Trail worker riding singletrack in the forest
Trail worker riding singletrack in the forest

PayDirt Recipients

PayDirt is our commitment to increasing access to trails by supporting the work of people who make it happen. We’re pledging to donate $1 million over the next three years towards trail projects, local organizations, events, and programs that are geared towards creating and strengthening opportunities for people to get out on the trails.

Moose Mountain Bike Trail Society

Region
Bragg Creek, Alberta, Canada
Project
Sweet Seacan Storage System
MMBTS Logo

Moose Mountain Bike Trail Society's mission is to advocate for, develop, and maintain mountain bike trails on Moose Mountain and the surrounding areas, and to promote active, fun, environmentally responsible community involvement.

PayDirt is pitching in for the buildout of their "Sweet Seacan Storage System" which will create a one-stop-shop to house and organize their trail equipment and make sure hosting trail days is a breeze. Visit @mmbtsinfo on Instagram.

Hecklers cheering on a mountain biker wearing a pink dress
Hecklers cheering on a mountain biker wearing a pink dress

SEALPS

Region
Sospel & Tende, FR
Project
Vallon de Bachialon
Logo - Sealps

SEALPS is a multinational group of outdoor tourism experts based in the Southwestern Alps that came together with the Stone King Rally to bring new life to the region’s vast ancient trail networks for both racing and recreation. With the help of PayDirt funding, these forgotten trails are being re-built with the proper infrastructure to allow for racing and riding into the future. The "Vallon de Bachialon" in the Roya Valley – which contains approximately 35 turns shaped into small berms – and a few trails in the surrounding area of Sospel are the winning PayDirt candidates for 2022—and also a part of the Stone King Rally. Visit www.sealps.eu to learn more.

A trail builder smoothing out an unfinished section of singletrack trail
A trail builder smoothing out an unfinished section of singletrack trail

Appalachian Mtn Bike Club

Region
Knoxville, Tennessee
Project
Drop Inn Addition
Logo - AMBC

Volunteers and community engagement are the backbone of the Appalachian Mountain Bike Club's (AMBC) mission, "WE DIG TRAILS.” They've been digging trails for over a decade and have developed over 90 miles of trails in the greater Knoxville, TN, area. AMBC's partners over at The Drop Inn are expanding permanent trail access for the community by adding four new trails, including two rowdy, progressive, all-weather downhill trails that will provide users of all abilities with new experiences. PayDirt is providing funds so that AMBC can close the gap on funding this rad project. Visit @ambcknox on Instagram.

A kid riding her green bike off of a small wood drop on a paved pumptrack
A kid riding her green bike off of a small wood drop on a paved pumptrack

Cincinnati Off Road Alliance

Region
Ohio
Project
Mt. Airy Skills Park
PayDirt Grantee: Cincinnati Off-Road Alliance (CORA)

Cincinnati Off-Road Alliance was founded by a group of dedicated riders with the purpose of building and advocating for more miles of off-road trails. Today, CORA maintains 100 miles of multi-use natural surface trails for mountain bikers, hikers and trail runners.

Together with Cincinnati Parks, CORA is working hard to raise enough funds to build a high-quality skills park in the Mt. Airy area with the main goal of getting more kids on bikes. Their PayDirt grant will contribute to their on-going fundraising efforts. Visit @coramtb on Instagram.

Mt Airy Trail maintenance with Cincinnati Off-Road Alliance (CORA)
Mt Airy Trail maintenance with Cincinnati Off-Road Alliance (CORA)

Jersey Off Road Bicycle Association

Region
West Milford, New Jersey
Project
Stags
Logo - Jersey Off Road Bicycle Association

The Jersey Off Road Bicycle Association (JORBA) builds and maintains sustainable trails while also advocating for mountain biking as a healthy, environmentally friendly, and sustainable activity in New Jersey. PayDirt funding is contributing to Stags – New Jersey’s first accessible trail for adaptive riders – which will be a 3950′ route suitable for beginner to intermediate adaptive riders, mountain bikers, and hikers. Visit @jorbaorg on Instagram.

