Cook County News Herald

Norpine Fat Bike Classic is back, featuring the CRAZY Pine Criterium and the Fat Bike Expo



Registration is now open for the Norpine Fat Bike Classic, which will return to Lutsen with events beginning Sunday, January 1, 2023, and culminating with races on Saturday, January 7.

Hosted by the Superior Cycling Association, all events are held on the Norpine Cross-Country Ski Trails, which take riders through stands of old-growth cedars on Pisten Bully-groomed trails while overlooking Lake Superior.

New to this year’s events is the CRAZY Pine Criterium and Fat Bike Expo hosted at the North Shore Winery on Friday, Jan. 6, starting at 2:00 p.m. The CRAZY Pine Criterium is an all-ages, family-friendly ¼ mile course. The Fat Bike Expo will feature live music, fat bike demos, vendors, and hot mulled wine. Race registration and packet pickup will also be occurring.

The Full Moon Tour will follow the Fat Bike Expo on January 6 at 5:30 p.m. and end at the North Shore Winery. The short evening ride will be guided and give riders an excellent opportunity to experience fat tire biking under Cook County’s world-class dark sky.



The Norpine Fat Bike Classic races will be held on January 7, with a 25-mile long race and a 14-mile short race followed by an awards ceremony and after-race party at Cascade Restaurant & Pub.

Riders can also register for a daytime, untimed tour for those wanting to experience the trails in a non-competitive event. Ride with family and friends, or go solo, and complete the tour anytime between January 1 – 6, 2023. Tour registration fee includes a T-shirt, swag bag, trail use fee, ticket-to-door prize and a ticket to the door prize raffle.

For more information on the Norpine Fat Bike Classic events and to register, go to

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