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Stay Active Year-Round with Fat Bikes and New App

Feb 29, 2016 05:31PM

Local bike shop Wheel & Sprocket has teamed up with My City Bikes, a national Web- and mobile-based public health campaign, to benefit Milwaukee’s beginning cyclists with a simple, localized mobile resource. The My City Bikes Milwaukee app serves as the official guide to local biking for beginners, including a guide to trails friendly to new riders of “fat bikes”—named for their large tires that make it smooth and comfortable to ride in snow or spring mud.

Wheel & Sprocket carries fat bikes, as well as wide tires for seasonal use on standard mountain bikes. Fat biking has gown in popularity as a winter sport, allowing people to stay active year-round.

“Fat tire biking is a great way to beat the winter blues and curb winter weight gain,” says Sara Villalobos, spokesperson for My City Bikes. “Take a fat bike ride on a local bike path or mountain biking trail. The My City Bikes Milwaukee app has a guide to local trails that are beginner-friendly. You might just discover a whole new appreciation for the snow that’s been keeping you indoors.”

For more information, visit MyCityBikes.org/Wisconsin.

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