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Bay State Trail Riders Association to Hold Raffle for Cape Getaway

Aug 26, 2020 06:00AM ● By Pamela Johnson
Thanks to a generous donation by Bayside Resort of W. Yarmouth, Bay State Trail Riders Association, Inc. (BSTRA) is offering tickets for sale to the general public to win a gift certificate for a 2-night deluxe Queen Room accommodation at Bayside Resort located at 225 Route 28, West Yarmouth, MA.  The gift certificate is valued at $350 and also includes a daily continental breakfast and $6 dinner discount vouchers.

Voted “Best of Cape Cod,” Bayside Resort is an authentic Cape Cod resort overlooking Lewis Bay and is located close to beaches, restaurants, shopping and many other Cape Cod attractions.  Bayside Resort’s gift certificate is valid off season from October 14th through May 1st, when the Cape isn’t quite so busy--and it doesn’t expire until December 30, 2022, giving the winner plenty of time to make arrangements for their getaway.  Under the terms of the gift certificate, the winner of this prize is responsible for making their advance reservation.

Tickets for this opportunity drawing are reasonably priced–5 tickets for $10,15 tickets for $20, 35 tickets for $40, 55 tickets for $60, 75 tickets for $80 or 100 tickets for $100--and they are conveniently available for purchase online through October 9th at

The drawing takes place mid-day on October 10th at BSTRA’s Fall Patriotism Benefit Ride staged at the Wallum Lake Parking Area of the Douglas State Forest. The winner does not need to be present for the drawing and will be notified later, on October 10th.

Since 100% of the proceeds from ticket sales goes toward funding local trail projects, this fundraiser offers everyone an opportunity to make a difference to trails in state forests in their community.  BSTRA has a large $55,000 trail and parking lot expansion project scheduled for the Douglas State Forest, as well as a connector trail creation and bridge improvement project in the Upton State Forest, and a project for trail improvements at Grafton’s Pell Farm.  “We hope the community will support us by participating in our Cape Cod Getaway Opportunity Drawing.  They will be getting chances to win something really special for themselves or as a gift for someone else, while helping community trails,” said Lynn Paresky, BSTRA’s Fundraising Director.  “We wouldn’t be able to offer such a wonderful prize if it weren’t for the generosity of our Blue Ribbon Sponsor, Bayside Resort, and we are extremely grateful for their support each year.”

BSTRA believes that trails are important assets to the community, and it has been their mission to help create, maintain and preserve trails for community use since 1973.  With an extensive track record of dependability, credibility and accomplishment, BSTRA is a good choice to receive local support.  Since 1989, BSTRA has put more than $630,000 into trails within state forests and parks within 34 towns in Massachusetts.  A wide variety of user groups who enjoy the trails for outdoor recreation and fitness will benefit from BSTRA’s trail improvement projects, including hikers, dog walkers, equestrians, mountain bikers, runners, cross country skiers, and families out enjoying nature.  “Now that a lot more people are using trails of our state forests for recreation and fitness because of Covid-19, they can see the significance of trails as a local resource and the importance of our trail improvements,” said Paresky.  “Participating in this fundraiser is their chance to make a positive difference to the trails right in their own community.”




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