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Kudos to Elm Creek

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Last weekend I had the opportunity to test out the new singletrack bike trails at Elm Creek Park (part of the Three Rivers Park District in Maple Grove, MN).  These trails were developed in cooperation with MORC (Minnesota Off-Road Cyclists), and feature 12.7 miles of beautifully engineered and maintained, recently-opened singletrack.  More information about the Elm Creek Singletrack trails can be found at the Three Rivers Park District website, here: http://www.threeriversparks.org/news/news/singletrack-trails-open.aspx.

When I was riding the trails, they were reasonably quiet.  While there were other riders out there, the singletrack has enough forks and branches that the trails don’t get overloaded too easily.  In the photos below, you can see that while the trails are tight and twisty in spots, there are great views (particularly in fall), fun rolling and twisting runs, and plenty of challenge without the rock gardens, log-hopping and some of the other mountain bike obstacles that others enjoy but which I can easily do without.  I’m out to ride, not to run a trials course.  For fatbikers who share that mentality, these trails rock!

Plus, for families looking for a great place to spend a day enjoying family activities beyond mountain biking, Elm Creek features disc golf, hiking, horse trails, paved walking/biking/running trails, picnic areas, amazing playground areas, beach/swimming area, cross-country ski/snowshoe trails and more.  RideFatbikes.com is a fan of Elm Creek Park.  See photos below featuring the Elm Creek singletrack, taken on September 24, 2011.

Kudos and thanks to Elm Creek, MORC, Three Rivers Park District, and everyone involved in developing these great trails.

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Expanding the Fatbike Gallery

In the explosive growth of fatbikes, I’ve noticed that many fatbike riders take their bikes on epic rides, in amazing places.  Plus, fatbikes represent different things to different people.  Some use their fatbikes for loaded touring in unique adventures; others use fatbikes for recreational snow riding.  Some fatbike riders ride beaches, some commute by fatbike, and others live for snow bike racing in extremely cold and challenging conditions.

The Fatbike Gallery was developed to allow current fatbike riders and enthusiasts to have a place to share pics from fatbike adventures and recent fatbike rides, to show off photos of their own fatbike builds, and to see what other fatbike riders are up to.

Since there are people on the sidelines wondering what fatbikes are about and what makes fatbiking worthwhile, the gallery might push them to explore fatbiking for themselves.

In the short time since the Fatbike Gallery was developed, we’ve had photo submissions from the following individuals/blogs/companies, and we hope they keep coming:

Thank you to everyone who has already submitted fatbike photos to the gallery, and please continue to do so!  When someone wants to see great photos of fatbikes in cool venues and adventures, they should have to look no farther than FatbikeGallery.com.

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Fatbikes get some attention at Interbike 2011

It should come as no surprise to fatbike riders that fatbikes are turning some heads at Interbike this year (2011).  Take a look at this terrific article featuring

the beautiful Fatback bike from Speedway Cycles in Alaska.  I’m hoping to hear more from Speedway and possibly feature some info about their bikes, fatbike photos and more here at Ride Fatbikes, but in the meantime you should definitely see the good press from mtbr magazine.

Fatbike popularity, use, and options available should continue to improve and grow, which is good for fatbike riders, bike/equipment manufacturers, bike shops, cyclists, and bike advocates.  Let’s keep the momentum flowing – tell your friends about RideFatbikes.com or follow on Twitter (@RideFatbikes) so we can spread the good word.

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Fatbike Gallery just launched!

With the growing population of fatbike designs, and new introductions from several companies (like the Surly Moonlander, Salsa Mukluk 3 and Mukluk Ti and more), we decided a Fatbike Gallery was necessary to showcase photos from riders and from manufacturers.

For now, you can find the Fatbike Gallery through RideFatbikes.com on the “Fatbike Gallery” page.  Or, simply link to it from FatbikeGallery.com.

If you’d like to proudly display your fatbike on the fatbike gallery, please leave a comment or send your photo to Brad At Ride Fatbikes DOT com.

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