New Can You Dig It?! trail grants just announced!

Leading industry component manufacturer, e*thirteen, partners with CAMTB for a round of trail maintenance and rehabilitation grants

we*thirteeen Trail Grants

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CAMTB is please to announce a new advocacy partnership with e*thirteen. In 2022, the California and Squamish, based cycling component manufacturer e*thirteen will be donating 5% of all sales site-wide during the month of December to California Mountain Biking Coalition member trail projects. This important underwriting will direct much needed funding back into trail maintenance and upkeep projects across California. Trail use by bikers, hikers, runners and equestrians has seen exponential growth over the last two years and our trails need rehab.

The trail advocacy community has been longing for more wide-spread cycling industry engagement to help support both trail upkeep and new construction projects. We are beyond delighted to partner with the e*thirteen team to give back to the trails.

Michael Anzalone – CAMTB Executive Director

How it works

Purchase ANY e*thirteen components, site-wide, at www.ethirteen.com before 11:59pm on Dec 31, and e*thirteen will contribute 5% of the proceeds to California Mountain Biking Coalition member trail projects in 2022.

Find out more at www.camtb.org/wethirteen.

e*thirteen

e*thirteen’s headquarters are located in Petaluma, California, and Squamish, British Columbia. Both these towns are major hubs of mountain biking. The brand lives and breathes mountain biking and has located itself in some of the best riding locations in North America. At its core, e*thirteen is a small group of riders who think up, engineer, and create new products that they know will improve the way they ride their bikes. When it comes to the mountain bike industry, the best products come from riders themselves and e*thirteen is a company of riders through and through. From affordable entry-level components to high-end carbon “Race” products, e*thirteen strives to improve the ride of all riders everywhere.

History

e*thirteen first gained recognition in the early 2000s for their superior chain guide systems. The California based company soon became the industry leader in chain retention. Since their inception in 2001, e*thirteen has expanded their product offering to include wheels, tires, drivetrain components, and many others. All their current products still contain the same high-performance pedigree of their original chain guides. e*thirteen has a laser-sharp focus on improving the ride for everyone, providing beautiful, well-engineered products to riders everywhere.

Moving Fast But With Intention

Our Q2 update on all things CAMTB

And just like that, the first half of 2022 is complete! On behalf of the CAMTB Board of Directors, I am pleased to share our Q2 update.  See below for details on our work these past 3 months, as well as insights on what’s ahead. 

In community,

Michael Anzalone
Executive Director, CAMTB


Membership.  The CAMTB member community continues to grow steadily. We recently added three new member organizations: 

This brings our member organization count up to count to 25, with a combined representation of 15,000+ riders here in California. Additional members are in the works from the Shasta/Trinity/Redding area, North Coast, Central Sierras, and the Inland Empire regions.  We’re anticipating recruiting 5-7 additional organizations by the end of Q3 and the same in Q4. Stay tuned for more member announcements months ahead! 

What’s up next for CAMTB members? We have four very important opportunities for the CAMTB member community to inform our work ahead:

  1. Mid-year member check-ins (now through mid-July)
  2. Member Survey to share feedback and to express your priorities for the coming year – (mid-July)
  3. Advisory Council Meeting (Aug 12)
  4. Inaugural CAMTB Member Retreat in Downieville (Sep 24-26)

Advocacy. Thanks to our member community, CAMTB has made great strides the past quarter, especially with the emerging CA State Parks initiative. Our member-led Legislative & Government Affairs Working Group continues to provide policy and legislation oversight for the CAMTB member community. To support this work, the group initiated the development of a public facing legislative tracker to provide updates, positions, and recommended actions on state and federal legislation impacts the off-road cycling community. This resource will live here on the CAMTB website, and be available for free.  Action Item: Do you have a passion for legislation? Contact us today to learn more about participating in the Legislative & Government Affairs Working Group.

CA State Parks. After a series of insights gathering interviews and a strategic planning session in Santa Cruz, our CA State Parks work is underway. Five member-led teams have been formed to lead some foundational work, including:

  1. Fostering trust with the Leadership teams of CA State Parks Directors Office, and Partnerships Office
  2. Understanding the priorities of the CA State Parks District Superintendents (collectively and individually) and becoming a solutions provider to help address those pursuits
  3. Influencing local Road & Trails Management Planning and the related Change In Use Process
  4. Helping Member Organizations get the most out of the CA State Parks Trails Manual
  5. Addressing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in CA State Parks

This work is paving the way for our member community to make even greater contributions to the CA State Parks trail system. We also see this approach as an roadmap for working with other Land Managers in the state, like US Forest Service, BLM and CalFire. 

