Loppet Foundation

Penn Cycle Fat Tire Loppet 35K

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Sunday – Noon

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.

Fat tire biking on the Loppet Trail system is not permitted at any other time during the winter.

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Can I use any bike?

No. Because the Loppet trail is a ski trail first, and fat tire bikes do less “damage” to the trails, only truly fat tire bikes are allowed. Fat tire bikes are defined as bikes with 4” tires or more and less than 10 psi tire pressure.

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.


Entry Fees

Status Through August 31 Through November 30 Through January 11 Through January 31 Through February 3 (in-person only) Through February 4 (in-person only)
Penn Cycle Fat Tire Loppet Open $50 $55 $60 $70 $85 $85

Registration and transaction fees are nonrefundable, including in the event of cancellation. Registration is not transferable to another person or another event for any reason, including injury. Competing under another person’s name will result in disqualification.

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Clothing Bags

Riders may pack a clothing bag for after the race. The clothing bags will be transported from the start to the finish in Uptown.


Equipment

Participants in the Fat Tire Loppet must provide their own fat tire bike and helmet. Helmets are required.



Proceeds

Proceeds from the City of Lakes Loppet Festival events benefit the Loppet Foundation. Learn more about the Foundation's mission, vision, and values.