Saturday, December 1, 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.
Kingdom Trails (East Burke VT) will have groomed Fatbike Trails all winter long.
Grafton Ponds Outdoor Center (Grafton VT) Groomed Fatbike Singletrack, with some shared ski trails.
Catamount Outdoor Family Center (Williston VT) Groomed Fatbike 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.
Ole's Cross Country Center (Warren VT) Offers 20 miles of shared use trails for fatbiking.
Highland Mountain Bike Park (Northfield NH) Will be open weekends and holidays through March.
PRKR Mountain Trails (Littleton NH) and Moore Dam groom their trails for fatbiking. Littleton Bicycles has a weekly Franconia Area NEMBA Fatbike Ride on Tuesdays. Additionally, the Franconia Inn, the Horse and Hound Inn and the Hillwinds Lodge near Fox Park all have fatbike 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 Fatbike 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 fatbikes when conditions allow.
Great Glen (Jackson NH) WInter Fat Biking daily all season long as conditions allow.
Brattleboro-Keene NEMBA will be grooming 5-7 miles of trails in the "Food Network" in west Keene.
Sugarloaf Outdoor Center, Carrabassett Valley ME Fatbikes will be welcome on some Nordic trails 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. A list of open trails is here.
Rangeley Lakes Trails Center has Fat Biking whenever conditions allow.
SE MA NEMBA and the Friends of Wompatuck will be grooming for Fatbikes 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 Fatbike Trails and has been covered in the local newspaper.
2018- 2019 Fatbike Event Calendar
11/8 - 2/28 NEBRA SweatFest Winter Race Series, Easthampton, MA
1/01 Resolve to Resolve Fat Bike Demo Day, Kingdom Trails, East Burke VT
1/13 Greylock Bring 'Em Back Alive Ride, Adams, MA
1/19 Moose Brook Fatbike Race Gorham, NH
1/19 Twin Brook FatBike Race Cumberland, ME
1/20-3/17 Pioneer Valley NEMBA Winter Ride Series Hawley, MA
1/26 - 1/27 Aquariana, Etna, NH Women's Winter Weekend
1/27 - 3/3 Maine Winter Fatbike Series Five Locations
2/2 Snowmaggedon, Bethel ME
2/3 Wicked Nor'Eastah, North Easton, MA
2/8 - 2/10 If Your Gonna Be Dumb You Better Be Tough, Coos NH
2/10 West Rock Winter Prestige, Hamden CT
2/10 Wompy Winterfest, Hingham, MA
2/16 Titcomb Mountain Winter Race Under the Lights. Farmington, ME
2/16 Winter Wooly, Highland Mountain Bike Park. Northfield, NH
3/2 Winterbike, East Burke, VT
3/3 Essex Woods Fatbike Race Bangor, ME
3/3 Fatbike to the Clouds Jackson, NH
If you're aware of a Fatbike event or hot spot (cold spot???) not listed here, let us know and we'll keep this list growing.
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