US Forest Service. Over 80% of the CAMTB member organizations are currently working with the US Forest Service, which makes them a prime candidate for our next land manager engagement. In Q2 of this year CAMTB reached out to the USFS Region 5 leadership team to open lines of communication with the agency and establish regular check-in calls with their Trails Program Lead. 

Additionally, CAMTB has been brought into two USFS trail planning efforts – one in the Stanislaus NF and another in the Modoc NF –  to help familiarize ourselves with the process. Before any specific coalition work commences, however, our Q3 focus will be on forming a member-led USFS steering committee to help define our shared needs and identify opportunities for engagement.  While this group takes shape we will also be actively recruiting off-road cycling advocacy organizations with USFS.  

The Art of Advocacy. In May CAMTB and its members attended the California Outdoor Recreation Partnership Virtual Summit, which was hosted in partnership with Outdoor Alliance. 

Over the course of 3 days, we heard from industry speakers, connected with other outdoor recreation advocates, and met with our state legislative offices to advocate on behalf of several bills for equitable access to the outdoors. CAMTB was well represented in each of the 8 regions. Member met with over 25 electeds and their staff including Assemblymembers David Chiu and Buffy Weeks and State Senators Nancy Skinner and Scott D. Wiener

To build on this experience, CATMB will be hosting an Art of Advocacy workshop for members, as a lead in to our own Virtual Legislative Summit with State lawmakers in September. The summit will provide members with an excellent opportunity to strengthen relationships with their district elected officials, while also advancing CAMTB’s shared advocacy platform of Stewardship, Access, and Inclusion

Next-Gen Advocacy: MindShift Youth Ambassador Program. Last month, CAMTB re-convened its Youth Ambassador Working Group to give shape to MindShift, an emerging program developed in partnership with the NorCal and SoCal NICA leagues. The program is slated to launch in January of 2022, and will build on NICA’s existing Teen Trail Corps program by helping cultivate the next generation of off-road cycling advocates in California.

SoCal League Riders

Over the course of 6 mos, a select # of junior and senior Teen Trail Corp Captains will be offered unique experiential learning and leadership development opportunities to support their post-high school pursuits.  Participants will be given the opportunity to build relationships with professional and fellow student riders, while representing CAMTB, the NorCal and SoCal Leagues, and local CAMTB member organizations at various trail events, workshops, and lobby days with lawmakers and land managers. 

For the Love of the Trails. Now is the time to continue growing the trail advocacy organization that the Golden State needs and deserves.  Please consider making a one time or reoccurring donation in support of CAMTB and our 25 trail advocacy organizations.

Contributions by passionate mountain bikers and advocates like you will be used to Increase the capacity of a statewide trail advocacy organization; to create awareness of the issues which limit trail access for local clubs across the state; develop messaging that will foster a positive image of mountain biking to emphasize education, diversity, and healthy lifestyle choices; support our advocacy efforts with CA State Parks, the U.S. Forest, and in Sacramento; and last but not least, to build an effective and collaborative resource hub for trail advocacy best practices.`

Upcoming Events. And to wrap things up, we’ve been in deep planning mode these past three months, setting our sights on some excellent upcoming events. Stay tuned and save the date for:

  • Lobby Laps – South Coast Edition in San Diego (Jul 31)
  • CAMTB Advisory Council Meeting (Aug 12)
  • The Art of Advocacy Workshop (Aug 20)
  • CAMTB Virtual Lobby Day in Sacramento (Sep 13-15)
  • CAMTB Connected Member Retreat in Downieville (Sep 24-26)
  • Sea Otter Classic (Oct 7-10)
  • Lobby Laps – North Coast Edition in Mendocino (Nov 1)

Leg Update: AB 1789 Approved by Newsom

After clearing both houses, AB 1789 (Bennett) approved, giving mountain bikers and other California recreationists a path to more and better trails.

AB 1789 (Bennett), which requires an update to the California Recreational Trails Plan no later than January 1, 2024, was approved on Sep 25, by Governor Newsom. The bill also requires that a progress report with recommended revisions is submitted to the Legislature every three years and that the Dir. of CA State Parks recommend priorities for funding that improve and expand non-motorized, natural surface trails in the state. There has been an 11-year lapse since this plan was last updated, and since that time, our trails have seen unprecedented levels of use.

