Due to the growing popularity of winter biking, the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation along with our partners at VMBA and VAST is pleased to announce a Pilot Program for Winter Fat Biking for 2015-2016. The opening date for this season will be December 16, 2015 and the closing date will be April 15, 2016.
Fat Biking on snow is described as:
1. Wide tires — deep snow coverage may require tires wider than 3.5 inches.
2. Tire pressure will often be less than 10 PSI.
3. Enough flotation that you can travel over snow without leaving a rut deeper than one inch.
4. Sufficient traction that you are able to safely control your bike and ride in a straight line.
The locations for this pilot program have been determined by state land managers, VMBA representatives, VAST representatives and fat bike users.
To reduce conflict and lower the impact of snow biking on our existing trails, we ask that you to follow these guidelines.
Always be courteous to other snow travelers.
Best Practices for Fat Biking on Groomed Nordic Trails
Best Practices for Riding on Snowmobile Trails