5 Bucks a Foot- Winner
And The Winner Is...
The Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship is very pleased to announce that Sam Novak of Gig Harbor, Washington is the proud new owner of a black Santa Cruz Tallboy LTc. He was selected at random from one of what turned out to be several thousand entrants, and was sufficiently stunned at his luck that he was having trouble deciding exactly which particular Santa Cruz he wanted, apparently torn between a Tallboy LTc and a Blur TRc. It’s tough winning big sometimes, isn’t it?
Response to this fundraiser was overwhelming! Thanks to all of you who participated, the 5 bucks a foot campaign generated $52,505 that will go directly onto the ground creating 10,501 feet of singletrack in the Sierras above Downieville. First and foremost, this funding will allow us to make some huge strides in the construction of the Butcher Ranch connector trail, which will be a singletrack link between Sunrise trail and the beginning of singletrack on the existing Butcher Ranch trail.
This would not have been possible without the gracious help of our sponsors – Santa Cruz, Fox Racing, Shimano, and Enve – and we also relied heavily on the partnership and persistence of the mountain bike media. Many thanks to our sponsors, and also the kind folks at MTBR.com, BIKE magazine, Dirt Rag, Pinkbike.com, Singletrack UK, and Elayna Caldwell for her tireless support at Interbike.
But most of all, thanks to you, the mountain biking public. People from all over the world participated in this fundraiser, and while the draw of a pimped out Santa Cruz was probably a huge motivating factor, many of you stepped up and donated very generously to fund work on trails that are part of our lifeblood and very dear to us, but in many cases are thousands of miles away from you. We cannot thank you enough for that generosity.
Your efforts will not only enable us to continue to build trails in one of the best mountain biking areas on the planet, but they will provide employment for trail workers in an economically tough climate, and will continue to enhance tourist opportunities in a region where mountain biking is becoming the economic lifeblood of the community. You are helping keep Downieville alive.
So, to Sam, congratulations, and enjoy the new ride. To everyone else, thank you so much. And to all of you, we hope to see you up here soon. Let’s ride!
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