Thank you to all who helped get the word out, write letters, and garner widespread support for this important piece of trail and outdoor recreation-related legislation, including:

AB 1789 Clears Both CA Legislatures, Moves on to Governor Newsom’s Desk

Pictured above: Trail Partners from the CAMTB Community At Work in the Tahoe Basin

Legislative Update & Call to Action

In late August, AB 1789 (Bennet), which re-establishes accountability for, and updates to, the existing California Recreational Trails System Plan, cleared both the CA State Assembly and Senate. It now moves on to the Governor’s desk for final consideration. See the full bill text HERE.

Despite amendments that narrowed the original vision for AB 1789, CAMTB remains supportive of the bill. Most recently CAMTB submitted a shared Letter of Support with signatures from over 25 advocacy organizations from our member and partner community.

Why We Continue to Support AB 1789

AB 1789 (Bennett) requires an update to the California Recreational Trails System Plan no later than January 1, 2024. The bill also requires that a progress report with recommended revisions be submitted to the Legislature every three years, and that the Dir. of CA State Parks recommend priorities for funding that improve and expand non-motorized, natural surface trails in the state. There has been an 11-year lapse since this plan was last updated, and since that time, our trails have seen unprecedented levels of use.

Adapting to the changes in usage patterns, population trends, and increasing trail access to urban, suburban, and rural populations will take both vision and planning. AB 1789 re-establishes these, and adds accountability, to ensure that enhanced outdoor experiences are prioritized for all in the state.

AB 1909: The “Omnibike Bill” Gives Cyclists More Rights on the Road 

Photo by Dustin Snipes

A core tenant of CAMTB’s work is tracking and influencing legislation that affects trails, cycling, and public lands. As a result, we have been tuned in to the ongoing development of AB 1909 to ensure that it is precise in its language so it serves the larger cycling community in California.

Matthew Blain, CAMTB & SF Urban Riders Board Member

Authored by Assemblymember Laura Friedman, AB1909 is a collection of improvements that make it safer for people riding bicycles on roads. As our friends and at CalBike noted in their overview of AB 1909, “(The bill) represents a considerable change in the way California treats bicyclists.” In its current form, the legislation:

  1. Creates a margin of safety for cyclists – motorists are to change lanes wherever possible when passing a cyclist on the road
  2. Makes walk signals apply to bikes too –  the legislation would permit bikes to start crossing the street with the pedestrian signal rather than waiting for the light to turn green for cars.
  3. Eliminates bicycle licensing ordinances – municipalities won’t be able to prohibit the operation of an unlicensed bike, though they can still offer voluntary licensing programs.
  4. Expands access for e-bikes –  the legislation clarifies where e-bikes can and can’t be prohibited. It will open more bikeways to e-bike riders while allowing them to be restricted on hiking and horseback riding trails by local agencies and municipalities

First look…

The initial version of the e-bike access language concerned some trail users, including cyclists. Namely, it removed the blanket prohibition of class 3 electric bicycles on bicycle paths, bikeways, bicycle lanes, equestrian trails, hiking, and recreational trails. The preliminary version also prevented local jurisdiction from prohibiting class 1 and class 2 electric bicycles on these same facilities.

CAMTB contacted Assembly Member Laura Friedman’s office and expressed its concerns with the blanket allowance of Class 3 electric bicycles on trails. Coalition members also expressed concerns that the bill, in its then current form, removed the local authority’s ability to prohibit class 1 and 2  electric bicycles. Consistent with CAMTB’s Statement on Electric Bicycles, it is the Coalition’s position that while we are generally in favor of Class 1 electric bicycles on trails, the decisions should ultimately reside at the local/community level.

Take two…

AB 1909 has since been amended and now, better reflects the Coalition’s position on electric bicycles. Specifically, “Local authority is authorized to prohibit the operation of any electric bicycle or any class of electric bicycle on an equestrian trail, or hiking or recreational trail.” Given this important amendment and the safety considerations for cyclists included in the bill, CAMTB is supportive of AB 1909’s revision of the vehicular code.

