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Cycling Development donates $1,000 to trail upkeep

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Cycling Development, the Sacramento region’s largest high school mountain biking program, is proud to announce its donation of $1,000 to a trail repair fundraising campaign coordinated by Folsom-Auburn Trail Riders Action Coalition (FATRAC) and the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship (SBTS).

With nearly 70 student-athletes and more than a couple dozen volunteer coaches and ride leaders regularly utilizing multi-use trails in Granite Bay and Auburn State Recreation Area, Cycling Development’s Board of Directors agreed to “give back” to these heavily used trails by making a donation that will benefit everyone that uses these trails.

“Our program teaches our young athletes many things about mountain biking, including stewardship of the trails we use,” said Mark Ferry, Cycling Development’s Head Coach. “With hectic high school schedules, our teams can’t make it to all the trail work days FATRAC holds, so our board agreed to make a donation on behalf of every member of our program. We thank the real trail building pros -- FATRAC and SBTS -- for making it happen.”

Cycling Development’s donation elevated the trail fundraising campaign’s total donation amount close to the $10,000 goal.  The funds donated from all participating individuals and organizations will be used to pay for the expertise and machinery SBTS will bring from the high Sierra to repair trails in both Auburn and Granite Bay, while working with volunteers from FATRAC and the trails community.

“Our teams practice on these trails a lot,” said Jeff Barker, Cycling Development’s Advocacy Coordinator. “It’ll be nice to see them improved for safety and made more sustainable.”