Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance hosts first Dig-A-Thon

August 27, 2013

By Staff

NEW — 6 a.m. Aug. 27, 2013

Join the Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance during its first ever Dig-A-Thon, a project that relies on volunteers to build and maintain trails statewide, until Sept. 29.

Participants who volunteer for at least three hours at a trail work party can enter a raffle for prizes, including a Diamondback Sortie 29-inch mountain bike frame valued at $2,000. Evergreen will draw for raffle prizes during the grand finale barbecue Sept. 29.

Volunteers of all ages, experience and fitness levels can participate. Most of the trails are multi-use, and all are open to mountain bikes.

“Unlike rain in the Pacific Northwest, trails don’t just fall from the sky in perfect condition every year — volunteers donate thousands of hours to building and maintaining trails for all of us to enjoy,” Glenn Glover, Evergreen’s executive director, said in a press release.

In 2012, Evergreen donated more than 10,000 volunteer hours toward about 100 miles of trails statewide. Its goal is to donate more than 50,000 hours annually for the trails.

Learn more about the Dig-A-Thon and earning extra raffle entries here. Find upcoming trail work parties on the Evergreen calendar. Participants do not have to be present at the barbecue to win a prize.

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