Join your local IMBA chapter during October, help to build and maintain local trails, and enter to win some swag!
If you've been considering joining the Santa Fe Fat Tire Society but just never get around to it, now is the time. Not only will you be contributing to construction and maintenance of our local trails, you may even win one of the prize packages offered by the International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA). Already a member? You can qualify as well by renewing your membership during October.
Not a mountain biker? Most of the trails we build and maintain are multi-purpose, meaning that they are designed for hikers, runners, equestrians as well as for mountain bikes. For example SFFTS has done extensive work on the Winsor Trail, including installation of the bridges that cross the creek.
Take a look at the five reasons to join below and join us in supporting outdoor recreation in the Santa Fe area.
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're currently working on new trails in the Santa Fe National Forest. Click here on how to help, and here for a short video about the project.
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 some swag!
If you join or renew during the IMBA spring membership drive during October 2021 you'll have a chance to win one of ten prize packages which include a $1,000 Jenson USA gift card, Canyon $1,000 gift card, Hammer Nutrition Fuel and Recovery Kit, Pro Tharsis stem and bar, and many other items from our sponsors. Click here for details on the prize packages and rules.