Bill Status:

  • Current Location (As of July 29): Senate Appropriations Committee
  • Recent Activities: 
    • Passed Senate Transportation Committee, Jun 14, 2022
    • Passed Assembly Floor May 2, 2022
    • Passed Assembly Appropriations Committee, Apr 27, 2022
    • Passed Assembly Transportation Committee, Mar 28, 2022

Compare Bill Versions: (source)

BOLT Act Gains Momentum

Photo: Kurt Refsnider courtesy of Bikepacking Roots

H.R. 6337 Bicycling On Long Distance Trails Act (BOLT Act), a bill to promote biking on federal lands across the United States and bolster the outdoor recreation industry cleared a significant milestone this week. The U.S. House of Representatives approved the bill and it now awaits discussion on the Senate floor.

If passed, the Biking on Long-Distance Trails (BOLT) Act will identify at least 10 existing long-distance bike trails. It will also identify at least 10 areas where there is an opportunity to develop or complete such trails.

The BOLT Act is supported by several outdoor recreation groups, including Adventure Cycling Association, Bikepacking Roots, the International Mountain Biking Association, and CAMTB.

CITIZEN CALL TO ACTION: There’s still time to support this important piece of legislation. Sign the Adventure Cycling Association’s petition to express your support of public biking trails to the Senate.

IMBA has been working with its Local and industry partners and other like-minded organizations to get the BOLT Act passed. Read the full bill here and see the bill’s timeline here.

Sierra Oddity Winner Announcement

Sierra Nevada Brewing, PAUL Component and CAMB team up to raise over $28,000 for state level trail advocacy in California!

This year CAMTB, Sierra Nevada Brewing, and PAUL Component partnered up to support state-level trail advocacy in California. This marks the third year that Sierra Nevada Brewing has commissioned a custom bicycle to support trail advocacy, and we are pleased to share that together we raised over $28,000!

And Sierra Oddity winners are…

The Grand Prize Winner is Mike Pountney of Alameda, California. Congratulations Mike! In addition to taking home this beautiful titanium single speed mountain bike from Oddity Frames, Mike will also be receiving a complimentary annual membership to the Bicycle Trails Council of the East Bay (BCTEB). BTCEB is one of 30 trail advocacy organizations affiliated with CAMTB.

Sierra Oddity Custom Bike

Grand Prize Winner: Custom Oddity Cycles Mountain Bike

Mike Pountney of Alameda, California

CAMTB also awarded two primo runner-up prizes. Jim Leissler of Portland and Sandor Lengyel of Lake Tahoe, each won CAMTB signature shirts from Kitsbow.

Thank you to everyone who helped make this campaign such a huge success. Thank you also to all of the new and existing supporters of CAMTB. More and Better Trails are coming your way soon.

First Runner Up Prize: CAMTB Kitsbow Icon Shirt

Winner: Jim Leissler of Portland, Oregon

Second Runner Up Prize: CAMTB Kitsbow Signature Henley

Winner: Sandor Lengyel of Lake Tahoe, California

The CAMTB Sierra Oddity

International Women’s Mountain Biking Day

Join us in celebrating all the daughters, sisters, mothers, and grandmothers who ride!

Photo by Mike Schirf

International Women’s Mountain Biking Day is celebrated annually on the first Saturday in May. This year, Women’s MTB Day is on Saturday, May 7th, 2022. It’s a day for riders who identify as female to gather, experience, and share their love for mountain biking! Tag your ride photos on social with #WomensMTBDay!

And if you’re looking for some inspiration, check out Becky Timbers, Life on Two Wheels recent blog, which highlights some of the top female riders around the country.

CAMTB Canyon Spectral 125 CF 7 Winner Announcement

CAMTB and Canyon team up to raise over $25,000 for state-level trail advocacy in California!

This spring CAMTB and Canyon cycles partnered to help raise funds and build awareness about trail advocacy in California. The campaign included a 25-stop tour across the state, as well as a special bike give away to incentivize support of CAMTB’s state-level advocacy efforts. All told the campaign raised over $25,000! Thank you to everyone who helped make this tour a success. Thank you also to all of the new and existing supporters of CAMTB. More and Better Trails are coming your way soon.

And the winners are…

The winner of the CAMTB Canyon Spectral 125 CF 7 was announced at Sea Otter Classic on Sunday, April 10. The Grand Prize Winner was Chris Macaluso of Walnut Creek, California. In addition to taking home a brand new Spectral 125 CF 7, Chris will also be receiving a complimentary membership to the Bicycle Trails Council of the East Bay (BCTEB). BTCEB is one of 30 trail advocacy organizations that are affiliates of CAMTB.

