About The Piedmont Fat Tire Society
The members of the Piedmont Fat Tire Society are dedicated to the promotion and education of responsible mountain biking. Our members have come together to open new avenues (or trails) to the mountain biking community.
With an organized effort we hope to accomplish many goals. One major goal being to bring a positive attitude toward mountain biking in general by maintaining existing trails and developing new ones.
The 2017 GFTS Board of Directors
Stephen Williams – President
Scott Vines – Secretary
Mark Gatehouse – Trail Advocate
Mark Aderholdt – Treasurer
Owl’s Roost : Jason Millington
Wild Turkey : Matt Schweitzer
Blue Heron : Matt Hoffman
Reedy Fork : Jason Millington
Bald Eagle : Scott Schneider
Country Park : Scott Vines
King Fisher : Matt Hoffman
The “Zone” :
SORBA (Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association) is a member-based, 501(c)(3) nonprofit, officially chartered organization devoted to promoting land access, trail preservation, and new trail development in order to enhance mountain bike touring, racing, fun, and fellowship for all mountain bicyclists in the southeastern United States. We publish the “Trail News” four times a year to keep members informed of important issues and developments in the world of mountain biking. We hold our mountain bike events to raise awareness of land access and trail maintenance, to ride, to race, and to just have fun. Membership in SORBA entitles you to some great things, come join us!
The International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) is a 501(c)3 non-profit educational association.
MISSION: To create, enhance and protect great places to ride mountain bikes.
VISION: To engage all mountain bikers to stand up for trails.
Since 1988, IMBA has been bringing out the best in mountain biking by encouraging low-impact riding, volunteer trail work participation, cooperation among different trail user groups, grassroots advocacy and innovative trail management solutions. IMBA’s staff, chapters, clubs and members work to benefit the entire mountain bike community.
- We create a powerful voice for trails, public lands and management policies that welcome bikes.
- We advocate for mountain bike access and acceptance nationwide.
- We build sustainable trails and bike facilities to make mountain biking more accessible.
- We teach environmentally responsible trail building and trail etiquette practices.
- We inspire more people to experience the outdoors on bicycles.
- We educate bike groups on how to organize and make mountain biking better at the local level.