Press release related to the 2018 Lost & Found Gravel Grinder

Portola, Calif. – It is with a heavy heart that the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship team announces that one of our tribe, a member of the Hammer Nutrition Team, passed away while participating in the Lost & Found Gravel Grinder at Lake Davis, California on June 2, 2018. The Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship, on behalf of its staff, volunteers, and event participants sends our deepest condolences and best wishes to his family, friends and teammates.

We sincerely thank the entire partnership team of first responders and volunteers that were in place and took action during Lost & Found, including Beckwourth Fire District, Eastern Plumas Rural Fire District, PHI Air Ambulance, Plumas County Sheriff, and the Plumas Amateur Radio Club.

For the last 25 years, the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship team has hosted events in Sierra and Plumas counties that showcase the Lost Sierra. We endeavor to provide fun, family-friendly, and memorable events for everyone who participates; from riders, to spectators, to our volunteers. There are no words to express how much the passing of one of our tribe members affects us all.


About Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship

The Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship (SBTS) was formed in 2003 as a volunteer-driven, 501c3 non-profit organization whose primary goal is building a sustainable, recreation-focused future for mountain communities, fostering stewardship of public lands through job creation, education, habitat protection, trail maintenance and construction of new multi-use trails. With support of a strong volunteer base, we have contributed thousands of hours and extensive fundraising efforts towards trail maintenance, restoration and new construction in Downieville, Graeagle, Quincy, Portola and the rest of the Lost Sierra. Our bike shop, Yuba Expeditions, has been welcoming mountain bikers to the region for more than 25 years. All proceeds from SBTS events and the bike shop go directly toward trails in the Lost Sierra. Visit to learn more about volunteering for trail work, becoming a member and supporting our events.