Fernie Lucky 7’s

Based on the success of the 2017 Fernie Lucky 7’s we are happy to announce that registration is open for 2018. The Fernie Luckys 7’s is a cross-country mountain bike event that caters to those looking for a fun experience. Competitive endurance and XC racers will be challenged in the 7-hour solo and team relay events. Families, youth and company teams will love the team options and fun course.

The Fernie TransRockies Society will be managing the Fernie Lucky 7’s and once again will be fundraising for local trail organizations and not-for-profits and focusing on engaging youth and community cycling. With over 15 years of event experience you can expect a well-organized event. Professional timing, great prizing, first aid, food stations, trail support, bike support and a well thought-out course are the standard.

Fernie Lucky 7’s details:
Date: Saturday June 23th, 2018
Place: Fernie Aquatic Centre
Registration: Friday June 22, @ Park Place Lodge 4 to 8pm
Saturday, @ Fernie Aquatic Centre 7:30 to 8:30am

The Fernie Lucky 7’s course will feature moderate climbs with lots of passing options and fun rolling downhill’s. The selected course is a 13.46km loop with only 384 meters of vertical climbing.

Adult Course 13.5km

START Fernie Aquatic Centre to Coal Heritage Trail to Cemetery Bypass
Kiddy Up, Queen V, Upper Eco Terrorist (Boardwalks)
Deadfall to R-Trail to Kids Stuff to Erics Trail (Great Downhill)
Up Ridgemont Road to Vortex (Fun Downhill) to Elk Valley Trail
Ruby’s Trail to Up Rooted (Fun Downhill) to Montane Trail
Coal Heritage Trail to Aquatic Centre FINISH

U15 Course 7km

START Fernie Aquatic Centre to Coal Heritage Trail to Cemetery Bypass
Kiddy Up, Queen V, Upper Eco Terrorist (Boardwalks)
Boardwalks to Kids Stuff to Erics Trail (Great Downhill)
Up Ridgemont Road to Vortex (Very fun Downhill)
Coal Heritage Trail to Aquatic Centre FINISH

Lucky winners will be selected from the Lucky 7 Craps table. All participants will have a chance to roll the dice for the winning Lucky 7’s. The top finishers from the categories will also be recognized.
The Fernie Luck 7’s categories are designed to be inclusive. The U15 and U9 events will continue and the family and corporate categories open new opportunities for great experiences.

Categories include:

Men’s Solo, Open, 40+, 50+
Women’s Solo, Open, 40+
Teams of 2: Men’s Open, Mens 40+, Women’s, Mixed & Family
Teams of 3: Men’s Open, Women’s, Mixed, Family & Corporate
Kids’ Solo: U15 Girls & Boys
Kids’ Lucky 7 Rally: U9 Girls & Boys FREE

Race Schedule:
U15 Girls & boys, one lap – 9am
Mass start – 10am
Lucky 7’s Craps Table – 10am to 5:30
Kids Lucky 7 Kids’ Rally – 11am to 1pm
Last lap cutoff – 4:30pm
Official end – 5:30pm
Awards – 6PM

Hospitality Schedule:

Fernie is famous for its hospitality and the Fernie Lucky 7’s will deliver quality food and beverage!
Food vendors: 8am till 8pm
Beverage Gardens: noon till 10pm
Entertainment: 5pm till 10pm

Registration opens December 1st and entries are limited. Rally your friends, family and workmates to register early for early-bird pricing. Everybody will be a winner at the Fernie Lucky 7’s! All participants will receive a t-shirt, food and beverage ticket, and have a chance to win great prizes.

Lucky 7’s RULES
• Timing: each rider is responsible to make their race plate visible and do everything possible to have each lap-time recorded by the timers. Upon re-entering the Start/Finish Area, each rider must slow down while navigating the corral chicane, and confirm their plate # with the timers. The team relay zone is after the timing zone.
• Passing: When overtaking a slower rider, please announce your plan to pass by communicating “passing on your left when safe”. Passing zones are abundant and all levels of riders will be on course. Please be respectful of all riders.
• All riders/teams have 7 hours to complete their laps. If a rider/team completes a lap before 6hr 30min, the option is available to attempt completing one more lap before the 7hr 30min elapsed time.
• Each team rider must do a minimum of one lap in the 7 hours.
• Each rider is responsible for the safe operation and maintenance of his/her bike.
• Littering is not acceptable, this includes food-pac tabs.
• Each rider/team may set up a support area at the Start/Finish area, with a small tent, bike stand, tool kit, cooler, chairs, etc. Location of space is first come first serve.
• Each rider is responsible to know and follow the 13.5km race course, and to be aware of the jumps and steep downhills sections.
• A rider may use a back-up bike.
• Event staff are volunteering to raise money for trails. Please be respectful at all times.
• No petting or feeding bears or other large creatures on the trails.