TAMBA will be hosting a U.S. Forest Service-approved crew leader training course the weekend of April 5-6 in the Tahoe area. The Forest Service has stringent training requirements for volunteer crew leaders, and this training may also be accepted by other land manager agencies. The training will be taught by Kevin Joell, TAMBA’s Trails Director, and Jacob Quinn, Trails Engineer for the Forest Service, Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit. Each has 20-plus years of trail building experience.
Topics will include volunteer management and supervision techniques, safety briefings and job hazard analysis, and emergency procedures and communications. Although trail building standards and best practices will be reviewed, it is expected that attendees will have participated in multiple sanctioned trail days previously. First Aid and CPR certification is also required of crew leaders. It is not included in this course but will be offered separately.
Saturday April 5: 8:30am -5:00pm at the LTBMU Forest Supervisors Office, 35 College Drive, South Lake Tahoe, CA
Sunday April 6: will be in the field, location TBD
The cost is $50 for non-TAMBA volunteers, free for TAMBA volunteers, RSVP required.
More info email Kevin at trails @ mountainbiketahoe.org
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Join us for another fun night of mountain bike films, raffle prizes, food, drink, and 2014 membership drive.
Shindig starts at 6pm at the Himmel Haus in South Lake Tahoe (Across the street from Heavenly California Base Lodge)
Corral Night Ride – October 25 at 6pm This free fun ride will celebrate TAMBA’s partnership with the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship to build over 30 new features and jumps on Lower Corral Trail starting next spring. Costumes encouraged, lights required – although we will have limited rentals and demos by JetLites. Hot drinks and good times provided by TAMBA.
Angora Trail Build, South Lake Tahoe - October 5 (9am to 4pm)
CANCELED DUE TO GOVERNMENT SHUT DOWN
Sunflower Hill Trail, Spooner State Park - October 6
Join us for some maintenance and final touches on the recently completed Sunflower Hill Trail in Nevada State Parks. There are a couple sections that were never completed to the desired standards by one of the local conservation crews. Now the park wants it fully done before we can start on the new Tunnel Creek-Red House connection. Meet at 9am at the end of Lakeview Road (off the south end of Washoe Valley) for a 4wd carpool/caravan up the hill. Due to the remote location, please bring a lunch.
Tyrolean, Incline Village – October 13 (9am to 4pm)
CANCELED DUE TO GOVERNMENT SHUT DOWN
The fresh snowy conditions for Rose to Toads 2013 made this a ride we’ll be talking about for many years to come. Special, magical, amazing, and just wow were said over and over… with the occasional gripe about soggy clothes once the sun came out to melt the snow and get us muddy wet. The pace was slow, the vibe was high, and it was fun riding with everyone at some point. Some of us are still picking pieces of sand from our eyes and grit in our teeth, souvineers of an epic day.
If you’re interested in stats we’re still waiting for some final reports, but we had about 45 people start on Mount Rose at Tahoe Meadows, about 12 people finished at Toads (a few pushing darkness), and the rest completing at Van Sickle, Star Lake and Armstrong.
Thanks to the Jenay and Alison with Lake Tahoe Yoga for working the two rest stops along with Joe M – the hot coco and cup o soups were our savior. Thanks for the discounted shuttles from Max Jones at Flume Trail Bikes, and from Joe with Shuttle Around Tahoe – and thanks to all the good folks that support TAMBA, we put this ride on to get more members and bring more awareness of the Tahoe trails… Oh, and to have a super fun time too!
Check out the TAMBA flickr pool for more photos.