Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship’s “Double Your Dirt” Fundraiser

Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship Presents "Double Your Dirt"

Do you want to win a custom-built Santa Cruz Megatower? How about supporting the building and maintenance of hundreds of miles of trails for the enjoyment of the community? The Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship’s “Double Your Dirt” fundraiser is partnering with Santa Cruz bikes once again for a fundraiser to help expand the trails across 5 counties in Northern California and Nevada. Click here to read about it on their website and learn more.


(Press Release)



Often imitated, never duplicated, the original mountain bike fundraiser that started it all, 5 Bucks a Foot, is back for 2022 featuring a custom-built Santa Cruz Megatower in any size for one very lucky winner!

This year, SBTS is going to “Double Your Dirt” through a collaboration between Santa Cruz Bicycles’ PayDirt program and the #dirtmagic Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship. SBTS creates new trails for all to enjoy, especially trails like the legendary Downieville Downhill where the new Megatower will be right at home!

For every five dollar donation, you’ll help build or maintain a foot of trail and also receive an entry for your chance to win the Megatower, plus PayDirt will Double Your Dirt by matching total feet of trail purchased up to $75,000. Talk about a win-win!

Santa Cruz Bicycles has been SBTS’s biggest supporter since its founding in 2003, and the PayDirt program is pledging to donate $1 million over the next three years towards trail projects across North America. The more feet of trail you purchase, the better your chances of winning this styled out Santa Cruz Megatower, and with the PayDirt match your Five Bucks a Foot donation turns into ten bucks to build and maintain even more trails!

And when they say a styled out Megatower, they mean it.

This is a bike worth more than $10,000! It brings the bling, including premium components from SBTS’ generous partners at ShimanoFoxWTBPaul Component EngineeringWhite Industries and Reserve Wheels. Since this is an international campaign, anyone in the world has a chance to win this beauty.

For the last three years, SBTS has been developing Connected Communities, a legacy trails project connecting 15 mountain communities across five Northern California counties and into Washoe County, NV through a 600+ mile network of trails for motorized and non-motorized use, known as the Lost Sierra Route. Connected Communities will help revitalize these economically depressed communities through recreation, visitation and a new generation of full-time residents who value the quality of life world-class recreation opportunities provide.

SBTS creates many of these trail opportunities through grant funding from the California Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV), Recreational Trails Program (RTP) and partners at Sierra Nevada Conservancy. But there are other projects not eligible for this funding and that’s where funds from 5 Bucks a Foot come in. Over the years, 5 Bucks a Foot has helped fund numerous projects including:

  • Mills Peak trail in Graeagle
  • North Yuba trail in Downieville
  • Gold Valley Rim trail in Downieville
  • Beckwourth Peak trail in Portola (now being built!)
  • South Park trail network in Quincy
  • Trails maintenance in Lakes Basin Recreation Area
  • Planning for new trails in Mount Hough and Claremont Peak in Quincy

The money raised in this year’s 5 Bucks a Foot campaign will help many more exciting projects on the horizon, including a new singletrack connection from Taylorsville up to the existing Mount Hough trail that’s breaking ground this summer. The 19-mile Beckwourth Peak trail in Portola is being built currently, thanks to funding support from previous 5 Bucks a Foot campaigns.

Double Your Dirt this summer with the 5 Bucks a Foot program by purchasing as many feet of trail as you can, and maybe you’ll get to sample all the #dirtmagic goodies in the Lost Sierra on a brand new Santa Cruz Megatower!

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