Trails Challenge, Where the trails win!

April 30th - June 30th, 2022

Have fun and help your county win a grant for trail improvements! The goal of Bay Area Barns and Trails (BABT) Trails Challenge is to promote use of our local trails by equestrians and support multi-use trails. Join riders from all over the Bay Area in this virtual challenge, and share the wonders of your outdoor adventures! Explore new trails, keep track of ride miles and share photos of your favorite spots. 
The county that logs the most trail miles will win a BABT grant for $2500! Working with the winning county’s land agencies, BABT’s BOD will determine a suitable multi-use trail improvement project and provide that county with a grant for $2500.

How Do I Track My Miles?

This challenge is honor based, so you can track your rides any way it works for you. There are many mileage trackers available and some are free (Strava, Map My Run, Adidas running, Equilab). Sign up here to access our great online Tracking Board for you to log your miles. Select your county, sign up then simply click on “Results” and “Submit Results”  be sure to click on the blue button, and you will be able to add the date, miles and notes for multiple rides,  in a few moments you will be updated on the leader board. Email your results by June 30, 2022 to BABT.
You may also log your miles manually by downloading our mileage log, filling it out and sending it back to BABT to arrive by July 1.

As this is a Bay Area trail challenge miles ridden outside of the Bay Area, and arena rides, are not included.

Participation is free and you don’t have to log miles to help, but please consider a donation to show your support for BABT, trails and open spaces!


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This challenge is self guided and done at your own risk. In consideration of your participation, I, the participant, intending to be legally bound do hereby waive and forever release any and all rights and claims for damages or injuries that I may have against the Event Director,, Bay Area Barns and Trails and all of their agents assisting with the event, sponsors and their representatives, volunteers and employees for any and all injuries to me or my personal property. This release includes all injuries and/or damages suffered by me before, during or after the challenge. I recognize, intend and understand that this release is binding on my heirs, executors, administrators, or assignees.

I know that every activity including horseback riding is a potentially hazardous activity. Challenge entry is voluntary and entirely my responsibility. I assume all risks associated with participating in this event including, but not limited to: falls, contact with other participants, the effects of weather, traffic, and trail conditions, and waive any and all claims which I might have based on any of those and other risks typically found in outdoor activities. I acknowledge all such risks are known and understood by me.

As it applies to my participation in this challenge, I agree to abide by the Center for Disease Control (CDC)’s recommendations for the prevention of the spread of COVID-19 and attest to having read the CDC’s guidance at: I also agree to abide by any COVID-19 distancing and other safety guidelines issued by the state, the community or by this race for my participation in this challenge.

By submitting this entry, I acknowledge (or a parent or adult guardian for all children under 18 years) having read and agreed to the above release and waiver.  We reserve the right to postpone or cancel the event due to circumstances beyond our control such as a natural disaster or emergency or as required to protect the safety of participants.