This past month I took advantage of loosening COVID restrictions and scheduled my first in-person meetings and site visits in over a year. On the road for two weeks, I experienced a wealth of project site visits, reconnected with chapter members and volunteers, and attended complex, yet rewarding advocacy meetings.
While the work we are doing across the state is challenging and diverse, I am continually blown away by what our small group of enthusiastic athletes achieves when we come together.
We'd like to introduce you to some of our member All-Stars.
Evergreen is #RiderPowered by thousands of members all across Washington. Every one of our chapters has a number of all-stars who always show up, Give Big, and go the extra mile to build and maintain the great trails we all ride. If it wasn't for the members of Evergreen we'd all still be riding fire roads! Thank you to all of you out there!
We are incredibly grateful to be a part of a collaborative, and supportive community of riders and businesses!
Evergreen supporters come in many shapes, sizes, and even flavors, and we love them all! Thanks to our Colab partners we are able to share their stoke of great trails with a great deal for you!
In addition to your ability to get a special offer on an all-around awesome group of products, each of our Colabs is generating revenue for Evergreen! That means that your purchase not only gets you a sick beer, bag of coffee, pair of shorts, or 1st Aid Kit - but, your trails will get some love too!
Read on to learn more!
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It’s been over a year since individuals and organizations were propelled into action to play an active role in combating social injustice. Like other organizations, Evergreen set out to face the inequities and injustices within our own community and the outdoor industry. Yvonne, our Executive Director, wrote a personal statement where she highlighted the importance of inclusivity and diversity in the outdoors, and vowed that Evergreen would shift its priorities to better serve ALL of our community.
It's a great time to ride and a great time to build more #Riderpowered trails!
Every spring since 2015 we have asked you to Give Big for trails. In just the past five years Give Big donors have opened up more than 100 miles of #Riderpowered new trail and 2 entirely new ride areas in (or near) Wenatchee, the Methow Valley, Ellensburg, Roslyn, Battle Ground, Port Gamble, Issaquah/North Bend, Skykomish, Leavenworth, and Spokane. It's time to do it again and you can #BeTheBuilder with a donation today.
We need $125,000 in our Trails Fund to make it happen. Our Trails Fund needs replenishing, and your help supports miles of projects that are ready to go! A strong Trails Fund allow us to complete urgent maintenance tasks and keep our Trail Crew going all year.
Every other year, when our State lawmakers develop a new budget for the next biennium, Evergreen hosts a Legislative Rally Day for our members and other riders at the Capitol in Olympia to meet with lawmakers, share information about mountain biking, and push for robust and sustainable recreation funding. This year looked a little different than what you see above...
Meet the Crew
Brian Tustison is a full-time Evergreen builder who works primarily in the South Puget Sound region as well as on new trail construction projects across Washington. Read on to learn what prevented Brian from going "full roadie", hear about his BMX background and how he applies it to the Swan Creek trails he maintains, and more...