The kickoff to the 9th annual TransRockies mountain bike race.
Events taking place around Fernie.
Saturday, August 7th – Monday, August 8th.
The world-famous TransRockies mountain bike race is going back to where it all started 9 years ago. Just like the original course, this year’s race runs from Fernie to Canmore, Alberta over a new and improved 400km course. To celebrate its 9th straight year of involvement with the race, Fernie is pulling out all the stops for a memorable kick-off weekend. Everything gets started on Saturday with registration. The public can enjoy a historical bike show and beer garden on Victoria Avenue in the afternoon, while some of Fernie’s top restaurants will be hosting a dine-around event with meals specially prepared to fuel the riders.
Saturday kicks off the tour with a public breakfast at CP Station Square and the opening leg – a time trial that starts and finishes on Victoria Avenue. CP Station Square continues to host a beverage and food garden during the day for the public to enjoy, while the popular Kids Bike Rally takes place. The day ends with a banquet and daily awards ceremony at the Fernie Community Centre. On Monday, Fernie bids farewell to the riders as Stage 2 begins on Victoria Avenue and the competitors head off towards Canmore.
Whether you’re a competitor or fan, the Fernie Stanford Resort would be happy to accommodate you during the Fernie portion of the TransRockies. We are pleased to be one of the official hotels of the race, offering great rates and luxuriously equipped rooms to make your stay as pleasant as possible.