What Makes A Winter FatBike Trail Fun To You?

We all have our likes and dislikes in life, I’m concerned only with your likes and dislikes of groomed winter trail for fatbiking here. 😉

I’ve been working on new winter trail, as many of you know.

Slowly I’ve been getting feedback from some fatbikers on the Iron Range. There’s still not as many of us as in other parts of the state; more than in years past, but not much. More due to population density than anything else.

Some good comments, but most not so good.
A lot of “i just didn’t have fun” comments are being thrown around.
I get it, what I find fun winter riding isn’t translating into fun for others.
This trail will eventually be groomed for plenty of new fatbikers.
For the majority of the riders that are saying “I just didn’t have fun.” They are new to the skinny snow trail through the woods.
As a lot of seasoned fatbikers know… there’s a huge learning curve in riding such a trail.
With that learning curve comes frustration in not being able to keep the big boy tires in the trail “sweet spot.” I went through it myself. Wondering a loud in the woods…. “what the hell am I doing??” LOL

For the past 6 years this trail was only about me, and my fun…. well not anymore…. it’s time to take a step back and change my thinking.
Which thinking about it, I knew I’d have to at some point in time anyway.
So I made a little poll on the Iron Range Fat Bike Rider’s Facebook page.

If you’re reading this and aren’t on facebook, leave a comment here as to what you consider fun winter trail conditions.
Obviously snow is a given…. so direct  your comments to:
Trail width….. 24″-28″.
Trail width…. up to 38″.
Winter trail length….
Winter trail access….


One thought on “What Makes A Winter FatBike Trail Fun To You?

  1. I love single track winter trails 15 – 24 “. Fat bike packed keeps it single but I do understand that with constant snow fall there is a need to machine groom which has limits on width and turn radius whilst dragging implements.
    That being said, I prefer a narrow track for pegging my fun meter. Thanks for asking

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