$5 a foot could win you a blinged out bike

Originally posted on December 6, 2013 at 11:54 am


Folks, the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship, along with partners Santa Cruz Bicycles and Yuba Expeditions, is proud to announce another “5 Bucks A Foot” campaign. Up for grabs this time is the winner’s choice of ANY Santa Cruz bicycle, along with ONE YEAR’s worth of free shuttles courtesy of Yuba Expeditions! Every purchased foot of singletrack is an opportunity to win, and the phones are open now through January 6, 2014.

The $5 a foot campaigns have proven very popular, and the response continues to grow larger with each event. Each time though, the message is the same: “With your help, we are turning money into singletrack.” The combined campaigns have raised over $150,000, generated 20 miles of new trail, and given away $30,000 worth of fun.

These events present an opportunity for some lucky soul to score an amazing bike and a whole pile of free rides uphill, but they are crucially important to the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship. Five bucks a foot is a tangible idea that members can get behind – that of funding being allocated directly into trail building efforts. This funding is growing increasingly important. Building trail, aside from being hard physical work, is expensive. Especially when that trail is being built to a high standard and expected to last for generations. Meanwhile, federal grant money and public revenue sources are thinning out, and non-profits everywhere are feeling the pinch. The Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship relies on its membership, volunteers and a motivated public donation base.

At the end of the campaign, each unique $5 donation will be entered to win. If you donate $20, you get four entries. The ticket numbers are fed into the bots at random.org and a random number is generated. The person who bought that ticket will be getting one hell of a sweet phone call or email on January 6. Buy your tickets now at www.sierratrails.org.

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