Finale Outdoor Region has been going from strength to strength in the last few years since it's step up from a volunteer run guide for the community, to a fully fledged organisation with backing from the town, the hotels, bars, restaurants and shuttle companies. It's been a huge task and at times it seems like it's been difficult to bring eveyone's ideas of what Finale Ligure is or should be, together under a united concept.
A key to this has been funding. Though most shuttle companies and operators like us pay in to use the trails and maintain their upkeep, it's not always enough to keep this vast area under control, which is where the FOR card comes in.
The FOR card enables users to directly contribute to the upkeep of the trail network by literally riding them, drinking beers and eating great food. Not so bad! The card costs €10 per year, this covers a subscription and this money is directly paid to Finale Outdoor Region. Then everytime you use the card at a participating member, a portion of the transaction goes toward trail building.
Buy a beer? You're helping re-shape a berm. Eat a pizza? You just cleared 10 metres of scrub land to clear a new trail. Take a shuttle or a trip with MTB Beds? That's just paid for someone to strim a section of Isallo Ecstacy. All you have to do is show the card when you buy something at one of the partners and the rest is looked after at no extra cost to you.
You'll also accumulate points each time you use the card, which can be used to get discounts on things like the Finale Outdoor merch and single uplift services. You'll also get a trail map and an Outdoor Active Pro membership for 15 days, aswell as 500 free points.
We are pretty stoked on this idea and want you guys to get behind it so we'll have these cards available to all of our Riders Week clients when holidaying with us in Finale Ligure, we'll contribute half the cost of the membership fee for the year for every client booking in 2022 on top of our contributions to Finale Outdoor Region.
Finale Ligure is a pretty bloody special place to ride your bike and we want to help keep it that way and make it better in every way we can.