The summer riding season is in full swing and the Wood River Bicycle Coalition is extending that stoke with some big announcements and happenings. The WRBC welcomes Sara Gress, our new Executive Director and Trail Keepers Program Manager. Sara will be busy with our new fundraising campaign, Trail Keepers, as well as keeping the WRBC engaged and current with the Wood River Valley community.
In our second round of big news, the WRBC is embarking on an exciting fundraising campaign in collaboration with Big Wood Backcountry Trails. The campaign and collaboration, collectively referred to as “Trail Keepers”, has the main goal of creating a sustainable and predictable funding source for our local trail system. The Wood River Valley is surrounded by ample public land administered by the Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management, which includes the 500+ miles of trail that locals and tourists alike use and benefit from. The quality of life in the WRV is greatly enhanced by our public land and trail system.
However, these agencies suffer from a lack of funding to properly maintain the trail system, fund a trail crew and pursue new projects. Trail Keepers is a partnership between the Forest Service, BLM and the WRV trail community. It aims to bridge the gap in funding with local business partners, foundations and individual donations, with money going directly to our local trails. With your help, Trail Keepers can ensure that the Wood River Valley continues to be surrounded by ripping single track, scenic loops, rugged shuttle rides and an accessible trail system for all.
To learn more about Trail Keepers, become a business partner, or get involved, email Sara at firstname.lastname@example.org You can donate directly to WRBC via the “Donate” button on our homepage and your donation can be earmarked for Trail Keepers.
We look forward to seeing you out on the trails!