When visiting the White Mountains of New Hampshire, you now have a fairly new and exciting outdoor activity to enjoy – fat tire biking! The sport has recently evolved to offer visitors everything needed to enjoy this rapidly growing sport.
What is a fat bike? A bicycle with over-sized tires typically from 3.7″ to 5″ wide with rims twice as wide as a standard mountain bike tire. These bikes turn mountains into molehills by making the most challenging and technical terrain much easier to ride. Tire pressure can run as low as 5psi on soft terrain like snow and sand compared to a standard mountain bike pressure of 20-30psi. This low pressure provides great traction and flotation over soft terrain plus the extra air provides some suspension. Your ride is less rigid and more comfortable whether you are riding on snow in winter or rolling over roots, rocks, and logs the rest of the year.
The local Coos Cycle Club has built and is responsible for 20+ miles of single track in Moose Brook State Park, Gorham Town Forest, Gorham Land Company holdings, and on Power Island. Some is reclaimed Civilian Conservation Corps trail and some is built specifically for mountain biking. The trails are full of swoops, obstacles, and flow. Coos Cycle Club trail work began in 2006 with the reclamation of Perimeter Path in Moose Brook State Park. The first trail construction project began in 2009 with Power Island single track. 2015 & 2016 saw ambitious work on the Perkins Path reclamation project and completion of 5 miles new single track on Pine Mountain. In an effort to further interconnect all of the trails, the Hinckley connector trail and Lost Campground loop between Moose Brook State Park and the Presidential Rail Trail/Pine Mountain were added. All of these trails are mapped for easy navigation.
Rental bikes, helmets, & maps are located just 9 miles from the Royalty Inn at Great Glen Trails where you can ride groomed trails. For details about Great Glen fat biking, CLICK HERE.
The Royalty Inn is in biking distance from the Gorham & Moose Brook State Park Trails and just 9 miles from Great Glen Trails. We are a terrific home base for this White Mountain activity. We also offer guests access to the Royalty Athletic Club, sauna, Jacuzzi and 75 foot indoor pool. There is nothing like a soothing soak in the Jacuzzi after a day on the trails. Welcome to the Royalty Inn!
Conrad Klefos, General Manager