Disciples of Dirt are awarded a Certificate of Appreciation for dedication to trail work

Ever wonder if anybody really cares about all of the weekend days we spend toiling away improving trails instead of out riding trails? Well, apparently the US Forest Service cares, and they have taken notice … and they are impressed!  

On December 12, 2012 the USFS Middle Fork District honored volunteers of note at their annual holiday luncheon. This year’s nominee and winner was [drum roll here] the Disciples of Dirt mountain bike club! Paul Timm, DOD’s Trailwork Coordinator, was on hand to accept the Certificate of Appreciation and was warmly recieved by the audience of primarily USFS current and retired employees. When they heard that between the DOD and GOATS, mountain bikers contributed over 2,800 man hours of trailwork this year, the group broke into cheers and applause.

The DOD received this award because of you—our members and volunteers—and you should be proud! Thanks to all our dedicated trail workers for helping keep the local trails open and improved. The USFS literally can’t do it without us, and they have graciously acknowledged it.