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Big M Update – Wed. 3/3/21

Big M is in great shape when temps are below freezing. Last night the trail was rock solid with no icy spots. Just a few bumpy patches here and there from deer tracks and some hiker footprints at the start … Continue reading

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Big M Update – Fri. 2/26/21

A few of us rode the Outer Loop at Big M last night. We were happy to find that the trail is hard pack and smooth despite the warm temperatures over the past few days. There are a few bumpy … Continue reading

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Big M Update – Mon. 2/22/21

The Groomers felt like testing out some new tactics yesterday, mostly just using different machines/methods on different portions of the trail. The result was that every section of trail had anywhere from 2 – 4 passes with a groomer! Some … Continue reading

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Big M Update – Sat. 2/20/21

Big M received 10+ inches of snow last night. The Outer Loop has not been groomed. Fire Tower Loop remains un-groomed. The Beginner Loop was groomed yesterday and again this morning. The trail was soft today, it could use some … Continue reading

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Big M Update – Fri. 2/19/21

The Outer Loop was last groomed on Monday. One of our club members got out and rode it last night and reported back that the trail is firm and has set up very nicely! The only caution was that the … Continue reading

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Big M Update – Tues. 2/16/21

The Outer Loop was groomed yesterday. The groomer commented that it seemed to set up well, but with the really cold temperatures and soft snow conditions it could be fragile and low tire pressure is going to be key. The … Continue reading

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Big M Update – Fri. 2/12/21

The Outer Loop and Beginner Loop were groomed this evening. With slightly warmer temps, we are hoping it sets up well for the weekend. The Fire Tower Loop remains un-groomed.

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Big M Update – Mon. 2/8/21

It has continued to snow each day since Friday’s report! The Outer Loop was last groomed on Saturday morning. We will be sure to post an update when the next groom occurs. The Fire Tower Loop remains un-groomed. The Beginner … Continue reading

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Big M Update – Fri. 2/5/21

Big M has received a foot of snowfall within the last 24 hours and it is still snowing! The Outer Loop was groomed this afternoon and there are plans to make another pass with the track sled tomorrow morning. The … Continue reading

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Big M Update – Wed. 2/3/21

No changes in trail conditions since Saturday. The Outer Loop and Fire Tower Loop are hard pack and grippy. Things get a little bumpy in the sections where the snow is still thin, but overall the trail is in great … Continue reading

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Big M Update – Sun. 1/31/21

Big M is in excellent shape! The trail has been getting an inch or so of snowfall on top of the base every couple of days that rides in nicely. No need to groom. The result is a solid Outer … Continue reading

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Big M Update – Wed. 1/26/21

Some riders got out to Big M last night and reported about 1-2 inches of fresh snow on top of a smooth and firm base. The trail is fast rolling with good grip! Doesn’t look like there is any snowfall … Continue reading

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Big M Update – Fri. 1/22/21

The Outer Loop and the Fire Tower Loop were groomed last night! With cold temperatures in the forecast, Big M should be in excellent shape for the weekend! The Beginner Loop was groomed on Tuesday and is is in good … Continue reading

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Big M Update – Wed. 1/20/21

The Outer Loop was last groomed on Saturday. Over the past few days we have received and inch or so of fresh snow on top of that. The trail is in good shape and areas that were thin before are … Continue reading

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Big M Update – Mon. 1/18/21

The Outer Loop was groomed on Saturday morning and overall the trail set up nicely. The section known as “Road Monkey” or “The Outback” has thin snow cover with some patches of dirt. As the temperatures drop, this section could … Continue reading

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Big M Update – Fri. 1/15/21

The weather today and tomorrow shows high temperatures and a rain/snow mix. For the next few days the trails will likely be a sloppy mess if temps are above freezing and and ice luge if they are below freezing. Sunday … Continue reading

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Big M Update – Tues 1/12/21

Word out of Big M today is that conditions are similar to what we saw over the weekend. Hard pack and fast rolling where there is still a base, icy in places where the base is thin. There is finally … Continue reading

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Big M Update – Sat. 1/9/21

The Outer Loop is hard pack and fast rolling with some icy patches. Icy spots are primarily on the section known as Road Monkey / The Outback where the snow cover has been thin. The Beginner Loop is hard pack … Continue reading

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Big M Update – Wed. 1/6/21

Reports from Big M today are that the trail is fast and firm with some icy patches when the temperatures are below freezing. Thank you to all who have planned your rides during the colder parts of the day. Looks … Continue reading

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Big M Update – Wed. 12/30/20

Big M received several inches of fresh snow last night! The Outer Loop was groomed today and it is expected it will set up nicely. The Beginner Loop was groomed with the same track sled used for the Outer Loop … Continue reading

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Big M Update – Tues. 12/29/20

A few people made it out to Big M yesterday and reports came back that we received about another inch of snow. The base in still in good shape and the trail was described as fast and grippy with worry … Continue reading

