It’s a 1/2 pound of Cascade Farms 100% Angus beef topped with house made bourbon barbecue sauce, bacon and cheddar cheese and served with a side of our house cut french fries. What makes it special? $1.00 for every burger we sell is donated to two local trail organizations: Hood River Area Trail Stewards (HRATS) and 44 Trails Association. Why do we do this? Hood River County has some fantastic mountain biking trails and we have these two organizations to thank for much of that. Both are committed to stewardship of the local trails systems by protecting access, maintaining existing trails and planning and building new trails. They provide positive representation of Hood River’s local mountain biking community and work toward reducing user conflict. Both are non – profit and rely heavily on volunteers and donations from the community.
The 44 Trails Association specifically addresses the trails accessible from the FS44 road in Wasco and Hood River Counties as well as the surrounding Columbia River Gorge area. Their mission “is to retain access to and maintain existing non-motorized, multi-use trails in this rural area as well as actively encouraging new trail development on both public and private lands. 44Trails members work closely with Federal, State and local government agencies as well as numerous other volunteer organizations such as the Backcountry Horsemen of Oregon, Columbia Area Mountain Bike Advocates (CAMBA), Northwest Trails Alliance (NWTA), Central Oregon Trails Association (COTA) and Hood River Area Trail Stewards (HRATS).”
Similarly, HRATS is “a coalition of mountain bikers who are committed to representing all disciplines and abilities of mountain biking with a specific aim of providing a venue and vehicle for mountain biking enthusiasts to feel valued and engaged in helping define, build and maintain their local trails. We are committed to positively representing the mountain bike community in our city and surrounding region by collaborating with local land owners and agencies to build and maintain trails, help allocate funding for new trails and mitigating user conflicts.”
Since starting the Singletrack donation burger in July of 2014 we have donated $12,000 to the two organizations combined.
So get out and ride the trails! Then come in to 6th Street and order a ‘Singletrack’ burger. Knowing that you are supporting the organizations that helped to make your awesome ride possible makes it extra tasty!