A trail builder repositioning a rock roll
A trail builder repositioning a rock roll

The Roswell/Alpharetta MTB Organization

Region
Roswell, Georgia
Project
Kids Skills Area
Logo - Rosewell Alpharetta

The Roswell-Alpharetta MTB Organization (RAMBO) is a Georgia-based nonprofit that builds and maintains more than 25 miles of public mountain bike trails, four pumptracks, and a freeride area—plus offers fun events such as the annual Quick Six Enduro. PayDirt funding is kickstarting their next big project, the Big Creek Park Kids Skills Area, which will be suited for kids and beginner riders, featuring a mix of dirt rollers, small boulders, ladders, and skinnies. Visit @rambomtb on Instagram.

A mountain biker racing down a rocky section of singletrack trail
A mountain biker racing down a rocky section of singletrack trail

Evergreen MTB Alliance

Region
Winthrop, WA
Project
Trail Crew Transportation
Logo - Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance

Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance, the nation's largest statewide mountain bike association, is committed to sustainable recreation, trail maintenance, trail building, advocacy, education, volunteerism, and fostering an inclusive and welcoming community of riders. Evergreen received two Heckler ebikes through the PayDirt program for use by their trail crew to make their resources and efforts go further in maintaining their trail networks. Visit @evergreenmtb on Instagram.

A group of mountain bikers standing together in a field with mountains in the background
A group of mountain bikers standing together in a field with mountains in the background

Northwest North Carolina Mountain Bike Alliance

Region
North Carolina
Project
Yancey Ridge Trail
PayDirt Grantee: Northwest North Carolina Mountain Bike Alliance (The Alliance)

Northwest North Carolina Mountain Bike Alliance (The Alliance) promotes land access, trail preservation, and new trail development on federal, state, and local lands for the communities of Boone, Hickory, Lenoir, Marion, Morganton, and Wilkesboro.

Together with PayDirt and the US Forest Service, The Alliance will be renovating the popular Yancey Ridge Trail in the up and coming Grandfather District of Pisgah National Forest. Yancey’s length is only 4.8 miles, but it is also part of a 13-mile backcountry loop that includes a scenic section of the North Carolina Mountains-to-Sea Trail, and is perhaps one of the most challenging trails in the region. Visit @ride_nwnc on Instagram.

MWMC Trail Building with the Northwest North Carolina Mountain Bike Alliance (The Alliance) - Clearing a trail obstacle with a chainsaw
MWMC Trail Building with the Northwest North Carolina Mountain Bike Alliance (The Alliance) - Clearing a trail obstacle with a chainsaw

Bike Houston

Region
Houston, TX
Project
Bike Map Redesign
Logo - Bike Houston

BikeHouston is on a mission to transform their city into a place where anyone can safely and efficiently get around by bike regardless of who they are or where they live. PayDirt funds are helping to kickstart BikeHouston's redesign of their bike map, which will highlight the best places to ride in the Bayou City. The new map will identify off-street paths, low-stress on-street routes, and off-road facilities. It will also provide safety tips, local bike laws, and other resources for people on bikes. Visit @bikehouston on Instagram.

A group of cyclists riding over a suspension bridge
A group of cyclists riding over a suspension bridge

LB-Cycle

Region
Lac-Beauport, Quebec, Canada
Project
Rubber Eater Trail
LB Cycle Logo

In 2014 five friends from Lac-Beauport got together and created LB-Cycle with the mission of bringing people together to build trails and maintain existing ones in the area. This year, PayDirt will fund a new double-diamond trail called Rubber Eater. This 3,280 foot descent will offer panoramic views on technical terrain that will range from granite slabs to off-camber natural soil sections. Visit @lbcycle on Instagram.

Mountain Biker riding in the sunset
Mountain Biker riding in the sunset

Santa Cruz Mountains Trail Stewardship

Region
California
Project
Trails Relief Fund and Westside Pumptrack
Santa Cruz Mountains Trail Stewardship Logo

Santa Cruz Mountains Trail Stewardship provides sustainable trail advocacy, development and stewardship services that bridge the gap between land managers and the public through community engagement and volunteer deployment.

PayDirt is throwing down funds to help rebuild the Westside pumptrack with a state-of-the-art asphalt facility, as well as kick off their plan to open the Cotoni-Coast Dairies National Monument to the public with 25 miles of hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding trails. Visit @santacruztrails on Instagram.

