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04 | May | '18

GiveBig Trail Target #8: Alpine Baldy

  Trail: Alpine Baldy - Skykomish, Washington (Cascades To Sound Chapter) Project Goal: Completion of Alpine Baldy Phase II backcountry loop. Funds needed: $30,000 Support our project at Alpine Baldy Now! Evergreen perspective:  "Alpine Baldy is the very first mountain bike trail on U.S. Forest land in the Skykomish Ranger District. It’s also the highest elevation new trail that Evergreen has ever built topping out at 5,000 feet. There are epic views from an alpine meadow and access to a hiking trail with even bigger 360-degree views. We’re already funded to get the out and back but these funds would allow us to finish a complete loop through the backcountry. This is a key part of the growth of mountain biking in the Skykomish Valley." – Mike Westra, Evergreen Trails Director Local rider perspective: "Alpine Baldy is just gorgeous. There aren’t too many rides where you get to go high up into the alpine. To be up there and get that mountain breeze–it’s just a different feel from a lot of other rides around here. To me, it’s really exciting to have another venue off Highway 2 for mountain biking." – Russ Peterson, local rider and Team Epic member  Donate Now and #BeTheBuilder at Alpine Baldy!
04 | May | '18

GiveBig Trail Target #5: Camp Sekani

  Trail:  Sekani - Spokane, Washington (East Chapter) Project Goal: A new skills area and pumptrack at Camp Sekani in Beacon Hill, Spokane. Funds needed: $5,000     Support New Trails at Camp Sekani Now! Evergreen perspective:  "There are two components to our project, the skills park and the pump track. The skills park we have is old and does not flow well. It is difficult to utilize for the beginner rider. With these funds, we’ll be able to bridge the ability gap between existing features within our skills park, improve signage, and more effectively separate the skills park from the general riding area. We also have an opportunity to build Spokane’s only public pump track. By locating the pump track within the skills park we are able to consolidate our educational tools in the same place and truly create a nucleus within Beacon Hill for families and friends to congregate. Our goal is to have an area that encourages progression in our local community and enables riders to tackle our regional riding areas with confidence." – Nate Hutchens, Evergreen East Chapter President   Local rider perspective:  "I ride with my family at Sekani 2 to 3 times a week. I have a 10 and a 13 thirteen-year-old and they’ve grown up riding there. I know without Sekani, we wouldn’t be the biking family we are. We have great flow trails and rocky tech but we don’t really have a central core area to bring everyone together. I think the biggest thing that could help with that is a skills park. Adding that would really give newer riders a place to progress and develop their skills before tackling some of the bigger jump lines." – Tiffany Letnes, local rider and ultrasound technician in Spokane     Donate Now and #BeTheBuilder at Camp Sekani!
04 | May | '18

GiveBig Trail Target #6: Yacolt Burn

  Trail: Yacolt Burn - Battle Ground, Washington (Southwest Chapter) Project Goal: New all mountain trails at the Yacolt Burn trail system. Funds needed: $5,000   Support New Trails in Battle Ground Now! Evergreen perspective: "We have great trails here in Southwest Washington but they are all stand alone trails. This fundraiser will give us more ride combinations by adding new lines and connections in the Yacolt Burn, making it into a network. When we built Thrillium, it was a gamechanger–an absolute classic trail. Our goal for this new project is to build on that work and make the best all-mountain/enduro trail in this state." – Eric Albers, Evergreen Southwest Chapter President Donate Now and #BeTheBuilder at Yacolt Burn!
04 | May | '18

GiveBig Trail Target #1: Tokul

  Trail: Tokul (West, East) - Fall City, Washington (Cascades To Sound Chapter) Project Goal: Update trail connections. Funds needed: $4,000 Support your local trails now!   Evergreen perspective:  “Tokul’s greatest asset is that it’s rider built and maintained. This is a working forest on private land owned by Campbell Global. If we reach our fundraising goal, we’ll be building fresh trail in newly clearcut sections and once they’re rebuilt, these trails will be there for at least another 30 years. The new trails will really cater to the modern trail rider. Overall, this will greatly improve what is already the best winter riding area in the region.” – Peter Sherrill, Evergreen Board Member   Local rider perspective:  “I race XC and Enduro with the Mt. Si Mountain Bike Team and we ride together out at Tokul every Friday. It’s the spot where we see the most improvement among our riders. We constantly push each other, and everyone is growing as a rider. It’s really important for the team to have a place like Tokul where we can ride a variety of trails that have different levels of difficulty in a compact trail system. The new additions this fundraising campaign will bring could give us more options and help us grow and improve as a team. – Ethan Rosen, Mt. Si High School sophomore   Donate Now and #BeTheBuilder!
04 | May | '18

