Fat Biking the North Shore

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winter biking in lake county

Lake County and the North Shore prove excellent places to fat-bike ride through beautiful forests offering various elevations and wide-open views of majestic Lake Superior.

Find amazing groomed tracks at destinations like Split Rock Lighthouse and the Donald D. Ferguson Demonstration Forest near Two Harbors. 

How do fat bikes work?

Fat bikes are designed for winter riding, featuring lower air pressure and big fat tires that allow you to float over snowy trails, whereas other types of tires sink. As a result, the winter sport is growing in popularity in winter climates and ranks as a top winter activity in northern Minnesota.

WHERE TO FAT BIKE ON THE NORTH SHORE AND IN LAKE COUNTY

Lake County Demonstration Forest

Find winter wonder while rolling along groomed tracks at destinations like the Lake County Demonstration Forest in Two Harbors. Featuring 5.3 miles of trails (three groomed plus one ungroomed), you’ll travel through the peaceful, snowy woods near the North Shore. Additionally, the two-mile intermediate Paradise Trail offers tight, twisty turns with short, punchy climbs and natural features in a forested Shangri La.

Don’t have a fat bike? No worries:  Spokengear in Two Harbors rents mountain bikes and fat bikes.

Split Rock Lighthouse State Park

What could be better than a fat bike ride along the shore of Lake Superior? Look no further than Split Rock Lighthouse. This north shore state park features 8.7 miles of groomed trails perfect for fat biking, snowshoeing, skate-skiing, and winter hiking.  Along with fat biking, Split Rock Lighthouse makes an excellent destination for many fun winter activities – not to mention the gorgeous scenery.

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Fat bike trail locations & rentals

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Lake County Demonstration Forest

Lake County’s Donald J. Fergusen Demonstration Forest in Two Harbors aims to develop a working forest using state-of-the-art techniques to illustrate that forest management activities …

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Split Rock Lighthouse State Park

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spokengear bike shop and rentals two harbors

Spokengear Bike Shop

Spokengear Bike Shop is located in Two Harbors, set back from the hustle and bustle of Scenic 61. The small, independently owned, full-service bike shop, …

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