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Registration for the third annual Fernie Gravel Grind (FGG) by Anything Goes Event Series (AGES) is launching on December 2nd, 2022. The FGR is a weekend long gravel cycling experience located in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, home to some of the best gravel riding that Canada has to offer. Over the course of the weekend, riders will race up picturesque mountain roads, experience historical downtown Fernie and connect with a growing community of gravel cyclists. Following our mission, Anything Goes With Gravel, the race itself is open to any and all riders and offers multiple distances, race categories and fun activities for the whole family all weekend long.

Carter Nieuwesteeg, Founder and Organizer, commented, “We start it all over again, this time for the third annual #FernieGravelGrind. What a journey it’s been to be here, bringing to life an event for its third year let alone a series coming to a back road near you. Spaces are limited and based on the vibes from 2022, we don’t expect them to be up for grabs for very long. See you in June, if not earlier.”

Canada’s Greatest Gravel Party Itinerary
Friday Night, June 23th – Industry Night 5:00-10:00pm
Start the weekend off right by picking up your race package and hanging out at our Industry Night located at the Historical Station Square, Downtown Fernie. Here you will enjoy two nights of live music from up and coming Canadian artists, vendors from across the industry, local food trucks and Canadian Award Winning Beer by Fisher Peak Brewing. Don’t forget! Both days of festivities at Station Square are open to all participants AND the public, so bring your friends and family!

Saturday, June 24th – The Gravel Grind 10:00am-4:30pm
With three of the most scenic gravel routes to choose from, riders will spend the better part of Saturday morning and afternoon racing (or riding!) these iconic routes throughout the Elk Valley. The Mini, Short, Medium and Long Haul routes will be carefully marked featuring the classic FGG Stoke Stations, fully loaded with the best ride food, XACT Nutrition, and enthusiastic volunteers to make sure every rider finishes with a smile.

Saturday, June 24th – Post Race Celebrations 12:00pm-10:00pm
After a great day of riding bikes, we urge you not to make any evening plans as we invite everyone to dance the night away at Station Square with performances by electronic funk & jazz specialist, Alex Maher, before welcoming the Fernie Gravel Grind’s Weekend Headliner and Canadian hit band, TEN02. In similar fashion to the Friday Industry Night, we invite riders and the community to enjoy our amazing outdoor venue located in the heart of Downtown Fernie. Award and Initiative presentations will be held before welcoming our bands on stage to rock the house. Grab a drink, and come hang for the night.

Sunday, June 25th – Sunday Social Group Rides
The Sunday Social is the creme de la creme, the icing on the cake, the cherry on top of the FGG weekend! Here, we treat the Full Weekend Riders to a relaxed day out on the town starting with a Coffee & Gelato Social, No-Drop Group Rides showcasing Fernie’s local gravel hits lead by special guests, and Post Race Beverages with more Live Music. Not only do Full Weekend Riders get a Bucket List Sunday, they also get their very own custom FGG X 7MESH Jerseys in addition to more swag from sponsors such as Shimano & Lazer. The Sunday Social is only offered to registered Full Weekend Riders. If you are registered for the Single Day Experience, you have access to all Friday and Saturday Festivities, as for Sunday we’ll leave that up to you!

If you came to race, perfect, thats what Saturday’s Gravel Grind is for! The Sunday Social Group Rides will be laid back, fully intended for socializing and exploring our lovely little town on those tired legs of yours. The Sunday Social is only open to Full Weekend riders which is capped at 30 females and 30 males. Further details about the Sunday Group Rides and Full Weekend Experience will be released to registered participants closer to the event.

The Experiences
Single Day Experience

Adult Single Day – $149.99 + tax and registration fees (Junior Single Day – $89.99 + tax and registration fees)
The Single Day Experience is a great starter pack to the Fernie Gravel Grind, featuring everything from the Friday’s Industry Night to Saturday’s Gravel Grind and Post-Race Festivities Downtown Fernie. As for Sunday, we’ll leave that up to you!

The Single Day Experience includes:
Friday’s Industry Night at Station Square featuring venders from across the industry, local food trucks, a large beer garden and fantastic live music including with two live performances by kickass Canadian artists.

Saturday’s Gravel Grind starting from Historical Downtown Fernie that embarks on epic gravel roads with the highest quality Stoke Stations, course marking and first aid. All distances are para and hand-cyclist friendly.

Saturday’s Post-Race Festivities & Concert back at Station Square with more music, beer gardens and awards with prizes for everyone!

Single Day Rider Package includes a Fisher Peak Brewing Co. beer ticket and plenty of event goodies and epic swag from our sponsors.

Sunday activities are not included in the Single Day Experience. To join the Sunday fun, check out the Full Weekend Experience.

Full Weekend Experience
Adult Full Weekend – $199.99 + tax and registration fees
The Full Weekend Experience is the full meal deal and gives you access to everything the Fernie Gravel Grind has to offer from Friday and Saturday’s festivities and racing to the laid back Sunday Social Group Rides with custom FGG jersey from 7mesh Cycling Apparel and Lazer-Shimano Canada swag. Space is limited as registration is capped at 30 females and 30 males.
The Full Weekend Experience Includes:

EVERYTHING included in the Single Day Experience PLUS…

Access to Sunday’s Social Group Ride. Starting off with the pre-ride coffee & social at Beanpod Chocolate and Gelato before a tour of Fernie’s hidden gravel scene at a relaxed no-drop pace. Riders will finish at the Kodiak Lounge for cold beverages accompanied by even more live music for one last hurrah. Sunday is on us, so come on out and enjoy this awesome day showcasing Fernie’s best!
Full Weekend Rider Package includes everything included in the Single Day Rider Package PLUS your very own FGG X 7MESH Sight Jersey and epic swag from more supporting companies.