Be a steward- Don’t ride wet trails, don’t litter, don’t veer off and cut new trails, learn proper trail etiquette and be respectful of others including; other riders, hikers, dog walkers, and grumpy property owners that may not like us riding along their back yard.
Join up- This site debuted in early 2018. I created it after receiving the following response from the IDNR to my inquiry about allowing some winter fat bike riding at Rock Cut-
“…but generally if we are going to expand any use of our facilities, it involves more study to determine what the real demand for the resource is..”.
Makes sense I guess, these folks need to answer to all user groups, hikers, hunters, equestrian… and can’t start changing the rules for one mountain biker. So, we as a user group, must show we exist. To do that we need a legit tax paying member list that supports our agenda. Please sign up- -Your e-mail will never be given away or sold.
Share with some friends- For now, spread the word. Tell your friends and fellow cyclists about Dirt Project. Take a friend or family member to a local trail and introduce them to greatest sport around.
Be a contributer- Got News on a project? Would you like to raise awareness on your local riding? If you think it fits into DP’s mission, send me your article and I’ll post it up.
Sponsor DP- I currently do this out of pocket because I love mountain biking and want to see the sport expanded throughout the Midwest. Currently the site is relatively inexpensive to operate. Eventually I would like the capability to add plugins and other options for petitions and such. To do that I will need to upgrade to a paid plan.
Dirt Project Fundraiser Shirts – $5 of each shirt sale goes to Atwood Trail Project in Rockford, IL- SOLD OUT