GiveBig Trail Target #2: Port Gamble

  Trail: Port Gamble - Port Gamble, Washington (West Sound Chapter) Project Goal: A new ride area at Port Gamble Forest. Funds needed: $10,000     Support New West Sound Trails Now! Evergreen perspective: "The Port Gamble Forest was on the table for development and we worked to save that land. A cornerstone of that conservation effort was to build a ride park for mountain bikers. It’s time to deliver on that promise. We’re creating a culture of conservation through recreation and this ride park is a continuation of that. I also see this as a huge education opportunity. For the younger generation of riders here, this ride park is going to change lives for the better." – Matt Slaney, Evergreen West Sound Chapter President Donate Now and #BeTheBuilder!
04 | May | '18

GiveBig Trail Target #4: Sun Mountain

  Trail: Sun Mountain - Winthrop, Washington Project Goal: 20+ miles of new trails at Sun Mountain in the Methow Valley. Funds needed: $60,000     Support New Trails at Sun Mountain Now! Evergreen perspective:  "I think the coolest part of this project is that it’s 22 miles of new trail that will completely connect Sun Mountain with singletrack. This will essentially replace the need for riding to classic trails like Pete’s Dragon on dirt roads. It takes Sun Mountain from being an area for beginners and transforms it into a destination riding spot for all skill levels. This is what the Methow needs." – Josh Gewirtz, Evergreen Methow Chapter President Local rider perspective: "The Sun Mountain project would expand on an existing trail system that’s getting better and better. The scenery will be incredible looking directly into the North Cascades and you’ll be able to ride there from Winthrop too. It’s going to alleviate congestion in town and be an economic driver. I’m really excited about it–Sun Mountain is going to be a premier riding spot." – Frank Clements, local Methow rider since the early ‘80’s   Donate Now and #BeTheBuilder at Sun Mountain!
01 | May | '18

GiveBig Trail Target #3: No. 2 Canyon

  Trail: No. 2 Canyon - Wenatchee, Washington (Central Chapter) Project Goal: 8 new trail miles at No. 2 Canyon near Wenatchee, connecting the town to Mission Ridge. Funds needed: $5,000     Support New Trails at No. 2 Canyon Now! Evergreen perspective: "No. 2 Canyon is Wenatchee’s 30 mile trail system. It's a critical piece of the puzzle connecting trail systems together. Riding from town to No. 2 Canyon and connecting the Horse Lake trails would make for 50 miles of uninterrupted singletrack. It’s going to have something for the entire family. We’ll have a gazebo and a skills park with everything from beginner trails to advanced black diamond directional trails. It’s truly a comprehensive trail plan." – Travis Hornby, Evergreen Central Chapter President   Local rider perspective: "No. 2 Canyon is a unique place for us in the valley. The terrain there is a bit higher up and enters into a whole new type of topography. It brings you up out of the desert and into land with more dispersed trees. When you go up there, you see these amazing rock lines that are just begging for trails to connect them. There are all kinds of lines you want to ride, but there isn’t much flow the way it is now. This new project would connect everything and make for an incredible riding experience." – Craig Vander Hart, local rider and philosophy professor at Wenatchee Valley College   Donate Now and #BeTheBuilder at No. 2 Canyon!
27 | Apr | '18

GiveBig: 65 Miles of New Trails are in Your Hands!

You're our most important Trail Builder. #BeTheBuilder today.   It’s GO TIME. 65 miles of NEW trails are greenlighted.  That’s 8 new trail projects across the state.  But their fate is in your hands.  Will you GIVE BIG now to make them happen?   YOU are our most important trail crew member on these projects:  We need $124K to bridge the funding gap and start digging. We can do it with your help today.   Don't Wait: Start these Projects NOW
18 | Apr | '18

Evergreen Cascades to Sound—the New Evergreen Chapter You Didn’t Know About

This week, Evergreen members have another Chapter to celebrate: the brand new Cascades to Sound Chapter. Officially launched on April 16th, Cascades to Sound serves riders and volunteers in the greater Seattle region throughout King, Snohomish and Pierce Counties.