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Fat Tire Bike Trails

Hit Local Fat Tire Bike Trails

Exploring the U.P. this winter just became more fun! Cruise parts of our area by bike to enjoy the quiet and beauty of nature - while working up a sweat!  Ride over 13 miles of groomed fat tire bike trails from Young's Golf Recreation & Dining or over 14 miles of fat tire bike trails at Ski Brule.  Don't have your own fat tire bike? Both offer rentals and easier trails for beginners - come out and explore something new!


Iron County Michigan fat tire biking backcountry
A little backstory ... and fat tire bike fun facts ...

When did fat tire bikes hit the scene?
Although we think of fat tire biking as a winter activity, fat tire bikes have been known for desert travel as well. Some say "fat bikes" started as early as the 1900s, however modern versions came much later. Whether you enjoy cruising the snow or sand, these fat tire bikes have found their place with areas carving out and maintaining trails dedicated to the popular sport.

A trip to the South Pole?
In 2014, Daniel Burton with the first to peddle to the South Pole.  He rode his Borealis Yampa fat bike 775 miles over the course of 51 days from the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole!

Global Fat-Bike Day!
As of 2012, December 1st, is now Global Fat-Bike Day.

Electric fat bikes (a similar idea to the e-bike) is the mashup of motorcycle meets bike with 5" tires.  Between their weight, these meaty tires, and the pedal assist - these E-Fatties truly shine when pulling a sled/trailer or when they are weighed down with supplies and equipment.


Iron County Michigan Visitors Guide

Iron County is one of the Upper Peninsula’s best kept secrets. From camping to fishing, hunting to canoeing, mountain biking to forest bathing – no matter your interests, the great outdoors and clear crisp air await you here.