Fernie Fix Blogs

Check out this video collection of photos by Nicole Matei at Fernie Alpine Resort, amping up for this weekend's Gravity Bike Festival!

Fernie Half Marathon, 2011

We take for granted so much in life, but in all reality it's impossible to be aware of everything. From the moment we wake up to the minute we fall asleep, we come across many individuals offering their services, support and abilities to help us not only get through the day but to enjoy it. While some may not be on a volunteer basis, I'm guessing if you look back through your interactions a large portion of it is.

Day two of the Furious3 three day stage mountain bike race in Fernie, BC!

The third and final day of the 2012 Furious3!
Happy riders, sunny day, excited fans, helpful volunteers. Congratulations everyone on a great ride and event!

Just what is so great about Canada Day Weekend in Fernie? Where do we begin...

It all starts off with the Furious3 Mountain Bike race. This event is in its second year and draws mountain bike enthusiasts from near and far to Fernie's renowned singletrack. From locals enjoying their first race experience, to national athletes such as Melanie McQuaid and Mical Dyck pushing their limits, it's exciting to say the least and takes Fernie by storm.

Recovering from a running injury (yes, that's correct - running injury. don't get me started) alongside rainy, grey weather can really put a "damper" on one's mental state of mind. So how have I pushed through this double whammy? Here's a quick list!

Gardening. Who knew it could be so rewarding! I have herb planters that are thriving with the additional attention they are receiving, and my garden is budding into a soon-to-be edible masterpiece... at least by my standards.

A few years ago Nic Genovese filmed this video for Tourism Fernie, providing a perfect glimpse of what biking in Fernie means to those that live and visit this community.

What is Tracks on Tracks? Green Couch Productions give us a taste of what went on the train and tour that Fernie's Shred Kelly took part in!

This morning I decided to play my iTunes library on shuffle - here are a few of the songs that made an appearance! Enjoy this beautiful, sunny day in Fernie, BC.

Mountain Sound - Of Monsters and Men

Gun-Shy Sunshine - Silversun Pickups

Two weeks ago, prior to my first race of the season, I was sitting in Paul Attalla's office reading Explore magazine. There was a feature on female cyclist Emily Batty, currently vying for one of the two spots available for Canada's Women's Cross Country Mountain Bike team (alongside Catherine Pendrel and Marie-Helene Premont).

Day one of the Furious3 with Magnus Leckenby on my tail.

It was the night before the TransRockies, and Aaron McConnell (event organizer) was doing a "last call for race entries". He was counting down from five, and I reached him right as he said "the 2012 TransRockies is now closed!" I pleaded my case, and being Aaron he signed me up.