Our partners are essential stakeholders and directly responsible for our non-profit’s success.
We firmly believe that responsible enjoyment of the great outdoors is a way to build stronger, more connected communities and boost our economy. This is one of our founding beliefs, and we have formed relationships with organizations and businesses sharing this same belief. Whether you’re a federal agency, a big time bicycle manufacturer or small mom-and-pop local businesses, you’re all making a difference. And we thank you.
Downieville could perhaps be described as Santa Cruz Bicycles’ spiritual home. Or perhaps just the place they go to get more spiritual.
– Nsmb.com, Vancouver BC, September 2015
Friends Working Together Building Trails
Most of the work we do takes place on either US Forest Service, land trust property – such as The Sierra County Land Trust or State Park lands. As such, we work in partnership with land management agencies through planning and their oversight in a mutually beneficial relationship. Without the permission and guidance of these agencies, we wouldn’t be allowed to do our work. And without our work, the trails within these systems would be in considerably worse shape. An often-overlooked issue with large acreages of land is that the management and maintenance of such vast areas can be difficult. The US Forest Service and State Parks are chronically understaffed and underfunded. This is why Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship was formed in the first place – to partner with land managers to create recreational solutions and mitigate use impact through ongoing maintenance in order for trails to remain open to the public for generations to come.
Gold Valley Connector Trail Being Built with USFS Crews and SBTS Volunteers
Business partners underwrite a substantial amount of the work we do, and in many cases also contribute generous amounts of product to our fundraising efforts. This enables us to fund our operations, hold our events, reward our family members, stoke out our volunteers, feed our work crews, and put together incredibly effective and appealing fundraisers. Additionally, the employees of many of our corporate partners encourage their employees to volunteer at our Trail Daze and race events. Improved trails draw more recreational visitors to the Lost Sierra which in turn supports our local business economy and gets more people buying outdoor gear. As a side benefit, businesses improve their reputation by aligning themselves with a non-profit cause.
Yuba Expeditions Van – Yakima Sponsorship
One of the best ways to up the visibility for your support of the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship is to sponsor one of our events – the Lost and Found, Downieville Classic and Grinduro. More than just races, these are weekend long festivals that pull attendees and spectators from all over the world. By sponsoring an event, you help create amazing trails, employ Plumas and Sierra County residents, provide learning environments for local schools, and work to establishing a more sustainable recreation-based economy. Learn more about event sponsorships and the unique race events that we host.
Downieville Classic Festival Event Sponsorship
Become a Sponsor or Partner
For Adopt-a-Trail opportunities, check out the Adopt-a-Trail info.
These businesses and organizations have pledged their philanthropic support to SBTS and Lost Sierra trails!
We encourage you to pay it back and buy from these fine people or support their organizations. If you want to support our non-profit or one of our race events, contact Marty Scheel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Partner of the Year
We give special recognition annually to those businesses who have dedicated their funding and staff time directly to our non-profit. Some of these businesses have paid their employees their regular daily wages to work moving dirt on Lost Sierra trails. Patagonia even has a summer intern program offering their employees for several weeks to help us with everything from dirt moving to administrative duties to event support.
2019 – Wilderness Trail Bikes
2018 – Klean Kanteen
2017 – Nakoma Resort
2016 – Paul Component Engineering
2015 – Hangtown Electric
2013 – Patagonia