Winter Fat Biking
As a result of the growing popularity of winter mountain biking, PEI Provincial Parks now provides almost 10 kms of groomed fat bike trail at Brookvale Nordic Centre.
The following guidelines are in place to protect the park's relationship with landowners and the existing community of Nordic skiers. It is up to fat bike trail users to protect the success of the sport at Brookvale and potential for future investment.
Park Use Guidelines:
- Remain on fat biking trails; do not ride on cross-country ski trails.
- Only ride when trails are open; respect closures to support grooming efforts.
- Do not walk on any trails without skis or snowshoes; doing so creates irreparable holes.
- Numbered bike plates are mandatory and must be visible.
- No bikes on groomed Nordic ski trails.
- Yield to skiers and all other users at trail crossings; x-country skiers don't have brakes and ski poles can be fragile and expensive.
- Avoid congregating at trail intersections.
- Tires must be 3.7” or wider; tire pressure must be less than 10psi.
- Obey any notice that trail is closed for grooming or poor conditions; new snow or temps above zero rail may cause a closure.
- Do not ride when the snow is too soft. Are you getting off your bike to push it, creating a trough deeper than an inch or finding it difficult to ride in a straight line? If yes, the snow is probably too soft.
- Be a good trail citizen - don't keep riding if you are leaving ruts. Ruts impede the future health of the trail system.
- Be an ambassador for the sport - be polite and educate other bikers. Discourage bad behavior and follow the rules so that everyone has a good time.