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Winter Fat Biking in Minnesota

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Winter fat biking on a groomed trail overlooking Duluth / Hansi Johnson
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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.

Winter fat biker climbs a hill at Cuyuna

Groomed trails at Cuyuna make fat biking possible all year round / @cuyunaadventuretown

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 writer and editor for Explore Minnesota. When he isn't writing about life in The North, you'll find him browsing the sci-fi shelves in a local bookstore, biking one of Minnesota's spectacular trails or walking his Chihuahua around Minneapolis.