Images from the 2016 Fernie BC Cup Finals








Words and photos by Danielle Baker

The last BC Cup of the season for the last few years has been held at Fernie Alpine Resort as part of the Dunbar Summer Series; the brain child of Event Director, Stephen Exley. A long and winding - and beautiful - 12-hour drive from the coast deters many, allowing for a solid contingent from Alberta and some, always colorful and welcome, locals! The racers who do make the pilgrimage do it simply for the love of racing and that makes for an especially unique crew!

What makes the Dunbar Series special isn't necessarily the racing itself, but what happens in the downtime; from hanging out in the pits to dance-offs and from the slightly chaotic Kid's Race to unique awards like the KORE Dirt Bag award. There is always a community and festival atmosphere here. The best addition this year is the Chainless Seeding Pool. Initiated by Kovarik Racing, anyone who puts their name and money in the pot must race their seeding run chainless. The top three fastest times split the pot and a random draw determines the winner of a case of beer. Chris Kovarik must have been feeling confident after winning seeding as he went on to win finals the next day, also chainless.

With another race season behind us, it's time to start thinking about next year.

Images from the 2016 Fernie BC Cup Finals


#longlivechainsaw


Images from the 2016 Fernie BC Cup Finals
Images from the 2016 Fernie BC Cup Finals
Images from the 2016 Fernie BC Cup Finals
Images from the 2016 Fernie BC Cup Finals
Images from the 2016 Fernie BC Cup Finals
Images from the 2016 Fernie BC Cup Finals
Images from the 2016 Fernie BC Cup Finals
Images from the 2016 Fernie BC Cup Finals
Images from the 2016 Fernie BC Cup Finals
Images from the 2016 Fernie BC Cup Finals
Images from the 2016 Fernie BC Cup Finals
Images from the 2016 Fernie BC Cup Finals
Images from the 2016 Fernie BC Cup Finals
Images from the 2016 Fernie BC Cup Finals
Images from the 2016 Fernie BC Cup Finals
Images from the 2016 Fernie BC Cup Finals
Images from the 2016 Fernie BC Cup Finals
Images from the 2016 Fernie BC Cup Finals
Images from the 2016 Fernie BC Cup Finals
Images from the 2016 Fernie BC Cup Finals
Images from the 2016 Fernie BC Cup Finals
Images from the 2016 Fernie BC Cup Finals
Images from the 2016 Fernie BC Cup Finals
Images from the 2016 Fernie BC Cup Finals
Images from the 2016 Fernie BC Cup Finals
Images from the 2016 Fernie BC Cup Finals
Images from the 2016 Fernie BC Cup Finals
Images from the 2016 Fernie BC Cup Finals
Images from the 2016 Fernie BC Cup Finals
Images from the 2016 Fernie BC Cup Finals
Images from the 2016 Fernie BC Cup Finals


A healthy chainless seeding pot was split three ways between Chris Kovarik (1st), Adriano Digiacinto (2nd), and Cody Macarthur (3rd). Levi Harapnuik won the case of beer, luckily for everyone, he believes that sharing is caring.


Images from the 2016 Fernie BC Cup Finals
Images from the 2016 Fernie BC Cup Finals
Images from the 2016 Fernie BC Cup Finals
Images from the 2016 Fernie BC Cup Finals
Images from the 2016 Fernie BC Cup Finals
Images from the 2016 Fernie BC Cup Finals
Images from the 2016 Fernie BC Cup Finals
Images from the 2016 Fernie BC Cup Finals
Images from the 2016 Fernie BC Cup Finals
Images from the 2016 Fernie BC Cup Finals
Images from the 2016 Fernie BC Cup Finals
Images from the 2016 Fernie BC Cup Finals
Images from the 2016 Fernie BC Cup Finals
Images from the 2016 Fernie BC Cup Finals
Images from the 2016 Fernie BC Cup Finals
Images from the 2016 Fernie BC Cup Finals
Images from the 2016 Fernie BC Cup Finals
Images from the 2016 Fernie BC Cup Finals
Images from the 2016 Fernie BC Cup Finals
Images from the 2016 Fernie BC Cup Finals
Images from the 2016 Fernie BC Cup Finals
Images from the 2016 Fernie BC Cup Finals


Chris Kovarik and Claire Buchar may have won the overall this weekend, but Colin Yarrow won the weekend (and the dance-off) with his sweet breakdancing!


Images from the 2016 Fernie BC Cup Finals
Images from the 2016 Fernie BC Cup Finals
Images from the 2016 Fernie BC Cup Finals


As always, with every race and every event we go to, it would not be possible without the volunteers. Thank you, none of this would be possible without you!


