Photo by Erin Thiem/ Outside Inn/ Inn Town Campground

Nevada County, Calif. May 15, 2018 – Bear Yuba Land Trust (BYLT), outdoor recreationists and trail supporters are gearing up for four days of trail activities during the 2018 expanded Celebration of Trails Weekend – the region’s biggest annual showcase of local community trails.

This year, the event will kick off with a Fireside Chat at Inn Town Campground on Thursday, May 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.

“Trails are one of Nevada County’s greatest community assets – They build strong neighborhoods and boost the local economy by attracting visitors to our area who come for the wealth of outdoor experiences trails provide. When people get outside and close to nature for healthy exercise and spiritual renewal they feel good and want to protect our beautiful open spaces, forests and riparian corridors. This year we are excited to partner with Ol’ Republic Brewery to expand to two locations and multiple days for a four-day celebration,” said Laura Petersen, Communications and Outreach Manager for Bear Yuba Land Trust.

What: Fireside Chat: All About Trails with Hank Meals

When: 6 to 7:30 pm Thursday, May 31

Where: Inn Town Campground

Suggested Donation: $10

The weekend kicks off with the first Fireside Chat of the 2018 season on 6 to 7:30 pm on Thursday, May 31 at Inn Town Campground. It’s our second annual offering of this fun, summertime series at the campground located at 9 Kidder Court, Nevada City. We’ll gather around the campfire to talk about trails and hear from special guest, Archeologist and Yuba River Trails Author Hank Meals.

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What: Ales for Trails

When: 5 to 8 pm Friday, June 1

Where: Ol’ Republic Brewery Tap House, Argall Way, Nevada City

Help raise money for local trails during the first Ales for Trails fundraiser of the year while enjoying the draft debut of Trailside IPA, Ol’ Republic’s newest brew benefiting BYLT. Trailside IPA (a session-able hazy) was brewed in support of BYLT for building and maintaining trails. Meet other participants, sign up in person and get all the details for Saturday’s Hike-A-Thon, too from 5 to 8 p.m. at the original “Town Parlour” the brewery’s Nevada City Tap House. This will be the first of a series of Ales for Trails events held all summer long at various brew pub locations organized by BYLT in support of trails.

What: Celebration of Trails, Hike-A-Thon and Vendor Village

When: Saturday, June 2 – 8:30 am to 11 pm Hike-A-Thon; noon to 5 pm Vendor Village

Where: Ol’ Republic Roadhouse (old 5 Mile House) Highway 20

When: Saturday, June 2 3 to 8 pm

Where: Ol’ Republic Tap House, Argall Way, Nevada City

Transportation: Yuba Bus shuttles to and from both locations all day Saturday

On Saturday, June 2, join BYLT on the trail for the first annual Hike-A-Thon on the future Pines to Mines Trail (a five mile segment of the Pioneer Trail). The Pines to Mines Trail will someday link the towns of Nevada City and Truckee. The community can raise money for trails with every step and win prizes along the way.

After, meet at the new Ol’ Republic Roadhouse (old 5 Mile House on Hwy 20) and Ol’ Republic original Nevada City Tap House for two vendor villages with many of your favorite outdoor groups and businesses, live music, food trucks, speakers and more! Yuba Bus will provide shuttle rides all day long. Sunday, June 3 will round out the weekend with a variety of hikes and workdays on local trails led by different organizations. Stay tuned for more details coming soon.

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