Nevada City School of the Arts Trail Project

Hello! My name is Jet Lowe and I grew up in a small town in the Sacramento Delta.  The youngest of 5 siblings, with no public recreation opportunities except for river and slough fishing, street football, biking around town on "hand me down" Sting Rays, and dirt driveway basketball. Now I am 61 years old and my mission is to connect youth and families to the outdoors through Nevada County school  bike clubs. (Why YBONC?)
YBONC promotes a comprehensive school bike program teaching all aspects of a healthy outdoor lifestyle including nutrition, trail stewardship, community service projects, and environmental advocacy. Our goal is to raise funds to make a difference for more youth in Nevada County to enjoy the outdoors. Youth Bicyclists of Nevada Co. Foundation (YBONC) is raising funds to benefit Nevada City School of the Arts Trail Project, Phase 1 (2021) and Phase 2 (2022).
A few years ago Nevada City School of The Arts contacted YBONC to help set up its own school bike club.   We went out for a visit and a school bike club was established that year.  When we saw the school grounds we said “OMG!” Our minds were blown by the large property and its terrain. There is a small existing loop and trail network but so much potential for a dream to come true ..... more trails and more kids on bikes!
Our team of professional volunteers got right to the heart of the project with planning and designing a network of high quality, sustainable trails. The plans are complete and now the reality is here: we are at the fundraising stage! WE NEED YOUR HELP to fund this project and raise $20,000 for equipment rental, contract, and trail tools for Nevada City School of the Arts school bike club. The beauty of this project? Bear Yuba Land Trust is working with the school to secure a trail easement so that the public has access to this trail forever!
"NCSA believes students should spend ample time outdoors doing physical activities in nature"
Holly Pettitt, School Director.
"Bear Yuba Land Trust (BYLT) strongly urges you to fund this project to expand access to trails for
youth in our community ..... BYLT supports the YBONC mission and trail projects for future generations"
Erin Tarr, BYLT Executive Director.
Phase 1 starts winter 2021. Your donation will help make an impact. Thank you in advance for your contribution for this trail project!
More information about Youth Bicyclists of Nevada Co. Foundation, visit
Our mission is to establish and facilitate a safe environment for young cyclists, and to educate the values of nutrition and healthy lifestyles to help promote wellness.
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Jeanette Lowe
Nevada City, CA
Youth Bicyclists of Nevada Co. Foundation
Registered nonprofit
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