the desire to challenge oneself by charging down a mountain bike trail. The event is free however participants must have a Fernie Mountain Bike Club membership. There will be cool prizes and the ultimate throne titles of Fernie KOM and Fernie QOM will be awarded at the events conclusion in August!
The trails selected for the races will be DH only trails that are dry and will sustain the events use. Last years BC Enduro Series trail usage improved the trails as the racers clearly buffed in the fastest lines for others to follow.
“I’m super stoked to have the Fernie Enduro go virtual and to keep the club’s speed events happening” said Troy Nixon, FMBC President. “Membership revenues for the FMBC go to supporting trails in Fernie.”
Gearhub Sports will be drawing weekly prizes and crowning the winners with their leading suppliers. Mark Hall, Gearhub Owner/Manager, commented, “We are happy to support this local initiative and have a fun event for our customers to race in!” Gearhub will have prizing from RaceFace, OneUp, Evoc, Sram and Abus.
Dan Savage, Fernie Bike Events, comments, “It’s great to be able to help raise funding for trails by using today’s online technology to host a fun and safe event. And the technology allows me to participate!”
Fernie Enduro Details
The event will include three Strava timed races over a six-week period on endure style Fernie trails. Each race will be live for two weeks and yes, you can better your own time!
Race #1 starts July 10th on Hyper Extension and Roots Extension to River Road and will be open for two weeks.
Load the Fernie Enduro Hyper Extension Race 1 Segment to your Strava.
Race 1: July 10 to 24/ Hyper Extension & Roots Extension to River Road!
Race 2: July 25 to August 7/ TBA
Race 3: August 8 to 21/ TBA
There will be participation and KOM & QOM prizes for each race, and the overall fastest time for all three races will be crowned the Fernie Enduro 2020 King & Queen!
How to participate:
1. Get your FMBC 2020 membership, if you haven’t already
2. Sign up for Strava
3. Follow the Strava link for each Fernie Enduro race route (which will be released a day prior to the race).
4. Ride to the race trailhead start zone, set your device, and giv’er.
How to qualify for Prizes and KOM / QOM:
Take a screenshot of your race results along with a pre or post shred selfie. Tag Fernie Bike Events @ferniebikeevents Add a couple of hashtags (#gearhubsports and #fernieenduro) and then you are good to go! The more you post the greater your chances of winning great prizes.
This will enter you to win great prizes from Gearhub Sports including quality stuff from RaceFace, OneUp, Evoc, Sram and Abus!
Be calm, be kind, be safe:
The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged our cycling community in unprecedented ways. The Fernie Enduro 2020 Virtual challenge aims to support Fernie’s trails and make a difference with local businesses. Please respect BC Public Health policies with social distancing during your participation in this virtual event.