Winter Mountain Biking (Fat Biking)

A fat bike is a bicycle with over-sized tires, typically 3.7" or larger and rims wider than 44mm, that are designed for riding on soft unstable terrain such as snow. These bikes are built around frames with large forks and stays to accommodate the wide rims required to fit these tires. Fat bikes were invented for winter trail riding in sub-arctic Alaska. Their utility has expanded to include all forms of cycling; they thrive in snow, sand, desert, bogs and mud as well as riding what is considered normal mountain biking. The use of fat tire bikes has revolutionized mountain biking and made it a 4-season sport. Hence we anticipate that all mountain bike trails constructed in Gamehaven will be utilized all year around.

Current Status of Gamehaven Trail (August 2013)

Thanks to the volunteers who worked on the trail last year. As of August 2013, a 2.5 mile section has been completed and it is now open for riding both winter and summer. Like any new trail it will take some time to be “ridden in”.  A part of the access to the trail is on the Scout Reservation. They have been great to work with and have given us permission to use this access trail. We must always respect their privacy when they have camp sessions going on.

The ride starts at Gamehaven Lake access trail on the northwest end of the Scout parking lot. You will see a yellow arrow.                                                  

The trail is marked with these. At approximately 150 yards turn left (south). Go another 100 yards turn right. Follow this trail to the intersection of the lake access trail where you will turn right and then on to the new trail section. To make a loop you can follow the Lake access trail and re-enter the single track or you can re-ride the single track. The loop as shown is 2.5 miles long. You can view an enlarged version of the trail map here or by clicking on the image below. 

Plans are to expand this trail into the west side of Gamehaven park in summer and fall of 2104. 

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