Over $74,000 Given Back – That’s Why We Roll
The funds raised by The Binge are deployed to protect the environment through land conservation, a cause that runs deep with Brent and Jamie Bookwalter. The Binge also gives back to the community with donations to the public safety agencies that embrace the event.
For the 2022 edition of the Hot Binge, we partnered with Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina to raise $2,835 for the completion of the Catawba Meadows Mountain Bike Trail which is already under construction.
Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina inspires conservation in Western North Carolina by permanently protecting land and water for the benefit of people and all living things.
A 501(c)(3) nonprofit, Foothills Conservancy serves eight counties: Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, Catawba, Cleveland, Lincoln, McDowell and Rutherford, in three major river basins: the Broad, Catawba, and Yadkin. This includes Wilson Creek, a National Wild & Scenic River and if you haven’t ridden the gravel roads in this area yet, put it on your list.
Special call out to Michael Lowther of Overmountain Cycles for spearheading the original plan for the Catawba Meadows MTB Trail and for working closely with Foothills Conservancy of NC to make the dream a reality.
Our cornerstone non-profit partner is Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy, an organization that conserves unique plant and animal habitat, clean water, farmland, scenic beauty, and places for people to enjoy outdoor recreation in the mountains of Tennessee and North Carolina.
In 2020, funds raised at the Bookwalter Binge helped Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy protect almost 3,000 more acres across the mountains of NC and TN, preserving productive family farms, sources of clean water, wildlife corridors, thriving forests, and places for people to enjoy outdoor recreation.
The Bookwalter Binge also makes charitable contributions to other local non-profit organizations including: