Registration is underway for the 2023 Lost and Found Gravel Festival held in Portola. Photo submitted

2023 Lost and Found Gravel Festival registration is underway

The 2023 Lost and Found Gravel Festival is scheduled for  Saturday, June 3, 2023, in Portola, but Registration for the race/ride is underway now. Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship (SBTS) has an action-packed weekend planned with 100-, 60-, and 35-mile rides available with those famously fun aid stations followed by an evening of live music, libations, and a weekend of camping out.

Founded in 2014, the Lost and Found is recognized as one of the Toughest Gravel Rides in the West. Be sure to check out the Lost on Purpose gravel film that was shot on many scenic landscapes featured in the race. Our festival events are an important element in funding our 501c3 non-profit operations and the Connected Communities Project to create the 600+-mile Lost Sierra Route, a Trail for Everyone.

Adult registration for the 2023 Lost and Found is $222.50. The good news is the 2023 registration fee is the same price as 2022 ($220), and this year SBTS is putting an additional $2.50 toward carbon offsets. In an effort to reduce the overall carbon footprint of our events, $2.50 from each registration fee received will be donated to Cool Effect, a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to helping organizations achieve carbon neutrality. You can rest easy knowing your carbon emissions, created by your travel to the beautiful headwaters of the Feather River Watershed, will be offset through high-quality carbon projects at

SBTS is also offering a special incentive this year. Through Peer-to-Peer Fundraising you can earn reimbursement of your Lost and Found registration race fees by fundraising $445 in Peer-to-Peer funds – basically, double your registration fee. Work with your friends, families, and social networks to raise just $445 for this legacy project, and you’ll get your $222.50 race registration fees reimbursed to you. Earn a free ride and the clout of being an instrumental part of a bigger and better cause. It’s a win-win-win for you, the Lost Sierra Route, and the communities it will serve. SBTS needs your help to bring this route to life and is stoked to offer this opportunity as a means to do it. And if you raise the most, you can also win prizes from event sponsors. Last year’s top prize was a gravel carbon wheel set.


And for junior racers aged 13-18, SBTS has reduced the 2023 registration fees from $170 in 2022 to $111.25 ($96.25 for the 35-miler) in 2023 to encourage more Junior and High School teens who are on cycling teams or who want to ride with their families to participate. Youths can also reimburse their race registration fees by raising $220 in Peer-to-Peer fundraising or earn a free entry by being selected for the Mike Shaw Memorial Scholarship.

This event would not be possible without our racers, volunteers, and event partner, Breakaway Promotions. Volunteers are needed to support a myriad of event support positions including course marshals, beer servers, aid station stokers, and onsite registration supporters. Sign-up now to volunteer so you can get your preferred spot for good times!

Register Here!