Why join your local mountain bike club?

Do you love the Santa Fe MTB scene? Ever wonder why we have so many awesome options for riding? You may not realize that most trail building and maintenance is done by volunteer organizations like the Santa Fe Fat Tire Society. If you're not already a member, here are five reasons to join now.

We build and maintain trails

In 2020 we spent almost $25,000 and hundreds of volunteer hours on trail construction and maintenance, resulting in new and improved trails in La Tierra, Glorieta Camps, Galisteo basin, and the Santa Fe National forest and BLM land.

We work with local landowners to represent the MTB community's interests

Our trails are built on federal, state, county, city and private land. The SFFTS government relations committee works with all of these landowners to promote the benefits of recreational trails, propose new trails and improvements to existing trails, and contribute funding and resources to build them.

We support cycling in the community

Through programs like Bikes for Kids, Atalaya Flyers, Santa Fe Rattlers NICA team, and local schools, we encourage kids to take up biking as part of an active lifestyle.

Your contributions stay here

As your local IMBA affiliate we pay a small fee to the national organization for use of their membership platform, but the majority of your contribution is spent in the Santa Fe area. Recent projects include five miles of new trail in Galisteo Basin Preserve, re-build of La Tierra's Hustle and Flow, funding for new trails at Glorieta Camps, and bike donations to the Nina Otero school bike program.

You could win a bike!

If you join or renew during the IMBA spring membership drive between May 1st and June 30th you'll have a chance to win a Yeti Mountain Bike, DT Swiss All Mountain Fork, SRAM XO AXS Upgrade Kit, Prevelo Zulu One kids bike, Shimano SPD Shoes/Pedals, PRO Handlebar/Stem, PRO Dropper Post, or one of dozens more prizes from our sponsors. Click here for details.

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