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Fat Tire Biking

near Superior Stay Hotel

In Marquette, Biking doesn’t stop when the snow falls; the bike tires just get a little wider. In fact, Fat-tire biking in Marquette is the most popular winter sport.

Polar Roll 2021

The Polar Roll event is organized by the 906 Adventure Team on February 15 -16, 2021. It promises challenging terrain, wild weather, and friendly UPers. It’s the largest winter fat-bike event in Michigan, which offers a 15- or 30-mile course, plus a snowshoe option. To take part in the event REGISTER HERE.

Best Places for Fat Tire Biking

near Superior Stay Hotel

Explore some of Marquette’s most beautiful natural areas in winter and get ideas on where you can cruise through the snow on your fat tire bike! Find out more about the trails below:

Noquemanon North Trail

Distance: 2 miles | Time: 10 min
Directions from Superior Stay Hotel

From downtown Marquette go north on 4th Street, which will change to Presque Isle Ave at fair ave, turn left on Wright Street, go 1.7 miles west to Ontario ave, and turn right into the Marquette Board of Light and Power parking lot and find the trailhead kiosk.
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Noquemanon South Trail

Distance: 3 miles | Time: 10 min
Directions from Superior Stay Hotel

Around 20 miles of the singletrack are snowmobile explicitly groomed for winter fat biking but open to compatible uses. Please be considerate of those behind you. If you are sinking more than 1/2 inch, lower your tire pressure, use snowshoes if on foot, or turn back and wait for the conditions to firm up. Dogs are welcome on a leash as per Michigan law.
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Need a Fat Tire Bike?

If you want to participate in Polar Roll 2021 or just want to explore the snowy bike trails near Superior Stay Hotel and don’t have a fat-tire bike, you can easily opt for one of the following options –

  • Buy a brand new bike from the multitude of bike choices from SportsRack, located on Washington Street, about a Mile from Superior Stay Hotel.
  • Don’t want to buy it, then simply rent it at $50 for 24 hours from SportsRack. The fat tire bike rentals come with 45NRTH tires, which we’ve found to work exceptionally well in our terrain and a variety of snow conditions. These rentals come with a helmet, a tube, patch kit, pump, and flat pedals. Call at least a week ahead to reserve your bike to avoid disappointment.
  • To avoid frustration on the trails later, drop your bike off for full service or check-up at Down Wind Sports Shoplocated just down the street from Superior Stay Hotel on 3rd Street itself, about a 5-minute bike ride.