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The Fernie Mountain Bike Club in conjunction with the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) would like to you invite you to join us for an upcoming celebration of mountian biking in the Elk Valley, August 9 to 12, 2007. In an effort to raise the awareness of the importance of mountian biking in the community and to promote responsible mountain biking practices, the Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew will be in Fernie, August 9th thru 12th, 2007 to talk trails, teach people proper trailbuilding techniques, and spend quality time digging in the dirt. The visit is one of 70 stops throughout North America on the 2007 schedule.
There is going to be lots of biking to be done this weekend at the Wigwam Flats Access Management Area. Conservation Officers have asked us to remind bikers again to stick to the main developed roads at the Wigwam Flats. The CO's have asked us to specifically mention the Purple Canyon edge (as in don't go there) because it contributes to erosion (it is sensitive grassland), the spread of invasive plants through tires and the disturbance of wildlife, especially bighorn sheep. Wigwam Flats is a vitally important ungulate winter range and bighorn sheep lambing range.
We are attaching a map of the Wigwam Flats AMA so everyone is clear on the area where we should only be riding on the established roads and not single track.
Fernie Mountain Bike Club
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It's spring time in Fernie, which means we still have a lot of snow and the trails aren't open. But, the Wigwam Flats are drying out really well and is a place where lots of us go to ride at this time of year.
We want to remind our membership of the sensitive nature of the Wigwam Flats Access Management Area. Conservation Officers, Biologists and Landowners ask us bikers to stick to the main developed roads at the Wigwam. This means that the Conservation Officers would prefer if we bikers did NOT go on the single track trails in Wigwam Flats as it contributes to erosion (it is sensitive grassland) and the spread of invasive plants through tires.
Although this week has felt very 'springy', the Fernie Nordic Society is hosting their annual St. Patricks Day hot dog roast this Saturday, March 15 at the Elk Valley Nordic Centre (Mnt Fernie Prov. Park). At 10:30am the group will be skiing out to a fire pit where hot dogs will be waiting to be roasted. Please wear a green outfit. There will be a fun activity, lunch and then a ski back. You can expect green beer and green juice for the kids! Adults and kids welcome.