Fat Bike on the Gunflint Trail this winter


Couple finds fat bike Fun on the Gunflint Trail

from Ted Young,
Fat Tire Bike is catching on as an exciting new winter sport. In response to this the Gunflint Trail’s Boundary Country Trekking, this winter, is introduce –  Yurt to Yurt Fat Tire Biking . According to Barbara Young, co-owner of Boundary Country Trekking, “it is an eight mile bike between the Tall Pines Yurt to the Croft Yurt. On this new adventure you head west on a one mile bike along the Little Ollie Road then travel three miles along a snowmobile trail across Poplar Lake and onto the four mile Moose Trail to the Croft Yurt Camp.”


Fat biker leave Boundary Country Trekking for a day of fun riding

Something about the two yurts sites where bikers will be staying – for centuries, the people of the Mongolian plateau have found yurts to be comfortable, convivial dwellings. These round peaked-roofed, canvas-covered huts are warm and cozy. Each comes equipped with a wood-fired stove, dishes and utensils, pots and pans, LP gas stove with oven, prep area, dining area, sleeping bags and bunk beds. An outhouse is nearby. The Tall Pines yurt even has a wood fired Finnish sauna. And, while you bike between the yurts your gear and food are transported for you.

Young went on to say, “We had a few fat tire bikers, for the first time, last winter at our Bed and Breakfast and at the Tall Pines Yurts. One fat tire biker brought up the idea of biking between the yurts in the winter. So this winter we are going to give it a try.”

For more Information on this new program you  can view it at: http://boundarycountry.com/biking-fat-tire.html

Another Minnesota Fat Tire Bike Destination

Checkout Cuyuna Country State Recreational Area near Brainerd.  Here you will find a world class single track mountain bike system that is becoming very popular for winter fat biking enthusiasts. For more info. when planning a visit here check out the HaveFunBiking, Cuyuna Lakes Area At-A-Glance Article.