"The economy in this county depends heavily on trails," said Hank Weston, District 4 Supervisor.
"I'm a huge fan of hiking and trails," said Heidi Hall, District 1 Supervisor who along with Richard Anderson, District 5 Supervisor supports the future Pines to Mines Trail that will someday link the towns of Nevada City and Truckee. Hall hopes to participate with other outdoor recreationists in Bear Yuba Land Trust's first Hike-A-Thon on Saturday, June 2, during the region's biggest showcase of local trails — Celebration of Trails Weekend taking place Thursday, May 31, through June 3.
This year, the four day event will kick off with a Fireside Chat at Inn Town Campground featuring local trails author Hank Meals on Thursday, March 31; followed by an Ales for Trails event at ol' Republic Brewery Tap House on Friday, June 1; a Hike-A-Thon on the future Pines to Mines Trail and vendor villages at two locations with Yuba Bus shuttles running all day on Saturday, June 2; and concluding with a variety of work days, hikes and rides on local trails on Sunday, June 3.
This year's participants include: Bicyclists of Nevada County (BONC), Gold Country Trails Council, Pacific Crest Trail Association, Forest Trails Alliance, Yuba Trails Stewardship, Tahoe National Forest, Sierra Club-Sierra Nevada Group, State Parks, Sierra Fund, Two Chicks Beef Jerky, Gold Crush Climbing Gym, Mountain Recreation, Yuba Bus, KVMR, Folk Trails Hiking Club, City of Grass Valley, City of Nevada City, County of Nevada, Nevada Irrigation District, Wolf Creek Community Alliance, FREED and more.
"Partnerships and collaboration help create the fabric that weaves our shared interests into the beautiful tapestry of the place we belong. We are inspired to contribute to this shared vision of connected trails between and within communities," said Zachi Anderson, Executive Director of Forest Trails Alliance.