Trail maintenance with Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz (MBOSC) - A PayDirt Grantee
Trail maintenance with Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz (MBOSC) - A PayDirt Grantee

Victory Hill Sector

Region
Victory, VT
Project
Flow Trail
Victory Hill Logo

Tucked away on a remote Vermont mountainside, there lives a cluster of trails called Victory Hill. Known for spectacular views of New Hampshire’s White Mountains, Victory Hill is used for a multitude of outdoor recreation and is lovingly cared for and maintained by Victory Hill Sector, a club of trail volunteers.

PayDirt funding will help revive the popular enduro hotspot and channel the enthusiasm of the Victory Hill Sector volunteer club by rehabilitating one of the core flow trails in the network. Visit @victoryhillmtb on Instagram.

A mountain biker riding off of a rock ledge
A mountain biker riding off of a rock ledge

Ride Sheffield

Region
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Project
Dig Crews
Ride Sheffield Logo

Ride Sheffield is an established mountain bike group with over 10 years history of successful projects in and around Sheffield and the Peak District. Their goal is to grow a community of riders in the local area and provide them with a variety of sustainable trails and and resources to build their skills.

Paydirt funding will allow Ride Sheffield to establish dig crews across the various trail sites in the city, to help repair and maintain both the local rights of way network and purpose built mtb trails. Visit @ridesheffield on Instagram.

Trail builders moving dirt out of a wheelbarrow
Trail builders moving dirt out of a wheelbarrow

Alternative Mountain Biking Association of La Grave

Region
La Grave, France
Project
Vallons de La Meije to La Grave
La Grave MTB Logo

The Alternative Mountain Biking Association of La Grave (Association de Vélo Alternatif de la Grave) was founded in 2011 to develop mountain biking in the area of La Grave La Meije. Currently, the area features over 30 miles of trails that are fully dedicated to mountain biking and entirely built by hand by the local trail builders of the group.

PayDirt is funding the groups 2 year project, Vallons de La Meije to La Grave, a 5 mile trail that will start at the top of the mountain at at Col des Ruillans and go down through the Vallons de La Meije all the way to the footstep of the mythical glacier of La Meije. Visit the La Grave Tourism Office.

Gondola Cabs in the mountains of La Grave, France
Gondola Cabs in the mountains of La Grave, France

Oregon Timber Trail Alliance

Region
Oakridge, Oregon
Project
Fugrass Connector Trail
Oregon Timber Trail Alliance

The Oregon Timber Trail Alliance is dedicated to stewardship, education, community, and quality trail experiences throughout the Oregon Timber Trail corridor.

PayDirt funds are contributing to the Fugrass Connector Trail project, which will connect the Bunchgrass Ridge and Fuji Mountain Trails and finally close one of the few remaining gaps in a 100% singletrack route between two of of Oregon's premier mountain bike destinations: Oakridge and Bend. Visit @oregontimbertrail on Instagram.

Trail workers removing a tree stump in Oregon
Trail workers removing a tree stump in Oregon

Colour The Trails

Region
North Vancouver, CAN
Project
MTB Mentorship Program
Logo - Colour The Trails

Colour the Trails advocates for inclusive representation in outdoor spaces, working to subsidize outdoor adventures, create diverse content, facilitate mentorship programs, and make the change they want to see in the world. PayDirt funds will be supporting the group's MTB Mentorship Program, which aims at supporting Queer, Black, Indigenous, and Racialized folks who are new to the sport by connecting them with experienced riders in the community and providing opportunities for self-improvement and improved self-worth that is not tied to results or achievements. Visit @colourthetrails on Instagram.

A group of BIPOC mountain bikers sitting on a grassy field, with a few mountain bikers standing behind them
A group of BIPOC mountain bikers sitting on a grassy field, with a few mountain bikers standing behind them

Red Rock Trail Crew

Region
Cedar City, Utah
Project
Trail Crew Support
Logo - RedRock Bicycle Co.

