The Fernie Enduro Virtual Race got off to a strong start on Fernie’s Roots Hyper Extension trail and after two weeks of racing the first riders are being recognized.

For the women racing Joy Attalla took top spot with a time of 7:56! The 15 year old FAST racer rides bike fast too! Congratulations Joy and we’ll be watching your results in the next two races.

Top times for the men’s side were extremely competitive. Strahan Loken took 1st place by one second and 2nd was tied by Carter Nieuwesteeg and Jacob Baggott. Strahan is an Teck engineer and a father of two who rides when he can. Carter is a National level Cross Country and Cyclocross racer who loves to charge downhill. Jacob Baggott is a 16 yrs old ski racer who rides bikes with plenty of style and speed. Congratulations to the riders!

The racers with the best results in all three races will be crowned the Fernie Enduro KOM and QOM.

Race Schedule/Route
Race 1: July 10 / Hyper Extension / Roots Extension to River Road!
Race 2: July 25 / Project 9 / Top Left to Right to ILL Road
Race 3: August 8 to 21/ TBD

For those of you looking for a mountain bike challenge look no further. It’s not too late to participate, all the races will remain open to the final day.

Race 2 started today on Project 9, load the Fernie Enduro Project 9 Race Segment and ride.

How to participate:
1. Get your FMBC 2020 membership, if you haven’t already
2. Sign up for Strava
3. Load the Fernie Enduro race segment and ride.

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 race and 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!

The top riders in Race 1 and the first 20 participants will be notified to head to Gearhub Sports to pick up their prizes and FMBC hats!

The Fernie Enduro has been resurrected during these Coronavirus times to facilitate the desire to challenge oneself by charging down a mountain bike trail.

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.