There’s nothing quite like autumn in Colorado’s high country and we are lucky to live within an hour of amazing fall foliage.
Did you know you can see summer and winter maps on Trailforks? This is especially useful for the Brainard Lake Recreation Area that has trails that only exist in the winter, and Little Raven trail changes from bike accessible in the summer to ski only in the winter.
Backcountry snow riding comes with rewards and challenges. Unlike groomed trails at a Nordic center, in the backcountry there are no hard and fast rules, but we can do a lot to “self-groom” a trail to be awesome (or trash it so it’s basically unrideable).
My first fatbike ride was in January 2014, but I didn’t fall with the sport and buy my own fatbike until January 2019. I’ll share what I did wrong and what I didn’t know so you don’t have to miss out on 5 years of fun.
Catch the recording of our 12/17/2020 Fatbiking 101 Zoom meeting.
Just because the days are getting shorter doesn’t mean the end of your evening rides. With the right gear (and good conditions) you can get in an after-work ride year round.