Quincy Mountain Epic – Sept 30 – Oct 02, 2022

Join SBTS on Friday, Sept 30 – Sunday, Oct 2, 2022, for our fun-filled Epic Weekend in Quincy, where the food and beer are covered for our beloved SBTS volunteers. RSVP sooner than later as these “sell-out”!

The weekend festivities include: sleeping under the stars, riding the fine trails of Mount Hough, hiking, and a lot of digging in the dirt! You do not have to be a member to participate.  RSVP below. Sign up for our newsletter, or follow our Facebook and Instagram accounts to be notified about the upcoming event.

Where to meet

Plumas Sierra County Fairgrounds in Quincy. We have reserved the Lower Campgrounds off of Lee Road (behind the fairgrounds) through Gate 3. We will have the whole area reserved so look for an open spot and grab it.

Weekend Schedule:

The event officially kicks off Saturday, but many will arrive Friday to set up camp. The group campsite will be set up by Friday night. On Saturday, Oct 1 plan on arriving between 7:00 and 8:30 am.

Friday:

  • 1pm – Fairgrounds Camping Area Open
  • Get your own dinner on the way in, or in town.

Saturday:

  • 7:30 am – Hot water available and coffee bar
  • 9:00 am – Safety talk and grab your sack lunch and drink compliments of SBTS
  • 9:15 am – Depart for project site
  • 2:00 pm – Tools down and return to the meeting location
  • 4:30 pm – BBQ & Cold Beverages
  • 5:30pm – Epic Games

Sunday

  • 7:30 am – Hot water available and coffee bar
  • 9:00 am – Adventure on your own. We will have maps and trail information available to explore biking and hiking around Quincy and up on Mount Hough for mtb, gravel, hikers and trail runners. Or stop in at Yuba Expeditions at 550 Crescent St for adventure recommendations.Yuba Shuttles will be running to the top of Mount Hough from Yuba Expeditions at 550 Crescent St at 9am, 11am and 2pm with reservations required. Click the link below to reserve your shuttle spot. Santa Cruz demo bike rentals are also available.
    https://yubaexpeditions.com/yuba/shuttle_reservations.php

Project Description

Mt. Hough trail work.

What is provided

  • Hot water so you can make your own breakfast if you need hot water on Saturday and Sunday morning; coffee will also be provided
  • Sack lunch Saturday
  • Dinner Saturday night
  • Drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic)

What to bring

  • Your camping gear
  • Gloves, long pants, hiking shoes, and a day pack for trail work
  • Water (there will be water there, but feel free to bring extra if you like)
  • Sun protection
  • Stuff for biking, hiking or swimming & trail work

Camping

Camping is available Friday -Sunday at the Plumas Sierra County Fairgrounds. We will be at the lower campground which is off Lee Road in Quincy – not the main entrance but the backside of the fairgrounds by the mill. When heading west on Lee Road drive past Bell Lane and it is the Gate 3 (the last gate in the fairgrounds) on your left and look for SBTS signs. If you hit Sierra Park Road you have gone too far.

Grab any site and enjoy the afternoon. Camping is free, but we gladly accept donations to offset fairgrounds cost. Showers are also available in the bathrooms.

Food

SBTS will be providing lunch and dinner on Saturday and please plan for your own breakfast or eat in town for both Saturday and Sunday. Breakfast options in Quincy include Patti’s Thunder Café and Jeffrey’s Pub & Grub open all weekend for breakfast as well as Midtown Café open on Saturday only. There are also grocery stores Quincy Coop, Safeway, Sav-Mor, and Grocery Outlet in town. We will have hot water available on Saturday & Sunday morning for hot cereal, coffee or tea if you bring it. Please plan accordingly foodwise for Friday evening and Saturday and Sunday morning breakfasts.

Some great local dinner options for Friday are Moons, Quintopia, Jessie’s Joint, Sweet Lorraine’s, Mill Creek Fish and Chips and the Polka Dot. Local lunch spots for Sunday following include Polka Dot, Patti’s Thunder Cafe, Quintopia, and Jeffery’s. We encourage you to eat at these places and support the local economy.

Dogs

We like them but they are not allowed on fairgrounds property. Please leave your furries at home.

Support SBTS

Beyond helping us with trail work during the Mountain Epic weekend, there are many other ways you can support SBTS:

  • Weekly volunteer trail work on Tuesdays in Quincy
  • Donate by becoming a Friend of the Trail Stewardship
  • Join the Trail Stewardship Vision Circle with a larger, three-year philanthropic donation
  • Adopt-A-Trail and get your company on the trail sign while helping pay for trail maintenance
  • Ask your company to join the Partner Collective or donate to help fund food and beverage costs or maybe even contributing prizes for the Epic Games or Prize Drawing.

Email Marty at marty@sierratrails.org for more information about how you can get your company involved.