Category Archives: Bike Trail

Fat Bike Trail Report

 Good seeing everyone out on Saturday to enjoy the beautiful day. Trails are closed this week. We are planning to have the trails open again in the early mornings on Friday-Sunday the end of this week.

This is the third year of fat bike grooming at Maplelag.  Thanks Ben Olson for taking on the volunteer role to do this.  Trail fee is winter pass, good for the season.  Trail fees help cover grooming and property tax expenses. To access the trail, take either loon return ski trail to access the start of the bridge section for twin lakes or take the driveway all the way down to the bridge section and enter where the orange cones are. Please monitor tire pressure and only 3.8″ or wider tires please to keep the trail deck smooth as much as possible. If you need to walk, please push bike on the trail and walk on the side. Finally, if temps forecasted above 32, please do not ride. This will  ensure good riding for others. Thanks!

Saturday morning group ride! March 16th, 2019.

John M. heading out for late morning ride, March 16th, 2019.
Morning ride, March 10th, 2019.
Morning ride, March 10th, 2019.
Fun in the snow!
Twin Lakes lakeside singletrack, March 6th, 2019.
Twin Lakes lakeside singletrack, March 6th, 2019.
Night ride! March 5th, 2019.
Grooming Mother North Star. March 4th, 2019. Now open to fat biking, nice starter loop before the Twin Lakes singletrack or continue on straight back to Maplelag.
Mother North Star ski trail, groomed for fat biking. March 2nd, 2019.
Twin Lakes singletrack lakeside, March 2nd, 2019.
Dusting of snow on top of recent grooming on Twin Lakes singletrack, March 2nd, 2019.
Mother North Star combed Friday evening. Set up overnight and nice riding on Saturday. March 2nd, 2019.
Start of Twin Lakes groomed for fat biking. Snow getting deep! February 28th, 2019.
Group ride rolling on Skaters Waltz, February 28th, 2019.
Night ride on the fresh groomed singletrack. February 28th, 2019. Thanks Ben!
Frosty night! February 28th, 2019.
Ben grooming on Twin Lakes singletrack, February 27th, 2019.
Fresh grooming on the Twin Lakes singletrack, February 27th, 2019.
Snow shortage of snow on the Twin Lakes singletrack! February 25th, 2019.
Shoveled corner riding nice! February 25th, 2019. Thanks Keith!
Shoveling out a corner/uphill while packing yesterday on the Twin Lakes singletrack. February 24th, 2019. Thanks Keith for your help!
Cleaning out the edge lakeside. February 24th, 2019.
Groomed singletrack in deep snow! Few softs, naturally, from all the recent snow but pretty amazing we can ride through the woods with this snow depth! February 21st, 2019.
Busting through a berm! Ben heading out to groom, February 20th, 2019.
Working the powder, February 20th, 2019.
Snowshoe trail has been nice riding. Deek Surly testing it out. February 19th, 2019.
Great night ride under the snow moon. February 19th, 2019.
Testing the skills on the Twin Lakes singletrack. February 18th, 2019.
Late afternoon ride on the Fat Bike trail, February 18th, 2019.
Derek Chinn heading out for a afternoon ride, February 18th, 2019.
Marcel checking out the fat bike trail, February 16th, 2019.
Powder Chowder!! Dusk ride, February 14th, 2019.
Evening ride trying to pack in snow. February 13th, 2019.
Shoveling snow off the bridge. February 11th, 2019.

 

Shoveling snow off the singletrack on the bridge segment, February 11th, 2019.
Riding shoveled area at dusk, February 11th, 2019. The rest of the loop was rideable but another 4-5″ after grooming will make for slow going.
Deep snow grooming! February 10th, 2019. Unfortunately trouble with the groomer prevented a complete groom and riding on hold for now.
Snow deep on the fat bike trail. February 10th, 2019.
Sunday afternoon ride, February 3rd, 2019.
Sunset ride, February 1st, 2019.
Twin Lakes singletrack lakeside, February 1st, 2019.
Ben fat bike trail grooming, January 31st, 2019.
Night ride to close out January!
Derek Chinn taking a break to enjoy the beautiful scene on groomed Twin Lakes singletrack, January 26th, 2019.
Powder conditions but very rideable. Once the weather settles down, trail will be groomed again later in week. January 28th, 2019.

Good to see the groomer Ben Olson out riding today, enjoying his efforts of grooming. January 27th, 2019.
Finishing up a lap, January 27th, 2019. Snow starting to fall and another dump of fresh powder by evening.
Incredible fat biking conditions on the groomed Twin Lakes singletrack, January 26th, 2019.
Fresh grooming awaits first riders! Twin Lakes singletrack, January 25th, 2019.

