In the past, exploring local parks in the winter meant strapping on snow shoes or a pair of skis, now there’s another option: fat tire biking. Anoka County Parks is working to introduce more people to the sport through a class on basic riding skills.
“Once they get on the bikes they realize really quickly that this is an easy activity and even easier to ride than a regular mountain bike,” said Recreation Program Coordinator Todd Murawski.
Twelve Fat Tire Bikes and a trailer for hauling them were purchased with a grant from the Statewide Health Improvement Partnership.
“One of the reasons we decided on the fat tire biking through the SHIP program was really for the stability and the ability for really anyone to get on a fat tire bike,” Murawski said.
Preregistration is available at anokacountyparks.com. The $25 per person fee includes instruction, bike rental and a helmet.