Here are our preparation tips for your fat bike activity:


  • Do you lend the helmet? We offer the loan of the helmet for all our fat bike activities. Helmets are disinfected between each use.
  • Is it mandatory to wear it? Yes, for all our activities.

  • Can I wear my own helmet? Yes, it must be light, comfortable and not impair your hearing in order to enjoy the experience and be able to understand the instructions during the ride.
    Warning: A ski helmet is usually too big to enjoy a fat bike ride.

  • What kind of hat or toque should I wear under my helmet? A thin hat that covers the ears is ideal. We can lend you a hat if you need one (washed between uses).
    Warning: Do not wear a hat with a pompom.


At any time, you can contact us to ask for advice or to reserve winter equipment that we lend or rent depending on the activity.

Tips to avoid getting cold:

  • If possible, put on your boots and socks just before the activity. This will avoid starting the activity with wet feet.
  • Protect your body extremities – Head (ears, face & neck), hands & feet
  • Move – Moving keeps you warm. That’s why fat biking is an ideal winter activity; it allows you to warm up without necessarily making great efforts.
  • Change of clothes – The worst enemy for being cold is humidity. So, you can bring another pair of socks, gloves and a change of clothes for example.
  • Multi-layering – The best practice is to dress in layers so that you can remove one layer when you are warm or put on another when needed.
  • Wear breathable, loose-fitting clothing – It is important to wick away moisture and not impede circulation. Be especially careful with boots.

How to dress?


  • Pants and coat – Generally, snow pants and a winter coat are a bit warm for a fat bike ride, but having breathable clothing underneath should do the trick.
  • The multi-layer system
  1. The first layer is normally a body-hugging suit (top & bottom).
  2. The second layer is to keep warm (a warm vest for example).
  3. The third layer is to protect us from the wind (a shell).
    *The 2nd and 3rd layers are often combined together.


  • Boots – It is important to wear warm winter boots in which our feet are not too tight.
  • Socks – It is recommended to wear warm and breathable socks. Above all, do not arrive at your activity with wet feet.


Mittens or gloves? We strongly recommend mittens, because the fingers are together and it keeps them warm longer. By preference, many decide to wear gloves as it gives the fingers more freedom to move to manipulate the brakes and gears. So, choose what will be the most comfortable and warmest for you. You can always bring a second pair in your backpack if needed.

Head and Neck

  • Toque/Hat – To wear under a fat bike helmet, we suggest wearing a thin, no pompom toque or hat. However, please note that we have several helmet sizes and we will do my best to make you as comfortable as possible.
  • Neck – To protect your neck and face, we strongly suggest a neckwarmer or tubular scarf that allows you to easily protect your neck while protecting your face from the wind and cold.
  • Starting point ? The activities in downtown Quebec City take place at our location.
  • Parking ? There is free on-site parking for our clients.
  • Departure time ? For all our activities, we ask that you arrive at least 20 minutes in advance to prepare yourself or follow the instructions in the confirmation email.

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Here are our suggestions:

  • Mask
  • Small backpack
  • Bottle of water
  • Snack
  • Tissues
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen if needed
  • Appropriate clothing (tips above)
  • Your outing route (rental)
  • Have signed the online form
  • Charged and working phone
  • Your joy and your smile 🙂

I rent a fat bike and I don’t know where to go? If you rent a fat bike, it is important to prepare your fat bike route for your safety but also to better enjoy the ride. We can help you; write to us before your activity so we can advise you on possible routes downtown.

Can I use my phone to guide me? Yes, under a few conditions:

  • The application used is appropriate for the outing you are going to do (Google Maps, trailforks…)
  • The phone is kept warm (close to your body is ideal)
  • You avoid consulting it too often since, in winter, the more you take your hands out of your gloves to consult your phone, the more likely you are to get cold hands.

What is best way to prepare your route? Consult and print out your route before you leave on your fat bike. When we offer suggested routes, we print them out and put them in a “Ziplock” type bag to be secured on the bike so you don’t have to take off your gloves to consult them.


  • It is important to declare any health problems and your level of physical activity BEFORE the day of your activity.

  • A Health and Risk Acceptance Form is to be completed/signed online prior to your activity (sent by email).