Founded in 2014, the Lost and Found is recognized as one of the Toughest Gravel Rides in the West. Be sure to check out the Lost on Purpose gravel filmthat was shot on many scenic landscapes featured in the race. Our festival events are an important element in funding our 501c3 non-profit operations and the Connected Communities Project to create the 600+-mile Lost Sierra Route, a Trail for Everyone.
Adult registration for the 2023 Lost and Found is $222.50. The good news is the 2023 registration fee is the same price as 2022 ($220), and this year we are putting the additional $2.50 toward carbon offsets. In an effort to reduce the overall carbon footprint of our events, $2.50 from each registration fee received will be donated to Cool Effect, a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to helping organizations achieve carbon neutrality. You can rest easy knowing your carbon emissions, created by your travel to the beautiful headwaters of the Feather River Watershed, will be offset through high-quality carbon projects at CoolEffect.org.
We are also offering a special incentive this year. Through Peer-to-Peer Fundraising you can earn reimbursement of your Lost and Found registration race fees by fundraising $445 in Peer-to-Peer funds – basically double your registration fee. Fundraise with your friends, families and social networks to raise just $445 for this legacy project, and you’ll get your $222.50 race registration fees reimbursed to you. Earn a free ride and the clout of being an instrumental part to a bigger and better cause. It’s a win-win-win for you, the Lost Sierra Route and the communities it will serve. We need your help to bring this route to life, and are stoked to offer this opportunity as a means to do it. And if you raise the most, you can also win fabulous prizes from our event sponsors. Last year's top prize was a gravel carbon wheelset – not too shabby.
And for junior racers age of 13-18, we’ve reduced the 2023 registration fees from $170 in 2022 to $111.25 ($96.25 for the 35-miler) in 2023 to encourage more Junior and High School teens who are on cycling teams or who want to ride with their families to participate. Youths can also reimburse their race registration fees by raising $220 in Peer-to-Peer fundraising or earn a free entry by being selected for the Mike Shaw Memorial Scholarship.
This event would not be possible without our racers, volunteers and our event partner, Breakaway Promotions. Volunteers are needed to support a myriad of event support positions including course marshals, beer servers, aid station stokers and onsite registration supporters. Sign-up now to volunteer so you can get your preferred spot for good times!
Looking to Do Something Special for Everyone? Consider Adopting a Trail or Joining the Partner Collective
The Adopt-A-Trail Program provides a way for businesses and individuals to partner with SBTS and our National Forests by sponsoring trail maintenance on specific trails. Trails are National Forest System Trails, and the Adopt-A-Trail Program is operated under Volunteer Agreements with the Plumas and Tahoe National Forests.
Your philanthropic contribution to the maintenance and upkeep of National Forest System Trails will instill pride for you, your company and your employees and provide much needed trail maintenance that currently has little federal funding. And it’s a great way to promote your business with your logo on a super cool Forest Service trail sign demonstrating that you care for trails. Adopt A Trail sponsorships start at $2,500 a year for a three-year commitment.
And if you’re looking to support us building the Lost Sierra Route even more, you could be like Truckee-Tahoe Lumber Company (TTL) who just joined our Partner Collective as a $10,000 Silver Level Partner. We are excited to have TTL’s support as they recognize the importance of giving back to the communities that support their business that will be part of the Lost Sierra Route.
Vital MTB Takes on The Lost Sierra!
Check out this Vital MTB comprehensive, multi-day tour of Downieville and Mount Hough in Quincy with their “Vital Takes on the Lost Sierra” story. If you’ve only experienced a small portion of our area through the Downieville Downhill, this article and accompanying 35-minute video features ride sequences, scenery and interviews with Greg, Henry our Trail Boss and Garen from Santa Cruz Bicycles.