Images from the 2016 Fernie BC Cup Finals
Images from the 2016 Fernie BC Cup Finals
Images from the 2016 Fernie BC Cup Finals
Images from the 2016 Fernie BC Cup Finals
Images from the 2016 Fernie BC Cup Finals
Images from the 2016 Fernie BC Cup Finals
Images from the 2016 Fernie BC Cup Finals
Images from the 2016 Fernie BC Cup Finals
Images from the 2016 Fernie BC Cup Finals
Images from the 2016 Fernie BC Cup Finals
Images from the 2016 Fernie BC Cup Finals
Images from the 2016 Fernie BC Cup Finals
Images from the 2016 Fernie BC Cup Finals
Images from the 2016 Fernie BC Cup Finals
Images from the 2016 Fernie BC Cup Finals
Images from the 2016 Fernie BC Cup Finals
Images from the 2016 Fernie BC Cup Finals
Images from the 2016 Fernie BC Cup Finals
Images from the 2016 Fernie BC Cup Finals
Images from the 2016 Fernie BC Cup Finals
Images from the 2016 Fernie BC Cup Finals
Images from the 2016 Fernie BC Cup Finals
Images from the 2016 Fernie BC Cup Finals
Images from the 2016 Fernie BC Cup Finals
Images from the 2016 Fernie BC Cup Finals
Images from the 2016 Fernie BC Cup Finals
Images from the 2016 Fernie BC Cup Finals
Images from the 2016 Fernie BC Cup Finals
Images from the 2016 Fernie BC Cup Finals
Images from the 2016 Fernie BC Cup Finals
Images from the 2016 Fernie BC Cup Finals
Images from the 2016 Fernie BC Cup Finals
Images from the 2016 Fernie BC Cup Finals
Images from the 2016 Fernie BC Cup Finals
Images from the 2016 Fernie BC Cup Finals
Images from the 2016 Fernie BC Cup Finals
Images from the 2016 Fernie BC Cup Finals
Images from the 2016 Fernie BC Cup Finals
Images from the 2016 Fernie BC Cup Finals
Images from the 2016 Fernie BC Cup Finals


Congratulations to Conor Carson who won the raffle for the Intense M16, and to Crystal Townsend and Don Van Eesteren who both won the Dunbar Summer Series draw and took home an Intense Tracer each! Cam Quadrille won a prize pack when he was unanimously selected as the KORE Dirt Bag award recipient. And Laurie Citynski and Adam Woodhouse both won Atlas prizes for having the fastest amateur times of the day!


Images from the 2016 Fernie BC Cup Finals
Images from the 2016 Fernie BC Cup Finals
Images from the 2016 Fernie BC Cup Finals


Junior Expert Men ( 17-18 ) : Alex Silverthorne (1st), Blake Bunting (2nd), Jacob Stefiuk (3rd), Joshua Regan (4th), and Aidan Myhre (5th). More podium photos can be found by clicking on the above photo and scrolling through the album.


Images from the 2016 Fernie BC Cup Finals
Images from the 2016 Fernie BC Cup Finals
Images from the 2016 Fernie BC Cup Finals



Elite Women: Claire Buchar (1st), Michelle Griffiths (2nd), and Ellie Maxfield (3rd).


Images from the 2016 Fernie BC Cup Finals
Images from the 2016 Fernie BC Cup Finals
Images from the 2016 Fernie BC Cup Finals
Images from the 2016 Fernie BC Cup Finals
Images from the 2016 Fernie BC Cup Finals
Images from the 2016 Fernie BC Cup Finals


Elite Men: Chris Kovarik (1st), Lee Jackson (2nd), Cody Macarthur (3rd), Colin Grant (4th), and Adriano Digiacinto (5th).


Images from the 2016 Fernie BC Cup Finals
Images from the 2016 Fernie BC Cup Finals
Images from the 2016 Fernie BC Cup Finals


C.Y. Home Services sponsored Dunbar Summer Series Overall Winners – Claire Buchar (Elite Women), Alix Silverthorne (Junior Expert Men 17-18 ), and Chris Kovarik (Elite Men).


Fernie 2016 Final Result




MENTIONS: @dunbarcycles / @dbaker / @sexley / @intensecyclesusa / @klarko / @FernieAlpineResort-BikePark / @troyleedesigns / @raceface




7 Comments

  • 11 0
 Sad it's over, but stoked to be already working on a bigger and better 2017!!
  • 8 0
 Once again an awesome job done by Steven and Dunbar Cycles, keeping the DH racing exciting. Thanks guys.
  • 1 0
 That whole race looked like a blast! Great coverage. Loved the micro grommet race! Must've been one heck of a time.
  • 1 0
 Never raced a bike before but want to try to get out to one of these next summer, looks really fun.
  • 2 0
 Damn sweet prizes!
  • 1 0
 Anybody know where I can find more race photos from this event?
  • 1 3
 Lets all work together and stop the podium supermans, one comp at a time.

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