Minnesota –-(Ammoland.com)- The third annual Northland Fat Bike Rally will once again hit the trails of Lake Bemidji State Park on Saturday, March 4, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
There will be both a 10K and 28K route. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m., followed by a required rules meeting at 10:15 a.m. and a mass start at 11 a.m. on Lake Bemidji. Bikers will head into Lake Bemidji State Park, where the course loops through Rocky Point, Balsam and Fish Hawk trails and the Old Logging Trail.
A kids rally, with a short but exciting route through the park, will start at approximately 2 p.m., after the main ride is concluded.
The event is not just for experienced fat bikers. Anyone with 3.8 inch tires and a helmet can ride the course. Nonracers are welcome, and there will be other activities happening throughout the day in the park. Local vendors will have a limited supply of bike parts, tools, accessories and equipment available for sale. Food and refreshments will be available throughout the day in the visitor center.
The course will be closed until the official start time. After the event, the course will be open to biking until 4 p.m. There will be a group ride offered at 10 a.m., Sunday, March 5. This is the only weekend during the winter that the park trails will be open for fat bike riding.
The rally is free for participants and spectators with a Minnesota State Parks permit. Permits ($5/one-day or $25/year-round) are required for vehicles to enter the park.
The Northland Fat Bike Rally is made possible with support from Lake Bemidji State Park, Karvakko Engineering, Bemidji Brewing, Bemidji Super 8 Hotel and the Bemidji Area Mountain Bikers.
For more information about the rally, contact the park at 218-308-2300.
For more information about fat bike opportunities at Minnesota state parks and trails, visit www.dnr.state.mn.us/fatbike.