Loppet Foundation

Penn Cycle Puoli Fat Tire Loppet – 21K

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Sunday – 12:30 p.m.

The Penn Cycle Puoli 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 Puoli Fat Tire Loppet starts at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday – after the Penn Cycle Fat Tire Loppet has passed through. Like the Marathon Fat Tire event, the course starts at Wirth Park and finishes at Loppet Village near Lake Calhoun, but the Puoli course skips some of the toughest riding in between and is only 21K long.

The Puoli Fat Tire Loppet generally follows the “red” course – with one deviation. Fat Tire bikes are not allowed in the Eloise Butler quadrant of Wirth Park. Thus, when bikers arrive at Glenwood Avenue (first road crossing), bikers turn to the right onto Glenwood Avenue and pick up a short singletrack section starting at Wirth Parkway and Glenwood before re-joining the ski course. There will be signage and course marshals to direct bikers, but bikers are responsible for knowing 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 Puoli 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 Puoli 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.