Friends of Boggs Mountain is excited to announce that three new/old trails are completed and ready for foot, bike or equestrian use. Bear Bones, Boggs Peak and Gails are now open. We have over ten miles of trails with another ten or more to go! Many thanks to the Redwood Trail Alliance, Kevin Smallman and all the many volunteers for their help in making this a reality! Stay tuned, we’re around halfway there!
Please note there will be an event in Boggs Mountain Demonstration State Forest impacting use May 6th – May 7th. For the first time since the Valley Fire events are returning to BMDSF which help with a much needed boost for our local economy. There is a permitted mountain bike race over the coming weekend. May 6th-May 7th there is an 8-hour race where riders will do a series of loops over the course of 8 hours. For any road crossings there will be course marshals monitoring for traffic and when it’s safe for riders they will let you through to get to your desired location. BMDSF remains open to the public during events. For a map of the race course which shows trails impacted by the event check our Facebook page . Feel free to come out and cheer on the athletes as they give it their all. Event information and scheduling can be found here https://www.boggs.rocks/
Friends of Boggs Mountain has worked tirelessly since allowed back into the forest in 2018 to rebuild the trail system that was destroyed by the Valley Fire. With the completion of over eight miles of new trails, this year Boggs will host two races: Bike Monkey eight-hour endurance race on Saturday May 7 and the Norcal Championship race for high school age kids on Saturday May 21st. Race details will be posted on our website and Facebook page prior to each event. The forest will remain open for all users however please be advised that trails used for the racecourse should likely be avoided during the races. Both organizations go to great lengths to accommodate all users but please be mindful of racers and spectators on race days. We encourage anyone interested to come out to enjoy the festivities.
Redwood Trails Alliance is launching their Bring Back Boggs fundraising campaign. In partnership with Trail House of Santa Rosa and various stakeholders, Redwood Trails Alliance is raising funds to rebuild Boggs Mountain Demonstration State Forest trails and give away an awesome trail bike to one lucky winner.
Redwood Trails Alliance, a 501(c)(3) trail stewardship organization, is launching the “Bring Back Boggs” bike giveaway. Trail House of Santa Rosa donated a Specialized Stumpjumper Expert mountain bike worth $5,900 to raise funds to rebuild the trails at Boggs Mountain Demonstration State Forest (BMDSF), which were devastated by wildfires in 2015. BMDSF has been a popular mountain bike destination for years and home of the Bike Monkey Boggs 8 hour race and home of the NorCal Interscholastic Cycling League’s state championship race. After nearly 90% of the 3,100 acres of forest was burned, rebuilding is underway, but WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT to get the job done!
This forest is so important to the local community, Lake County District 5 Supervisor, Jessica Pyska, announced actions to make healthier living more accessible in District 5. Pyska is dedicating $25,000 in cannabis tax funds to the Friends of Boggs and Redwood Trails Alliance, kicking off a $100,000 “Bring Back Boggs” fundraising campaign to rebuild trails in Boggs forest. You too can donate towards Boggs recovery. Each $5 donation goes toward one chance to win the giveaway prizes. The campaign begins February 17, 2022 and closes on Sunday, February 27 at 6:00 pm p.m. PST. Interested parties can enter to win here at www.trailsalliance.org or https://trailsalliance.givingfuel.com/bringbackboggs.
Further support of the Bring Back Boggs campaign comes from Calpine Corporation. Calpine donated $15,000 towards the $100,000 goal to rebuild trails in BMDSF. “Calpine Corporation and Supervisor Pyska’s donations give us a $40,000 boost to our Bring Back Boggs campaign.” says Debbie St.Cyr Executive Director, Redwood Trails Alliance. “We are optimistic for a successful campaign and grateful to work in partnership with Friends of Boggs Mountain.”
“None of the work we do would be possible without support from our members, loyal sponsors, partners and the many visitors from around the Bay Area who cherish our trails,” said Debbie St. Cyr, Executive Director of Redwood Trails Alliance. “Trail House of Santa Rosa has supported Redwood Trails Alliance from the very beginning, and together, we’ve brought world-class trails to the community. With the Specialized Bicycles Stumpjumper Expert, they’ve bottled up that “new bike day” feeling and put it into a radical new trail bike so agile, so lively, so in-tune with the trail, that it feels like an extension of your body. Levitate up the climbs. Decimate the descents. It’s the perfect NorCal trail bike!
We also have some sweet runner-up prizes for more chances to win, including a set of Reserve 30 29 inch carbon mountain bike wheels donated by Reserve Wheels and a Wahoo Roam bike computer donated by RIDE Napa Valley. Click here https://trailsalliance.givingfuel.com/bringbackboggs to enter to win one today.