Mraz Raises Money for Trails

EDH Trails pint glass

Got trail ale? Building local fun one pint at a time! Mraz Brewing Company and EDH Trails partner to promote the local economy and local recreation. Both the brewery and the grassroots advocacy cut their teeth in 2013, and so its only fitting that they join forces to improve our local community. $10 for pint … Continue reading

Team Revolutions Newsletter

This week the Team Revolutions monthly newsletter featured an article about EDH Trails. We appreciate the support from Mike Beretta and his team members. See our support page for ideas on how you and your friends can help too. Related links: Article in Village Life – CSD Backs First EDH Trails Project Funding for project … Continue reading

Stalemate Broken on El Dorado Trail

Friends of El Dorado Trail and El Dorado County Transportation Commission have worked long and hard for years to advance the development of this trail. Now its official – the El Dorado Trail is a “trail”. I know that sounds funny. That’s because it is – as is often the case when you peek at the bureaucratic underbelly … Continue reading

Five Bucks a Foot

Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship crew

  Win a sweet IBIS mountain bike and build some trail at the same time! IBIS and other sponsors are supporting the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship (SBTS) by donating a custom mountain bike as the grand prize for this fundraising event. Each raffle ticket is $5 and it earns 1 foot of trail. From the … Continue reading

Trails and Fire Protection

Trail acts like a fire break for community benefit.

Trails provide fire protection as a community benefit. It’s fire season again. It happens every year like winter-spring-summer-fall. El Dorado Hills is graced with a beautiful grassy oak studded landscape, but with that asset comes a liability – fire danger. Recently this season, in June and July, we’ve had 2 large fires nearby. KCRA reported … Continue reading

EDCTC Funds Trail on Francisco Drive

The El Dorado County Transportation Commission (EDCTC) approved state funding, According to Wendy Schultz at the Mountain Democrat, to connect existing trail segments and add a class 2 bike lane. “The EDCTC also approved $150,000 in State Exchange Transportation Enhancement funds at the request of the El Dorado County Community Development Agency for bicycle and pedestrian … Continue reading

320 Acres Preserved by Sacramento Valley Conservancy

Sacramento Valley Conservancy

Sacramento Valley Conservancy scores 320 acres in a conservation easement south of Folsom on the eastern edge of Sacramento County. I wish there was a map of the easement to show you but none was provided in the newsletter published by SVC. The best I can do is show you the regional map depicting the … Continue reading

TRAC: Trails for Recreation and Community

Consumer spending chart

Trails for Recreation and Community (TRAC) is rebuilding a northern California local economy with recreational trails. TRAC is a local grassroots effort in our region and they have a new website. Operating out of Portola, CA the group says the following about their mission… Our outcome is to ensure that the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship … Continue reading

Whistler Adds Kids Bikes to Rental Fleet

Kids on mountain bikes

Whistler Blackcomb has added downhill mountain bikes designed specifically for kids to its rental fleet. GIANT Bicylces has developed the Yukon, a brand new kids mountain bike specifically designed for the Whistler Mountain Bike Park and the little rippers that like to play there. The 24-inch dual suspension bike allows for a smooth ride and … Continue reading

Sacramento ranks 3rd in Nation for Parks

Today Sacramento was recognized for having one of the best park systems in the nation. The Trust for Public Land releases 2013 ParkScore® Index, Rating Park Systems in 50 Largest U.S. Cities. ParkScore ratings are based equally on three factors: Park access, which measures the percentage of residents living within a 10-minute walk of a … Continue reading