I haven’t been out to ride in the Sierra Buttes this season yet, and that is pretty damn lame. It could easily be argued that the best mountain biking in California is located in the region. The crew at the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship thinks so. They’ve donated over 30,000 hours of volunteer labor to create over 25 miles of epic new trail, all of which are free to ride.
Santa Cruz Bicycles clearly agrees with this sentiment, and is backing it up with the best raffle prize- your choice of any complete Santa Cruz Bike. Apparently it costs about $5 to fund the construction of a foot of new single track trail. (or something close to that. The main thing is it sounds good, and rolls off the tounge) By kicking down a fiver, you can not only contribute to some kick ass trails you owe it to yourself to go and ride, (seriously, we’re planning to head out soon, we’ve been busy, ok?) but for each foot of single track you help get built, you get another chance to earn yourself a dream ride. Not just a random off the shelf dream bike either, but ANY Santa Cruz Bike, with any kit you want. Me, I’m going for the ridiculous 33 lbs World Cup Level Carbon V-10 DH race machine. Why dream small, right?
Read below for the deets, or click here to get buyin’. The deadline for the drawing is October 1st, so get on it for a chance at that dream ride.
The Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship (SBTS) is a volunteer driven non-profit
organization whose primary goal is the maintenance and enhancement of the
Plumas and Sierra County singletrack network in Northern California, home to the
Downieville Classic race.
Spending $5 to fund a foot of this singletrack development qualifies you for one free
entry into a draw to WIN any Santa Cruz bike from the current range, fully tricked-
out with the build-kit of your choice. Drawing will be held on October 1 st. The more
feet of trail you buy, the more times your name is entered and the greater chance
you’ll have of winning!
The SBTS employs a crew of 15 full-time trail builders, and has donated over 30,000
hours of volunteer labor in order to maintain over 30 trails, and create 25 miles of
new trails, for the 200,000 plus mountain bikers who ride here every year, free of
Santa Cruz Bicycles consider the work of the SBTS to be a model example of what
local mountain bike communities can achieve when they pull together. We have
come together with our partners Shimano, FOX, and ENVE Composites to encourage
everyone around the world to get involved too.
There’s cool stuff going on in the NW too
If you’re in the giving mood, the crew in Camus, Washington is also throwing down with their fundraising raffle. The payoff isn’t quite as big, but the trails are equally sweet, so roll on over there to kick in a few bucks their way as well, for a chance to win a Transition Bikes Frame. Check it out: Cold Creek Mountain Bikers