You’ve probably seen them – mountain bikes with enormous tires.
Now skiing areas are making room for fat bikes, some communities are developing trails for them and there are even winter fat bike races.
We’ll learn about this relatively new form of outdoor recreation as well as other ways to keep cycling throughout the winter season. We’ll also discuss the growing popularity of e-bikes and bike safety issues in the news.
Video credit: Brian Bechard/Maine Public
- Brian Danz, professional mechanic and educator with Portland Gear Hub
- Jim Tasse, Assistant Director and Advocacy Director at the Bicycle Coalition of Maine
- Rex Turner, Outdoor Recreation Planner, Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry, Bureau of Parks and Lands.
- Enjoying Maine's winter on a fat bike
- From the fringe to the mainstream, fat bikes are here and trails are booming
- Fat Biking - Maine's Lakes and Mountains
- Maine Winter Fat Bike Conditions and Trail Reports - A Facebook Group
- 5 Tips for Driving Alongside Cyclists
- New England Mountain Bike Association
- How to Stud a Fatbike Tire
- First Friday Slow Rides in Portland - A Facebook Group
- Sno-Go SkiBikes at Sugarloaf