Fernie Women on Wheels

Fernie Trails Alliance - Fernie Women on Wheels

Have you ever noticed how empowered you feel after getting a good dose of fresh mountain air? It can be as simple as a walk with the dog, a stroll down main street or hitting the trails on your bike, snowshoes or skis.

It can also be empowering to enjoy these activities with a group. For example, the Fernie Women on Wheels (FWOW) brings a group of ladies together to enjoy the outdoors. It all started in 2013 with a bunch of friends wanting to have a dedicated night to ride. This organically grew into a scheduled group ride where ladies would always have someone to ride with in a supportive and encouraging atmosphere. These rides have now grown to approximately 15-20 ladies. All levels are welcome and a variety of trails are ridden with Coal Heritage and Lazy Lizard being two of the frequent choices.

Watch for upcoming FWOW rides this winter on Wednesdays and Sundays depending on the weather and conditions. You can look forward to the weekly Wednesday night and Friday morning rides during the summer months.

To stay informed with rides and events you can join the FWOW Facebook group page.

Sparwood Trails Alliance

Despite our less-than-ideal winter, STA has seen a huge amount of folks out on the trails this winter. The Sparwood streak was a huge success and our snowshoe meet ups were through the roof, with four-plus bold and community minded women out leading the charge and getting people out moving through the woods and enjoying winter as much as possible. It’s been incredible watching as they led group after group out onto the trails and out of their comfort zones. Now, STA is looking ahead to the coming months, and coming events. The return of spring will mean the return of work-party Wednesdays and of course, The Elk Valley FatAss race. On top of all this, STA is greatly looking forward to expanding its trail network this spring and summer, and adding some new members to the Board at our AGM in April. Date to be announced. Keep up with our latest news and information about these events and more on our Social Media.

Featured Trail: Cyprus.

Located on Matevic Road, the trailhead begins just to the right of the wooden stairs. This trail is a bouncy, winding lollipop style loop that’s sure to deliver fun in a short distance. It’s friendly to all levels of ability and all modes of transportation (non-motorized) with 2.75km and 53 meters of elevation gain for the whole loop. It’s a nice add on to a larger outing, or a good way to get out for a quick loop in the woods.

See you out there.