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If you think biking is only a warm weather pursuit, then you’re missing out on all the fun that is fat tire biking. These bikes feature large tires with low pressure which allow you to ride easily over roots, snow, rocks and sand - places where normal bikes tires wouldn’t dare tread. These bikes are used year round but really start to shine in the wintertime when going off road is impossible without the fat tires.
A fat tire bike is a big investment on its own, so before you get your own, try it out by renting from Nor Door Sport & Cyclery in Fish Creek. The cycling specialty shop is located near the main entrance to Peninsula State Park, making it easy to rent bikes and gear to ride right away. Take Sunset Trail or ride on the roads winding up and down the bluffs.
Outside of Peninsula State Park, there are many winter riding opportunities around Door County. A favorite route includes the trails at Newport State Park. The combination of sand, mud, rock and roots present on the mountain bike trails offer an ideal platform for fat bikes. Not to mention the promise of solitude and quiet that comes with venturing north of Ellison Bay.
Still feeling unsure if fat tire biking could be for you? Read about our Insider’s experience with fat tire biking at Newport State Park.
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