Fat biking is hot! And, it’s only getting hotter – especially on the North Shore!
For those who may not know exactly what a fat bike is – it is a pedal-bike that has tires 3.8 inches or wider. In addition to the wide tires, they are only filled with between 5-15 pounds of pressure. This allows for riders to ride through the snow, sand, or generally uneven and rough terrain. Despite being around for more than a decade fat-biking has only become popular among the average cyclist in the last five years.
The North Shore is no stranger to the increasing popularity of the sport seeing many visitors in all seasons coming to enjoy many trails on offer. The Norpine Classic is a local Fat bike race that takes place locally in January. Over 200 riders embrace the often frigid cold to ride the 16 and 24-mile racecourses.
Superior National Golf Course Trails
For the race, three new miles of trail has been opened up to the public on the Superior National Golf Course. With spectacular views of both the Sawtooth Mountains and the beautiful Lake Superior, many riders have raved about the new trails.
Day or season passes are available at Superior National Golf Course and other partners:
- Superior National at Lutsen Golf Club House (when open – winter hours vary)
- Lutsen Resort (front desk)
- Clearview General Store (in downtown Lutsen)
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