Fat Biking

Fat Biking in Maine's Lakes and Mountains

For those that love mountain biking in the woods of Maine March and April are the perfect months to hit the trail on a fat bike. Well-suited for the packed snow trails used by snowmobilers, fat biking (some call it snow biking) has exploded in popularity across Maine's Lakes and Mountains. The huge, knobby-grippy tires keep you on track, offering a perfect alternative to other sports when trails ice up or turn a bit soft—bad skiing conditions make for the best fat biking. Plus, with its recent popularity spike here in Maine’s Lakes and Mountains you won’t need to bring your own ride; we’ve got several shops and ski centers that rent around the region.

A couple quick pointers if you are planning to go. Softer snow is OK but keep it in the track on a slushy day. Look for a well-groomed trail system. You’ll find a great ride at Pineland in New Gloucester while the Carrabassett Valley is just thick with options, or check out the list below for an options that suits your style.

Fat Biking Trails (South to North)

Pineland Farms

15 Farm View Road, New Gloucester

Mount Apatite

98 Small Road, Auburn

Range Ponds State Park

26 State Park Road, Poland

Shepard Farm Preserve

139 Crockett Ridge Road, Norway

Bethel Village Trails at the Bethel Inn Resort

21 Broad Street, Bethel

Carter's X-Country Ski Center

786 Intervale Road, Bethel

Highwater Trail Loop

State Road 113, Bethel

Rangeley Lakes Trails Center

524 Saddleback Mountain Road, Rangeley

Narrow Gauge Pathway

3209 Carrabassett Drive, Carrabassett Valley

Maine Huts & Trails

Rte 27/Stratton Brook Trailhead, Carrabassett Valley

Sugarloaf Outdoor Center

5092 Access Road, Carrabassett Valley

Rent your Ride

AJ's Cycles

2745 Main Street, Rangeley, 207-864-2850

Bethel Village Trails at the Bethel Inn Resort

21 Broad Street, Bethel, 207-824-6276

Barker Mountain Bikes

53 Mayville Road, Bethel, 207-824-0100

Busytown Bikes

996 Sabattus Street, Lewiston, 207-241-3233

Carter's X-Country Ski Center

786 Intervale Road, Bethel, 207-539-4848

Green Machine Bike Shop

419 Main Street, Norway, 207-739-2324

Rainbow Bicyle

97 Lisbon Street, Lewiston, 207-784-7576

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