Groomed Singletrack – The ‘Future Of Fat Biking’?

Is the future of fat-biking on purposely-built, groomed snow trails? Minnesota’s 45NRTH, a gear and accessories brand, floats this premise along with its release of a website,

(Related: “10 Years Of Fat Bikes,” an exclusive GearJunkie video)

Grooming singletrack for fat bikes is still rare. This website offers a resources page and map to track where riders can find “velcro perfection,” as 45NRTH calls it.

As seen in the video below, shot on the Jolly Green Giant trail at Grand Targhee Resort in Wyoming, a rider can get “the same, and sometimes better, flow and fun on snow as you can on dirt.”

Check out for info about snowy tracked trails near your home. The site includes info on how to support trail-building efforts and will soon add details on constructing your own groomer to help expand the network of made-for-fat trails around the world.

Stephen Regenold

Stephen Regenold is Founder of GearJunkie, which he launched as a nationally-syndicated newspaper column in 2002. As a journalist and writer, Regenold has covered the outdoors industry for two decades, including as a correspondent for the New York Times. A father of five, Regenold and his wife live in Minneapolis.