The Fernie Gravel Grind is a weekend long gravel cycling experience located in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, home to some of the best gravel riding in Canada. Over the course of the weekend, riders will experience the rich history of Fernie, a genuine mountain town known for its iconic mountain biking, epic vistas, and welcoming hospitality.
The Fernie Gravel Grind is an event for anyone and everyone, as it offers a Friday industry night, multi-distance races on Saturday, and group rides on Sunday, all of which will be closely following Covid guidelines from provincial health authorities.
The Fernie Gravel Grind extends a warm welcome as we invite you to take part in the weekend long gravel festivities rescheduled to September 17th-19th., 2021 – The spirit of gravel is that anything goes.
Founded in 2019 by Carter Nieuwesteeg, professional cyclist born and raised in Fernie who’s passion lies not just in racing but also in giving back to the community, and co-organizer Nakoda Mason, another deeply rooted Fernie-ite who’s event organizing experience runs deep as previous director of Wam Bam Dirt Jump Jam. Together the two have joined forces with Chris Hatton, past event manager of the Canadian National Enduro Series (CNES), President of the Queens Cycling Team, and severe speed and adventure junky.
Our philosophy is that we’re doing this for riders, as riders. By having numerous years of experience in the bike industry, attending races, and pursuing our passion for riding, our organization knows what people want in an event, and what gets them excited to ride.
Their mission is:
– To Inspire everyone on two wheels through inclusivity and community.
– To bring excitement to gravel biking through inclusive events and organizing information to all cyclists.
– To inspire healthier, more inclusive communities by connecting people through two
What inclusivity means:
– Equality between male and female participants.
– Any sort of background (and gear) is welcome.
– New and old/experienced and inexperienced riders are welcome.
The Fernie Gravel Grind is a judgement free, positive, and fun environment for all.
Registration here: www.ferniegravelgrind.com