Summit Fat Tire Society annual spring membership drive April 19 |

Summit Fat Tire Society annual spring membership drive April 19

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit Fat Tire Society (SFTS) will hold its annual spring membership drive from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday, April 19, at the Hearthstone in Breckenridge.

This is the sixth year the Hearthstone has donated a breakfast buffet to the Fat Tire Society. New and renewing members will receive breakfast free of charge with the purchase of a $15 annual SFTS membership.

The Fat Tire Society is a nationally recognized nonprofit organization that has been involved in trail building and maintenance, planning and environmental education for the past 13 years.

Advocacy has been influential in creating many of the most popular trails in Summit County and has provided in excess of $75,000 in cash and in-kind labor to Summit County trails.

“Memberships are a huge part of our annual budget, and it is critical that the mountain biking community pitch in and contribute to the maintenance of our trail system here in the county,” said SFTS president Mike Zobbe.

“We have an ambitious trail project schedule for this year, and we need all the support we can get. All the money we take in goes back into the community – no one in the organization gets paid,” Zobbe said. “So it is crucial that the community supports us. We will be unveiling our plans for the summer and letting folks know how they can give back to the sport that has given them so much.”

Zobbe said SFTS wants more downhill and freeride riders involved in the group.

“With the forest plan going into final drafts and the potential Golden Horseshoe land exchange on the horizon, it is critical that mountain bikers of all kinds join together to be part of the planning process,” Zobbe said. “Without our input and voice, we have a great deal to lose.”

After the breakfast, members will have an opportunity to burn off all those calories.

“Weather permitting, we’ll drive down to Buena Vista and ride the Midland Trail. All levels of riders will be welcome. Usually, we break into a couple of groups, so no one has to ride harder than they want,” Zobbe said. “It’s always a lot of fun, and who knows – maybe the Dairy Delight will be open.”

For more information on the SFTS call Zobbe at (970) 453-5548.

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