Winter is here! And… So is cabin fever. Let’s face it, with the time change and cold temps that this time of year brings, feeling a little “out of it” is not uncommon. The good news is, there is a lot of wintertime fun to be had that can help you snap out of the winter blues. So we thought we would share our top three most enjoyed winter activities with you guys!
Fat Biking. If you already ride bikes in the summer, fat biking is a great way to add to your skills set, plus it builds up your stamina so that when spring arrives you’re refreshed and ready for the season. Don’t really ride bikes in the summer? Snow biking is still a super fun way to adventure outside, and fat bikes can be ridden on the trails all year long, so they’re a great investment. If you’re new to snow biking, or just looking to have fun with others, be sure to watch for our weekly fat bike group rides on our Facebook Page!
Cross Country Skiing. If you aren’t interested in riding your bike all year long, you might enjoy cross country skiing. (Let’s be real here though, even if you do want to ride your bike all year long, skiing is still awesome.) There are two different types of cross country (XC) skiing: skate and classic. If you’re just starting out, classic is a great way to learn, but don’t be afraid to try skating too! If you know how to ice skate reasonably well, chances are you’ll be able to catch on to the idea of skate skiing. Even though classic skiing is easier to begin with, both techniques can give you a great winter workout! Want to give skiing a try for a day before deciding if it’s the right winter activity for you? We rent both classic and skate skis by the day, so come try some out on the local ski trails!
Snowshoeing. If you want a winter activity that requires very minimal + fairly inexpensive equipment, snowshoeing might be for you! Snowshoeing is a great way to get outside in the winter if you enjoy running and walking, or have a dog that loves walks. Want to get off the beaten path? With snowshoes, your trail is wherever you want to go! Or, try out your local snowshoeing trails at Swedetown and Tech.