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24 Jan

Comments Needed for 2024 Downieville Trailwork

Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship (SBTS) has applied for a project grant this year and needs your comments to CA-OHV on both so we can receive the grant and continue providing #dirtmagic to the public!...
17 Jan

The 2023 SBTS Trails Report: 20 Years, 200 Miles of Trail Built and More Progress On the Way!

In 2023, SBTS staffed three Pro Trail crews—one based in Downieville, one in Quincy and one in Portola/Greagle—employing 24 crew members, as well as a 20-person youth crew, which worked for eight...
16 Jan

$5 a Foot Has Ended, Thank You to Everyone Who Contributed to Trails!

We have a winner! Congratulations to Aubree Watkins, who takes home the grand prize in our 2023 Twist The Throttle for Trails moto fundraiser—a KTM Freeride E-XC electric bike, as well as...
8 Nov

The Downieville Classic RETURNS July 11-14, 2024 for its 26th Year

Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship’s marquee race returns for its 26th year next summer, furthering the organization’s mission to build sustainable, recreation-based communities through...
22 Oct

Registration Opens Tuesday October 24 for Lost and Found Gravel Festival

PORTOLA, CA—Registration opens on Tuesday, October 24th for the Lost and Found Gravel Festival, presented by Cervélo, a multi-distance gravel race and expo held in the heart of northern...
5 Sep

Sierra Nevada Conservancy Awards SBTS $747,445 for Construction of 15 Miles of OHV-Legal Singletrack on Verdi Ridge near Truckee

Commanding views of Stampede Reservoir and the Sierra Crest from Verdi Ridge - photo @ken_etzel Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship (SBTS) is pleased to announce a $747,445 grant from the Sierra...
31 Aug

Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship Wins $50,000 Friesen Foundation Grant for the Indian Valley Loop

The Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship is pleased to announce that it has received a $50,000 grant from the Friesen Foundation, a private family foundation focused on funding trail planning, design or...
28 Jul

Sierra Pacific Foundation Grant Supports SBTS Youth Crew Program

The funds are designated for general, non-wage-related support of the program, and will specifically help cover the cost of our van rental for the duration of the season. Sierra Pacific Foundation is...
11 Jul

5 Bucks a Foot Goes Gold For The Silver Anniversary of the Downieville Classic

This year’s grand prize celebrates the legacy of the Downieville Classic, and the trail network at the heart of the singular race.One bike brand. One town. One race. And a long legacy of giving...
13 Jun

Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship Wins $50,000 Friesen Foundation Grant for the Indian Valley Loop

The Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship is pleased to announce that it has received a $50,000 grant from the Friesen Foundation, a private family foundation focused on funding trail planning, design or...
31 May

Sierra Nevada Conservancy Awards SBTS Nearly $800,000 to Fund Sierra Valley Recreation Project Planning

The Sierra Nevada Conservancy has awarded funding to Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship (SBTS) to start the planning process for the Sierra Valley Recreation Project, 63 miles of trail proposed to...
20 May

Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship and Outdoor Alliance California Host California’s Natural Resources Agency on a Two-Day Field Tour in Plumas County

Secretary Wade Crowfoot and members of his staff, along with U.S. Forest Service leadership and regional nonprofits spent two days discussing how SBTS’ Connected Communities project can advance...
8 May

Support Lost Sierra Trails, and Win a New Carbon Cervélo Gravel Bike

The original 5 Bucks a Foot fundraiser is back, and this year we’re expanding to three campaigns that will run between now and November—with all proceeds benefiting our visionary Connected...
9 Mar

Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship Wins Yamaha Awards grant of $30,885

The Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship is pleased to announce that it has received a Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative grant of $30,885 to support our Plumas National Forest OHV ground operations on...
16 Feb

SBTS Knights of the Lost Sierra Earn-A-Bike Program

SBTS is excited to announce the return of its Knights of the Lost Sierra Earn-A-Bike Program! Through the generosity of Michael Knighten’s original 5 Bucks-A-Foot Santa Cruz Bicycles...
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