A fat bike is a bicycle with over-sized tires on wide rims. They are designed to ride on soft unstable terrain like snow and sand. They have been a growing trend for several years and now considered an emerging sport.

Fat biking is a fast growing sport that allows beginner to advanced cyclists to bike on a variety of terrain. Fat bikes are a special type of bike that accommodate a much wider tire, often ranging from 3.5 to 5 inches in width.

Summer
A cyclist on a fat bike

Summer Fat Biking

Imagine riding your fat bike through the Major Kollock mountain bike trail - what a ride!

For your safety:

  • Biking is not permitted on the beach, dunes or coastal areas (beach, lagoons and rivers). Fat bike users must stay on the bike trails.
  • If you are renting your fat bike at Kouchibouguac National Park, we recommend that you use a bike rack on your vehicle for safe transportation.
Winter
Two cyclists riding fat bikes in the snow

Winter Fat Biking

Several kilometers of dedicated fat bike winding trails will be groomed throughout the park’s Acadian forest between the Pijeboogwek Shelter and the La Source Shelter.

Click here to find winter trail maps.

For your safety:

  • Ride on designated trails only.
  • Cycling off-road and on the other trails belonging to the winter trail network is not permitted. (it is permitted to cross the ski trail when indicated).
  • Yield for snowshoers and cross-country skiiers at intersections (they do not have brakes)
  • Avoid blocking your rear tire (skid)

Fat Bike Rentals

Want to try out a fat bike? Rent your equipment at the Pijeboogwek Shelter (near Park entrance). Contact us for additional information at 506-876-2443.