Winter Rides in Fairbanks

Winter fatbike tours are a great way to meet people, get some exercise, and learn about the winter trails around Fairbanks. Below are the regular fatbike tours we hold, as well as some other ones we know about. If you know of any more, please contact Eric Troyer: fbxcyclist (at) gmail.com. If you are new to winter cycling, check out our page on winter cycling.

Note: Rides are weather- and ride-leader dependent. Check ahead if you want to make sure they are happening as scheduled. 

Fairbanks Cycle Club Rides

SUNDAYS ON SNOW (SOS)

  • DESCRIPTION: Fairbanks Cycle Club offers these semi-regular rides. Some are for beginners, others are for more advanced riders. We’ll let you know ahead of time. Check out the schedule on our SOS page.
  • START TIME AND PLACE: Varies. Most are held on Sundays, but occasional rides are held on Saturdays.
  • DURATION: Varies.
  • CONTACT INFO: fbxcyclist@gmail.com
  • MORE INFO: We’ll announce them on our Facebook page.

Other Rides in the Fairbanks Area

BEAVER SPORTS THURSDAY NIGHT RIDE

  • DESCRIPTION: Beaver Sports offers an intermediate-level ride starting at the shop on Thursday evenings. They head out onto the ADMA/Creamer’s Field trails. They have some demo fatbikes that can be reserved.
  • START TIME AND PLACE: Thursdays at 5:00 p.m. at Beaver Sports
  • DURATION: They try to make it back by 7 p.m. before the store closes.
  • CONTACT INFO: https://www.beaversports.com/
  • MORE INFO: Check the Beaver Sports Facebook page (including the event page) for ride updates.

GOLDSTREAM SPORTS TUESDAY NIGHT RIDE

  • DESCRIPTION: This is a hardcore ride. Riders on this one need at least advanced intermediate winter biking skills and you need to be fit. Make sure to bring bike lights, water and snacks. No temperature cut off.
  • START TIME AND PLACE: Tuesdays at 7 p.m. from Goldstream Sports
  • DURATION: Usually about 1.5-2 hours and go 12 to 15 miles.
  • CONTACT INFO: https://www.goldstreamsports.com/

GOLDSTREAM SPORTS SATURDAY MORNING RIDE

  • DESCRIPTION: This is a hardcore ride. Riders on this one need at least advanced intermediate skills. You need to be fit AND have good winter biking skills. Make sure to bring bike lights, water and snacks. No temperature cut off.
  • START TIME AND PLACE: Saturdays at 8 a.m. from Goldstream Sports
  • DURATION: Usually about 1.5-2 hours and go 12 to 15 miles.
  • CONTACT INFO: https://www.goldstreamsports.com/

ROVE CO

  • DESCRIPTION: Low-key, no-drop fatbike rides on area trails. These are alternated every other week with cross-country ski outings.
  • START TIME AND PLACE: Meetups are usually start at 6pm on Wednesdays. Place is often decided a day or two before the event.
  • DURATION: Usually about 2 hours.
  • CONTACT/MORE INFO:

UAF GREEN BIKES

UAF Green Bikes sometimes offers periodic winter rides around campus. Check their Facebook page for announcements.

DEMO RIDES

Beaver Sports and Goldstream Sports also offer occasional fatbike demo rides. Watch their Facebook pages or the FCC Facebook page.