2017 Eagle County Adopt a Trail

$31,170 of $48.5k goal

Raised by 41 people in 3 months
Jamie Malin  EDWARDS, CO
In 2016 the Vail Valley Mountain Bike Association launched the Eagle County Adopt a Trail Program in partnership with the Eagle-Holy Cross Ranger District to create a program that would allow volunteers to take care of trails that are near and dear to their hearts. Utilizing volunteer groups to do basic trail maintenance frees up the understaffed Forest Service Trail crew to work on more remote and technical trail projects on our public lands. The end result is that more miles of trail are better taken care of in our community.

In just 90 short days the community came together to raise over $60,000- to launch the 2016 Eagle County Adopt a Trail Program. This generous leap of faith by our benefactors was rewarded with an amazing first year.

The response from volunteers was amazing and as a result 29 trails were adopted accounting for 120 miles of trail on Forest Service lands. Over 400 volunteers participated in the program logging over 1400 hours taking care of the time on the trails.

For 2017 the Adopt a Trail program seeks to expand by 30% adding trails on other public lands. There is no dedicated funding source for soft surface trails in Eagle County. Hence the need for this program. To fund the program VVMBA is looking raise $48,500 to fund a seasonal Forest Service Ranger, an independent coordinator and other program costs for the next 2 years. 

Please give back to the trails you love by donating to the Eagle County Adopt-a-Trail program lead by the Vail Valley Mountain Bike Association (VVMBA). 100% of contributions will be funded directly to this program with zero administrative/overhead cost burden.

VVMBA is a chapter of the International Mountain Bike Association and your donation is tax deductible. We are a 501c-3 organization.

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Update 3
Posted by Jamie Malin
1 month ago
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SPRING IS COMING! Only 3 weeks until your favorite trails in Eagle and Avon will be open to ride. This year Eagle County Adopt a Trail will be adding trails in these popular riding areas bringing the total of tails adopted up to 40! There is a lot that goes into this program and it requires the efforts for 2 full time people during the summer to keep things running smoothly.

To run this program we need financial support from the community. If you gave last year THANK YOU for helping us launch this program and please consider giving again. If you did not give last year please get off the sidelines and join this great cause. Every dollar counts and we still need to raise another $20k to put this program on solid footing for the next 2 years. Steward your local trails thru whatever donation you can manage.

Thank you,
Vail Valley Mountain Bike Association
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Update 2
Posted by Jamie Malin
2 months ago
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Thank you to everyone who has donated to the Eagle County Adopt a Trail Program. We already have 25 individual donors along with tremendous support from local districts. Your support shows how important trail stewardship is to residents of the Vail Valley. With no dedicated funding source to take care of our trails this is currently the only program dedicated to making sure our trails are cared for so we can enjoy them for many years to come. Please spread the word about this important program
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Update 1
Posted by Jamie Malin
3 months ago
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Great start to the campaign. Please spread the word for this important resource to steward our local trails. Our community does not have any other dedicated funding source to care for our trails.
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$31,170 of $48.5k goal

Raised by 41 people in 3 months
Created January 11, 2017
MC
$1,000
Moontime Cyclery
10 days ago (Offline Donation)

Thank you Frank for your continued generous support!

SH
$1,000
Sonnenalp Resort and Hotel
18 days ago (Offline Donation)

Thank you Johannes for your continued support!

FW
$200
Friends of Eagles Nest Wilderness
18 days ago (Offline Donation)

Thanks for all you do!

AB
$1,000
Alpine Bank
18 days ago (Offline Donation)

Thank you Alpine Bank for your support!

$100
Kathleen & Guy Sedillo
1 month ago

YAY Trails!!

VC
$5,000
Vail Valley Surgery Center
1 month ago (Offline Donation)
DB
$100
Dave & Mindy Bratschie
1 month ago
RN
$1,000
RA Nelson
1 month ago (Offline Donation)
MH
$75
Mark Hoblitzell
2 months ago

Can't wait to get out there and do some trail work again.

PG
$100
Paul Golden
2 months ago
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