About Yuba Expeditions

Downieville Downhill shuttles, bike shop, trail steward and general good times.

Yuba Expeditions is located in Downieville, California and provides a professional, safe and reliable shuttle service to Downieville’s finest high-mountain trails, including: the Downieville Downhill, Butcher Ranch, Pauley Creek, Big Boulder, Lavezzola Creek, Empire Creek, Chimney Rock, Rattlesnake Creek, Herkimer Mine, and the North Yuba River Trail.


Since 1991 when it was originally known as the Coyote Adventure Company, today Yuba Expeditions is a bike shop and shuttle service that sends every dollar of profit back to the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship (SBTS). More than 10,000 adventure seekers walk through Yuba's door every year, and each person who spends their money with Yuba helps fund all the amazing trails that get built in the Lost Sierra while employing nearly a dozen Sierra and Plumas County residents. The money you spend with Yuba and other local businesses help our community transform from a logging and mining economy to a sustainable and vibrant recreation-based economy.


Another critical means of fundraising for trail projects is through participation in our three world-class events: the Downieville Classic, and the Lost and Found Gravel Ride near Portola Each event showcases a unique region of the Lost Sierra, and both towns benefit economically through event participation. These events are far more than just a bike race; they are family-friendly weekend experiences with friends away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Most important, a portion of your registration goes to maintaining existing trails while helping fund new trails like Mills Peak Trail in Graeagle and Mount Hough Trail in Quincy.

Lend a Hand

The Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship (SBTS) exists for a single purpose: to build and maintain world-class multi-use trails. This mission is carried out through a local full-time trail crew, funded with federal, state and local grants that require matched funding from SBTS. But without our dedicated family of volunteers who log more than 5,000 hours of trail work per year, the SBTS wouldn't be able to create all the trail magic you ride today. New trails like Mount Hough deliver a dozen miles and 3,800 vertical feet of world-class single track. Trails like Mount Hough simply aren't being built in America anymore, but the SBTS is making it happen in the Lost Sierra through fostering relationships and assembling a family of likeminded folk. So if you believe in what the SBTS is doing, ask about volunteering at our Trail Daze and become a supporting member of the SBTS. Because without our volunteers and core members, there would be no grants, there would be no SBTS and there would be no trail magic in the Lost Sierra.

Four Ways to Help Now 

  1. Buy Some Gear – Yuba and SBTS apparel helps fund trails while expanding our brand exposure
  2. Support Our Sponsors – Santa Cruz, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Shimano, Fox, Patagonia, Dolan Auto Group, WTB, Paul Component and White Industries.
  3. Sign up for our trails emails
  4. Donate to the trails
  5. Get Involved – Volunteer and follow us on social media

Building strong, healthy communities; one trail at a time.

Yuba Expeditions Staff in front of shop