Red Rock Bicycle Co. partnered with the Greater Zion Tourism office and Visit Cedar City to create the Red Rock Trail Crew program, which is all about trail development and trail maintenance in Southern Utah. PayDirt funds support the crew for a boots-on-the-ground workday to further their efforts to maintain their trail network. Visit www.redrockbicycle.com/articles/red-rock-trail-crew-pg1249.htm to learn more.

a trail builder holding tools and walking with their dog
a trail builder holding tools and walking with their dog

Trash Free Trails

Region
Wales, UK
Project
State of Our Trails Summit
Logo - Trash Free Trails

Trash Free Trails (TFT) exists to protect our trails and the wild places they take us by reducing single-use pollution (litter) on recreational trails and reconnecting people with nature through purposeful adventure. PayDirt funding is contributing to TFT's pioneering event, the State of Our Trails Summit, which will bring a broad spectrum of the recreational trail community together to put the protection and enhancement of the trails and wild places at the 'top of the bill.' Visit @trashfreetrails on Instagram.

A group of cyclists showing off the trash that they have collected
A group of cyclists showing off the trash that they have collected

Indigenous Women Outdoors

Region
Squamish, CAN
Project
MTB Mentorship Program
Logo - Indigenous Women Outdoor

Indigenous Women Outdoors (IWO) mission is to hold a space for Indigenous women* and non-binary community members to come together through outdoor sports and feel safe on the land. PayDirt funding will go towards mountain bike programming in the Sea to Sky corridor—which includes a mentorship program to bring intermediate riders to the next level, guided social rides to get brand new riders into the sport, and bike maintenance workshops. As a note, in IWO’s eyes, women* refers to gender expansive community members (cis women, trans women, non-binary, gender non-conforming, genderqueer community members, and any women-identified community members).
Visit @indigwomenoutdoors on Instagram.

A mountain biker standing next to her bike looking out on aspen covered mountains and a lake
A mountain biker standing next to her bike looking out on aspen covered mountains and a lake

Pinecrest Mountain Bike Association

Region
Pinecrest, CA
Project
Trail Crew Transportation
Logo - Pinecrest MB Association

The Pinecrest Mountain Bike Association (PMBA) is dedicated to promoting economic development and the appreciation and enjoyment of the natural environment that is unique to the Pinecrest area through preserving and enhancing sustainable trail opportunities. PMBA received two Heckler ebikes through the PayDirt program for use by their trail crew to make their resources and efforts go further in maintaining their trail networks. Visit www.pinecrestmtb.com to learn more.

a wood bridge in the forest with a mountain bike leaning against a stump
a wood bridge in the forest with a mountain bike leaning against a stump

Nelson MTB Club

Region
Nelson
Project
New Fringed Trail
PayDirt Grantee: Nelson Mountain Bike Club

The Nelson Mountain Bike Club is on a mission to make Nelson an exceptional place to ride a mountain bike by developing a repertoire of unique and natural trails in the area.

Together with PayDirt and the Nelson City Council, the club will be constructing a brand new descent in the Maitai Forest, which will boast over 9,800 feet of trail, making it one of New Zealand's longest single-track descents. Visit @nelsonmtb on Instagram.

Nelson Trail Building in New Zealand - Breaking up a rocky section of trail
Nelson Trail Building in New Zealand - Breaking up a rocky section of trail

Grow Cycling Foundation

Region
California
Project
Pumptrack
PayDirt Grantee Logo: Grow Cycling Foundation

Grow Cycling Foundation was established to create new avenues for inclusive community building and career development in the cycling industry as well as to empower existing programs working to tear down the barriers to entry in cycling for marginalized communities.

PayDirt funds are helping to kick off Phase One for Grow Cycling, which is to build a pumptrack to serve as an offline community hub that will be an entry point for people take cycling to the next level. This is a long-term journey and Grow Cycling Foundation is also looking to provide education, access, and opportunities to tear down the barriers to entry in cycling for marginalized communities. Visit @growcyclingfoundation on Instagram.

Grow Cycling Foundation: Pumptrack in California
Grow Cycling Foundation: Pumptrack in California

Chablais Bike Association

Region
Morzine
Project
Pumptrack and Town Crowd Control
PayDirt Grantee: Chablais Bike Association

The Chablais Bike Association was created by mountain bikers with the aim of developing mountain biking in the Chablais area, and as a way to unite the riders under one common name, allowing for easier contact with businesses and local organizations.

