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Fat Tire Farm, a shop that specializes in high performance mountain bikes and is located near a busy Forest Park trailhead, has stepped up to encourage its customers to join the Forest Park Conservancy (FPC).
According to citizen activist Frank Selker, the shop has agreed to give a 10% discount to customers that flash an FPC membership card.
The gesture by Fat Tire Farm comes after Selker met with them to share his plan to get more involvement and cooperation between mountain bikers and the conservancy — two groups who are key to moving the conversation about increased access to Forest Park forward.
Selker says he plans to talk with other bike shops to encourage them to offer similar discounts.
Selker also reports that nearly 20 people have joined the FPC since we published a story about his plan yesterday. His goal is 100 new members and he seems well on his way.
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Finally, a reason I can feel good about spending my cash at FTF.
I have had nothing but fantastic, professional and personal service at Fat Tire Farm. Hats off to them for supporting joining the push for getting the mtb community to join the FPC.
Thanks for your generosity and support, Fat Tire Farm