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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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This looks like the classic example of a sniper root, which will send you flying over the handlebars. It’s an obstacle so hidden and cunning that when it strikes you won’t even realize what’s happened until you're coughing up dirt. Thankfully it looks Finn Iles' pal walked away from the crash unscathed. Be alert out there! RELATED: Tom Van Steenbergen and Ethan Nell Show Off Freeriding at its Best