Build New Trail in Downieville and Lakes Basin, Win a $10,000 Santa Cruz Bike
Thanks to the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship and our good friends at Santa Cruz Mountain Bikes, the famed $5 A Foot program is back! This time you get to buy some trail footies and a chance at walking away with a $10,000 build, your choice, from Santa Cruz. Lots of new trail this year and some exciting new projects happening. So it's a win either way, buy some trail, and maybe walk away with a sweet new ride.
Sweet! No better riding I've experienced than the Downieville area. Just curious, why the cost of $5 a foot? Is is volunteer labor or paid? Does this fund also go towards maintaining the trail for the foreseeable future? I'm somewhat familiar with the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship organization, so I'm fairly confident these great folks are using the funds in a responsible manner, I'm just curious about how many shovels they need to buy with the cost of $26,400/mile.
Edit: Just found the "Read more" link. Things are much better cleared up now. Eight more feet of trail coming your way SBTS!
And tahoeyeti, they don't know yet, especially since they're getting a good snow dump right now. A guy I talked to managed to make it up Butcher last weekend all the way to where it turns from singletrack to 4x4, but he said he did a lot of walking through snow for the last 1/2 mile, and there's still quite a distance up the 4x4 road to get to the start road below Sunrise - let alone the north-facing steep hills for the last bit of the shuttle road.
First off, a big thank you to the mtbr community- for your continued support of the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship and for enjoying the trails we are lucky enough to build and maintain.
In the past, we've been able to key into federal, state and county grants to build trail and to create local employment, however that money is gone. The 5 Bucks a Foot campaigns, along with our signature events like the Downieville Classic and Lost & Found, represent a new and innovative way of doing business for us and we need your help to make it a success.
This is our 5th campaign and we have some fairly ambitious trail building goals tied to it: finishing Corral Trail in S Lake Tahoe, continuing work on the Boca & Loyalton Trail connecting the Sierra Valley to Truckee and Reno, and also continuing to build out the Mount Hough/South Park Trail System in Quincy, which once complete will feature over 55 miles of singletrack and 3 big mountain descents over 3,500'.
Ambitious yes, but not impossible with your help. Buy some feet of trail, come dig with us and enjoy some of the finest new singletrack the Sierra has to offer. You'll be glad you did.
Sorry for not posting this sooner. Melinder and Ronski took off for 5 weeks of mountain biking in Spain, heh heh, and didn't get this posted on time... So, thanks for all the support for our trail building efforts! Click the link below for more details on the fund raising effort. Thank you also Santa Cruz Bicycles for making this happen, and to MTBR for help spreading the message.
The Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship’s $5 a Foot campaign raised $48,500 that will be fed directly into trail building efforts, and Damian H. of San Carlos California, won himself a brand new Santa Cruz bike of his choosing.
Stay tuned for more trail. We have flagged a reroute around the pesky jeep road on Mills Peak Trail and are working through the process with the Forest Service right now. Looking forward to twisty singletrack rather than steep rubble.
Meanwhile lots of new trail going in at Packer Saddle, Quincy, South Lake Tahoe (in conjunction with the fine folks at TAMBA), Loyalton and more. Check in at the SBTS website to stay up to date and to join in on the fun.
Thank you, Ronski. As a fellow NorCal Mountain Biker, I appreciate all the things you guys do as I and my friends directly benefit from the trail works. In return, you have my donation for your next fund raiser. Keep up the great work!