The Fat biking in Gatineau Park pilot project is going into it’s second season this winter!
OMBA has been very active in working with the National Capital Commission (NCC) over the last 10 years, and our most notable project so far is a 10 km Pilot Project of Snowbike access to share trails 64, 65, 66 , 67, 70, 71, 72 with snowshoe users.
Trails 64, 65, 66, and 67 can be accessed from P1 and P2 (paid parking here).
Trailhead for trails 70, 71, and 72 is at P15 near Cross Loop or P17 near Wakefield.
Rules and Code of Ethics
- We suggest that you carry your Season Pass or buy a Snowshoe and Winter Bike daily pass
- Yield to snowshoers. You have them to thank for the hard trails you use.
- Keep off cross-country ski trails, except at designated crossings, and yield to skiers.
- Avoid locking your rear wheel (skidding) on downhill runs; the ruts left behind can damage the trails.
- Required outdoor temperature: 0 °C or less
- Required depth of snow cover: 5 cm (2 inches) or more
- Recommended tire pressure: 10 PSI or less
- Get off the trails:
- If your tracks are deeper than 2.5 cm (1 inch);
- If you have trouble steering in a straight line;
- if snow conditions prevent you from being able to climb gentle slopes
Be courteous, and respect other Park users.
To access the trails, a minimum of a snowshoe pass will be required, a cross country ski pass will also allow Snow bike access to these trails.
For more information see the Gatineau Park Snow Biking Website: http://www.ncc-ccn.gc.ca/places-to-visit/gatineau-park/things-to-do/snow-biking-gatineau-park
If you would like to see the trail map, follow this link: Gatineau Park Winter Snow Bike Trail Map
[source: OMBA Website]