Branded the bulkier cousin of summer and shoulder season MTB, fat biking has solidified its wide-load stance in the Rossland winter-biking scene.
True, these wide-tired behemoths can be pedaled four seasons out of the year, but they really strut their stuff in the winter months. Just ask the growing number of committed devotees in their frosted goatees, thumbs up and high fives thrown out as they navigate a handful of packed and groomed fat bike friendly paths, chubby rubber tires welcome on several Rossland trails.
Powered by single-track machine groomed technology, and single-minded enthusiasts that can’t shelve their bikes for the winter, the volunteer corps maintains select routes, fat-bikes’ cult following maturing into another niche sport embraced on the Rossland sports-scape.
Rentals and gear are available in multiple locations along with lots of advice and info on what trails are good to ride at the moment. Check out the fat-bike grooming report before you hit the trails.