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Young biking enthusiasts volunteer to wash bikes at the conclusion of the Grinduro Gravel Grinder event in Quincy in September 2019. Photo by Mari Erin Roth

Lost Sierra’s Earn-A-Bike Program kicks into gear

“Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship is excited to announce its Knights of the Lost Sierra Earn-A-Bike Program,” said SBTS Trails Director Mandy Beatty.

“Through the generosity of Michael Knighton’s original 5 Bucks A Foot multiple Santa Cruz Bicycles Chameleon donations, SBTS was able to start this Earn-A-Bike Program. We are excited to continue the program in 2020,” added Beatty.

Participants agree to volunteer with SBTS learning trail stewardship and provide community service at least 15 times in order to earn a mountain bike.

Twice a month trail days will be offered after school with transportation leaving from Portola and Quincy High schools from spring through fall. During the summer, participants can attend the Trail Daze events, bike festival races or mid-week trail workdays coordinated with SBTS’s trails director.

The program is open to all junior and senior high school students in Plumas and Sierra counties.

Interested participants can send applications to Beatty at mandy@sierratrails.org or drop off applications at SBTS headquarters, at 550 Crescent St. in Quincy, adjacent to the airport. The application deadline is Tuesday, April 14.

Requested applicant information

Name, school, grade, phone and email.

What does community mean to you? How does your community support you?

Why is service important?

What can you gain from providing service to your community?

What public lands are you excited to help improve and steward?

How will you challenge yourself in this program?

What strengths will you bring to the program and crew to help make it a success?

What is your transportation plan to attend Trail Day events?

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