Frequently Asked Questions
When was SCoMBA Founded?
The Summit Fat Tire Society, (then called the Breckenridge Fat Tire Society) was founded in 1990. In 2019, Summit Fat was officially renamed SCoMBA (Summit County Mountain Bike Alliance)
Why was SCOMBA Founded?
When the Gold Flake II subdivision in Breckenridge was planned, public access to a trail (the predecessor of the present-day trail known as Moonstone) was to be preserved. However, when the developers of the property closed off access, a small group of mountain bikers attended a public planning meeting to raise the issue, ultimately winning access to an alternate trail. Through this process it became clear that many other trails they where riding were on private property and still others were becoming degraded. It became clear that there was a need for a mountain-biking focused organization to work with local government and the Forest Service to both ensure access and maintain the trails.
IS SCOMBA JUST FOR EXPERTS?
No! We are a diverse group riders of all ages with abilities and interests from teens to seniors; from professional racers to weekend warriors, and from cross-country riding to downhill. We have all kinds of members, from businesses in the industry, riders, to supporters who just want to support the cause with their checkbook (we love and need you all!)
WHAT KIND OF EVENTS DO YOU SPONSOR OR HOLD?
Aside from our membership meetings, we facilitate, organize or participate in several trail projects throughout the year, the latest of which you can explore here. We also organize group rides throughout the year along with fun social events to help build awareness of the organization and sport or simply just get to know one another better around a common interest. We are affiliated with the International Mountain Biking Association and help raise awareness and interest of the sport throughout the County and beyond.
WHAT WAYS CAN I GET INVOLVED?
Along with participating in the activities we list above, here are some ways you can get involved:
- Your membership contribution, whether it is a basic, single contribution or more, enables us to operate the organization effectively.
- By volunteering for trail projects that either SCoMBA organizes, or projects organized by our partner groups that we support.
- Participating in social events and group rides. It’s the membership that makes these things fun!
- By serving on committees, board of directors or advisory board.
- Subscribing to our newsletter, paying attention to access alerts, being informed, and participating in letter writing campaigns, etc.
- By being being a good steward of the trails, respectful to other users and your surroundings, and encouraging your riding partners to do the same.
IS MY MEMBERSHIP TAX-DEDUCTIBLE?
Yes! We are a registered 501(c)(3) entity. Our EIN is 84-1396501