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!

Five bucks a foot

A past campaign.

Thank You! We raised $150,000!