Singletrack 6: Day 1 - Fernie, BC

Jul 24, 2016
by Nick Verde  
Singletrack 6 is a 6-day mountain bike adventure showcasing the best riding in a variety of authentic mountain bike communities in Western Canada. Six stages, a new route every year and the perfect brew of xc, panoramic vistas, and epic descents.

location Fernie B.C. Canada

rider Rodem Ishay

The stage started with TransRockies' traditional downtown roll-out before tackling the classic Hyperventilation climb and the enduro-style timed descent on Hyperextension.

rider Jason Sager

location Fernie B.C. Canada

location Fernie B.C. Canada

From there it was on to some more prime BC new trails: Kush, Kushier, and Kushiest.

location Fernie B.C. Canada

Riders then headed back on the classic and super-flowy Coal Discovery trail, with one more climb up through Sidewinder, Eric’s and Kid’s Stuff.

location Fernie B.C. Canada

The day finished up with a challenging run down Hessian and Broken Hip into the finish at the Fernie Aquatic Centre.

location Fernie B.C. Canada

Stage 1 of the 2016 Singletrack 6 got under way this morning on a beautiful warm morning in Fernie, BC. Nearly 300 riders took to burly climbs and enjoyed the classic technical Fernie descents, which were in prime shape throughout the Ridgemont Trails network.

With a perfect amount of precipitation falling yesterday to settle the dust from a pretty dry few days prior, trails tacked up nicely but made some of the wood a wee bit slick first thing ! The course was maintained in partnership with the Fernie Trails Alliance which gave riders everything they were looking for and more. Conditions were fast and fun for the entire field.

Isreal's Rotem Ishay (Jamis) was the first of the men across the line and dominated the entire stage. Following him was a tight trio vying for the finish that included Frederic Gombert of France (, Mathieu Belanger-Barrette (Pivot) of Quebec and Andreas Hartmann (Rocky Mountain & Craft) of Germany.

Kate Aardal (Ridley's Cycle) from Fort McMurray, riding in the solo open women event was the first lady across the line followed by American Sonya Looney and in 3rd place Kiwi Kim Hurst. Ya ladies!

Congrats to the winners of Stage 1.

Singletrack 6:

Team Category Riders
Open Men Ian Auld & Dustin Andrews
Open Women Natelie Koncz & Shannon Holden
Open Mixed Veronique Fortin & John Burns
80+ Men Christoph Zimmermann & Tobias Zaehringer
80+ Mixed Wendy Simms & Norm Thibault
100+ Mixed Michael Boehm & Tony Routley

Solo Riders
Open Men Rotem Ishay
Open Women Kate Aardal
40+ Men Justin Mark
40+ Women Trish Grajczk
50+ Men Geoff Clark

Singletrack 3:

Solo Riders
Open Men Frederic Gombert
Open Women Julie Kelly

Timed Descent:
Category Riders
Men Peter Watson
Women Kate Aardal

For full results click here.

MENTIONS: @Singletrack6ridethewest / @FernieBC


  • + 5
 Frown SW Ontario sux Frown
  • + 1
 Lol. Pretty much!
  • - 2
 Anything east of the rockies sucks lol
  • - 1
 Pretty much.

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