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Singletrack 6 - Day 1

The 2016 Singletrack 6 kicked off on the southeast side of Fernie in the Castle and Ridgemont trail networks. The stage started with TransRockies' traditional downtown roll-out before tackling the classic Hyperventilation climb and the enduro-style timed descent on Hyperextension. From there it was on to some more prime BC new trails: Kush, Kushier, and Kushiest. 

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

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