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A Warning to Cyclists in Santa Fe

Broken U-lock

  In the past week, three mountain bikes have been stolen from the top of cars at retail locations. In all three cases, the bikes were cable locked and the owner was in the store for a very short time. Each incident took place during the day. We are passing this information on to the Santa Fe Police Dept.

Pat Brown, President
SFFTS

Areas of the Santa Fe National Forest Reopened July 12

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Santa Fe National Forest sign

  The Santa Fe National Forest will reopen portions of the forest beginning Friday, July 12th at 8:00 a.m. The Forest will lift the full closure and move into Stage I fire restrictions. However, some areas of the Forest will remain closed due to impacts by wildfires or potential for flooding. “Areas of the forest affected by the Tres Lagunas, Thompson Ridge, and Jaroso fires will remain closed for public safety,” announced Deputy Forest Supervisor Joe Norrell.

Santa Fe National Forest - Closures

Extreme Fire Danger

The Santa Fe National Forest will be closed starting at 8 a.m. on Monday, June 24, 2013, and shall remain in effect until December 31, 2013, or until rescinded, whichever event occurs first. This closure includes, but is not limited to, the following trails: Winsor, Borrego, Bear Wallow, Chamisa, Rio en Medio, Tesuque Creek, Juan, Saddleback (Sidewinder) Atalaya and St. John's. The attached map depicts both Stage II fire restrictions and areas of closure.

There are two exceptions to this closure:

Partial Lifting of Fire Restrictions for the Santa Fe National Forest

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Santa Fe National Forest sign

The Santa Fe National Forest is lifting fire restrictions for portions of the forest effective Saturday, July 30. “The recent arrival of monsoonal rains and other changes in weather patterns have brought a welcome relief from extreme conditions,” said Forest Supervisor, Maria T. Garcia.

The Las Conchas Fire and the Pacheco Fire areas will remain in Stage III Fire Closures. The Jemez Ranger District, portions of the Cuba Ranger District and the Valles Caldera National Preserve will implement Stage I Fire Restrictions.

Subaru-IMBA Trail Care Crew visits Santa Fe

IMBA Trail Care Crew logo

What: 2011 Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew
When: May 5-8, 2011
Where: Santa Fe, New Mexico

The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew is IMBA's grassroots educational program and an authority on sustainable trail building practices. A team of trail experts will travel to Santa Fe, leading trail work sessions, meeting with land managers and working with the Santa Fe Fat Tire Society and our community to improve mountain biking opportunities in Northern New Mexico.

Rails to Trails visits the Santa Fe Rail Trail

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Rails to Trails 2011 Winter Magazine cover

The winter 2011 Rails to Trails Conservancy magazine features an article on the Santa Fe Rail Trail.

"Straying from the Santa Fe Rail Trail with my bicycle at my side, I stood in the middle of the railroad tracks, high on an 1880s wooden trestle. Just minutes ago, I'd been riding a newly paved section of this rail-with-trail inside the city limits of Santa Fe, N.M., passing the bright murals and colorful graffiti that are part of the city's vibrant artistic heritage. Now I marveled at the simple beauty of the high desert landscape laid out before me..."

A Sweet Ride down Memory Lane

1980's Specialized - Rock Hopper

Get yourself a old school ride for the Holidays:

FOR SALE - Retro 1980's Specialized - Rock Hopper, Royal-Blue w/orange logos, 20” frame.

100% of sale goes to SF Fat Tire Society!

$50 Starts the bidding. Bidding ends Saturday 12/11.

Email jeff to bid. Highest Bidder Wins.

The Beginning of a New Era

Welcome to the new Santa Fe Fat Tire Society website. Whether you are an advanced or beginner mountain biker, trail builder, trail access advocate, or bicycle educator we hope this group will have something for you. Check back in the coming weeks as we add news and content to the site.

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