Fat Bike Trail Report

Great riding this weekend in the mornings. Good seeing all the folks out on the trail and new folks trying the rentals for the first time. The twin lakes singletrack is now closed to fat biking until it cools down again. We should be able to open the trail again on Tuesday morning. This time of year, the best riding will be in the mornings from 6am-11am and long term forecast looks good for riding next weekend.

The Twin Lakes singletrack loop is a challenging technical winter fat biking course. The loop is around 5 miles. There are also nearby forest roads that provide additional fat biking opportunities. Thanks to Ben Olson who took on the role of machine grooming Twin Lakes singletrack this year.

There is no fee to ride the trails the remainder of the winter season.

Will have fat bikes available for rent. There is no fat biking allowed on the ski trails.

March 4th and 5th Fat Bike Photos

Sunday morning riding, March 5th 2017

Sunday morning riding, March 5th 2017

Matt Engen on Twin Lakes singletrack Saturday March 4th

Matt Engen on Twin Lakes singletrack Saturday March 4th

Tom Clow

Tom Clow

Peder Arneson

Peder Arneson

Steve Wenzel, Saturday morning March 4th, 2017

Steve Wenzel, Saturday morning March 4th, 2017

(Peder Arneson photos)

Twin Lakes singletrack in great shape for fat biking, particularily the first and last segments. March 2nd, 2017. Please ride in the morning over the weekend.
Twin Lakes singletrack in great shape for fat biking, particularily the first and last segments. March 2nd, 2017. Please ride in the morning over the weekend.
Peder Arneson out for a morning ride on Twin Lakes singletrack. February 24th, 2017.
Peder Arneson out for a morning ride on Twin Lakes singletrack. February 24th, 2017.

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February 23rd, 2017.
February 23rd, 2017.
Top of Eagle View downhill, sunrise February 23rd, 2017.
Top of Eagle View downhill, sunrise February 23rd, 2017.
Berm action on Twin Lakes singletrack. The first and last third of the loop is fantastic riding! February 23rd, 2017.
Berm action on Twin Lakes singletrack. The first and last third of the loop is fantastic riding! February 23rd, 2017.
Steve Wenzel sneaking in a ride early Sunday morning while the track was still frozen down. February 19th, 2017.
Steve Wenzel sneaking in a ride early Sunday morning while the track was still frozen down. February 19th, 2017.

February 18th Fat Bike Trail Report Photos

Peder Arneson on Twin Lakes singletrack Saturday morning, February 18th, 2017. Hard freeze last night hardened the surface and made for super riding.

Peder Arneson on Twin Lakes singletrack Saturday morning, February 18th, 2017. Hard freeze last night hardened the surface and made for super riding.

 

 

 

Great riding Friday morning thanks to hard freeze the night before. February 17th, 2017.
Great riding Friday morning thanks to hard freeze the night before. February 17th, 2017.
Fat biking on Skaters Waltz, February 15th, 2017. With a firm deck and cold temps, we will have Skaters Waltz skate ski trail open for fat biking Wednesday of this week and also Thursday morning until noon for fat bikes.
Fat biking on Skaters Waltz, February 15th, 2017. With a firm deck and cold temps, we will have Skaters Waltz skate ski trail open for fat biking Wednesday of this week and also Thursday morning until noon for fat bikes.
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Mint conditions on Twin Lakes singletrack, February 15th, 2017.
Fantastic conditions on Twin Lakes singletrack for fat biking. February 14th, 2017.
Fantastic conditions on Twin Lakes singletrack for fat biking. February 14th, 2017.
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Finishing up a ride on the Twin Lakes singletrack. February 12th, 2017.
Fat biking on twin lakes singletrack, February 12th, 2017. Great conditions. Best to ride in the morning when firm. Please ride in the morning during warmer temps to preserve the trail conditions.
Fat biking on twin lakes singletrack, February 12th, 2017. Great conditions. Best to ride in the morning when firm. Please ride in the morning during warmer temps to preserve the trail conditions as the riders above.

February 10th Fat Bike Trail Report Photos

Ride packing on the Twin Lakes singletrack, February 9th, 2017.

Ride packing on the Twin Lakes singletrack, February 9th, 2017.

Eagle view downhill. Groomed the night before. February 10th, 2017

Eagle view downhill. Groomed the night before. February 10th, 2017

Fresh grooming!

Fresh grooming!

Last downhill on Twin Lakes singletrack

Last downhill on Twin Lakes singletrack

Deer enjoying the firm base on Twin Lakes singletrack. Dusting of new snow on top of firm base. February 8th, 2017.

 

Ben Olson on Twin Lakes singletrack
Ben Olson on Twin Lakes singletrack

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Course groomed late Sunday afternoon. Thanks Ben for grooming!

 

Steve Wenzel on course, February 4th, 2017. Peder Arneson photo.
Steve Wenzel on course, February 4th, 2017. Peder Arneson photo.

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February 3rd, 2017.

 

Packing in the new snow on Twin Lakes singletrack. January 31st, 2017.
Packing in the new snow on Twin Lakes singletrack. January 31st, 2017.
New snow slowing riding down compared to the weekend but conditions are very nice. January 31st, 2017.
New snow slowing riding down compared to the weekend but conditions are very nice. January 31st, 2017.
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Fat bikes left, ski on the right!

January 30th Fat Bike Trail Report Photos

Testing out the rental fat bikes. We have a handful of bikes for rent/use.

Testing out the rental fat bikes. We have a handful of bikes for rent/use.

Twin Lakes singletrack. Great conditions since freezing down.

Twin Lakes singletrack. Great conditions since freezing down.

