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Fat-Biking in the wintertime

Riding all season long in Michigan

By Kevin 46 #Dad #HusbandPublished 3 months ago 3 min read
Stoney Creek Metro Park Michigan

Fall time temperatures arise and the overwhelming feeling of the season change comes in about November in Michigan. The mornings are crisp and the days are getting shorter. I found myself missing the thought of jumping on the bike and hitting the trails. I ride a full suspension bike mostly in the warm months and place it in storage in the garage for the long wintery season. All spring summer and fall I was riding consistent on the trails, nothing to fancy but would get in my daily rides and feel somewhat healthy after a long grueling day in the office. Ive felt like mountain biking was my calling, I would rarely miss a opportunity to ride at the local park, One of the best parts about riding was the freedom and setting a goal formyself to live a healthy lifestyle. At 46 I was not as interesteed in going to the gym and doing robotic exercises. My calling was getting out into the woods and meetings some other riders. My perspective changed the day I met a few riders on FatBikes. I had no idea what they were and at first glance I thought they were just "goofy" looking. I came to a resting point and there was a fatbiker at the same crossroads I was at. During our water break I was asking all sorts of questions about his bike and what it was used for. My mind was blown, and I knew I wanted to be joining the thousands of people that ride these fat bikes thought the snow, mud and sand all season long.

Stoney Creek Metropark boasts a vast trail system that winds through its picturesque landscape, offering visitors a chance to explore the park's natural beauty up close. With over 27 miles of multi-use trails, the park provides ample opportunities for hiking, biking, and even horseback riding.

For hikers, the park offers a variety of trail options, ranging from easy, flat paths to more challenging routes that wind through wooded areas and offer scenic views of Stoney Creek Lake. The Lake Shore Trail is a popular choice, offering a peaceful stroll along the water's edge with opportunities for birdwatching and wildlife viewing.

Mountain bikers will find plenty to love at Stoney Creek Metropark, with over 14 miles of rugged, singletrack trails that traverse hilly terrain and provide a thrilling ride for cyclists of all skill levels. The park's mountain bike trails are well-maintained and offer a fun and challenging experience for riders.

In addition to hiking and biking, Stoney Creek Metropark offers a wide range of recreational activities for visitors to enjoy. The park features a sandy beach where visitors can swim and sunbathe during the summer months, as well as picnic areas and playgrounds for families to enjoy. Fishing is also a popular activity at the park, with Stoney Creek Lake stocked with a variety of fish species.

Overall, Stoney Creek Metropark is a beautiful and diverse natural area that offers something for everyone. Whether you're looking for a leisurely hike through the woods, a challenging mountain bike ride, or a relaxing day at the beach, Stoney Creek Metropark has it all.

Fat-biking in winter is a thrilling and rewarding experience that offers a unique way to explore snowy landscapes and stay active during the colder months. Whether you're seeking adventure, solitude, or simply a fun way to enjoy the outdoors, fat-biking in winter is an activity that is sure to leave you with unforgettable memories. Just wanted to share my personal experience and encourage others to get out and ride all season long. Hope you enjoyed the article and will see you and the trails!

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About the Creator

Kevin 46 #Dad #Husband

Hello, I'm extremely passionate about athletics and the outdoors, finding joy in activities like mountain biking, hockey, and golf. I embrace the challenges and rewards of these pursuits.

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