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Help support an effort to build more local trails and receive a chance to win this $10,000 bike in the 5 Bucks a Foot campaign. Photo submitted

5 Bucks a Foot campaign helps build local trails

It’s time for the 5 Bucks a Foot campaign to help fund local trail projects. For every $5 donation, you’ll help build or maintain a foot of trail and also receive an entry for your chance to win the $10,000 Megatower, plus PayDirt will Double Your Dirt by matching total feet of trail purchased up to $75,000.

Sierra Butte Trail Stewardship creates many trail opportunities through state grants, but there are other projects not eligible for this funding and that’s where funds from 5 Bucks a Foot come in. Over the years, 5 Bucks a Foot has helped fund numerous projects including:

  • Mills Peak trail in Graeagle
  • North Yuba trail in Downieville
  • Gold Valley Rim trail in Downieville
  • Beckwourth Peak trail in Portola (now being built!)
  • South Park trail network in Quincy
  • Trails maintenance in Lakes Basin Recreation Area
  • Planning for new trails in Mount Hough and Claremont Peak in Quincy

The money raised in this year’s 5 Bucks a Foot campaign will help many more exciting projects on the horizon, including a new singletrack connection from Taylorsville up to the existing Mount Hough trail that’s breaking ground this summer. The 19-mile Beckwourth Peak trail in Portola is being built currently, thanks to funding support from previous 5 Bucks a Foot campaigns.

This year, SBTS is going to “Double Your Dirt” through a collaboration between Santa Cruz Bicycles’ PayDirt program and the #dirtmagic Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship. SBTS creates new trails for all to enjoy, especially trails like the legendary Downieville Downhill where the new Megatower will be right at home!

Santa Cruz Bicycles has been SBTS’s biggest supporter since its founding in 2003, and the PayDirt program is pledging to donate $1 million over the next three years towards trail projects across North America. The more feet of trail you purchase, the better your chances of winning this styled out Santa Cruz Megatower, and with the PayDirt match your Five Bucks a Foot donation turns into ten bucks to build and maintain even more trails!

This is a bike worth more than $10,000! It brings the bling, including premium components from SBTS’ generous partners at ShimanoFoxWTBPaul Component EngineeringWhite Industries and Reserve Wheels. Since this is an international campaign, anyone in the world has a chance to win this beauty.

For the last three years, SBTS has been developing Connected Communities, a legacy trails project connecting 15 mountain communities across five Northern California counties and into Washoe County, NV through a 600+ mile network of trails for motorized and non-motorized use, known as the Lost Sierra Route. Connected Communities will help revitalize these economically depressed communities through recreation, visitation and a new generation of full-time residents who value the quality of life world-class recreation opportunities provide.

No purchase necessary to enter to win the Santa Cruz Megatower. To enter without purchase, mail a handwritten postcard to Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship at: 550 Crescent Street, Quincy, CA 95971. Make sure to include (1) full name; (2) mailing address, including street address, city, state/district, and zip code (P.O. boxes not accepted); (3) telephone number; (4) email address; (5) date of birth. All write-in entries must be postmarked by August XX, 2022 and received by August XX, 2022. There is a limit of one (1) write-in entry per person.

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