5 Bucks a Foot is back for 2023!

5 Bucks a Foot Goes Gravel

5 Bucks a Foot is back for 2023! image


raised towards $35,000 goal

We are no longer accepting donations on this campaign, but there are other ways for you to support us today!

5 Bucks a Foot Goes Gravel

Contribute to our visionary Connected Communities project in the Lost Sierra and earn a chance to win a sweet new high-performance Cervélo gravel bike!

5 Bucks a Foot KTM Moto details
The base color is a metallic deep purple
that transforms under the sun into bright greens,
purples and gold. Stunningly beautiful!

One winner will take home a prize package built around the full-carbon Cervélo Aspero-5 gravel bike, one of the fastest and lightest bikes in its category, valued at $7,500!

What better way to explore the hundreds of miles of backcountry gravel roads criss-crossing the Lost Sierra than on this beauty of a bike?

The Cervélo Aspero-5 is built to be rugged, versatile and fast. Its aerodynamic design gives you an edge when battling the wind in wide-open valleys, and the ability to set it up in multiple configurations provides clearance for 40mm tires with a 700c wheel, or 49mm with a 650b wheel. A two-position adjustment allows you to easily switch between wheel configurations so handling stays consistent regardless of preferred set-up.

The Aspero-5 comes dressed to the nines, with an 11-speed Shimano GRX drivetrain, Di2 electronic shifting, Shimano GRX 815 hydraulic disc brakes and Reserve carbon wheels, built around a lightweight carbon frame finished in a spectacularly sparkly Purple Sunset paint. The frame also includes integrated front computer and rear accessory mounts, as well as an integrated toptube storage bag.

With hundreds of miles of graded gravel roads connecting deep valleys, the Lost Sierra is primed for gravel exploration and multi-day bikepacking adventures in the backcountry. Just from the town of Portola—homebase for our Lost and Found Gravel Festival—a 126-mile route of maintained gravel and paved roads connect three mountain lakes, six fire lookouts, 10 Forest Service campgrounds and four valleys: Genesee, Dixie, Red Clover and Squaw. Another established route connects Reno and Sparks in Nevada to Truckee in a 76-mile loop through the Bald Mountain and Verdi Range of the Sierra, passing by three mountain lakes, three fire lookouts, six Forest Service campgrounds and connecting five valleys. Possibilities abound and the Aspero-5 will accommodate a Choose Your Own Adventure mentality—throw on bags and camp along the way, go light and “credit card” tour between communities, or set out for the day with a map and a mission to meander.

How It Works
For those unfamiliar with the 5 Bucks a Foot program, this fundraising campaign will run between Friday, May 5 and Saturday, June 3, and for every foot of trail purchased at $5 per foot (the average cost of building a trail), participants get entered for a chance to win. The more feet of trail you buy, the better your chances of winning. The winner will be able to select the frame size of their choice: 48, 51, 54, 56, 58 or 61.

A Fundraiser to Support Connected Communities
This campaign is the first of three 5 Bucks a Foot fundraisers we have planned in 2023 (the original mountain bike campaign returns in July with a Santa Cruz Hightower as the grand prize, while our moto “Twist The Throttle for Trails” fundraisers returns later this fall) with proceeds from all three benefitting our Connected Communities Project, a visionary effort we’re leading in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and community partners to use trails as a catalyst for economic revitalization. The project’s intent is to connect 15 mountain towns with a multi-use signature route made up of existing and new trails that would bring trail users directly into rural communities to help support local businesses. Connected Communities also strives to diversify recreation throughout the region by creating A Trail For Everyone, as well as support fire recovery and prevention efforts through fuels reduction and vegetation management practices. The dollars raised from 5 Bucks A Foot go directly into supporting Connected Communities.

For nearly a decade, 5 Bucks a Foot has supported Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship’s efforts to make #dirtmagic in the Lost Sierra region of northern California, raising nearly $1 million for trails.

5 Bucks a Foot MegaTower on the Gold Valley Rim Trail
The Cervélo Aspero-5 in it's native habitat on the "Viscous Cows" section of the Lost & Found race course - Click to View Larger Image

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"5 Bucks a Foot Gravel for Connected Communities" Terms & Conditions

The "5 Bucks a Foot Gravel for Connected Communities'" fundraiser is open to contestants in the United States. By participating in the "5 Bucks a Foot Gravel for Connected Communities" fundraiser, you consent to SBTS sending you additional information and updates related to this donation drawing and other SBTS news. No purchase necessary to enter. To enter without purchase, you may mail a handwritten postcard (form) to SBTS at: SBTS, 550 Crescent Street, Quincy, CA 95971. Containing your (i) full name (if a minor, your parent/legal guardian's name is required); (2) mailing address, including street address, city, state/district, and zip code (P.O. boxes not accepted); (3) telephone number; (4) email address; and (5) date of birth. All write-in entries must be postmarked by May 29, 2023 and received by May 31st, 2023 and only one mail in entry per person will be accepted. All submission forms must be received no later than 10:00 p.m. PST on June 3rd, 2023. Existing monthly donors can make sure their recurring monthly donations are counted in the giveaway by emailing info@sierratrails.org. Contributions to "5 Bucks a Foot Gravel for Connected Communities" are tax-deductible. The winner understands, acknowledges, and agrees that the winner is receiving a prize and will hereby release and discharge SBTS, and any additional sponsors, their employees, agents, officers, directors, and legal representatives and assigns from any and all claims, liabilities, damages, losses or expenses arising from or caused by the award of such prize, including, but not limited to the payment of any and all taxes that are due.