Event designed to promote the community and beyond to walk, hike, run or ride in support of the VINE TRAIL
The Napa Valley Vine Trail Coalition launched its inaugural community fundraising event, Month of Movement Challenge, on Saturday, May 1. Supporters have registered to walk, hike, run and bike on teams or as individuals for 47 to 470 miles. Individuals and teams will vie for both virtual awards and real prizes for miles moved and dollars raised during this thirty-one day event. The category winners will be announced during LOCO-MOTION Live!, a hybrid event (in-person and virtual), on Saturday, June 12th. This will be the Vine Trail Coalition’s fourth annual LOCO-MOTION fundraiser, but the first time as a three-part event with the Challenge as part one followed by an online auction and LOCO-MOTION Live!.
To date, over 26 teams and 350 supporters are participating, and the Challenge has brought forward local businesses as key Challenge Team sponsors. Along with our Trail Blazer sponsors – UBS Financial Services, RSA Family of Businesses and Safe Harbor Wine Storage – Challenge Team sponsors are featured on VINE TRAIL signs and Challenge swag. Challenge Team sponsors include: Clif Family Winery, Kara’s Cupcakes, Health Spa Napa Valley, Robertson Racing Team, Silicon Valley Bank, OKD Clydesdales, Athletic Feat/Bicycle Works, Winebow, Vineyard 29, Parisi Transportation Consulting, Visit Napa Valley and Bank of Marin. While the event has started, supporters can join at any time during the month of May and get credit for their miles moved earlier in the month.
LOCO-MOTION continues in June with a week-long online auction, June 5 – 12, which will feature VINE TRAIL inspired auction lots and buy-a-spot experiences. LOCO-MOTION culminates on the evening of June 12 with a hybrid virtual event – LOCO-MOTION Live! – that welcomes back as Master of Ceremonies Calistoga Mayor Chris Canning broadcasting from the Mare Island Brewing Co. in Vallejo, CA.
While the virtual evening is free to attend, guests will have the opportunity to pick up to-go dinners from culinary partners up and down the VINE TRAIL route including: Mare Island Brewing Co in Vallejo, Il Posto Trattoria in Napa, Clif Family Winery in St Helena, and House of Better in Calistoga. Dinners are available to purchase https://www.vinetrail.org/locomotion/event/ .
To sign up for the Month of Movement Challenge, visit www.vinetrail.org/locomotion and click GET STARTED to register. Registration fees are $47 for the 47-mile challenge, $147 for the 147-mile cycling challenge, and $470 for the 470-mile cycling challenge which includes a VINE TRAIL cycling jersey. For more information, visit www.vinetrail.org/locomotion or email [email protected].
ABOUT THE VINE TRAIL
The VINE TRAIL is a proposed 47-mile walking and biking path connecting Calistoga to the Vallejo Ferry Terminal. The mission of the Vine Trail Coalition is to provide a paved trail separated from busy Highway 29 for cyclists, runners and walkers. The VINE TRAIL will connect our communities providing a safe and healthy opportunity for transportation and recreation for residents and tourists alike. To date, 18.5 miles of VINE TRAIL have been completed with segments in Vallejo, American Canyon, Napa, Yountville, Calistoga and Napa County. The longest completed section is 12.5 miles from Kennedy Park in south Napa to Yountville.
LOCO-MOTION is the premier experiential fundraising event for the Napa Valley Vine Trail Coalition (NVVTC). This year, NVVTC is raising funds to complete the Vine Trail between St Helena and Calistoga by 2022. NVVTC has committed to raise $4.1 million in private funds to match $16 million in federal, state and local competitive grants funds. LOCO-MOTION Premier partners are Gott’s Roadside and RSA+ Family of Companies; Wellness partner is Adventist Health who will introduce Blue Zones at LOCO-MOTION Live!; and Trailblazer partners are UBS Financial Services and Safe Harbor Wine Storage.