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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
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.
Let’s close out 2021 by getting back out there to build trails! Now that we’ve had a little rain, and hopefully more soon, the conditions are ripe to move some dirt. Mark your calendar for Saturday December 18 and plan to join us to start on a new/old trail. Spots are limited so respond as soon as possible so we can plan accordingly. Let us know by clicking on this link and filling out the form. An email to the participants will follow with all the details.
Hope to see you on the 18th!
Friends of Boggs Mountain
Recently a new trail, roughly following the approximate original alignment of the old Shaker Trail, appeared in the forest. While we are all frustrated with the pace at which we have been able to restore our old trail system this action will ultimately delay our efforts. The unauthorized trail will need to be reworked to allow for better water diversion and reinforced in areas that will not support heavy multi-use. Our goal is to recreate a trail network that is more sustainable than the original trails while following widely accepted modern multi-use trail guidelines to build a trail system that is fun for all user groups and will remain for many years.
If you would like to have a voice in future trail construction, please join us for our monthly meetings or, better yet, come to one of our upcoming trail days and train to build the trails we hope will be here for generations. Meetings and trail days will be posted on our web site at www.boggsmountain.org.
Friends of Boggs Mountain in collaboration with the Norcal High School Cycling League, the Redwood Empire Mountain Bike Alliance and Sonoma County Trails Council plan to complete the proposed Norcal League race course as part of phase 2 of the Boggs Trail Rebuild Project and return students to racing in Boggs Mountain Demonstration State Forest. For more information or to help please click on the link below.