Grand Rapids & Biking: Match Made in Heaven

Northern MN is known for our gorgeous summer, vibrant fall, rejuvenating spring and icy winters. From mountain biking to fat tire biking, there isn’t a season you can’t find a two-wheeled adventure!

The Monster Truck of Mountain Bikes – Fat Tire Bicycles

Made for Minnesota’s winter, fat tire bikes have a rubber surface twice as wide as standard mountain bikes and a much lower, “squishy” tire pressure. This increased surface area allows better traction and keeps riders from sinking into the snow, mud or sand.

They are a great way for riders of all ages and experience levels to get outside and into nature. From easy riding and sight-seeing to more adventurous mountain biking- fat tire bikes let you explore Northern MN in all terrains and trail conditions.

Northern Minnesota Bike Trails

Beautiful trails are available for the public in the Grand Rapids area. Some of our favorite warm-weather  biking trails include:

Best winter trails for fat tire biking:

  • Forest History Center
  • Legion Trail – stay on designated biking trail
  • Mt. Itasca
  • Tioga Recreation Area. Construction on a 30-mile single track trail mountain bike trail is happening 2018 and 2019. OPEN Currently is  Iron Maidenhair, a .5 mile which is a blue jump line (intermediate level) and a green flow (entry level) that weaves through the jump line. The trail is marked and accessible from the Tioga Boat Landing overflow parking lot that is located by the Tioga Mine Pit. Stay on the designated trail and if conditions are too wet, please refrain from riding. The expected open for the completed 30 miles is late Fall 2019 with a grand opening being held in Spring of 2020.

Biking Community in Grand Rapids, MN

Check out our video showcasing some of the benefits fat tire biking in Northern MN:


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