The Original.

We created the successful “$5 a Foot” fundraiser over ten years ago inspired by a need to raise much-needed funds to build the Sunrise Trail and we desired a mechanism to bring everyone together and get involved, contribute and, if one’s lucky,  maybe even end up being new-bike richer.

Thousands of people have donated to this grassroots campaign, and thousands of people have benefited from the many miles of trails it’s created.

Over the years, $5 a Foot has become an incredible success, it helped build the Sunrise Trail, North Yuba Trail, Mills Peak Trail, Mt. Hough Trail, Indian Falls 2 Trail, and more. This success has not gone unnoticed, as now, almost every trail advocacy organization uses this idea as a fundraising tool. We are proud to have created $5 a Foot, and humbled that it has spawned many fundraising campaigns nationally that support building more trail.

We run this campaign once a year, join our newsletter, or follow our Facebook and Instagram so you’ll know when it’s running. We partner with Santa Cruz Bicycles  to craft the most blinged-out Downieville Tough dream bike, ready to tackle the biggest climbs and gnarliest descents in the Lost Sierra, and love to give it away to a supporter of the trails, helping to keep shovels in the dirt. Get involved!

Connected Communities Connecting Communities through Trails

Donations support our Connected Communities project. Linking 15 California Mountain Communities Through Multiuse Trails.

Thank You! We raised $150,000!

A successful past campaign in partnership with Santa Cruz Bicycles.

Win this KTM 350 EXC-F

Our first moto campaign in partnership with Motorcycle Performance Center and KTM USA.