Moutain biker chased by a bear on Old Stumpy trail in Fernie on Sunday night

Tuesday Aug 27. Trail users, just got a call from a mountain biker who was chased by a bear on Old Stumpy Trail on Sunday evening 6pm. The bear was up in a tree, he cycled away and the bear chased him.

Summer is coming to an end and bears, like people, will choose the path of least resistance to forage for food. Remember, Fernie is bear country, travel in groups during daylight, make noise to warn bears of your presence, carry bear spray and know how to use it.

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