Spots for this year’s Rose to Toads Ride filled up fast – currently we have no spots left on the morning shuttle vans. If you did not get a spot you may still self-shuttle and meet us at the start at 7am, please email ‘info at mountainbiketahoe.org’ to get on the list and make sure you’re a current paid member to grab goodies at the rest stops along the way. We are trying to line up a 7PM evening shuttle from Toads to bring people back to Mount Rose after the ride. More details to follow, but please email us to get on the waitlist. See you in a few short days!
CLICK HERE to go to our event page for more info and to sign up now.
The date of the ride is Saturday August 30, 2014. 6am to Dark
We’re almost done with the new bridge on Thomas Creek Trail. It’s gone in with 17 people volunteering a combined 115 hours over 4 days. Check out our project page for info on the other two bridges we will be building. If you like that you can complete this loop without getting your feet wet next spring, please consider a donation to our trail building fund so we can install the next two bridges. See last week’s news story on KOLO Channel 8.
The first bridge over Thomas Creek nearing completion, awaiting the dirt ramps on either side.
On June 14th we had a grand reopening party for the Lower Corral Trail construction. The project has been a huge sucess for everyone involved in terms of PR, community support, partnerships, knowledge growth and building really cool (legal) mountain bike features in the Forest. BIKE magazine ran an online article last week that got a lot of hits nationally, you can READ IT HERE. In addition there’s been some more national coverage with mention in the Huffington Post about 5 trails that deliver stoke and sustainability.
The plan below shows what’s been built and not built. You can see we have even more features to build in the future with your help! It’s amazing what can happen with strong volunteers, community support and just a little bit of money.
What’s been built at Lower Corral Trail as of June 14, 2014
We have no plans to build the rest this year, we’re out of money and it’s too dry right now. Things could change if money becomes available for the Fall or next Spring.
The biggest thanks needs to go to the US Forest Service. Without Jacob, Garrett and their bosses this project never would have happened. They came up with the idea about the same time we were getting TAMBA back together. Then they contracted the design while we organized community input. Finally the USFS let us run with construction. Please keep talking up this project and drumming up support for TAMBA and future projects because this is just the beginning. If the business community can get on board with supporting projects like this we’ll accomplish a lot more. Thanks!
Kids “Ribbon Cutting” for the grand reopening on June 14, 2014
Clear your calendar for June 14th Corral Party and volunteer trail building. We have a big day planned partnering with the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship again. They’ll be bringing the party trailer, beers, BBQ and tunes. We’ll also be joined by some fine folks over at BIKE magazine that will be in Tahoe working on a feature story for an upcoming issue. Free event, but please RSVP so we have an idea of how much food, drink and trail tools are needed.
For more info on how the project has been coming together check out this video put together by First Track Productions.
We will also be working on Corral Sunday June 8th, we could really use the help. Please show up at 9 a.m. to help buff out some of the new Corral features, please wear long pants and sleeves for the trail work. Then join us for some test riding and post work party!
May 30, June 8th and June 14th - Corral Trail, South Lake Tahoe - We need you help to keep building more features on Lower Corral. Come out to see what our trail crew has been build and get some tips and tricks for building better jumps. Bring bikes for post work “test riding” – Meet at the dirt parking lot at 9am (bottom of Corral). RSVP so we have a head count for food and tools. Free post work BBQ for all volunteers at the bottom and afterwards.
For more information about the Corral Enhancement Project visit our project page HERE.
Our June 14th date will be a BIG Party with the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship again along with a grand reopening. DO NOT MISS THIS!
Help us build some of the 30 new features being added to Lower Corral Trail and see what our trail crew has been building. Please wear long sleeves, pants and sturdy shoes. Bring bikes for post work “test riding”
Meet at the dirt parking lot at 9am (bottom of Corral). RSVP so we have a head count for food and tools. CLICK HERE TO RSVP
Free post work BBQ for all volunteers at the bottom and afterwards.
For more information visit our project page HERE.
The time has come to build. Construction on the 30 plus new features on Lower Corral trails starts Monday May 5th. TAMBA and the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship (SBTS) have an official partnership to build the Corral Trail Enhancement project. SBTS has more than 10 years of experience building trails on US Forest Service land and has the proper insurance, personnel and equipment to lead this project.
A formal contract has been signed between the SBTS, who will act as lead contractor. TAMBA raised $25,000 in private donations in the last year to help pay for this project. The money will be used to pay for labor, equipment rentals and materials costs. All work performed will meet the design intent and criteria of the construction documents and approval of the U.S. Forest Service.
The construction team will be led by legendary Downieville rider/builder Henry O’Donnell and be a mix of SBTS employees and TAMBA volunteers including Kris Morehead, Benny McGinnis and Kevin Joell. Oversight will be provided by the LTBMU staff. Construction is expected to take up to four weeks working Monday-Thursday. It is advised that users take alternate routes around Lower Corral such as Incense Cedar Trail to avoid delaying construction activities.
TAMBA and SBTS will jointly hold a volunteer workday from 9 am to 4 pm on Saturday, May 17, followed by a get together Saturday evening at Divided Sky and a guided mountain bike ride on Sunday.
The 2nd Annual Meyers Mountain Bike Festival will take place on Sunday August 10, 2014 in the Divided Sky parking lot, located at 3200 US Highway 50. Ride hard, have fun and help raise funds for the TAMBA trail building fund!
This event is proudly presented by The Divided Sky. For more information visit the event webpage.
Schedule: 7:30 am – Check in for the Triple Crown Ride (see here details), Start time is 8:30 am
10:00 am to 2:00 pm – Shuttles and bike demos from the parking lot at the Divided Sky
2:00 pm – Celebration begins with live bands, DJ, beer garden, BBQ, expo booths, kids zone and community fun!
2:30 pm – Kid Ride! RSVP here for this free ride. Riders get a free goodie bag. Meet at the TAMBA booth.