Global Fatbike Day Ride—2015

Skirting a high mountain meadow

Skirting a high mountain meadow

We headed up to Pine Hollow up American Fork Canyon for a Global Fatbike Day ride, along with about 40 other riders. There are some great singletrack trails up there that have been packed out and ridden and they were in great shape on Saturday. There were probably 30 people in the parking lot at Pine Hollow when we arrived. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen that many fatbikes all in one place before.

Doc heading up the road to Timpanooke.

Doc heading up the road to Timpanooke.

Bullet, Jess, and others riding up the road.

Bullet, Jess, and others riding up the road.

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Doc, Bullet, our friend Arden, and I met our friend Jess there and headed up the road to Timpanooke Campground and Trailhead. From there we headed up singeltrack Trail 150. It was in great shape. Bullet, Jess, and I had ridden it on Tuesday night and though it was in pretty good shape, it was a bit narrower. That was also a very chilly ride, probably not getting above about 15 degrees. There were several groups of riders all heading up the same trail. The weather was great, not too cold, and the scenery was stellar as always up there with great views of the North Summit of Mt. Timpanogos.

Early morning sun in the mountains.

Early morning sun in the mountains.

Steller singletrack, Trail 150

Stellar singletrack, Trail 150

The North side of Mt. Timpanogos

The North side of Mt. Timpanogos

Taking a break at one of the trail junctions.

Taking a break at one of the trail junctions.

Mt. Timpanogos

Mt. Timpanogos

We rode up Trail 150 all the way to the Ridge Trail and took that up to the nice overlook above American Fork Canyon. Up top there were quite a few of us taking in the views or Timp and AF Canyon.

Group photo at the lookout on the Ridge Trail.

Group photo at the lookout on the Ridge Trail.

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The Professor at the lookout, Mt. Timpanogos in the background.

The Professor at the lookout, Mt. Timpanogos in the background.

Then it was a great, fast ride down. The snow was getting a bit soft, but was not bad.

Heading down.

Heading down.

When we got back to Timpanooke Campground we rode the Trail 180 loop, which was about 1.5 miles of great singletrack.

Bullet on the Trail 180 loop.

Bullet on the Trail 180 loop.

Heading down Trail 180 back to the Timpanooke Trailhead.

Heading down Trail 180 back to the Timpanooke Trailhead.

We then rode the road back to the Pine Hollow parking lot. In all we rode about 11.5 miles with some pretty serious climbing. It was a great day out, and like I said we probably saw at least 40 people out on fatbikes. This area will be getting groomed specifically for fatbikes by the Forest Service all through the Winter.

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One comment

  1. Great Article with nice Pictures

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