Fernie, British Columbia – Fernie Alpine Resort is getting ready for the upcoming, annual Full Throttle Mountain Bike Festival taking place August 21-22, 2010. The two-day festival is a showcase of Fernie Alpine Resort’s summer activities including mountain biking, hiking, and sight-seeing and a great way to celebrate the summer with plenty of entertainment for everyone to enjoy!
A variety of mountain biking competitions will take place throughout the weekend and great prizes are to be won by any biking enthusiast who wishes to participate (contact Guest Services for registration details – 250-423-4655). During the festival, the bike park will be open for recreational riding (other than on designated race trails) and there is plenty of excitement to take in as a spectator, as well as other activities such as the scenic chairlift, lift-accessed hiking, and plaza festivities featuring live music, beer gardens, and bike trials demos. Meet the SCOTT Pro Riders including Mike Hopkins (www.mike-hopkins.com) who will be ripping it up around the mountain and perhaps even challenge some of the competitors to a throw down on the dual slalom course – very exciting to watch!
The weekend hi-lights will include (schedule is subject to change):
Saturday August 21
Super D Downhill Race – A grueling, all-mountain event that incorporates technical single-track riding with endurance and speed. Competitors race from the top of the Timber Chair to the base area on a challenging course that winds through the Rumpelstumpskin and TNT trails.
Little Critters Crit Race – This is a chance for the younger generation to get involved in the sport. Kids have a chance to decorate their own bike plates and then race around a short course located in the base area.
Wham Bam Dirt Jump Jam at The City Dirt Jump Park (downtown Fernie, hosted by the Fernie Mountain Bike Club)
Super D Downhill Race
Little Critters Crit Race
Dirt Crit Race – Centrally located in the mountain plaza and base area of the resort, the Dirt Crit Race promises to be an exciting spectator event. Racers will complete multiple laps of a short loop course, charging through the base area plaza on each lap! The racer who has completed the most laps in the time allotted is the winner!
Dual Slalom Race – The old school dual slalom is back! Riders race head to head down our dual slalom course in this exciting and fast paced event. Competitors race in elimination heats until there is only 1 rider left victorious!
Dual Slalom Race – On right, SCOTT Pro Rider: Mike Hopkins
Kokanee Beer Gardens & BBQ
Bike Trials Demo – Watch in awe as trials athletes demonstrate their incredible balance and agility while maneuvering their bikes over a variety of obstacles and heights. A great show for all ages. (various show times throughout the weekend)
For more information and registration details, visit www.skifernie.com/summer or contact Guest Services at: 250-423-4655
Book your Full Throttle weekend with Bike & Stay packages from $75 per person/per night (some restrictions apply). Call 1-800-258-7669 to book today!
About Fernie Alpine Resort
Fernie Alpine Resort is regularly named one of the Top Ski Resorts in North America, and is home to over 29 feet of legendary powder each winter, the “Griz” and more. Fernie Alpine Resort is part of the Resorts of the Canadian Rockies (RCR) Family. RCR www.skircr.com is one of the largest ski resort owners/operators in North America, owning five ski resorts across Canada, including Fernie Alpine Resort and Kimberley Alpine Resort in British Columbia, Nakiska Ski Resort in Alberta; and Mont-Sainte-Anne and Stoneham in Québec. RCR aims to provide our guests with the best vacation and recreational experience possible.
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