While you might be inspired by the Olympics to give activities like cross country skiing and curling a try, you will continue to see people cycling this winter. Fat bikes with their big rims and large, partially deflated tires make cycling possible and more accessible during the winter months even when there is snow and ice on the ground. The sport’s popularity has grown in recent years, attracting hundreds to a Green Bay area golf course at the end of January and drew similar numbers to an event Saturday night at the Brown County Reforestation Camp. Fat biking enthusiast Randy Sahs has ridden his fat bike for years and believes the sport will only grow more in Door County.
If you’re interested in fat biking, do not worry about only using it during the winter months. The bikes were originally developed for travel through the desert. Sahs recommends Snowkraft Nordic for fat biking, though the state parks have also opened some trails for the sport as well.