Norpine Fat Bike Classic Is Back With New Full Moon Tour

Jan 5, 2022News

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Registration is now open for the Norpine Fat Bike Classic, which will return to Lutsen for its sixth year with events beginning Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022, and culminating with races on Saturday, Jan. 29.

A group of men and women ride fat tire bikes on a groomed winter trail on a cold day

Hosted by the Superior Cycling Association, all events are held on the Norpine Cross-Country Ski Trails, which take riders through stands of old-growth cedars on Pisten Bully-groomed trails while overlooking Lake Superior. New to this year’s events is the Full Moon Tour on Jan. 15, a 6-to-8-mile evening guided tour on the Norpine trails for those that want to experience fat tire biking under Cook County’s world-class dark sky.

Closeup of a fat tire bike on a groomed winter trail on a cold day

The Norpine Fat Bike Classic races will be held on Jan. 29, with a 30-mile long race and a 19-mile short race — both on the same trails — followed by an awards ceremony and after-race party at Cascade Restaurant & Pub.

Two men ride fat tire bikes on a groomed winter trail on a cold day

Riders can also register for a day-time, untimed tour to experience the trails in a non-competitive event. Ride with family and friends, or go solo, and complete the tour anytime between January 15 and 28. Tour registration fee includes a T-shirt, swag bag, trail use fee and a ticket to the door prize raffle.

For more information on the Norpine Fat Bike Classic events and to register, go to www.superiorcycling.org/norpine.  

A man rides a fat tire bike on a groomed winter trail on a cold day

Photos courtesy of Visit Cook County

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