Grand Prize Winner:

Chris Macaluso of Walnut Creek, CA

CAMTB also awarded a couple of svelte runner up prizes. Matt Hedges of Santa Monica and Jeremy Henson of Lake Tahoe, each won custom CAMTB Pendleton Wool Icon Shirts, made by Kitsbow.

Runner Up Prize Winners:

Matt Hedges of Santa Monica &
Jeremy Henson of Lake Tahoe

The Demo Crew

Canyon’s Demo Team, led by Jaclyn Mayer, and crewed by Phil Fifer and Merv Davis, organized a 25 stop tour from LA to Santa Rosa. The brought along the freshly launched Canyon Spectral 125 and two sprinter vans full of Canyon gravel and mountain bikes. Demos were available free to the public at each stop along the four-week tour.

True to form, the Canyon Team also pitched in by helping CAMTB’s member organizations host volunteer trail work days, happy hours, and group rides, as well as support local membership with special promotions.

CAMTB Sea Otter Events Calendar

CAMTB and its members will be back for another lap at the Sea Otter Classic, April 7-10 in Monterey, CA!

Come see us at the CAMTB main booth (S7) and at the Sierra Nevada Beer Garden throughout the weekend [Map]. CAMTB will be wrapping up the Canyon Grab Bike Give Away , which has raised over $23,000 to support state-level trail advocacy for California mountain bikers. We’ll be hosting a live drawing at Sea Otter on Sunday, April 10 at Noon Pacific. Join us at the Canyon booth (A40) or on IG Live (@camtborg) to celebrate the winner.

We will also be unveiling our next partner bike give away – “The Sierra Oddity“, a one-of-kind, custom built single-speed Oddity Frames mountain bike with custom PAUL components – at the Sierra Nevada Beer Garden throughout the weekend. Huge and plentiful thanks to our partners at Sierra Nevada Brewing for their continued and growing support of CAMTB.

The Sierra Oddity

All proceeds raised will fuel CAMTB’s ongoing state-level mountain biking advocacy efforts, including working with land managers like CA State Parks and the U.S Forest Service, as well as tracking and influencing legislation and elections that impact access to public lands and natural resource conservation in California.


CAMTB Sea Otter Calendar of Events

Thursday, April 7

9am-11am // Morning Canyon Coffee

Stop by the Canyon Booth (A40) to grab some coffee and get fresh eyes on the newly released Canyon Spectral 125 CF 7. Donate $5 or more to CAMTB by Sat, April 10 for a chance to win. Coffee bar and custom blends courtesy of Captain+Stoker Coffee.

Partner: Canyon

2pm-3pm // Coastside Mountain Bikers CAMTB Booth Takeover

Join the Coastside Mountain Bikers at the CAMTB Main Booth (S7) for a special meetup at Sea Otter! Come check out their plans for our new pump track, and learn more about its youth racing team and its work in San Mateo county. Sign up for the Coastside mailing list or follow them on social media for a chance to win some sweet Coastside swag.

Partners: Coastside Mountain Bikers

3:30pm-5pm // Sierra Nevada Happy Hour Ride & Hang

Join CAMTB and Sierra Nevada for our daily Sea Otter ride and afternoon hang. Ride will start and end at the Sierra Nevada Beer Garden. Ride leaves promptly at 3:40pm. Not up for ride? No worries! Grab a can of your favorite Sierra suds and hang with your fellow dirt lovers. And don’t forget to check out the one-of-a-kind Sierra Oddity custom titanium single speed mountain bike, valued at over $11,000, that will be up for grabs at the end of April.  Donate $5 or more to CAMTB by April 29 for a chance to win this amazing rig.

Partners: Sierra Nevada Brewing, PAUL Component, Oddity Cycles

Friday, April 8 

9am-11am // Morning Canyon Coffee

Stop by the Canyon Booth (A40) to grab some coffee and get fresh eyes on the newly released Canyon Spectral 125 CF 7. Donate $5 or more to CAMTB by Sat, April 10 for a chance to win. Coffee bar and custom blends courtesy of Captain+Stoker Coffee.

Partner: Canyon

2pm-3pm Orange Country Mountain Bike Association Booth Take Over

Come meet the Orange County Mountain Biking Association (OCMTBA) at Sea Otter, your advocates for protecting and expanding the precious MTB trail mileage in Orange County, California.  If you are a resident of Orange County, we’d sure like to get to know you and make sure we can represent your interests in defense of our shared two wheel passion in the area.  Visit Booth S7 on Friday, April 8 from 2-3P and opt in to OCMTBA communications and win some cool SWAG from SRAM!

