Introduction to Fat-Tire Biking

9:00am2:00pm
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$79 for REI Members

$99 for non-members

Limited spots left

Overview

  • Fitness level 3 Moderate
  • Minimum age 14
  • Group size 5 people

Experience the thrill of fat-tire biking with enthusiastic and knowledgeable instructors! We'll start by addressing proper bike fit and appropriate tire pressure based on conditions. Next we'll demonstrate riding techniques specific to fat-tire biking, including body and pedal position, shifting, braking, climbing, descending, and basic cornering. We'll also go over important communication skills and mountain biking trail etiquette. Don't have a bike? We'll provide fat-tire bikes for participants at no additional charge. Recommended for those 14 and older; those under 18 must be accompanied by parent or responsible adult.

  • Introduce riders to groomed fat-tire bike trails, or sandy trail conditions
  • Learn the proper techniques of shifting, braking, hill climbing/descending, dabbing, cadence through snowy/sandy conditions, and cornering in snowy/sandy conditions
  • Learn proper Trail etiquette (LNT) and risk management
  • Find local areas where you can begin to build your skills as a fat-tire biker

What to bring with you

Notes

Programs close to new registrations 48 hours before the program start time. Still have questions about this program? You can reach our local experiences team Monday through Friday 10 AM - 5 PM at newengland-os@rei.com and by phone at 855-258-9509.

Map image of The Trustees' Ward Reservation

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Ward Reservation is an emerald quilt of fields, forests, and uplands, stitched together from more than 40 distinct parcels across three hills--Shrub, Boston, and Holt. Looking out from their summits, you can see how the property melds with the surrounding landscape. On top of Holt Hill, the highest point in Essex County, you'll find the "Solstice Stones," a compass-like arrangement of stones set up to mark the sunset on the longest and shortest days of the year.