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Big M Update – Fri. 12/25/20

Big M has not yet been groomed, but it is ridden in. Reports from today were that there are about 3 inches of light fluffy snow out there that is easy to cruise through. Any icy crunchy base from the … Continue reading

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Big M Update – Fri. 12/18/20

All of the Big M winter fat bike trails have been ridden in over the past week (Beginner Loop, Outer Loop, and Fire Tower). As usual, the beginner loop will be quite bumpy until we receive more snow. The outer … Continue reading

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Big M Update – Mon. 3/9/20

A group of us rode Big M this past Saturday morning and over all we are quite pleased with how the base is holding given the recent warm temperatures! Some areas are a bumpy and the Southern section of has … Continue reading

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Big M Update – Fri. 2/28/20

Yesterday the trail received about an inch of snow on top of the existing hard packed surface. Overall the trail should be in great shape for Friday night / Saturday riding with potentially an icy spot here or there. The … Continue reading

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Big M Update – Tues. 2/25/20

A rider who was able to get out and around all parts of Big M yesterday reported that the trail is in good shape after the unseasonably warm weekend! Thank you to all who used lower tire pressure and good … Continue reading

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Big M Update – Thurs. 2/20/20

The Beginner Loop was groomed on Tuesday afternoon and is in excellent shape! The Outer Loop was groomed Wednesday afternoon and is expected to have set up nicely over night with the cold temperatures! The Fire Tower Loop has not … Continue reading

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Big M Update – Tues. 2/18/20

Big M received several inches of snow last night. The Beginner Loop will be groomed tonight. The Outer Loop groomers will be able to get out tomorrow night (Wednesday).

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Big M Update – Sun. 2/16/20

The Outer Loop was last groomed on Friday night and most of it is in excellent shape! See photo below! I received a few reports today that the South West side was on the soft side and lower tire pressure … Continue reading

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Big M Update – 2/14/20

The Outer Loop was last groomed on Monday. I had the chance to ride it on Wednesday night and thought it set up pretty darn well! There was a soft spot here and there in the clearings and the Road … Continue reading

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Big M Update – Tues. 2/11/20

The Outer Loop was groomed yesterday. The snow is still thin in the low lying areas such as Road Monkey (aka The Outback) making for some bumpy conditions. The track sled also left a few lumps of snow on the … Continue reading

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Big M Update – Wed. 2/5/20

The Outer Loop is in great shape. Overall the trail is hardpack and fast! The section named Road Monkey (aka The Outback) is a bit bumpy. The Beginner Loop is bumpy due to not enough snow and some frozen footprints. … Continue reading

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Big M Update – Fri. 1/31/20

The trail is in mint condition! With highs near 34 degrees today and Saturday, we expect it to hold up. Time to get out and enjoy it! The forecast for Sunday shows a high near 40 degrees, so please keep … Continue reading

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Big M Update – Wed. 1/29/20

The full outer loop was groomed last night and the groomer noted that the trail conditions may be a bit soft. Some locals are planning to ride it in over the next few days. With some low pressure tire tracks … Continue reading

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Big M Update – Fri. 1/24/20

The Outer Loop was last groomed on Tuesday night. Groomers attempted to groom the Fire Tower Loop last night, but were unable to do so due to heavy/wet snow conditions. Overall we anticipate the trails to be soft this weekend … Continue reading

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Big M Update – Tues. 1/21/20

The track sled is back in action! Groomers are headed out tonight and will focus on getting the outer loop in excellent riding condition. The Fire Tower Loop will not be groomed tonight. There are plans to groom it later … Continue reading

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Big M Update – Sat. 1/18/20

Big M received 6-8 inches of fresh fluffy snow and it is still coming down. The forecast says it will continue through tomorrow. The beginner loop was groomed this morning and will be again this afternoon. The outer loop has … Continue reading

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Big M Update – Thur. 1/16/20

Trail conditions are good. We survived the meltdown, there is still snow, and the trails are pretty smooth overall. The forecast calls for cold temperatures and fresh snowfall over the next few days which should make for some good weekend … Continue reading

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Big M Update – Mon. 1/13/20

Half of trail was groomed on Sunday before the track sled experienced unfortunate mechanical issues putting it out of commission. Groomed sections include Corkpine, Bullwhacker, and the Fire Tower loop down to Steinberg Rd. The remaining portion of the Northern … Continue reading

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Big M Update – Fri. 1/10/20

The trails are currently in decent shape with some patches of grey ice. There is supposed to be a big storm Saturday night and we are tentatively planning to groom on Sunday.

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Big M Update – Mon. 1/7/20

Light fresh snow over the groomed trail made any icy spots grippy and the trail rolled really well. There are warmer temps and a rain snow mix in the forecast for Thursday and Friday, so riding should be avoided. The … Continue reading

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