Loppet Foundation

Freewheel Fat Tire Loppet

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Sunday: 12:00 p.m.

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.


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 3.8” 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 in Uptown, then bike the entire trail system – following the “blue” course – to the Loppet Village in Theodore Wirth Park, with two deviations:

  • Fat Tire bikes are not allowed in the Eloise Butler quadrant of Wirth Park

Both of these locations will have signs and course marshals directing bikers, but bikers are responsible for following the course.

Entry Fees

Status Through September 30 Through November 29 Through January 3 Through January 24 Through January 29 Through February 1 (in-person only) Through February 2 (in-person only)
Freewheel Fat Tire Loppet Closed $50 $55 $60 $70 $85 $95 $95

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.

A Note About the Data We Collect

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.


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


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