Sno-Go Bikes – Fast Growing Winter Sport on Michigan Ski Slopes [VIDEO]
When I first heard someone say they went Sno-Go biking up north over the weekend, I had to look it up. I was a little embarrassed to admit I had never heard of it. The reason I had never heard of it is because it's a relatively new winter sport that combines skiing with riding a bike.
Apparently, this is something that people are really getting into on northern Michigan ski slopes. According to MLive, Sno-Go bikes have been really popular at Boyne Mountain Resort in Boyne Falls and its sister site, Boyne Highlands in nearby Harbor Springs.
As you would expect Sno-Go bikes handle like a normal bike (sort of) but it maneuveres like skis. You simply strap into the stomp pad bindings wearing any kind of winter boot and then hold on tight. I'm sure there's more to it than that but like anything new, the more you practice the better you'll get.
At Boyne Mountain, you can rent ($55) a Sno-Go bike and get some lessons along with it. They say if you can ride a bike, you can handle a Sno-Go bike with ease. I think for starters, renting is the way to go because these suckers cost around $1600.
They say people of all ages are getting into Sno-Go biking at Boyne but keep in order to ride one, you must be at least 5 feet tall. I would think that would eliminate a lot of kids from being able to ride.
You would never find me skiing or snowboarding on any mountain in Michigan but Sno-Go biking, I would definitely be down for that.