Sunday, June 11, 2023

Come and Celebrate with BSTRA’s 31th Anniversary of National Trails Day in Douglas.

Parking on private property then accessing DCR’s Douglas State Forest Trails.

Location: 19 Southeast Main Street, Douglas MA

Equestrians, Come Help Raise Funding for Trails!  Open to BSTRA Members, as well as Non-Members

Event Sponsored by Whitehorse Truck & Trailer Service & Sales

 2022 National Trails Day Fundraiser Ride

          Check in at 9:30 Ride out at 10:00    Marked trails    NEHT Affiliated    Barbeque lunch for those that are pre-registered    Gift bags for the first 50 registrants    Huge Raffle

How to Participate: Registration

Registration is open to both members and non-members. Come as a pre-registered rider or register at the ride. PLEASE NOTE: LUNCH IS GUARANTEED ONLY TO PRE-REGISTERED RIDERS and the deadline for Pre-Registration is June 4th.

There are three ways to participate.

  1. Come to ride, enjoy lunch and the raffle: Pay the registration fee to participate. $35 for adult BSTRA members, $40 for adult non-members, juniors (17 and under) ride and eat free, $20 lunch only.
  2. Ride and collect sponsors: Register same as above and download your NTD Sponsor Papers. Your registration fee can be refunded when you collect $100 or more on your NTD Sponsor Papers. Get your NTD papers in advance and collect tax-deductible sponsor contributions for our trail improvement projects. Sponsor checks are to be made payable to BSTRA, Inc. The five participants bringing in the largest dollar amount in sponsor contributions will be each be awarded generous prize packages to thank them for their efforts.
  3. Collect sponsors only: Register online and be sure to check off the box that you are collecting sponsors only. You will still be eligible for the prize packages for the top five participants as long as your NTD Sponsor Papers and collections are submitted to NTD Organizer, c/o Mary Wood, 40 Fairway Road, South Yarmouth MA 02664 and received by June 8th. Or pre-register and come join us for lunch on National Trails Day and submit them in person prior to the 11am deadline.

For those wishing to collect sponsors to raise money for trails, get your Sponsor Papers at :  SPONSOR PAPERS

Trail Projects are Funded by this Event

If you pop over to our section on projects you can click on a year and see what we have done for that year.

In 2022 we improved .2 mile of the Hinterland Trail in Grafton MA that was really bad. Project value-$20,844.35. Red Pine Trail in DCR’s Douglas State Forest improved 700 feet of trail (this spring we will get the boardwalk in). Total to date is $17,697.66. Trail work in nine towns total 438.29 hours. Donated $500 to Wyndham Land Trust to help purchase 90+ acres to add to their holdings and they allow horseback riding! All total we put $37,412.66 in cash and $14,757.87 worth of volunteer hours towards trails.

It’s a day all about trails — and it’s celebrated across the country by various organizations whose members recognize the value of trails and use them for outdoor recreation and fitness.   BSTRA, Inc. hosts an annual event in Massachusetts for equestrians and hikers, and we invite you to participate..  Registration Deadline is June 4.  Post entries are welcome, but no lunch will be provided for post entries.)


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