Trail building for Porky Blue
The Fernie Trail Crew has been out the past few weeks preparing Porky Blue Trail for the TransRockies Race on August 9th. The trail is brushed out and soon to be ready for cycling. Porky Blue is designed for cross country riders (moderate difficulty) and boasts 10 kilometers of single-track that drops 1000 vertical meters down to the Coal Discovery Trail from Coal Creek Summit.
Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club will be hosting a guided ride and barbeque on Saturday, July 31 to introduce riders to the trail. This ride will involve a 20 kilometer shuttle (800 meters free vertical) and a 25 kilometer cycle back to Fernie. Hardcore riders can cycle the entire 45 kilometer loop. Fernie Hotel will be hosting the pork roast roast and beer. Details will be posted here in the next few weeks.