Sierra Buttes’ 5 Bucks a Foot Fundraiser

Sierra Buttes’ 5 Bucks a Foot Fundraiser

Ian Collins, 08/06/2021

June 2, 2021, Quincy, CA – The Sierra Butte Trail Stewardship (SBTS) today announces the popular ‘5 Bucks a Foot’ Fundraiser is back with a chance to win a customized Santa Cruz Hightower bicycle. With the current bike shortage, it is nearly impossible to get your hands on a new bike, especially a one-of-a-kind Hightower. 100% of your donations will directly benefit the SBTS.

Every five dollars donated to ‘5 Bucks a Foot’  will directly contribute to developing the Trails Master Plan for Connected Communities. The Trails Master Plan (TMP) will create a vision for a recreation-focused lifestyle through community investment, shared stewardship, economic opportunity, and essential new local jobs benefiting economically disadvantaged communities in California’s Plumas, Sierra, Butte, and Lassen Counties.

Good news for international supporters, ‘5 Bucks a Foot’ is open for anyone worldwide, with shipping provided courtesy of BikeFlights. And the most important part, those who donate and contribute dollars to help fund grant matches see these projects to completion.

The ‘5 Bucks a Foot’ program helps the funding for the construction of non-motorized trails. Thanks in part to these funds, Sierra Butte Trail Stewardship is working on and has completed numerous milestone projects, including:

  • Mills Peak Trail in Graeagle
  • The new Cal-Ida trail, 20-mile singletrack connecting Halls Ranch to Chimney Rock trail
  • A new 1.5-mile connector trail between Haskell Peak and Chapman Creek trails
  • Planning new 20-mile singletrack around Beckwourth Peak in Portola
  • Construction for 38 miles of new, interconnected trails on Mount Hough in Quincy
  • Ongoing trails maintenance in Lakes Basin, Quincy, and Downieville
  • The reopening of North Yuba Trail from Goodyears Bar to Rocky Rest Campground