Posted by Miles Arbour
Barkeater Trails Alliance (BETA) just launched their latest fundraiser, which includes a bike raffle from Solace Cycles. In case you missed it, I met up with the Solace Cycles crew last fall to check out their lineup of bikes—all of which are quite appealing from a bikepacking perspective. Check out the full article here.
For 2020, Solace Cycles has partnered with BETA to help support their local trail work, which includes advocacy, trail building, and singletrack maintenance in the eastern High Peaks region of the Adirondack Park in Upstate New York. It’s simple to enter: for every $10 donation, participants receive one entry for the drawing. And there are opportunities for bonus entries for larger donations: $25 = 3 entries, $50 = 7 entries, and $100 = 15 entries.
“The 2020 Solace Cycles bike raffle will directly support trail work in the 2021 season. There are many exciting new projects on the horizon that will take many years to fully implement. But we have to start somewhere! Upcoming projects include the construction of a newly approved 20+ mile trail network connecting the villages of Lake Placid and Saranac Lake, which will feature an epic 10-mile loop as well as critical community-to-backcountry trail connections. In Wilmington, BETA looks to construct reroutes of the high-elevation Cooper Kiln Trail, in order to establish a premier 7+ mile backcountry ride linked directly to the existing 25-mile network of single track. And in Elizabethtown – the home land of Solace Cycles – new trails are on tap for the “unapologetically rustic” radness at Otis Mountain and a community trail system on Cobble Hill above the historic hamlet center. Hell yes.” -Barkeater Trails Alliance