They get their name from the enormous, oversized tires and extra wide rims — some as wide as millimeters — which allow for less tire pressure and better grip on snowy surfaces.
In the town of Eagle, the Haymaker Trail, as well as Bellyache Road, stay open to fat bikes in the winter. Support Local Journalism Donate.
A proposal for new winter routes will be forthcoming, where citizens will have an opportunity to make public comments. John LaConte jlaconte vaildaily.
With the increase in fat bike popularity has come another challenge in the U. As a result, Mayville says the Forest Service is working with local mountain groups to figure out how to accommodate fat bikes. Forest Service adapting to fat bikes News News.
Now days pretty much every bike company makes a fat bike. As it stands, the bikes are only allowed on plowed ro where wheeled vehicles are allowed. The Forest Service has released a fact sheet detailing the current regulations, but those are set to change as the sport continues to increase in popularity.
The Forest Service says conflicts with other users are among the factors they have to consider. The difference is in the tire pressure.
The local chapter of the International Mountain Biking Association is in the process of developing a proposal for routes to analyze through a public process that may allow for a limited of groomed over-the-snow routes on the forest in the future, the Forest Service said.
With wider rims allowing for lower tire pressure, fat bikes are able to stay stable on snow-packed surfaces.