Tuesday, January 3, 2017
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
Kingdom Trails (East Burke VT) will have groomed Fat Bike Trails all winter long.
Grafton Ponds Outdoor Center (Grafton VT) Groomed Fat Bike Singletrack, with some shared ski trails.
Highland Mountain Bike Park (Northfield NH) offers 50 miles of groomed trails XC and snowmobile trails. No charge.
PRKR Mountain Trails (Littleton NHY) 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.
Sugarloaf Outdoor Center, Carrabassett Valley ME.Fat bikes will be welcome on the trails from 2:00 - 6:00pm on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday afternoons.
Southern NH NEMBA has a regular Tuesday novice ride that will change to Fat Only when there's snow.
365 Cycles, a NEMBA shop in Keene NH Will be doing a Sunday ride.
Canterbury Farm XC Ski Center, Becket, MA. Fatbiking is allowed on XC ski conditions depending on conditions, so check website.
When there's snow down on old Cape Cod, CC NEMBA alternates between fat biking on trails and fat biking on the beach.
Fat Bike Event Calendar
1/7 Uberwinter Fatbike Festival, Stowe, VT
1/22 Moose Brook Fat Bike Race, Gorham NH
1/28 Wallum Twilight Fatbike Race Douglas, MA
1/29 Rangley Fat Bike Loppet Rangley, ME
1/29 Fatty Walrus Race Haverhill MA
2/4 2nd Annual Monadnock MTB Festival & Movie, Stonewall Farm, Keene NH
2/4 Stratham Hill Phat Stratham Hill Park, Stratham NH Led Rides, test Bikes, Rentals.
2/5 Wicked Nor'Eastah North Easton, MA.
2/11 Sugarloaf Fat Tire Race Carrabassett Valley, ME.
2/11 Fat and Furious Races Gunstock in Gilford, NH
2/11 FATscutney Race Brownsville, VT.
2/12 SNOWpatuck Winter Bike Bash Wompatuck State Park, Hingham, MA
2/12 Fatty Walrus Race #2 Haverhill, MA.
2/18 Camp Marshall Fatbike Race, Spencer MA
2/19 Fatty Walrus Frosty Finale Race Haverill, MA
2/19 FatBike Poker Ride Littleton, NH
2/23 FattyFest Race Waterville Valley, NH.
2/25 Titcomb Mountain Winter Race West Farmington, ME.
2/25 FattyFest, Waterville Valley NH. Bike demos, tours, races, vendors, swag, party and, based out of Waterville Valley’s Town Square
3/3-3/4 WinterBike Kingdom Trails, E. Burke VT. Led Rides, Expo, Demos, Music, Food.
3/5 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.