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Five Bucks A Foot is back! With the generous help of our friends at Santa Cruz Bicycles, we are proud to announce another installment of our wildly popular campaign. For those of you not already familiar with the concept, here’s how it works:
This is a win/win situation. By entering, you stand a chance to win the bike of your choice, with a value of up to $10,000. With every foot of trail purchased, you help us:
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If you want to know more about the trails that this campaign is funding, keep reading!
Faced with dwindling grant funding for these projects a few years ago, we came up with the notion of Five Bucks a Foot to try and convey what the actual cost of building trail is up here. That number – $5 bucks a foot – is a pretty decent average. Smooth dirt naturally costs less to sculpt, while blasting and hammering through granite costs a whole lot more. For general high country trail building in the Northern Sierra, five bucks a foot is a decent rule of thumb.
To date, we have run 4 of these fundraisers, and you have raised over $150,000. These campaigns have helped build the following trails:
Much as we would love to say that the federal and state funding outlook has improved, we can’t. Things are still bleak out there. But we’re not going to let that stop us!
This time around, we have 3 concurrent projects, each of which is short on funds.