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Penn Cycle Fat Tire Loppet

  • Theodore Wirth Park 1339 Theodore Wirth Parkway Golden Valley, MN, 55422 United States (map)

The Fat Tire Loppet provides a once-a-year chance to ride your fat tire bike on the groomed Loppet Trail. Fat Tire bikes are otherwise not allowed on the snow covered, groomed trail system and mountain bikes or other non-fat tire bikes are never allowed.

The Fat Tire Loppet starts at noon on Sunday – after the skiers have passed through the park. Bikers will start at Wirth Park, then bike the entire trail system – following the “blue” course – to the Loppet Village in Uptown, with two deviations:

Fat Tire bikes are not allowed in the Eloise Butler quadrant of Wirth Park – so the Fat Tire Loppet turns right on Glenwood Avenue and follows Glenwood for a few hundred meters before taking the singletrack at the corner of Glenwood and Wirth Parkway before re-joining the ski trail.

Fat Tire bikes are also not allowed in the Minikahda Club – so the Fat Tire Loppet turns right (back onto Lake Calhoun) at that point, skipping the Minikahda Club section of the blue course.

Both of these locations will have signs and course marshals directing bikers, but bikers are responsible for following the course.

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