Partners: Orange County Mountain Bike Association (OCMTBA)

3:30pm-5pm Sierra Nevada Happy Hour Ride & Hang

Join CAMTB and Sierra Nevada for our daily Sea Otter ride and afternoon hang. Ride will start and end at the Sierra Nevada Beer Garden. Ride leaves promptly at 3:40pm. Not up for ride? No worries! Grab a can of your favorite Sierra suds and hang with your fellow dirt lovers. And don’t forget to check out the one-of-a-kind Sierra Oddity custom titanium single speed mountain bike, valued at over $11,000, that will be up for grabs at the end of April.  Donate $5 or more to CAMTB by April 29 for a chance to win this amazing rig.

Partners: Sierra Nevada Brewing, PAUL Component, Oddity Cycles

Saturday, April 9 

9am-11am Morning Canyon Coffee

Stop by the Canyon Booth (A40) to grab some coffee and get fresh eyes on the newly released Canyon Spectral 125 CF 7. Donate $5 or more to CAMTB by Sat, April 10 for a chance to win. Coffee bar and custom blends courtesy of Captain+Stoker Coffee.

Partner: Canyon

2pm-3pm Tahoe Area Mountain Biking Association Booth Take Over

Join TAMBA for a special meetup at Sea Otter! We’ll be taking over the CAMTB booth (S7) on Saturday at 2pm. Come check out plans for our new Lake Tahoe Trails, and learn more about our volunteer trail days and our work in the community to support all Tahoe trails and users.

Partners: Tahoe Area Mountain Biking Association (TAMBA)

3:30pm-5pm Sierra Nevada Happy Hour Ride & Hang

Join CAMTB and Sierra Nevada for our daily Sea Otter ride and afternoon hang. Ride will start and end at the Sierra Nevada Beer Garden. Ride leaves promptly at 3:40pm. Not up for ride? No worries! Grab a can of your favorite Sierra suds and hang with your fellow dirt lovers. And don’t forget to check out the one-of-a-kind Sierra Oddity custom titanium single speed mountain bike, valued at over $11,000, that will be up for grabs at the end of April.  Donate $5 or more to CAMTB by April 29 for a chance to win this amazing rig.

Partners: Sierra Nevada Brewing, PAUL Component, Oddity Cycles

Sunday, April 10 

11:30pm-12:30pm CAMTB Canyon Spectral 125 CF 7 Bike Give Away Drawing

The moment you’ve been waiting for! Join us at the Canyon booth (A40) for the live drawing of the CAMTB Canyon Spectral 125 CF 7. Drawing will take place at noon sharp! 

Partner: Canyon

Assembly Bill 1789 Passes the Water, Parks, and Wildlife Committee

Trails legislation reaches important milestone in the California Assembly

AB 1789, which was introduced by Assembly Member Bennett on February 3, 2022, unanimously cleared the Assembly’s Water, Parks, and Wildlife Committee hearing on April 5, 2022. The bill is now moving on the Appropriations Committee for review. The “More Trails for All” act (CAMTB’s working title) specifically funds new non-motorized natural surface trail projects in California. AB 1789 is widely supported by the CAMTB member community. Many members submitted Letters of Support for the Bill, and attended the hearing, encouraging the WPW Committee to support the legislation.

Member and Partner Supporters of AB 1789

For more information on AB 1789, please visit www.camtb.org/ab-1789/.

CAMTB welcomes it’s newest coalition member, Amador Trail Stewardship

Co-Founders Brett Watson, 2nd from left, and
Brad Booker, 2nd from right, out with the boys in Amador County

We are pleased to announce the newest addition to the CAMTB family, Amador Trail Stewardship. ATS was founded by Brett Watson (pictured 2nd from left) and Brad Booker (pictured 2nd from right) in 2021 to provide local outdoor recreation opportunities in Amador County. It strives to develop, provide access to, and maintain multi-use trail systems that enhance the local community in Amador County, which straddles the Hwy 88 corridor running from Jackson up to Kirkwood. ATS wants to see residents of Amador living healthy lifestyles and to invite surrounding communities to enjoy our natural beauty while increasing commerce, by way of recreation, to the county. For more information visit www.amadortrailstewardship.com or like and subscribe them on Facebook and Instagram.