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04 | May | '18
Ian Terry
  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!

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04 | May | '18
Ian Terry
  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!

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01 | May | '18
Ian Terry
  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!

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27 | Apr | '18
Ian Terry
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

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18 | Apr | '18
Bryan Rivard
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.

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06 | Mar | '18
Bryan Rivard
WA’s electric-assisted bicycle (e-bike) legislation bill (SB 6434) defines e-bikes as a type of bicycle (not as a motorized vehicle). It allows e-bike use on paved trails, but restricts use on natural surface trails--unless the land manager specifically allows it.  

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06 | Mar | '18
Bryan Rivard
Our Kittitas Chapter is working on two exiting new trail projects.  We need your help to submit comments on proposed trail network designs for Manastash Ridge near Ellensburg, and the Towns to Teanaway trail project in Roslyn and Cle Elum.  

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08 | Feb | '18
Bryan Rivard
Win a Diamondback D8 frame, Fox fullface helmets, and more! You’re nearly there—Winter Stoke 2018 at Gerk’s Ski and Cycle is just two days away—do you have your tickets yet? Save $10 when you pre-register now—that’s more for beverages from Chainline Brewing (21+), BBQ from Gerk’s staff’s Trager Grill, or raffle tickets to pick up a Diamondback D8 frame set valued at $1200! And that's just some of the great stuff you could win (while funding trails). Secure Your Ticket Today

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02 | Feb | '18
Bryan Rivard
Your ongoing support made 2017 epic—and is set 2018 up for another incredible year. But we want you to know how epic your support is: check out the 2017 accomplishments and 2018 plans you made possible: 2017: Shattered Records Membership: 3,960  (DOUBLED in 2 years!)  Fundraising Support: $503,000  (Goal met!)  New Trail Miles opened:  65  (Goal met!)   Number of class participants: 815 Students! (Goal met!) Volunteer hours: 4000 volunteers delivered 21,932 maintenance hours! (Yup – another record) All this and we launched a new Evergreen Cowlitz-Naches Chapter! So thanks to you, we’re on a roll. Here’s what we’re working on next year...

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