NWTA Board Bios – Scooter Sutterer

Scooter Sutterer

Scooter has been a part of NWTA community for many years. He has volunteered his time and talents to our mountain bike community for over 15 years. In 2019 when we signed the groundbreaking lease with the land manager for the Rocky Point Recreational Area Scooter happily joined the board with the focus of being the leader for the Rocky Point Local Stewardship Team. You can reach Scooter at [email protected]

We had the time to ask Scooter some questions about himself and why he is involved with NWTA:

How and when did you first get involved with NWTA (joined NWTA and became a board member)?
I started going to the monthly meetings 12-14 years ago. I remember when we changed from PUMP to NWTA. I slowly started going to build days and group rides.

What part of NWTA’s mission resonates with you? What are your plans to help move this forward?  Building new trails, riding opportunities, and the mountain biking community is what motivates me. I plan to continue to grow and evolve the trail system at Rocky Point. We are just starting to find the full potential of what we can do there. As we continue to grow our volunteer base, it is only going to get better.

Why did you join the NWTA board?
I knew most of the folks on the board, and they had been working on me to join. When the RP lease happened, I wanted to be a big part of shaping the place I had been riding for so long.

When did you first start mountain biking/what was your first bike?
In 2002 I got a Jamis Dakar Sport. 4 inches of front and rear suspension and mechanical disc brakes. It had a 71-degree head angle. This was to make it easier to go over the bars.

What do you love about mountain biking?
I love the challenge, both up and down.

Favorite place to ride?
I have no favorite. When you live in the PNW we have so many choices.

Favorite tool to use on the trail?
That would have to be my Stihl 261C chainsaw. For clearing trail and downed trees, it is the perfect tool. I would have to follow that with the Trailboss with a 70AR Rogue Hoe. It can move dirt and chop roots.

What song do you listen to to get pumped up (for a ride or for a dig day?)
I am pretty boring with this question. On solitary rides, I typically listen to NPR.