The bottom line: There is no other organization in Summit County dedicated exclusively to our sport. Period. In an area with a treasure trove of singletrack, and a sport that feeds the local economy in huge numbers, a voice is key.
But it doesn’t stop there. In addition to being a great social outlet for riders all over Summit, the SFTS has a great history of hard work on the ground, maintaining and building trails along with working to educate riders of all kinds on the careful, considerate use of our resources.
The Fat Tire Society has relied on countless volunteer hours to pour over maps, lobby elected officials, staffers, and advocates from other user groups to protect some critical MTB access and connections throughout the county. Hidden Gems? Well, our club pioneered the Companion Designations that are now a cornerstone of ongoing negotiations—nationwide.
The potential closure of trails we were facing from outside, well-funded groups who simply misunderstand and sadly often malign mountain biking, was a wake-up call. Now—more than ever—mountain biking in Summit County needs advocates like the Fat Tire Society.
We know it’s hard to part with money these days, so we’re keeping our tax-deductible membership levels low. We hope you’ll join us.