Where to ride fat bikes in Minnesota

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2015-2016 Winter Fat Biking Pilot Project

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We've launched a pilot project to help people find safe and appropriate places to ride fat bikes this winter. Groomed snowmobile and ski trails may look appealing, but most of these trails are not open to other uses due to safety concerns and the fact their grooming costs are paid through user fees.

Here are the trails we recommend that welcome fat bikes. Click on the map for more information: fat bike trails map Split Rock Lighthouse Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area/Cuyuna Lakes State Trail Jay Cooke State Park Bronk Unit - Richard J. Dorer State Forest Fort Snelling State Park Douglas State Trail

Douglas State Trail

Trails: 13 miles
Use: Groomed for non-motorized multi-use, including fat biking.
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Fort Snelling State Park

Trails: 6 miles
Use: Packed for non-motorized multi-use, including fat biking.
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Lake Bemidji State Park

Use: There will be a one day special event at the park March 5, 2016, when all ski trails in the park will open to fat biking.
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Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area/ Cuyuna Lakes State Trail

Trails: 20 miles
Use: Groomed trails dedicated to a premier fat biking experience.
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Jay Cooke State Park

Trails: 5.4 miles
Use: Trails groomed for fat biking.
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Split Rock Lighthouse State Park

Trails: 8.7 miles
Use: Trails groomed for fat biking.
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Bronk Forest Unit - Plowline Trail

Trails: 7.5 miles
Use: Trail is groomed by a local mountain bike club for non-motorized multi-use, including fat biking.
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More about the Bronk Forest Unit of the R.J. Dorer Memorial Hardwood State Forest

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