They are working hard to raise enough funds to build a pumptrack at the Morzine Town Hall, as well as regulate the circulation of mountain bikers in the small, but busy town of Morzine. Visit @chablais_bike on Instagram.

Chablais Bike Association - Trail Work in Morzine
Chablais Bike Association - Trail Work in Morzine

NorCal High School Cycling League

Region
California
Project
Teen Trail Corp, DEI Program, and GRiT Program
PayDirt Grantee: NorCal High School Cycling League

The NorCal High School Cycling League develops and produces inclusive interscholastic high school mountain biking programs in Northern California, which help teens build strong body, mind, and character.

PayDirt funds will be used to grow their NorCal Teen Trail Corp program, to create DEI (Diversity, Equality, Inclusion) education tools for their coaches, and to expand their GRiT [Girls Riding Together] program to include ten female ambassadors from diverse geographic regions who represent diverse racial identity and diverse body types. Visit @norcalleague on Instagram.

NorCal High School Cycling League - NorCal Rider
NorCal High School Cycling League - NorCal Rider

Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship

Region
California
Project
Connected Communities
PayDirt Grantee: Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship

Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship's mission is building sustainable recreation-based communities through stewardship, job creation, world-class events, and quality outdoor experiences supported by trail construction and maintenance in the Lost Sierra.

PayDirt funds are helping to kick off their Connected Communities project, which will link 15 towns within four economically disadvantaged counties in the Sierra-Nevada Mountains of California, creating some 300 miles of motorized and non-motorized dirt trails. Visit @sierratrails on Instagram.

Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship (SBTS) trail crew shoveling in the Sierra-Nevada Mountains
Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship (SBTS) trail crew shoveling in the Sierra-Nevada Mountains

Whistler Off Road Cycling Association

Region
British Columbia
Project
Trail Crew Transportation
PayDirt Grantee: Whistler Off Road Cycling Association (WORCA)

Whistler Off Road Cycling Association (WORCA) works hard every year to sanction events that bring the mountain biking community together, foster the evolution of the sport through youth programs, and employ experienced trail builders and staff to construct, maintain, and advocate for Whistler’s mountain bike trails.

WORCA received two Heckler e-bikes through the PayDirt program for use by their trail crew in order to make their resources and efforts go further in maintaining their trail networks. Visit @worcawhistler on Instagram.

Whistler Off Road Cycling Association (WORCA) building a wood bridge in British Columbia
Whistler Off Road Cycling Association (WORCA) building a wood bridge in British Columbia

Tweed Valley Trail Association

Region
Innerleithen, Scotland
Project
Reservoir Climb and Up-skilling Trailbuilders
PayDirt Grantee: Tweed Valley Trails Association

The Tweed Valley Trails Association (TVTA) is a Scottish based organization which was set up to develop a culture of responsible trail use and management within the local mountain biking community.

TVTA will be using their PayDirt grant to renovate and improve the Reservoir climb, which gives access to the majority of the Golfy trails in the area, and will be a huge benefit not only to the riding community, but also to walkers and equestrians. They will also be subsidizing the cost for 8 trail builders to complete a Trail Inspection and Volunteer management course so that they can then train more volunteers to get more trail work done in the correct and most efficient way. Visit @tvtrails on Instagram.

Tweed Valley Trail Association (TVTA): Trail work in Scotland
Tweed Valley Trail Association (TVTA): Trail work in Scotland

Handlebar

Region
Whistler
Project
Buy a Trail Builder a Beer
PayDirt Grantee: HandleBar

HandleBar is a 100% locally owned and operated craft beer and apres cafe located on the dark side (Blackcomb) of Whistler, BC. Their "Buy a Trail Builder a Beer" program supports their local unsung heroes that work day in and day out on some of the best trails in the Valley.

PayDirt put 100 beers on a tab... Cheers to the Blackcomb builders. Visit @handlebarbeer on Instagram.

Beers for Builders at HandleBar in British Columbia
Beers for Builders at HandleBar in British Columbia

Enduro Jura

Region
Saint-Claude
Project
Trail Network Markings and Maintenance for the community in Haut-Jura
PayDirt Grantee: Enduro Jura

Enduro Jura is born with the initial objective to organize enduro races in their local community. Gradually, more people got involved and the amount of trail work they needed to complete grew with it.

