Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Grand Targhee...So FAT Right Now!
From Grand Targhee's Press Release:
Andy Williams, Grand Targhee's Special Events/ Summer Trails and long time snow biker, was pivotal in paving the way for Grand Targhee to encourage snow biking on the Nordic trails. "After enjoying the mountain bike trails in Rick's Basin during the summer, I couldn't help but think that the winter riding would be amazing," said Williams, "Snow biking provides another opportunity for guests to enjoy nature in the Tetons."
Dave Byers, a local snow bike race organizer and cyclist agrees and recently blogged "I applaud Grand Targhee Resort for their forward thinking and willingness to try something new. As long as snow bikers follow the rules and respect the trails when conditions are soft, I feel as if snow bikers and the Nordic skiers can coexist peacefully on the trails."
The snow bike was created to go where standard "all terrain" bikes flounder. The floatation and traction afforded by large-volume, low-pressure tires can get you over and through otherwise unrideable terrain...sand, mud, wet rocks and roots, ice and many kinds of snow. The snow bike is purpose built for snow and sand with wide, high flotation tires that enable travel on a variety of low pressure surfaces. Huge tires make for a comfy ride and distribute weight for FLOAT and TRACTION IN THE SNOW.