 

Ben Olson ready for fat bike grooming, January 24th, 2019. Thanks again Ben!
Snow Dog grooming Twin Lakes singletrack, January 24th, 2019.
Late afternoon ride on Twin Lakes singletrack, January 19th, 2019.
Late afternoon ride on Twin Lakes singletrack, January 19th, 2019.
Late afternoon ride on Twin Lakes singletrack, January 19th, 2019.
Frosty fat biking! January 16th, 2019.
Frosty fat biking! January 16th, 2019.
Fat bike trail grooming, January 16th, 2019.
Members of the Maplelag Mountain bike team ready to head out for a evening fat bike ride. January 14th, 2019. Super fun ride!
Great riding on Twin Lakes singletrack, January 12th, 2019.
Twin Lakes singletrack, January 9th, 2019. Dusting of new snow on top, rider packed, on top of rock solid base. Great riding!
Twin Lakes singletrack, January 9th, 2019. Dusting of new snow on top, rider packed, on top of rock solid base. Great riding! Stay left at this point to pick up main loop of Twin Lakes.
Great riding, Sunday January 6th, 2019.
Start of Twin Lakes singletrack. Fresh groomed yesterday evening. January 3rd, 2018.
Start of Twin Lakes singletrack. Fresh groomed yesterday evening. January 3rd, 2018.
Great fat bike conditions. December 26th, 2018.
Twin Lakes singletrack fresh groomed after fresh snowfall! December 23rd, 2018.
Riding in fresh powder, December 23rd, 2018.
Riding in fresh powder, December 23rd, 2018.
Cutting through fresh snow on groomed Fat bike trail. December 22nd, 2018. Base rock solid underneath. Great riding!
Fresh snow on top of groomed Fat Bike trail. December 22nd, 2018. Base rock solid underneath. Great riding!
Local rider out enjoying the frosty and frozen day. December 20th, 2018.
Rolling through groomed Twin Lakes singletrack, December 16th, 2018. Most of the trail still holding good coverage. South facing areas thin but frozen and good riding.
Rolling through groomed Twin Lakes singletrack, December 16th, 2018. Most of the trail still holding good coverage. South facing areas thin but frozen and good riding.
Forest trail riding north of Maplelag. December 16th, 2018.
Great lake riding, December 16th, 2018.
Riding into the sunset on Little Sugarbush Lake, December 16th, 2018.
Morning rider, December 15th, 2018. JC Larson photo.

Rolling through a trail feature, December 15th, 2018. Wayne Carlson photo.
Rolling through a trail feature, December 15th, 2018. Wayne Carlson photo.
Dusting of snow with a few rider passes on top of groomed Twin Lakes singletrack, December 14th, 2018.
Beautiful sunny days as of late. Light coating of silky snow on top of firm base on groomed Twin Lakes singletrack. December 9th, 2018.
Twin Lakes singletrack in very good condition for fat biking. Light dusting of snow on top of rock solid level base with a few bumpy spots…..waiting for riders! December 8th, 2018.
Twin Lakes singletrack in very good condition for fat biking. Light dusting of snow on top of rock solid level base with a few bumpy spots. December 6th, 2018.
Rolling through the forest on Twin Lakes singletrack, December 2nd, 2018. Arneson photo.
Rolling through the Twin Lakes singletrack, December 2nd, 2018.
Rolling down the bridge section, December 2nd, 2018. (Ben Olson photo)
Ben Olson on the evening groom, November 30th, 2018.
Frosty morning at the Twin Lakes Sugarbush creek crossing. December 2nd, 2018. Fat bikers please stay on side where no track. Thanks!
Heading out for a night ride. November 27th, 2018.
Twin Lakes singletrack in good to excellent winter riding conditions. November 27th, 2018. Solid mostly level base from recent grooming with dusting of snow on top that is rider packed.
Rolling along Twin Lake singletrack lakeside, November 24th, 2018.
Railing the velcro! November 24th, 2018.
Ski trail segment on Pete’s Porkie. This segment open for fat biking until more snow than it will be groomed/tracked for skiing and usual winter loop. Just ride and follow signs !
Snow Dog groomer ready to groom Twin Lakes singletrack. Thanks Ben Olson for taking on the role of grooming again this year! November 21st, 2018.
Lakeside singletrack fresh groomed, November 21st, 2018.
Beautiful moonlight riding. November 20th, 2018.

Sunday riders! November 18th, 2018. (Peder Arneson photo)
Twin Lakes singletrack lakeside, November 18th, 2018.
Coverage holding out on Twin Lakes singletrack after two days of warmth, November 15th, 2018.
Rock garden on Twin Lakes singletrack, November 15th, 2018. Won’t be long until it’s covered with snow!

 

Start of Twin Lakes singletrack. Open for fat biking! November 13th, 2018.
Night ride! November 13th, 2018.