The Roaring Fork Mountain Bike Association & our sponsor Ute City Cycles are proud to announce the winner of our inaugural Bike Giveaway! This volunteer incentive program was run in collaboration with Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers to encourage locals to spend their time maintaining and building great trails for our communities. Mike Fowler of Glenwood Springs has been helping to build and maintain the trails at Wulfsohn Mountain Park for a number of years. By signing an RFOV waiver to volunteer during an evening trail work session at Wulfsohn, he became eligible, and now with a bit of luck on his side, he’s the owner of brand new Yeti Enduro 575 mountain bike!
With RFOV’s volunteer season still winding down, the final stats are still rolling in, but the Bike Giveaway incentive program has proven to be very effective. Compared to the 2014 season, we’ve seen an increase in both the unique number of volunteers participating in public and group projects as well as a 64% increase in the overall number of hours volunteers spent improving our local trails. The efforts of the 370 adult volunteers entered into the Bike Giveaway add up to nearly 4,000 hours! With this success, we expect to see the program return in 2016! Huge thanks goes out to all the volunteers who participated this year to achieve new and improved trails throughout the area. If you were keeping your fingers crossed to win the bike this year, remember for next year, the more you volunteer, the more chances you have to win!
Roaring Fork Mountain Bike Association was founded in 2008 and is a Chapter of IMBA, the International Mountain Bicycling Association. RFMBA’s mission is to create and sustain the best possible mountain bike trail system and experience in the Roaring Fork Valley. Ute City Cycles, located on Main St. in Aspen, CO, is a full service bike shop offering sales, demos, and professional tunes for your ride. This season, Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers is celebrating 20 years of promoting stewardship of our public lands by engaging the community in volunteer trail and restoration projects. Learn more about how you can contribute to better trails for everyone at RFMBA.org and RFOV.org.