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Winter Fat Biking in Minnesota

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Winter Fat Biking in Minnesota

By Brian Fanelli

If you're looking for a fun new way to embrace the Minnesota winter, riding a fat bike will put a smile on your face that's even bigger than your tires.

These days there are a ton of great places to winter fat bike in Minnesota. Whether you're a first time cyclist or an outdoor enthusiast, fat biking is a healthy hobby that anybody can enjoy. Here is a small sample of the great winter fat biking trails you'll find across Minnesota.

Two riders exploring Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area on fat bikes

Two riders explore Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area  / Courtesy of Cuyuna.com

Fat Bike Trails in Northern Minnesota

Woman winter fat biking

Winter fat biking on the groomed trails at Theodore Wirth Park in Minneapolis / Waqar Ahmad

Fat Bike Trails in the Twin Cities

  • Elm Creek boasts more than 10 miles of winter fat bike trails. Featuring fast, flowing groomed trails, Elm Creek is a must-visit destination.
  • Fort Snelling State Park in St. Paul has six miles of groomed trails for fat biking and non-motorized recreation.
  • In Minneapolis, winter fat bike enthusiasts flock to the woods of Theodore Wirth Park for seven miles of tightly twisting singletrack and a skyline-view pump track.
Winter fat biking Northfield

Fat biking the Sechler Park River Bottoms Trail in Northfield / Anna Min

Fat Bike Trails in Southern Minnesota

Brian Fanelli

Brian Fanelli is a Minneapolis-based writer. You can reliably find him browsing the sci-fi shelves in a local bookstore or biking one of Minnesota's spectacular trails.