Highroller 2017

 Registration is closed for this event
Fernie Mountain Bike Club's Annual End of Season Poker Ride

Cost: $50 until September 29 at 8:00 p.m., $60 after * (includes a fun day of riding sweet Fernie single track, Highroller toque, after party dinner, one free FBC beer)

Register Here:  http://www.bikefernie.ca/civicrm/event/info?id=9&reset=1 Online Registration and the lower price ends at 8:00 p.m. on Friday night.

* You must be an FMBC member! (We will be checking) Get or renew your membership here:  http://www.bikefernie.ca/civicrm/contribute/transact?reset=1&id=1

The 2017 High Roller Route is:

  • Start downtown at the Royal, head to the barn and do Hyperventilation – Hyperextension and Roots Extension (two stickers)
  • When you finish Roots Extension. Follow Roots Extension all the way to River Road. Ext. Cross coal creek and hop onto the new Trans Canada Trail (around the old dump).
  • Climb Scary Trail, then up Kiddy-Up, Queen-V and Eco-Terrorist and Kid’s Stuff (one sticker)
  • When you are done Kid’s Stuff, you’ll do all 4 Kushes
  • (***Oh and if you aren't a fan of the Kushes or you just want to get knarley, you can do Big $ instead - it will link in really nicely with this route and you'll get the same stickers! If you do this, you are responsible for your own safety – Big$ is a challenging up and very technical and exposed down – please be sure you can handle it).
  • When you finish the 4 Kushes, you’ll cruise Coal Discovery Trail back to town (one sticker).
  • Next, you’ll cross the West Fernie bridge and head up Phat Bastard, up Mushroom Head (one sticker) and then up Lactic Ridge, up Mocasassin, across the Stupid Traverse and then down S-Bomb and Brokeback (one sticker) all the way to the Lazy Lizard Connector, where you will take a Left and ride that all the way to the start of Stove
  • Bonus: Up Stove down Eric’s Trip and Mic Mac Trail. (one sticker)
  • Back to the Royal to check in. (one sticker)

The Low Roller Route is:

  • Uprooted (loop around counterclockwise) to Ruby’s Trail and out to the Trans-Canada Trail to up Scary Trail (one sticker)
  • then up Kiddy-Up, Queen-V and Eco-Terrorist and Kid’s Stuff (one sticker) and then all 4 Kushes 
  • When you finish the 4 Kushes, you’ll cruise Coal Discovery Trail back to town (one sticker).
  • Cross the West Fernie bridge and head up Phat Bastard, then up and over Mushroom Head (one sticker) and then down Dem Bones.
  • BONUS: up Stove and down Eric’s Trip and Mic Mac Trail (one sticker)

For the Nerds:

Here is a Strava route of the High Roller: https://www.strava.com/routes/10630190

If you ride the whole High Roller, it will be about 41 kms and 2100 meters elevation gain (little bit more kms and a lot more elevation if you take the Big $ option).

Here is a Strava route of the Low Roller: https://www.strava.com/routes/10695572

If you ride the whole Low Roller, it will be about 35 kms and 1400 meters elevation gain.

If you are so inclined you can download the GPS file on your device and use for navigating (will depend on your device as to how to do this). 

Stamps and Poker

Collect stickers at the stickers stations along the route.  Collect them all or as few as you want; it’s up to you and what you want to ride!  Each sticker will represent a card in your poker hand, which you will be dealt upon arrival at the Royal for the after party. 

The best poker hands get first choice of prizes, everyone else’s sticker card will go in for a draw for the prizes. 


  • Rider check in and waiver signing is from 8-8:45 a.m. at the Royal (501 1st Avenue). All riders must check in and sign a waiver at this time. This is when you will get your High Roller number, stamp card and your High Roller Toque!
  • To save some time, you can print and fill out your High Roller Waiver before the day of the event.  Please wait to SIGN the Waiver until you get to the Royal (it must be witnessed by an FMBC Volunteer). 
  • The adult waiver is here: http://www.bikefernie.ca/2017-high-roller-adult-waiver#overlay-context=adult-2017-high-roller-waiver
  • The Minor waiver is here: http://www.bikefernie.ca/2017-high-roller-minor-under-19-waiver  If you are under the age of 19, you must have a parent/guardian sign a waiver for you.  Your parent/guardian has to SIGN the Waiver at the Royal on the morning of the event (it must be witnessed by a FMBC Volunteer.       


  • Although this is meant to be a fun, non-competitive event, the ride is long, strenuous and technical. Please be prepared for the whole day as you are expected to be self-sufficient. There will be snack stations along the route, but you should still have your own food and water.  All riders must have sufficient clothing for inclement weather, water, food, sun protection, spare tubes, pumps, tools, helmet, bike, etc...
  • If you or your riding partner are injured and need help getting out call 911 > RCMP > make sure you state “wilderness emergency – search & rescue needed” and describe your location.
  • This is a fun ride. It is not a race. There is no requirement to do the entire route. If you do not check in at the Royal upon completion, please call or text (250) 423-0768 and let us know, otherwise we will be worried.

After Party:

  • The contest this year is for best hairdo!! Winner will be chosen by the esteemed judges and get to drink for free out of the kegs until finished!! Also feel free to bring your own beer mug to drink out of for the evening and save the plastic cups.
  • This is at the Royal/Infinitea. Dinner is at 6:00 pm, but you can arrive for your 1 free beer and your poker hand anytime after 5:15 pm.  
  • Please do not take alcoholic drinks between Infinitea and the Royal. 
September 30th, 2017 8:15 AM   through   10:00 PM
501 1st Avenue
Fernie, BC V0B1M0
High Roller Event Fee (sign up before day of event) $ 50.00

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