BackOnTrail.org – Santa Cruz Bicycles Trail Restoration Campaign
SBMTV is excited to announce the, a joint effort of initiated by Santa Cruz Bicycles with California bicycle industry suppliers and mountain bike advocates to create the “Back On Trail” campaign to fund trail reconstruction projects in the wake of recent large-scale wildfires in Santa Rosa and Santa Barbara, Calif.
A pair of fire-rescue- themed bikes equipped by California-based companies Santa Cruz Bicycles, FOX, Shimano, White Industries and WTB have been created as prizing for the month-long fundraising campaign that will benefit the the Santa Barbara Mountain Bike Trail Volunteers (SBMTV) and Redwood Empire Mountain Bike Alliance (REMBA) who will each spearhead reconstruction efforts in their respective regions.
Petaluma-based White Industries supplied the cranks, bottom bracket, hubs and headsets for the bikes; Scotts Valley-based FOX supplied forks, shocks and dropper posts; Irvine-based Shimano supplied brakes, shifters, derailleurs and cassettes; and Mill Valley-based WTB supplied tires and saddles. The parts will be mounted to Santa Cruz Hightower LT frames and the wheels built up using Santa Cruz Reserve carbon rims.
“The display bikes are hand-painted graphic samples that look really good,” said Campbell Steers, the designer behind the bikes. “But the prize bikes will be made at the factory in the size of the winners’ choosing and they will look even more dialed.”
Kick Off Party and Group Ride:
Topa Topa Brewing is hosting a kick of party at their Funk Zone tasting room, Sunday February 18th. They will also display the bikes through for the second half of the campaign.
SBMTV is also hosting a Camuesa Group Ride, that same morning Sunday, 2/18. So come our on Sunday for the ride and to check out the bikes, have a beer and say hello! We are still working out the timing, stay tuned for more details on the party and group ride.
Trails that benefit:
REMBA has identified trail restoration projects in Trione-Annadel State Park as well as at Skyline Wilderness Park as the focus of their efforts.
SBMTV’s project encompass multiple restoration projects in their area. These include including the assessment and repair of front range Santa Barbara area trails heavily impacted by the Thomas Fire and subsequent debris sides; the restoration of the historic Santa Cruz (“Little Pine”) and Buckhorn Trails which have were damaged in prior fires; and working with the Los Padres National Forest to restore and optimize the Snyder Trail (“Knapp’s Castle”) which was bulldozed to create a fire break.
The prize drawing will be at 1pm PST on March 1, 2018. The winners will be posted as soon as they are confirmed thereafter. Although both REMBA and SBMTV carry 501(c)(3) non-profit status, donations are not tax deductible per IRS declaration wherein ticket purchases for valuable prizes are not eligible for charitable tax deductions.
For your chance to win one of these super custom, one of kind bikes and to support the restoration effort go to: https://backontrail.givingfuel.com/back-on-trail
Huge thanks to Santa Cruz Bicycles, Fox Suspension, Shimano MTB, White Industries, WTB and Topa Topa Brewing.