di’lishi way to support the Piedmont Fat Tire Society

The Piedmont Fat Tire Society is happy to be one of the participants in the di’lishi frozen yogurt bar Community Giveback program that runs through the end of October.

Visit the North Greensboro di’lishi located at 4016-D Battleground Ave. Greensboro, NC 27410 and enjoy a cup of yogurt. With each cup purchased you will receive a small voting spoon which you then deposit in the Greensboro Fat Tire Society box on the giveback wall. The donation size depends on how full the box gets over the voting period so the more yogurt you eat, the more you support the GFTS.

di’lishi is located conveniently on the north side of town, where several of our trails are. Perfect for a nice post-ride treat!

Trail Workday – 7/1/2017 – Tomorrow

We need your help to clear storm damage on Owl’s Roost for the 7/9 Sizzler race. We will also be working on a re-reroute option for the “root hill”. The city is loaning us a boat to transport to the site.

Trail workday Saturday 7/1 at 8:30 am-2:00 pm
Lake Brandt Marina lower parking lot.
Need to come later or leave earlier? Call 336-255-5001

Workday Tomorrow – 6/24/17

What do you do when the 6 hour race is canceled due to the ongoing monsoon and the trails are still closed?? Do trail work to help prep Owl’s Roost for the 7/9 Sizzler race.
Trail workday Saturday 6/24 at 8:30 am – 3:30 pm Meet at Lake Brandt Marina lower parking lot. Need to come later or leave earlier? No problem! Call 336-609-0009 for pick-up.

Kingfisher Big Dig 2 this Saturday 6/17/2017

This Saturday, June 17, 2017, is the next Kingfisher Trail workday. Kingfisher ‘Big Dig 2’ will continue the work we did a couple weeks ago. Remember, the more workers we get out the more trail we get cut! The more we get cut, the sooner we’ll using our new trail.

Just like last time, there is no access to the work site from the current Kingfisher trail parking. We will have a shuttle to transport workers to the work site and back to the lot. More info and registration can be found at the link below

Kingfisher “Big Dig 2” Trail Building Day

Here’s to a BIG turnout this Saturday!

Piedmont Fat Tire Society

Rich Fork- Guilford Park Commission meeting 6/13

The trail recommendations for the Rich Fork Preserve are on the agenda for next Guilford County Park Commission meeting, please attend.  The Guilford County Parks and Recreation Commission’s meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 6pm. The meeting will be held in the 4th Floor Conference Room of the Old County Courthouse located at 301 W. Market Street, Greensboro NC 27401.  Seating tends to be limited so arrive early.
What: Guilford County Park Commission meeting
When: Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 6pm
Where: Old County Courthouse – 4th Floor Conference room
            301 W. Market St.
            Greensboro, NC 27401

REI Discount for PFTS Members this weekend!

Dear Fat Tire Members,
REI thanks you for support as a partner who does so much on the trails in our community.  REI is offering everyone active with the Fat Tire Society access to our Co-op Insider Weekend. The dates for this are June 10 and 11. We have coupons that will give you 25% off total purchase of $200 or more, 20% off total purchase under $200, and 15% off bikes, paddleboards, kayaks, canoes, GPS products, activity trackers, and action cameras (these items are excluded from the 25% and 20% off discounts.)
I’ll have coupons at the registers with Fat Tire on them so anyone who wants to use one will just need to let the cashier know that they are with the Fat Tire Society and are here to pick up a coupon.
Thanks for all you guys do for our mountain biking community!
Elizabeth Paashaus
Store Manager – REI Greensboro

Thank You Volunteers!

A huge Thank You to everyone that came out and worked on the Kingfisher  ‘Big Dig’ workday this past Saturday! It’s not easy to skip a ride on a beautiful Saturday and come out to work in the woods. We really appreciate the sacrifice you folks made.

We had 32 people come out and work on clearing the next section of the Kingfisher trail. We got a good bit cleared but there is still work to be done. We are planning another Kingfisher workday soon so check this website and our Facebook page so you don’t miss it! You can also sign up for email and we’ll keep you up to date.

Ride of Silence 2017

Ride of Silence

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 6PM – 8PM
219 W Lewis St, Greensboro, NC 27406

Join Bicycling In Greensboro, in a worldwide memorial in honor of those who have been injured or killed while cycling on public roadways. 

This slow-paced ride is suitable for bicyclists of all ability levels. The group will be escorted by Greensboro Police, to stop traffic at intersections, and assist with safety measures. Ride support will ensure that no one is left behind.

Free registration will occur between 6-6:45PM. A signed liability waiver & helmet is required for all participants. Ride departs 7PM sharp. Returns to start location by 8PM. Children are welcome but need to be accompanied by a guardian at all times. 

Owls Roost Rumble Trail Race

Saturday 4/29/2017 – If possible, please avoid riding Owls Roost, Little Loop and Big Loop until the runners are off the trail. 


Races start at 8:00 am. Last person should be off trails as follows

Little Loop – 9:15 am

Owls Roost – 9:15 am

Big Loop – 12:00 noon



Banff Mountain Film Festival 2017

Presented by REI Greensboro


Monday, March 27, 2017  7:00 – 9:30PM

High Point Theatre 

220 E Commerce Ave, High Point, NC 27260


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Are you ready for an adventure? The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is coming to the High Point Theatre. Go on a big-screen expedition to exotic landscapes, learn about remote cultures and be inspired to explore the world outside. See the best adventure, environmental and cultural films from the most prestigious mountain festival in the world. This stop on the World Tour is hosted by your local REI Greensboro.

The Banff Mountain Film Festival is one of the largest and most prestigious mountain festivals in the world. The Festival is held each year in November in Banff, Canada and features a collection of thought-provoking films from all over the globe. Hot on the heels of the festival each year, the best films head off on the Banff Mountain Festival World tour with stops in about 285 communities and 36 countries across the globe. Travelling from remote landscapes and cultures to adrenaline-packed action sports, the World Tour showcases the efforts and talents of the world’s finest mountain filmmakers. Ignite your passion for adventure, action, and travel! The BANFF Mountain Film Festival World Tour will exhilarate you with amazing big-screen stories when it returns to the High Point Theatre. From an exploration of remote landscapes and mountain cultures to adrenaline-fueled action sports, films in this year’s world tour are sure to captivate and amaze the explorer within you.


Website: BANFF Mountain Film Festival World Tour

Local Sponsor: REI Greensboro




Group Ride Saturday 2/18/17

We are riding Saturday morning. Meet up and be ready to roll at 09:00 at Plainfield Rd. parking lot.

Where: Plainfield Rd. parking lot located 1 mile west of the Church street end of Plainfield Rd.

When: Saturday 2/18/2017 @ 09:00 am

We’ll ride the connector trail to Reedy Fork Trail then continue onto Blue Heron.

This ride is for all riders of all skill levels. It is intended to be a fun, social ride for all. It is a no drop ride, meaning we don’t leave anyone behind and will stop as needed. If you want to ride ahead, that’s OK. Faster riders are always welcome to lead up front.

Stuff to bring: Mountain bike, in working order, helmet, water, tube or patch kit, snack.

Weather is looking great but, as always, if the trails are closed, we aren’t riding.

Looking forward to seeing you there.