The Fernie Kids’ Bike Rally is returning for its 11th year! When 150 riders roll up to the start line for the inaugural Fernie Lucky 7’s, kids’ aged 3 to 9 will be preparing for a free and fun bike rally.
This mini-rally has been a great success for the past decade and will add to the festivities surrounding the Lucky 7’s. The bike rally is free and is limited to the first 100 kids to register. Registration is at Gearhub Sports and entry forms can downloaded here: Kids_RAlly_Reg_Form
Start times are between at 11am and 12:30 at Gearhub Sports. The rally route takes about one hour and kids must be accompanied by a parent.
Gearhub Sports start the kids off on their big adventure spruced up with Fernie Lucky 7’s plates and an event map. Next stop is at Fernie Aquatic Centre where the kids’ will decorate their bikes. Then off to the splash park where Balloon Tom will be blowing his craft. From there the Fernie Lucky 7’s will hydrate and feed the kids for the last leg to the Gearhub tent to roll the Lucky 7’s dice for a prize.
About Fernie Lucky 7’s
The Fernie Lucky 7’s is a cross-country mountain bike event that caters to riders of all abilities looking for a fun experience. Competitive endurance and XC racers will be challenged in the 7-hour solo and team relay category events. Families, youth and company teams will love the two and three person team options and easy course. Read more here.
The Fernie Lucky 7’s returns on Saturday, June 23rd, 2018 and registration is open!
The Fernie Lucky 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 easy course.
We are focused on your riding experience by providing the absolute best race course combined with the best value and endless fun. The Fernie Lucky 7’s comes with the support of Fernie’s great eateries, lodging, and a vibrant downtown—ready to offer you plenty of comfort and convenience at the end of a great ride.
Fernie Lucky 7’s details:
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 15 km loop with only 370 meters of vertical climbing. Course details will be released prior to the event.
Lucky winners will be selected from the Lucky 7 Craps table. All participants get to roll the dice for the winning Lucky 7’s. Everyone has a chance to win at the Fernie Lucky 7’s!
The Fernie Luck 7’s categories are designed to be inclusive.
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 & Company
One lap: U15 Girls & Boys
Kids’ Lucky 7’s Rally: U9 Girls & Boys FREE
Early Bird Pricing Until May 23rd:
Team of 2: $180
Team of 3: $270
Pricing from May 24th to event day:
Team of 2: $240
Team of 3: $330
Team registrations is a two part registration that requires the Team Captain to make the initial registration and payment. The initial registration will be followed by by a secondary email registration request process to collect team members names, liability waivers t-shirt sizes, and emergency contact information. Team members must be registered to participate and ensure a proper t-shirt size.
Fernie is famous for its hospitality and the Fernie Lucky 7’s will be taking that to a new level! Food vendors, Beverage Gardens and entertainment will fill the day.
Adult participants receive the following:
• Endless singletrack on trails built by mountain bikers for mountain biking
• A fun XC course that is professionally marked
• A Fernie Lucky 7’s t-shirt*
• Professional timing
• Food and beverage at the finish
*Registrations after June 1st might not receive a desired sized t-shirt
U15 participants receive the above, plus:
• An age appropriate 7km singletrack course
Support on course:
• Aid Station
• Course Marshals to keep you safe and on course
• A professional Medical Team ready to respond
• Communication and Safety plans
Support off course:
• Tech support by Rocky Mountain Bikes & Gearhub Sports
• Finish line refreshments and snacks from local businesses
• Medical Support
• Bike Wash/lube Station
• Friendly Fernie crew to look after you
Awards & Party:
• Awards for top place finishers at the Finish Line
• Fernie lodginng partners are offering preferred rates to participants. These partners are guaranteed to be mountain bike friendly! Read more here.
Sanctioning and Insurance:
This event is sanctioned and insured with Cycling BC. To compete in the Fernie Lucky 7’s riders must have a valid race license or purchase a $10 event license at Fernie Lucky 7’s registration. U15 insurance is $5. Out of country riders must have proof of Travel Health Insurance.
Cancellations, Deferrals and Substitutions:
We understand that unforeseen circumstances can prevent you from participating. While we can’t refund your entry fee, we offer a one-time deferral of registration to the following event year. We do allow substitutions subject to a $20 administration fee. Deferrals and Substitutions requests must be submitted in writing prior to the event.
