Southern Oregon is home to a variety of outdoor activities. For fat tire biking enthusiasts, beautiful majestic mountainscapes and coastal views create gorgeous views along the trails. There are four primary fat biking trails on the Southern Oregon coastline from Brookings to just north of Bandon. Fat tire biking might be for you if you’re looking for something different to do during your golfing getaway at the Eagle Point Golf Club.
What is fat tire biking?
Fat tire bikes are similar to mountain bikes except that they use “fat” tires with a width between 3.8 to 5 or more inches. Unlike mountain bikes, however, fat tire bikes don’t have sophisticated suspension systems. Instead, the smooth ride of the bike relies on the larger tires. Wider tires have another advantage for riders. The tires have more traction with the ground, making it easier to ride on the beach, in snow, and across the mud. Bikers enjoy a smooth and easier ride than other styles of bikes.
What if you don’t own a fat tire bike?
You don’t need to own a fat tire bike or transport one with you to enjoy the sport. There are several places where you can rent them instead. Two examples are Bandon Bicycle Works and Pineapple Express Adventures.
Where can you ride fat tire bikes in Southern Oregon?
The most popular trails for fat tire biking in Southern Oregon are on the coast. Four established, self-guided tours include:
- The Banana Belt in Gold Beach. Riders travel from the beach to the woods and back. The trail is about 12 miles long and features stunning rock formations and wooded lake trails.
- Cape Blanco in Port Orford. Enjoy a 20-mile trail from Cape Blanco to Port Orford. The backcountry trails cross rivers and quicksand between these two locations.
- John Dellenback Dunes in Lakeside. This 5.5 mile loop is a shorter trail than other adventures, but it’s a more challenging ride. Riders will push themselves to climb largescale sand dunes to freeride down the other side. There’s also an option to extend the ride to 13 miles north through the Oregon Dunes.
- The Bandon Trail in Bandon. Bike 18.7 miles along the coast through beaches, the small town of Bandon, and a local lighthouse. Some of the most notable features along the route are rock tunnels, Face Rock, and Haystack Rock.
Whatever your interests, we have a Stay-n-Play package for you.
Make your visit to the Resort at Eagle Point a vacation the entire family will enjoy. There’s something for everyone in Southern Oregon. Whether you want to add more to your golfing getaway or are looking for options for family members to enjoy while you’re on the course, we have several predesigned packages available to you. Or, we can help you coordinate a unique itinerary with time fat tire biking on the Southern Oregon Coast. From local winery tours to a zip line thrill ride over the Rogue River, our staff can help you create the perfect Southern Oregon experience for your family. Contact us today for more information and to plan your next visit to the Eagle Point Golf Club.