PRESS RELEASE: Trans Cascadia
Ten For Trails: Each $10 donation increases your chance of winning a Santa Cruz Megatower. All proceeds from the drawing will benefit our continued trail advocacy efforts at Trans-Cascadia.
Our primary goal is to share the incredibly unique trail systems of the Pacific Northwest Cascade mountain range with the world – as well as give back to the local community through trail work, project funding, and support of the local economy.Click here to donate.
“Ten for Trails is an important part of the fundraising for Trans-Cascadia's advocacy efforts,” explains Race Producer, Alex Gardner. “This campaign allows us to connect with our community by inviting them to donate money to keep us working on opening new backcountry trails and maintaining and improving trails across our Cascadia region. Our race revenue is focused mainly on opening trails that we race on but funds raised from Ten for Trails allows us to expand our reach when working in a given network and open trails that may not be a part of the race but need attention and are important to the local communities.”
In addition to funding more sustainable trail systems, Ten for Trails proceeds are also used to purchase tools to outfit more volunteers. “We have a knack for throwing ridiculous amounts of resources at a trail with lots of people, armed with power brushers, trimmers, saws, rakes, and shovels to open what sometimes is an indistinguishable piece of the trail into a bucked and brushed beautiful ribbon of singletrack,” continues Alex. “Sometimes multiple miles a day are opened during a work party and everyone who is working on the trails can take great pride in seeing tangible progress.”
Over the last five years, our volunteers have spent thousands of hours reclaiming hundreds of miles of trail in both Oregon and Washington. This year alone, our work parties have logged over 3,000 hours of volunteer trail work and resulted in the revitalization of over 100 miles of trail in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.
We have also co-founded the Oregon Mountain Biking Coalition, an organization that is focused on protecting mountain biking opportunities, preserving backcountry access for everyone, and fostering communications between all user groups.
Since 2016 Santa Cruz Bicycles have been onboard as bike title sponsor and have been heavily involved with our trail advocacy efforts – participating in build weekends and helping to raise awareness and funds.
You can support the efforts of our efforts at Trans-Cascadia by making a donation. Each $10 donation increases your chances of winning a new Santa Cruz Megatower. Bike details:
2019 Santacruz Megatower CC Size Large
Fox Factory 36
Fox DHX2 Coil
Santa Cruz “Reserve 30” carbon wheels with Industry 9 hubs
XTR M9120 Group
PRO Korkak 170mm Dropper Post
PRO Tharsis Carbon Cockpit with 800mm Carbon Tharsis bars
Chris King Headset
Schwalbe Magic Mary Tires
Donations can be made until 12:01am on October 31, 2019 and the winner will be announced on October 31, 2019. Donations can be made online for $10 each, each $10 donation increases your chances of winning. Click here for more information. DONATE NOW!