The Isberg Recreation Area has some easier trails and some harder ones. Let’s go check them out!

When: March 10, 2024, start at 10am

Where: Meet at Isberg Recreation Area parking lot off Oboe Court

Estimated tour time: About 2-3 hours.

Description: This is hybrid ride. The first hour will be in the flatter parts of the Isberg Recreation Area. We will do an out-and-back on the 100-Mile Trail, maybe with a little lollipop loop thrown in. This part of the ride will be good for beginners who are OK with moderate hills. Intermediate riders can come along, too. Distance 3-5 miles.

We’ll return to the parking lot. Those who have had enough can be done. For those who want more, we’ll tackle some steeper hills and slightly trickier trails. We’ll head into the uplands of the rec area. Expect quite a bit of climbing with mostly rideable hills but some push-only hills. Intermediate skills should be fine. Another 4-5 miles or so.

The ride is free, but you’ll need to be a member of the Fairbanks Cycle Club. Two-week memberships are available for $10.

Temperature cut-off: The ride will be canceled if it’s 15F below or colder at 8:30 a.m. according to this weather station (scroll down to “latest observation”).

Dogs: No dogs please.

Leader: Eric Troyer (fbxcyclist@gmail.com)

Donation: The Interior Alaska Land Trust is working on efforts to purchase more land near the Isberg Recreation Area. If you would like to find out more about this effort and how you can donate read this POST.

FATBIKE RENTALS

If you don’t own your own fatbike, but want to try it out, there are a few places around town that rent fatbikes that we know about. (Not all are open on Sundays, so plan ahead.)

OTHER WINTER RIDES

We have other winter rides, and there are others as well. Find out more on our Winter Rides page.