Their main goal is to mark and maintain all the trails in their network, and to allow people to ride freely and safely as well as to make sure that every volunteer as a tool in one hand and a beer in the other. Their PayDirt grant will contribute to their on-going fundraising efforts, especially when it comes to the beer part. Visit @endurojura on Instagram.

Enduro Jura trail maintenance in Saint-Claude - Clearing weeds to widen trail
Enduro Jura trail maintenance in Saint-Claude - Clearing weeds to widen trail

People For Bikes

Region
Colorado
Project
National Advocacy Support
PayDirt Grantee: PeopleForBikes

With the aim to help promote bikes and advocate for better bike facilities as well as industry representation on trade issues, Santa Cruz Bicycles has become a member company of PeopleForBikes. The nonprofit’s mission of “making riding better for everyone” is one we can stand behind, and we plan to work together in the long term on mountain bike and trail support. Visit @peopleforbikes on Instagram.

Mountain Biker riding a Santa Cruz Bicycle through a field in Colorado
Mountain Biker riding a Santa Cruz Bicycle through a field in Colorado

Ridgeline

Region
Garfagnana
Project
Garfagnana Trail Network
PayDirt Grantee: Ridgeline

Ridgeline was founded with the vision to create a totally new playground for mountain bikes in the Garfagnana area, an undiscovered part of Tuscany in northern Italy.

PayDirt will help Ridgeline's association fund their grand plan of creating a new public access trail network for bike tourism. Together with the government bodies of Garfagnana and the National Parks of the area, the association's goal is to get more outdoor enthusiasts to experience this unique spot, and to generate positive impact for the local community and its many traditional local businesses. Visit @ridgeline_mtb on Instagram.

RIdgeline - Paydirt Grantee - Two Mountain Bikers in Tuscany
RIdgeline - Paydirt Grantee - Two Mountain Bikers in Tuscany

Cypress Charter High School

Region
California
Project
After School MTB Club
Paydirt Grantee: Cyprus High School

The Cypress Mountain Bike Club, is an after school organization at Cypress Charter High, an alternative education high school in Santa Cruz. Their main goals are to get students out on bicycles safely, teach bicycle maintenance, educate the students on trail etiquette, expose them to different jobs in the cycling industry, and provide them with a new way to appreciate the beautiful environment we live in.

The Club received bikes through the PayDirt program for use by the students to understand and appreciate their surrounding environment, take on personal responsibility, and build community.

Cypress Charter High School: Teaching bicycle safety, etiquette, and trail maintenance
Cypress Charter High School: Teaching bicycle safety, etiquette, and trail maintenance

Land Trust of Santa Cruz County

Region
California
Project
San Vicente Redwoods
PayDirt Grantee: Land Trust of Santa Cruz County

The Land Trust of Santa Cruz County is dedicated to protecting and caring for working lands, like farms, timberland, and natural areas with high conservation value – thus protecting water supplies, wildlife habitats, and open space.

Their San Vicente Redwoods project is a newly created open space preserve that will eventually be home to more than 38 miles of mountain bike-accessible trails that run from the Pacific Ocean to the crest of the Santa Cruz mountain range. With the help of Santa Cruz Bicycles and PayDirt, as well as their local trail organization Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz, the park is slated to open to the public in 2021. Visit @landtrustscc on Instagram.

Trail maintenance with Land Trust of Santa Cruz County in California - Trail worker digging up a portion of the trail
Trail maintenance with Land Trust of Santa Cruz County in California - Trail worker digging up a portion of the trail

Moab Trail Mix

Region
Utah
Project
Raptor Route
PayDirt Grantee: Moab Trail Mix (Grand County Trails)

Moab Trail Mix (officially known as the Grand County Trails) partners with local land managers to design, build, and maintain trails around Moab, Utah.

Moab Trail Mix is funneling their PayDirt funds towards constructing phase two of the new Raptor Route, which will create 9 miles of new singletrack with a stunning view over canyon country. The route will provide riders with an intermediate-level alternative to the Porcupine Rim Singletrack section of Moab’s famous Whole Enchilada route. Visit @moabtrailmix on Instagram.

Moab Trail Mix trail work - working on new Raptor trail route
Moab Trail Mix trail work - working on new Raptor trail route

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