Tag: Fatback

Peace at last

Once upon a time in Alaska, cross-country skiers and winter cyclists were at each other’s throats. Bikes, it was said, booby-trapped groomed skinny trails with narrow, snake-like ruts waiting to grab the […]

Lumen wars

No bit of technology has done more to transform the winter trails of the darkest state in the nation than the tiny, light-emitting diode (LED). LED headlights on fat-tired mountain bikes now […]

Idit-a-bike back

Over the course of three months this year, German Nina Gässler learned about the worst of Alaska, pedaled a fat-tired bike across some of the prettiest of Alaska, and eventually experienced the best […]

Survival of faddest

Fatbikes are everywhere in Alaska and Alaska’s largest city these days. They have transformed a world where cross-country skiing once dominated human-powered, winter recreation in the great outdoors. And in the process, […]