Fat biking in Minnesota

These incredible bikes with over-sized tires are giving a whole new meaning to the term "winter biking," especially in Minnesota.

Instead of riding on a layer of ice or slush on the side of the road, take your cycling to the beautifully snow-packed hills in the middle of a state park or trail.

Minnesota State Parks and Trails have recently expanded the number of trails open for winter fat bike riding. The trails vary in difficulty level, but all are groomed specifically for the large, low-pressure tires that give the bike its name.

In addition to the many opportunities for fat biking at Minnesota State Parks and Trails, an increasing number of Minnesota's municipal park systems also have embraced fat bike trails. We can't list all of them here, but rest assured - these days it's hard to shake a stick without hitting a Minnesota fat biking trailhead.

Minnesota winters can be rough if you're not getting outdoors and staying active. Yes, it will be cold. And, yes, there will be snow. But the same qualities that make a Minnesota winter so challenging also create unparalleled opportunities for winter fun. The vast, white winter landscape stretches out in every direction. Your breath crystallizes in mid-air, hanging in front of your face like a mask. The world is a blank canvas, and a fat bike is your paintbrush. There's nothing else like it.

Source, more information and trails: Explore MN

image credits:   Fat Bike   Gear Junkie

image credits:  Fat Bike Gear Junkie