Saturday, December 29, 2018
Fat Biking in the snow on groomed trails is definitely the way to go when the snow gets deep. This list of locations and events will be updated frequently to guide you to the best Winter Fat Biking opportunities in New England.
Thiis is a partial list of Fat Bike events and locations where some kind of grooming is going on. This list will grow as winter progresses. Check with your local chapter to see what's going on in your area.
Fat Bike Destinations
Catamount Outdoor Family Center (Williston VT) Groomed Fat Bike Trails, Rentals and Events.
Craftbury Outdoor Center (Craftsbury VT). Fatbikes are allowed on select trails and singletrack under certain defined circumstances. Check website for details.
Rikert Nordic Center (Ripton VT) Offers 55KM of trails for fat biking and skiing.
Highland Mountain Bike Park (Northfield NH) Will be open weekends and holidays through March. They are also having their Winter Wooly event on 2/10.
PRKR Mountain Trails (Littleton NH) and Moore Dam groom their trails for fatbiking. Littleton Bicycles has a weekly Franconia Area NEMBA Fat Bike Ride on Tuesdays. Additionally, the Franconia Inn, the Horse and Hound Inn and the Hillwinds Lodge near Fox Park all have fat Bike trails. Fat biking is permitted on snowshoe trails maintained around the Inns and on select Nordic ski trails. Here's the link to PRKR’s map of groomed trails.
Mount Washington Resort (Bretton Woods NH) will have groomed Fat Bike trails as well as rentals all winter long.
North Conway, NH. Echo Lake/Cathedral Lake State Park are connected to the White Mountain National Forest by a snowmobile trail. (Red’s Trail) Other areas to be packed are The Hemlock Lane trailhead near the Walmart, the Pudding Pond Conservation Area and Whitaker Woods a fee area groomed by Mt Washington Valley Ski Touring Foundation. Check here for daily conditions and trail closures.
Gunstock Mountain Resort (Guilford NH has 32 miles of cross country trails that are open to fat bikes when conditions allow.
Windblown Farm, New Ipswich NH (A Fat Bike Pilot Program at the cross country ski area. 1/27, 2/3 & 2/4)
Sugarloaf Outdoor Center, Carrabassett Valley ME Fat bikes will be welcome on the Nordic trails 1, 8 & 31 when conditions allow. In addition Carrabassett Region NEMBA will be grooming the "Grassy Loops" and other trails but willrequire a trail pass available at the Outdoor Center.
SE MA NEMBA and the Friends of Wompatuck will be grooming for Fat Bikes all during the snow season.
When there's snow down on old Cape Cod, CC NEMBA alternates between fat biking on trails and fat biking on the beach.
Winnekenni Park in Haverhill has groomed Fat Bike Trails and has been covered in the local newspaper.
2017 Fat Bike Event Calendar
1/6 Uberwinter Fatbike Festival, Stowe, VT
1/21 Moose Brook Fat Bike Race, Gorham NH
1/21 Fatty Walrus Race Haverhill MA
1/27 Wallum Lake Fat Bike Race, Douglas, MA
1/27, 2/3 & 2/4 Windblown Farm, New Ipswich NH (A Fat Bike Pilot Program at the cross country ski area.)
1/28 Rangley Fat Bike Loppet Rangley, ME
1/31 Cape Cod NEMBA Full Moon Fat Bike Beach Ride, Barnstable, MA
2/4 Wicked Nor'Eastah North Easton, MA.
2/10 Sugarloaf Fat Tire Race & Festival, Carrabassett Valley, ME.
2/10 Winter Woolly Fat Bike Festival, Highland MTB Park, Northfield NH. Lift-access Fatbike Fest and DH Race.
2/11 Fat and Furious Races Gunstock in Gilford, NH
2/18 PRKR MTN Trails Poker Run, Littleton, NH
2/24 Titcomb Mountain Fat Bike Race, WEST FARMINGTON, ME.
2/24 Wachusett NEMBA Winter Carnival, & MRA Multisports Fat Bike Race, Spencer MA
2/25 SNOWpatuck Winter Bike Bash, Wompatuck State Park, Hingham, MA (*** Cancelled due to conditions***)
3/3 WinterBike Fat Bike Festival, Kingdom Trails, E. Burke VT. Led Rides, Expo, Demos, Music, Food.
3/4 Essex Woods Fat Bike Race, Bangor ME. This event is sponsored by Penobscot Region NEMBA and is part of the Maine Fat Bike Winter Series.
3/4 Ski, Shoe & Fatbike to the Clouds, Jackson, NH