33.6 miles
4,201 ft
-4,216 ft
4,932 ft
High Point

FBC’s Trail to Ale™ Challenge is a popular and fun, mountain and beer-filled Fernie adventure, hosted by Fernie Brewing Co. And, while a tough day on the trails awaits, the views, glory and cold beer is worth every stroke or step.

The Challenge consists of bagging three Fernie peaks, on bike or foot in any order, within a 24hr period. Open to bikers, runners or hikers, you have to get to the top of Hyperventilation, Project 9 and Swine Flu, within the 24hr time limit.

The challenge is seasonal. Be sure to check with Fernie Brewing Co., to confirm the official spring start date for each year. It generally starts in June, but may be earlier or later, depending on the snow melt.

PLEASE READ FULL DETAILS AT: https://ferniebrewing.com/our-culture/trail-to-ale/, before taking this challenge on.

Detailed Description
Trail to Ale Challenge is a 34 mile moderately popular expert route located near Fernie British Columbia. This mountain bike only route can be used both directions and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 57 trails. This route climbs 4,201 ft with a max elevation of 4,932 ft then descends -4,216 ft.
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    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
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    Both Directions
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More Stats for Trail to Ale Challenge mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    8 hr 58 min
  • Altitude min
    3,271 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,316 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,304 ft
  • Grade max
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  • Distance climb
    17 miles
  • Distance down
    14 miles
  • Distance flat
    3 miles
Avg: 2.8 (9 votes)
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