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The Fernie TransRockies Society (FTS)was created in 2002 to support Fernie’s involvement with the TransRockies Challenge. Fernie needed a dedicated group to ensure that the event was and remained successful to boost Fernie’s destination bike business. Fernie was the only community to host all 12 of the TransRockies Challenge events and the FTS played the leading role in making that happen.
The FTS is a group of local riders with a dedication to our community. Our goals include developing the local biking community by hosting events that are inclusive, raising monies to support trail maintenance and development, and to further develop Fernie as mountain biking destination.
Fast-track to 2013 with the TransRockies Challenge final year and the introduction of the Singletrack 6. The FTS announced its intention to continue with a three day stage race, now re-branded the Fernie 3, and the Fernie Enduro. Both events were branded to promote Fernie and were managed locally. New for 2017 was the Fernie Lucky 7’s, an event that has been created to be more inclusive. It’s success has prompted the return of the event for 2018. The Fernie Enduro and Fernie 3 could return in future years.
The Fernie 3 is an excellent warm up for the Singletrack 6 and in 2015 we anticipate the Singletrack 6’s returning to Fernie. We looking forward to your continued support with the Fernie 3 and Fernie Enduro!
For more information contact us at: FTS
The Fernie Lucky 7’s replaced the Fernie 3. The Fernie 3 was a three-day XC endurance stage race that was held for three years and raised money for trails and charity, and supported youth cycling. For those of you who love the Fernie 3, there is a possibility it will return in future years.
The organizers needed a break from the Fernie 3—events need to be sustainable. Overlap with other Fernie events created a shortage of volunteers and resources, and this led us to change the format to a one day event.
The Intense Fernie 3 would like to extend a huge thank you to all the participants, sponsors and volunteers that made the event possible and a success. Over 300 participants braved the spring weather and rode their best in and around Fernie. Our sponsors were a collection of the best that engaged the event and made it spectacular. And the volunteers were there every day with a commitment that was admirable.
A special thanks to our title sponsor, iconic American mountain bike brand Intense Cycles USA (through their Canadian distributor, Outdoor Gear Canada), for their generous support. Intense Cycles USA demoed a fleet of bikes, provided excellent prizing and donated a Tracer 275 bike frame that was raffled off to a lucky winner by the Fernie Mountain Bike Club. Andrew Robinson from Calgary took home the prize and was ecstatic he had won – “This gives me a good excuse to come back and ride in Fernie! I really enjoyed the race, had a great time.”
Photo Credit: Raven Eye Photography
Extended gratitude to: Montane Fernie – building local trails and community, and Smith Sport Optics – continuing to set the standard for high performance optics. These sponsors contributed significantly to the success of the event.
Photo Credit: Raven Eye Photography
TinHorn Creek Winery, Fernie Brewing Company and Camelbak are to thank for their contributions to prizing for the fastest racers. The top three participants in each category took home a Camelbak each, a bottle of fine TinHorn Creek Merlot or Pinot Grigio, and a six-pack of FBC’s popular Project 9 Pils. The top two contestants each took home a pair of Smith Optics Overdrive or V2 sunglasses.
Teck Coal Ltd supported the U16 and U13 XC race, the first in Fernie, and it was an epic success. All the participants went home wearing a Fernie 3 jersey and a new Camelbak.
Straight Line Bicycle, the Fernie Chamber, the Fernie Fire Hall and the Fernie Heritage Library were key to The Kids Bike Rally; a massive success which had 150 participants. The young cyclists were supplied with Teck packs that included a t-shirt, bike safety guide and light-up spoke decals.
Hammer Nutrition fueled riders throughout the weekend with its diverse line of products. Everything from Heed sports drink, energy bars, gel packets to recoverite were provided to keep energy high and assist participants to perform their best.
Thanks to sponsors The Fernie Hotel, The Bridge Bistro, Extra Foods, The Free Press, and the Fernie Heritage Library for their roles in the event.
Much appreciation to the lodging companies that ensured all riders had a comfortable stay and experienced true Fernie Hospitality. Included were Park Place Lodge, the Griz Inn, Stanford Inn & Resorts, Red Tree Lodge and Fernie Central Reservations.
Partnerships with the City of Fernie, Tourism Fernie, Fernie Alpine Resort, Fernie Trails Alliance and Island Lake Lodge were greatly appreciated and ensured the events success.
Planning is already underway for next year, feel welcome to contact the organizers if you would like to participate. firstname.lastname@example.org
Raven Eye Photography took rider pictures on all stages and to view them click here. Enter your plate number to locate photos directly.
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See you next year!