Raising money for the Lost Sierra Route

The Lost and Found Gravel Festival is coming to Portola, June 4, 2022. This weekend festival is a celebration of the mountain spirit and a fundraiser for the Lost Sierra Route — part of Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship’s  (SBTS) Connected Communities Project (learn more here). 

Many riders come to the Lost and Found Gravel Festival to prove their stamina and strength by conquering 100 miles of backcountry roads in fierce competition. But arguably the best time at the Lost and Found is had on the 35-mile course featuring 3,537 feet of elevation gain with mostly paved and 35% dirt roads. Here the ride is much more casual: lots of laughs, smiles, and conversations with kids and friends who ride along just enjoying nature. 

Photo of people relaxing on the lawn at Lost and Found Gravel Festival

There are no awards for the 35-miler because it’s not about speed, it’s about enjoyment of the high alpine meadows, bountiful wildflowers and cool mountain streams that delight the eyes. 

Join SBTS on this 35-mile “fun” ride or just get your friends and family to come to the festival to enjoy good food, craft beer, live music and camping. This event has sold out in the past, so make sure to register today. Register here.

Click below to watch the 2018 promo video. 

Can’t make it to the Lost and Found Gravel Festival, but you want to support the Lost Sierra Route

Pledge your support and contribute to SBTS’s Connected Communities Project and help mountain communities recover from wildfires and grow their economies through recreational trails.

Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship is launching a new fundraising campaign asking Lost and Found riders and volunteers to rally their friends, family and social networks to support the Connected Communities Project.  By raising donations to build the The Lost Sierra Route, you will help a region recover from devastating wildfires and economic hardship through the creation of this 600+ mile multiuse trail. The Route will connect 15 mountain communities to promote economic prosperity through recreation – a $887 billion industry – and create new jobs in the Lost Sierra region.

Click below to learn more about the Connected Communities Project. 

Learn more about the Lost Sierra Route here & register for the Lost and Found Gravel Festival here. 

Read past articles on Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship here.