Spirit Mountain

Jereme Rauckman (modified)

On January 17th, Spirit Mountain opened up their slopes to the trendy new sport known as "Fat Biking." The bikes feature wide-rimmed, extra-large tires that provide improved traction on snow, allowing bikes roll where previously they could not.

Chris talks with Brandy Ream, Executive Director at Spirit Mountain about the new sport and how people are enjoying fat bikes on the trails, the slopes, and even as transportation on wintery city streets.

Bryan French

You know those YouTube videos showing people on bikes hurtling down rocky cliffs and jumping gorges?

COGGS (Cyclists of Gitchee Gumee Shores) wants to build one.

COGGS and Spirit Mountain made it to the final round of the Bell Helmets grant competition.  At stake is $100,000 to fund a trail building project, and if COGGS wins, Duluth Mayor Don Ness will ask the city council for an additional $50,000 for the project.

Pam Schmitt of COGGS explains.