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Take on the TR3 in 2009 to Prepare for the 2010 TransRockies

In 2009, TransRockies has created TR3, the ultimate prep course for riders who’ve been dreaming of riding the most raw, remote and challenging stage race in Mountain Biking. For many riders finding a partner and committing to a full week of riding away from home and...

Eight time TransRockies Host Community

Fernie has participated as an official stage host of the TransRockies every year since the events inception in 2002. Following five consecutive years of being the Official Start community Fernie transformed in 2007 to become the Official Finish. No other community has...

Blackstone Fernie Breathe Easy Day 7

We did it...both Breathe Easy Teams completed the TransRockies in Support of Asthma Canada!! It is SO great to be back in Fernie! What a great experience. Many lessons learned. Hydration is important to stay on top of your asthma, so is dust avoidance (a major...

Blackstone Fernie Breathe Easy Day 6

Hello Fernie! Sherpa Shayne here in the Crow’s Nest Pass, having successfully completed the ride from Elkford. It was long, hot, dirty, and I think that Pat Gilmar has a price on his head for designing the course. Both Pepper and I are hanging in there with bandages...

Blackstone Fernie Breathe Easy Day 5

The ‘rock garden’ of Day 5 has absolutely no flowers... in fact it doesn’t have anything to do with a ‘garden’ but is more accurately described as a graveyard of head-sized boulders strewn from one end of the path to the other. The fact that some people ride it amazes...

Blackstone Fernie Breathe Easy Day 4

Oh what fun! ...109 kms of single-track, double-track and flying gravel road. There were hazards galore with cross ditches and seven stream crossings, one which was threatening to sweep me down river. As I stood crotch-deep in the middle, Shayne thankfully came out to...

Sebastine & Michele – Day 3 Update

It was a relief to get onto some flowy single-track and there was lots of it! The time trial format was really cool and it let all the teams have some space to prove their handling skills. Michele- I finally solved some of my nutrition bugaboos and found my legs for...

Blackstone Fernie Breathe Easy Day 2

I sit under the awning of the RV, the rain coming down again, waiting for Pepper, Shayne, Michelle and Sebastian, the riders of the “Breath Easy Teams” in support of Asthma Canada. Pepper is my partner and I love her very much....but right now the word is...

Pepper’s Day One – Sunday August 10

Day one from Panorama to K2 Ranch was a typical “Transrockies” day. We left with the music blaring, “The Highway to Hell”.  From Panorama we immediately began a relentless 2-hour hill climb ( the steepesta dn longest climb in the race) where we were rewarded at the...

Pepper’s – Only 2 days to go!

Pledges for the Asthma Society of Canada are starting to roll in as bikes from all over the world are doing the same. Brightly-coloured jerseys decorate the streets of downtown Fernie as riders gather before the first stage in Panorama Sunday morning. The Blackstone...

Epic Finish just a week away

Fernie has participated as an official stage host of the TransRockies every year since the events inception in 2002. Following five consecutive years of being the Official Start community Fernie juxtaposed last year to become the Official Finish. No other community...

Blackstone TransRockies Bike Rally – Kids’ Aged 4 – 8

The world-renown TransRockies Challenge mountain bike race will visit Fernie this August 16th for the seventh consecutive year, this being the second year staging the Official Finish and the Kids' Bike Rally. When 500 + riders from over 20 countries roll up to the...