Trail Etiquette for Winter Riding
Trail Etiquette: Rules & Guidelines for the Trails
Check out our Grooming Report before you head out. Do NOT ride if the trails are soft. Even if the trails are open, do not ride if you’re sinking in more than an inch. Use common sense: the goal is to not damage the trails.
Fat bikers are required to have a valid trail pass on some properties such as Hiawatha Highlands and Crimson Ridge. Show your support to the hard work that goes in to keeping trails groomed by purchasing a pass. (*No dogs allowed on groomed trails)
⚠️ Be especially careful at all crossings.
Pay attention to skiers when on or crossing ski trails. Communicate with all other trail users and give the right-of-way to snowshoers and skiers. Announce your presence if it is not known.
Tires must be wider than 3.5″ and tire pressure must be less than 8 psi to ensure enough flotation to not damage the trails and to provide adequate traction. Recommended psi will generally be posted with grooming reports.
When riding on the ski trail, the goal is not to damage it. Do not ride if trails are soft and tires leave ruts. If riding on the ski trail, move to the farthest left of the trail. When crossing the ski trail, ensure to keep your momentum and continue to the next fat bike trail. Stopping will leave footprints which can ruin the classic and skate grooming for skiers. If you need to stop, do so on the farthest left of the trail.
Stay polite and be courteous to all other users. Spread the word about fat biking!! Educate other riders, follow the rules (and intent of the rules) and discourage bad behaviour. Make it fun. Keep it safe.
No dogs on groomed trails 🙂