Fat Bike Report

The fat bike conditions are good on area forest roads and folks can also go on the packed snowshoe trail. A few folks have been on the twin lakes singletrack but expect deeper snow and challenging riding. Check with Jay on where to ride if you bring your fat bike to Maplelag.

Fat biking has exploded in popularity in recent years, opening the door to unlimited winter cycling adventures! Even though cross country skiing is our number one focus in the winter time,  being avid cyclists at Maplelag, we can’t deny the fun on a fat bike! This winter we will have the snowshoe trail and Twin Lakes single track open for fat biking. Fat biking will not be allowed on the ski trails. There are also area forest roads that are good fat biking. We will do our best to keep the Twin Lakes single track packed for fat biking during the winter. Ski trail grooming will take priority but riders are encouraged to and snowshoers welcome to help pack out the trail as well!

Access to the Twin Lakes single track is off the Maplelag driveway at the bridge section. After the “bridge” section, riders will come to the ski trail and will follow the ski trail for a short while before entering the single track. The loop is right around 3 miles and comes back to the driveway. When traveling on the ski trail, please stay off the tracks when tracks are set. The proper area to ride will be in between the ski tracks.

Any questions on fat biking at Maplelag, please feel free to contact us. At this time we do not have rentals but hoping to have a fat biking fleet to rent in the near future.

Guests heading out for a ride. December 27th, 2014.
Guests heading out for a ride. December 27th, 2014.
Twin Lakes singletrack. December 27th, 2014.
Twin Lakes singletrack. December 27th, 2014.
Twin Lakes Ski Trail. December 27th, 2014.
Twin Lakes Ski Trail. December 27th, 2014.

 

December 23rd Fat Bike Riding Photos

Matt and Cole Johnson heading down Sukkerbusk ski trail via Fat Bike

Matt and Cole Johnson heading down Sukkerbusk ski trail via Fat Bike

Cole on twin lakes singletrack

Cole on twin lakes singletrack

Matt riding a trail feature on Twin Lakes singletrack

Matt riding a trail feature on Twin Lakes singletrack

Twin lakes singletrack as it crosses Twin Lakes ski trail

Twin lakes singletrack as it crosses Twin Lakes ski trail

New trail branched off Twin Lakes singletrack

New trail branched off Twin Lakes singletrack

Twin Lakes crossing

Twin Lakes crossing

 

Cole on the "reverse curve" new singletrack

Cole on the "reverse curve" new singletrack

 

Through the trees

Through the trees

 

Mountain biking on Twin Lakes single track. December 17th, 2014. Twin Lakes Singletrack open all winter for fat biking and mountain bikes if packed proper!
Mountain biking on Twin Lakes single track. December 17th, 2014. Twin Lakes Singletrack open all winter for fat biking and mountain bikes if packed proper!

 

December 1st Fat Bike Trail Photos

The  Twin Lakes singletrack will be open for fat biking this winter, conditions permitting (ski trail grooming is first priority)

The Twin Lakes singletrack will be open for fat biking this winter, conditions permitting (ski trail grooming is first priority)

Ben Olson out on the trail recently November 30th, 2014 (photo from Ben)

Ben Olson out on the trail recently November 30th, 2014 (photo from Ben)

Fat bike action on Twin Lakes singletrack. We will have the 3 mile loop open. Just needs to be packed regularily

Fat bike action on Twin Lakes singletrack. We will have the 3 mile loop open. Just needs to be packed regularily

Rolling through Twin Lakes Singletrack, November 22nd, 2014.

Rolling through Twin Lakes Singletrack, November 22nd, 2014.

 

Fat biking on the snowshoe trail in -20, January 6th, 2014. We allow and welcome fat bikes on the snowshoe trail in addition to the twin lakes singletrack and area forest roads.
Fat biking on the snowshoe trail in -20 temps, January 6th, 2014. We allow and welcome fat bikes on the snowshoe trail in addition to the twin lakes singletrack and area forest roads.