 

Twin Lakes singletrack open again for fat biking. Great surface, fun riding. January 25th, 2017.

Mid morning ride on the Twin lakes singletrack. January 18th, 2017.
Mid morning ride on the Twin lakes singletrack. January 18th, 2017.

January 16th Fat Bike Trail Report Photos

Good fat bike riding over the MLK weekend. January 16th, 2017.

Good fat bike riding over the MLK weekend. January 16th, 2017.

Drifted area that was shoveled out last week.

Drifted area that was shoveled out last week.

 

January 12th Fat Bike Trail Report Photos

Shoveling out a tight corner on Twin Lakes singletrack. Widening and leveling. Groomed in the evening.

Shoveling out a tight corner on Twin Lakes singletrack. Widening and leveling. Groomed in the evening.

More corner and berm work. Snow depth building in the woods!

More corner and berm work. Snow depth building in the woods!

Night riding in the new snow from the week.

Night riding in the new snow from the week.

Ben grooming after riding. Should set up nice and be great riding on the weekend. Wind on Thursday will most likely drift in a few areas we will try to shovel out on Friday.

Ben grooming after riding. Should set up nice and be great riding on the weekend. Wind on Thursday will most likely drift in a few areas we will try to shovel out on Friday.

January 10th Fat Bike Trail Photos

Shoveling out a drifted section on the fat bike loop

Shoveling out a drifted section on the fat bike loop

 

Moonlight ride later! Incredible light with so much snow cover in woods

Moonlight ride later! Incredible light with so much snow cover in woods

Flash enhanced to highlight trail

Flash enhanced to highlight trail

January 8th Fat Bike Trail Photos

Steve Wenzel riding the Hudson's Hula segment as part of the Twin Lakes groomed fat bike loop. January 8th, 2017. Photo:Peder Arneson

Steve Wenzel riding the Hudson's Hula segment as part of the Twin Lakes groomed fat bike loop. January 8th, 2017. Photo:Peder Arneson

Snow getting deep but the track is mostly firm and riding well. January 8th, 2017

Snow getting deep but the track is mostly firm and riding well. January 8th, 2017

Great riding on the fat bike trail after setting up from grooming and a few riders riding it in. January 5th, 2016.
Great riding on the fat bike trail after setting up from grooming and a few riders riding it in. January 5th, 2016.
Fat bike loop in great shape after Ben's grooming the night before
Fat bike loop in great shape after Ben’s grooming the night before
Tight and narrow makes for challenging conditions in spots but great winter riding for Fat Bikes
Tight and narrow makes for challenging conditions in spots but great winter riding for Fat Bikes
Late night fat bike trail grooming, January 3rd, 2016. Thanks again Ben Olson!
Late night fat bike trail grooming, January 3rd, 2016. Thanks again Ben Olson!

January 1st Fat Bike Photos

Sunday morning fat bikers!

Sunday morning fat bikers!

 

Best riding conditions of the year on Sunday

Best riding conditions of the year on Sunday

 

 

 

 

Great riding! December 29th, 2016.
Great riding! December 29th, 2016.
Ben Olson heading out to pack fat bike trail. Thanks Ben!
Ben Olson heading out to pack fat bike trail, December 28th, 2016.  Thanks Ben!

December 25th Fat Bike Trail Photos

Fat biking in the powder in between the trail, Christmas day 2016!

Fat biking in the powder in between the trail, Christmas day 2016!

 

Snowy singletrack shredding!

Snowy singletrack shredding!

Christmas Eve ride

Christmas Eve ride

December 20th Fat Bike Trail Report Photos

Fat biking on Twin Lakes singletrack

Fat biking on Twin Lakes singletrack

Segment of short track loop near the lodge/lake.

Segment of short track loop near the lodge/lake.

December 17th Fat Bike Trail Report Photos

Grooming Fat Bike Short Track loop, December 17th, 2016

Grooming Fat Bike Short Track loop, December 17th, 2016

 

Hand tuning a corner on short track loop

Hand tuning a corner on short track loop

Conditions improving on the Twin Lakes singletrack as the track is firming up. Still a challenging ride! December 14th, 2016.
Conditions improving on the Twin Lakes singletrack as the track is firming up. Still a challenging ride! December 14th, 2016.

December 11th Fat Bike Trail Photos

Start of Twin Lakes singletrack. Packed today

Start of Twin Lakes singletrack. Packed today

Ben Olson packing Twin Lakes singletrack. Thanks Ben

Ben Olson packing Twin Lakes singletrack. Thanks Ben

 

Lakeside.

Lakeside.

Trail should set up and with a little fine tuning be nice riding in a few days

Trail should set up and with a little fine tuning be nice riding in a few days

Packing the Fat Bike short track loop. December 9th, 2016. We hope to have the entire loop packed and groomed by next week.
Packing the Fat Bike short track loop. December 9th, 2016. We hope to have the entire loop packed and groomed by next week.

 

Fat biking on Twin Lakes singletrack. December 5th, 2016.
Fat biking on Twin Lakes singletrack. December 5th, 2016.

December 2nd Fat Bike Report Photos

Twin Lakes singletrack, December 2nd, 2016.

Twin Lakes singletrack, December 2nd, 2016.

Rock garden, Twin Lakes singletrack. December 2nd, 2016.

Rock garden, Twin Lakes singletrack. December 2nd, 2016.

New "Swix" fat bikes added to the fat bike rental fleet this year.
New “Swix” fat bikes added to the fat bike rental fleet this year.
Fat biking on Twin Lakes singletrack, November 21st, 2016.
Fat biking on Twin Lakes singletrack, November 21st, 2016.