We’re pleased to announce the 2021 Fernie Enduro QOM and KOM following two months of racing! Joy Attalla and Derek Bird earned their 2021 Fernie Enduro crowns in the womens and mens categories following three races in the virtual Stava timed event.
This years theme was “Ride Fast…Win Prizes” and the riders bettered course records and Gearhub Sports provide amazing prizing.
Mark Hall, Gearhub Manager, commented, “We’re very proud and happy to support our bike racing community and these athletes continue to impress, congratulations!”
The race began early June with Race 1 on Castle Mountains “Hyper Extension to Roots”. Race 2 moved to “Today’s Special” and Race 3 moved to Cedar Valley and was held on “Project 9”. With virtual events plans can change and with Island Lake closing Project 9 due to an aggressive bear, the event was delayed for two weeks. Post the closure the racers had another week however with less than ideal super dry conditions the outcome didn’t change.
Joy Attalla commanded the race from start to finish and won two races. Jena Greaser posted some great times and finished a solid second.
Derek Bird consistently posted great times in all the races and took the KOW without 2nd and 3rd place finishes. Todd Patterson also posted great times to take second overall!
Notable performances included Jacob Baggott breaking six minutes on Hyper with a time of 5:57 followed by Straghn Loken crushing it with a time of 5:41. Dylan Bailey set a new KOM on “Todays Special” with a time of 5:24 and then took himself out of the competition with a crash. In the women’s category 16 year old Joy Attalla set a QOM for Project 9 with a time of 6:30. And Jena Greaser raced all three courses in one day and posted competitive times.
A big thank you to Gearhub Sports for the race stoke, Mark Hall once again was very generous with prizing. We also than Canwel and Island Lake for permission to race on their land. And a special big thank you to the racers who raced fast!