Video: Remy Metailler Shreds the Dirt Diggler Trail in Fernie

Jul 15, 2021
by Rémy Métailler  

Following our stop in the Fernie Bike Park we met a few locals and asked: "What the coolest trail we can ride here". They all replied Dirt Diggler. So we met with Bird Man the builder of the trail and his buddy Guillaume for a sunset lap down this epic mountain.

I loved every section of the trail. So much diversity. Speed, exposure, technicality, even some jumps! You can be sure I'll ride that lap again.

Following the original builder and hearing the stories about the trails and how it all came together was awesome. Big shout out to all the people involved in the making of this trail!

You can find it here on Trailforks: https://www.trailforks.com/trails/dirt-diggler/

NewTrail Preview this Thursday at 8AM

NewTrail Preview this Thursday at 8AM

NewTrail Preview this Thursday at 8AM

NewTrail Preview this Thursday at 8AM

NewTrail Preview this Thursday at 8AM

Watch two other videos from Fernie:



Thanks for watching, and to see more, subscribe to the channel and follow on Instagram: @remymetailler


51 Comments

  • 74 0
 NO WAY! 21 years on PB and It finally happened!
  • 3 1
 It's amazing what you can do solely by the power of the keyboard.
  • 3 0
 Congrats, now you can retire...
  • 9 0
 It's mind blowing that all over the province we have artists like you painting over the canvas of terrain and crafting such trails. Thanks!
  • 14 1
 Cool, looks like its a real gem of a trail and its super cool that you rode it with the artist who created it.
  • 3 0
 I can’t imagine having a canvas to make something like that, very cool
  • 9 0
 Comments seem to be less energetic ever since outside happened. Gnarly trail!
  • 5 0
 True, maybe it's time for the PB trolls to go be Outside
  • 6 6
 i mean, why put any energy into something you know is on a downhill slide into irrelevance from this point forward?
  • 5 1
 @blackercanyons: Remy's video's soon to be on the new PB channel pay per view.
  • 3 0
 @neimbc: luckily Remy is a free man
  • 10 0
 I've met the Bird Man on a trip and he couldn't be a nicer dude.
  • 5 2
 Fast guy, Remy at it again.
Understanding the trail is the key to his speed.
Considering how "barge" culture has taken over.
Kind of like when everyone blew up berms and never rebuilt them.
Perhaps, it's the finesse that sets him apart from the crows.
At least that's my opinion.
Yearly, monthly and even daily content posted by him is unreal and consistently good.
While we all envy his skills, we should count our own blessings in that regards.
After all, it serves no purpose to covet.
Let alone be jealous over someones else's skills.
Little confidence goes a long way on the trails.
Shred on everyone.
  • 3 0
 Remy, If your spending some time in he Kootenay's you should check out the Merry Creek area of Castlegar. The climb trails Merry Go Round and Mr Green Jeans are maybe the best climb trails in BC and Captain Kangaroo is a rad and long trail!!!! Check It!!!!
  • 4 0
 amazing trail! Don't think you can find better views. Love watching Remy shred. Does his camelbak belong to the bees now? lol
  • 16 0
 I took ownership back. I'm glad we were able to solve that issue without fighting.
  • 4 0
 @remymetailler: Bee attack mid-ride landed us in hospital once, after guy in front OTBed into a root nest. I'd still take that over a mountain lion.
  • 1 0
 @BenPea: woah wild...
  • 2 0
 @BenPea: I did that too but fortunately I'm not allergic. My two buddies were allergic but they did not crash..
  • 1 0
 @Poachninja: Yes you are correct you can tell because wasps tuck their wings onto their abdomen when they land (enables them to get into and out of their nests) whereas hover flies always have their wings splayed out
  • 2 1
 Wasn't there an off-road scooter named the Dirt Digger a long time ago? I remember a guy getting a podium place in a Snow Summit race on one. Remy, you're awesome! We are Outside, We are Hoard.
  • 4 0
 Best Video of the year! More like this please
  • 2 0
 Class to see this on pb. The diggler race is one of the most fun events ever. You should hit monster in Kaslo if you want more long dh while in the kootanaaays
  • 2 0
 Can't get over the length of the track. So sick. Looks so fun to ride. Man Canadians are spoilt for terrain. Great vid! Got me stoked to get out and rip.
  • 1 0
 Great video, Rémy. You accessed DD by Coal Creek/Matheson, right? Trailforks currently shows those roads closed – are those old reports? If so, would be great if someone could update them to current status.
  • 3 0
 Diggle me this, diggle me that. This guy can ride, and I’m just fat Frown
  • 1 0
 Must. Ride. That. Trail.

Remy- come down to Washington State this year now that the border is open for Canadians. We’ll show you the goods!
  • 1 0
 It was a pretty cool experience getting to ride the trail with you @remymetailler.
Stoked you like the trail as much as I do.
See you Sept 11th for the 14th annual race?
  • 1 0
 I would love to but I'll give a miss. Maybe next year!
  • 2 0
 that trail is a masterpiece
  • 2 0
 Next trip, Mustard Tiger...
  • 1 0
 This is a Mountain bike trail!! This is exactly what i dream to ride! More of this PB
  • 2 0
 love that trail, love fernie
  • 3 0
 Thats a fast local
  • 3 1
 i watched every minute and loved the crap out of this. 10/10
  • 2 1
 Remy....what a pro ambassador. Absolutely nails the sponsor plug at @26:49 in casual conversation!
  • 1 0
 What chest protector is bird wearing?
  • 1 0
 I was wondering the same
  • 1 0
 @leelau: ² it's the Atlas Guardian Lite
  • 1 0
 @birdman74: Hey thanks! I'm gonna keep an eye out for one.
  • 1 0
 Man, that was a minty fresh trail.
  • 1 0
 Yo!
  • 1 4
 that first corner at 1:18/1:39 is pretty sketch...may warrant some signage before a new berm is built.
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