Spring Training

Distance: Unlimited
Time: 1-1.5 hrs
Difficulty: Green

Spring is in the air and it’s a great time to get back outside if you have been hibernating this winter. If you are just getting back into the swing of things it’s a good time to sharpen up your skills.

You may be feeling a little “green” as you hop on the bike early season. So let’s head over to the Fernie Dirt Jump Park located adjacent to the Fernie Aquatic Centre to dial in your skills. You can have a ton of fun here hitting the skinnies, pump track, and jumps if you are so inclined. There is also a great practice loop where you can work on negotiating switchbacks and moving through the trees.

Once you feel back on your game, take an easy stroll down the Coal Creek Heritage Trail on a fairly level grade, with a few minor climbs. This can be done as an out and back going as far as you feel up for on the day.

April can be a tricky month for weather so please be mindful of trail conditions before heading out. Reviewing the IMBA “Rules of Trail” is a good way to make sure you are respecting the environment and our trail network. Have fun out there and let’s hope for an early spring!