Fat bikes are an awesome way to keep your bike mojo flowing during the winter months. In addition to a few layers of extra clothes, our local fat bike riders should arm themselves with information before setting out. Guidelines and best practices for access, safety and sharing the trail can be found here. It’s important, get informed!
Know where to ride this winter! Some of the best places, like Winona State Forest in northern NY, offer miles of groomed trails open to fat bikes. Our friends to the North, CNY-DIRT, are doing a great job grooming trails at Green Lakes State Park. Shindagin Hollow state forest is definitely open to winter riding, and we’ll be trying to pack down some trail loops again this year, mostly on the Red and Yellow trails. Finger Lakes National Forest has quite a few miles of trails and frozen dirt roads open to bikes all winter. But not all summer riding locations are open to winter riding, as Hammond Hill, Jenksville, and Oakley Corners state forests do not allow mountain bikes on snow-covered trails. Some local ski resorts, like Greek Peak, offer designated trails for winter biking. And many local rail-trails and dirt roads can add some variety to your winter biking. Visit our Trails page for more information.
Winter rides will be announced on our Cycle-CNY email list…subscribe by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.