Fat Bikes have come a long way. What started as an odd niche bike for riding in the snow, has blossomed into a full fledged cycling discipline for every season of the year. Thanks to the good folks at Fat-Bike.com there is now a holiday, Global Fat Bike Day!
After doing some hiking at East Fork last week, I noticed a lot of available beach that looked ripe for fat bikes. After sending out a few emails, another fat biker joined me on exploring this part of Harsha Lake, which I would guess has never seen a bike tire before.
One constant theme for this ride was downed trees. Lots of beach was open, but then sections would look like the photo above. It was nice to get an equal upper body workout with this ride. At one point navigating downed trees, a boat motored towards the shore and asked if we were okay. The park's rangers were patrolling the shore looking for deer hunters, and it seemed they got a good laugh out of our bikes.
After rolling around a good portion of the lake, we made our way up to the top of the ridge and worked our way back to our cars. A slow 7.5 miles, but a perfect ride for Global Fat Bike Day.