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March Bike Camping Madness Campaign!

Help young people experience the life-changing magic of traveling by bike!


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March Bike Camping Madness


It’s been a long pandemic, ya’ll. In fact, the pandemic has been happening for more than half the time the Field School has existed, and the pictures from our 2019 trip of youth sharing tents, pouring m and m’s into each other’s mouths, and hugging joyfully feel like they’re from another century. 

By now we all know what it feels like to be cooped up inside, without anything to look forward to…and it does not feel good. But please don’t get discouraged!!

With your help, we can give young people something amazing to look forward to and again believe that "I can do anything!" Days of biking through gorgeous landscapes, delighting in the feeling of the wind on their faces, the blissful exhaustion from arriving at camp under their own power, the deep engagement in the world when they’re experiencing it pedal by pedal.

This year, we’re deepening partnerships, expanding our programs, and taking more youth than ever on overnight bike adventures. And to celebrate, you’re invited to participate in….



Forget basketball - we’re pitting the best bike camping campgrounds in Northern California against each other - donate to vote for your favorite destination! Each GAME PERIOD the winning campsite will advance until you’ve chosen the BEST camping destination according to YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS!

All donors will be entered into a drawing to win a bike camping weekend supported by the California Field School - go to the winning campground or choose your personal favorite! CFS will provide all the bike camping gear and equipment you need, plus meal planning, route planning, and logistical support.


Make a CONTRIBUTION 👆 to OUR CAMPAIGN between March 1st and March 15th to vote for your favorites in the round of 8. To vote, click on "Donate and Tickets" and then choose the campsite you want to vote for. 

Every dollar is a "POINT ON THE SCORE BOARD", so the more you CONTRIBUTE, the more likely it is that your favorite campsite will win!

FINAL FOUR- On March 15th, we'll announce the FINAL FOUR, and you'll have until March 22nd to CONTRIBUTE and advance your favorite campsite to the FINALS!

FINALS - On March 22nd we'll let you know which campsites are in the head to head showdown, and you'll have until March 28th to vote for your favorite.

WINNER - We'll announce which campsite is the champion on March 29th, AND choose the lucky winner of a bike camping weekend supported by the California Field School.  






The Field School rides again! We have some amazing things planned for 2022, including:

  • A 5-day bike camping trip with girls and gender non-conforming young people from Life Academy, an Oakland public high school
  • Two 7-day bike camping trips with young people from Oakland along the California coast, supported by the California Coastal Conservancy
  • Local rides with youth interns from the Peralta Hacienda Waterkeepers program
  • Monthly Freewheel Bike Club rides for girls and gender non-conforming young people exploring Bay Area history

We are on track to reach more youth than ever in 2022, but we can't do it without your support. Can you donate today to help us get more young people on bikes?

Your donations are tax deductible! The California Field School is fiscally sponsored by The Santa Cruz Hub for Sustainable Living, a nonprofit charitable corporation under 501(c)3 of the IRS tax code - Employer Identification Number (EIN#) 31-1748056; California charity registration number CT0249716.


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