By David Spiegelberg
We have cold, we have snow and we have two-wheeled fat biking fun! Now is the time to get outside, embrace the cold and enjoy the many events taking place around Wisconsin.
Ride to compete, ride to meet other bikers or just ride for fun! Check out these six fun February and March trips, along with dining and some lodging recommendations.
Celebrate the color white – as in “snow” – at the Winter Color Festival Fat Bike Race through the Kettle Moraine State Forest. The race will have short and long courses for solo riders or teams of three.
Sample local food, beer and coffee at the groovy La Grange General Store, or get your after-ride fill at Casual Joe’s in the nearby college town of Whitewater. Stay at the Hamilton House Bed & Breakfast to warm up with a jetted tub and fireplace.
Are you looking for that “North Pole” atmosphere with ice in every direction? How about a fat bike race with ice caves, a lighthouse and 15 miles of ice on top of the world's largest freshwater lake?
This event takes place on groomed rolling single track through beautiful Lowes Creek County Park.
No bike – no problem! Show up and you will be placed on a team with a shared bike. Warm up with food and drink at the park’s lakefront pavilion. Fireplaces will be roaring!
After the race, head to the 75th Street Inn for burgers and a selection of cold Wisconsin beer.
How can you resist an event named the “Sweaty Yeti”? The trails at Levis Mound Recreational Area have been recognized as some of the best fat bike trails in the U.S. by a leading mountain bike website.
The Fat Bike Birkie is the premier snow bike event in North America. Riders test their skill and endurance on the professionally groomed American Birkebeiner Ski Trail!
The CAMBA trails recently were given a coveted “Ride Center” designation by the International Mountain Bike Association. Enjoy a meal and beer at the Rivers Eatery in Cable – recognized by Outside Magazine as the place to unwind after a long day of riding.
Ready to hit the trails? Learn more about fat biking in Wisconsin with our recommendations for rentals and trails.