17 miles northeast of Brainerd, Cuyuna boasts some of the best mountain biking in the Midwest. During the winter, the trail system features more than 20 miles of mechanically groomed trails for fat biking fun for beginners and experienced riders alike.
One of the most anticipated winter biking events in the state, the 45NRTH Whiteout, takes place February 4.
The event includes three fat biking races, ranging from seven to 19 miles. The cutoff for online registration is January 2, but in-person registration is available Feb 3 and 4. There’s plenty more information, including registration, on the event website.
For a look at what’s in store, take a look at this spread of photos from Cuyuna, courtesy of Aaron Hautala photographer of the Minnesota DNR State Park permit: