Adrenaline Junky News

The season may have only just started but our local racers are off to a great start.

Carter Nieuwesteed has had two back-to-back podiums in the Alberta Cup. After an unlucky provincial road championships where he had some bad luck with mechanicals he bounced right back with a podium at Canmore followed by a great result in the marathon the next day.

Julie Kelly took the overall win for women at an unusually hot and dusty Salty Dog marathon and third for Solo Women at 24 Hours Round the Clock in Spokane. A great result in very competitive races, a great start and great preparation for the World Solo 24 hour Championships.

Abi Moore went back to her homeland, Scotland. A great race on her home trails led her to first female and a new course record. Abi is gearing up for some monumental races coming up such as the Fat Dog in Manning Park then the big 100miler in September. 

As for myself, I went up to the Organ Grinder Marathon in Canmore. My race was cut short with a mechanical with a couple of laps to go but was great to be back racing and looking forward to the rest of the season. Both Carter and myself will be racing the Fernie3 on June 27th. Super excited to be racing on our local trails and hopefully with some local support we will have some strong performances. The Fernie3 will take some of the best trails in Fernie, showcasing what we have to riders from all over. In the past the race has attracted some very high-end riders so it will be tough task for both Carter and myself to land a high place but hopefully home advantage will help us!

For those of you looking to get into racing or just want a fun evening finding out who’s fastest out of your friends, the Fernie Mountain Bike Club starts their 2knee race series on July 7 and continue throughout the summer. Check out the FMBC website or Facebook page for more information on 2knee races, membership, trail closures.

Here are the dates and locations for each race.

July 7 - Dem Bones
July 14 - R-Trail/Oh Dear
July 21 – 48 Hours
July 28 – Old Goat/Happy Gilmar
August 4 – S-Bomb/Brokeback
August 11 – Hypervent up and down