2014 NEW! Kid’s Race – the most epic start line to date! Great work kids!
2014 saw in excess of 160 racers, ranging from ages 8 to 70! For some it was their first race, for others it was another one checked off the race list, and for many it was their 5th Fernie Tears & Gears.
This year we had new courses. Feedback of which was positive, with many liking the change to the Classic run, featuring smooth, cruising single track. The Enduro Run was also improved, with the removal of the dreaded power-line, keeping more single track in the mix. Classic bikers enjoyed getting all their climbing over at the start, whilst Enduro riders were also happy to get their climbing over in the first 2/3 of their race, whilst keeping Sidewinder and the Giv’er Shirtworks Speed Trap ’til the end of their race.
We also had the new addition of our T&G Kid’s Race. A 4km loop, used for the run and then the bike, it was a great course and saw kids from ages 8-12 tackle the race. Big smiles, red faces and the fastest race start we’ve seen to date! Nice work to all kids. Adults, watch you’re back, there are some fast kids coming next year…
We again had a cash purse of $1,000, with first placed competitors taking home cash, along with amazing handmade Race Bib Boards, made by Ron Lentz of Fernie. With Fastest Times again taking home Free Entries to 2015. Speed Trap Prizes, as well as fantastic prizes for 1st-3rd in each category and a ridiculous number of draw prizes up for grabs, thanks to our amazing sponsors.
Raven Eye Photography were also again on board, hiding out all over course to get amazing shots racers in action! Check out your photos here. And if you’re name is highlighted yellow in the results, you get a FREE Raven Eye download, as you were one of the first 25 to enter. Please email Raven Eye direct for your download.
Leslie Prentice was also out on the Kid’s Course, grabbing photos of the action. Check out her awesome shots on here. (If you can’t view them, ‘like’ our facebook page first, and you’ll see the album there!)
Check out the results below! Congrats to all racers, whether new or old to Fernie Tears & Gears, everyone raced hard and played hard. Thanks again for a great day!
See you next year! Don’t forget Tears & Gears Winter Wheezer coming February 2015!
* We sincerely apologise for any timing discrepancies or missing times. Due to unforeseen technical difficulties, we had to reverse to our back-up system to collate results. We apologise in advance.