Fatbiking is booming, with more and more ski resorts the introduction of the sport, including Tahoe Donner in the Sierra Nevada where our scribe tries it out
Fatbikes so referred because of their comically dense tyres are the latest trend in cycling. They look like the demon trucks of the biking nature and are designed for razzing on skin-deeps youd imagine would be impossible to hertz on, such as sand and, including with regard to, snow.
Which is not to say they construct the whole act effortless as I found to my rate during a weekend at Tahoe Donner, a downhill and cross-country ski resort in California which, in response to increased demand, recently opened some of its trails to fatbiking.
Sally Jones, administrator of the Cross Country ski neighbourhood, has supervised the introduction of the bikes, including a half-dozen to hire. It could eventually be as favourite as snowboarding, she says.
Fatbiking as a sport is booming across the US, especially in positions such as Alaska and Colorado, where cycling wouldnt otherwise is the possibility in wintertime. And in Europe, the inaugural Snow Bike Festival the first of its species controls from 19 -2 2 January in Gstaad, Switzerland.
So these days, where theres snow and athletics, there are likely to be fatbikes.
We attended other ski areas in different regions cuddling fatbiking, adds Sally, and we figured we wouldnt certainly know if we are to be able make it project unless we tried it.