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TAMBA was established in 1988 to represent the interests of all mountain bikers in Lake Tahoe and Truckee when working with land managers and other user groups to keep our trails open, and to volunteer with trail maintenance, and to be spokespeople for our healthy lifestyle.

Trail Care Crew will be in Incline Village

 

IMBA Trail Care Crew visit

The International Mountain Bicycling Association’s (IMBA) Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew will be in Incline Village from September 7th through the 9th to share sustainable trail building techniques and more with local mountain bikers, land managers and recreation specialists. The visit, which was coordinated by TAMBA, is one of about 70 stops on the 2012 schedule. Everyone is invited to attend the weekend’s events.  There is no cost, but pre-registration is requested.

The award-winning Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew program includes two full-time, professional teams of trail experts who travel North America year-round, leading IMBA Trail building Schools, meeting with government officials and land managers and working with IMBA-affiliated groups to improve local mountain biking opportunities. IMBA’s crews have led more than 1,000 trail projects since the program debuted in 1997.

The Tahoe visit will include the Better Living Though Trails presentation on Friday that focuses on the health, economic, and social benefits of trails to a community. On Saturday, the crew will spend the morning teaching attendees about the proper techniques of trail building with actual hands-on trail work in the afternoon on the US Forest Service’s Tyrolian Trail.

The Trail Care Crews teach “sustainable” trail building, which means building lasting trails that require minimal maintenance. This helps reduce trail damage, protects the environment and enhances visitor enjoyment.  The Crews travel in new Subaru Outbacks provided by Subaru of America. The company has been IMBA’s leading sponsor since 1997.

All are welcome to join the Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew leaders when they come to town. Below is a schedule of events that are open to the public:

 Friday, September 7:
3:00 pm-5:00pm; Better Living Through Trails Presentation
Parasol Building, 948 Incline Way, Incline Village

5:30pm-7:30pm; TAMBA Happy Hour
Hacienda Restaurant, 931 Tahoe Blvd., Incline Village

Saturday, September 8:
9:00am – 12:00 pm; Trail Building classroom session. (Lunch Provided)
Diamond Peak Ski Area, Base Lodge, 1210 Ski Way, Incline Village

1:00pm – 4:00 pm – trail construction techniques on the Tyrolian Downhill trail.
Sunday, September 9:
Group mountain bike ride with the IMBA Trail Care Crew. Specifics TBA.

To register for Friday’s class or Saturday’s trail building school, please click HERE.

Rose to Toads

Rose to Toads Super Fun Ride

Rose to Toads Super Fun Ride - Labor Day Weekend

We’re less than a week away from the epic ride.  Sign up today, ride is free for all current TAMBA members, shuttle will cost $10.  To reserve a seat you must register and pay by noon on Friday Aug. 31st.  This way we’ll have an accurate count in order to line up shuttles and email the specifics in the next few days along with a map of the route and different bail out points.

This is a self-supported ride, just as last year. However this year we do have a few “perks” such as Clif bars, Larabars, Stinger Waffles, and a sag vehicle stopping at Spooner and Kingsbury. THE SHUTTLES ARE NOW FULL. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO ARRANGE YOUR OWN SHUTTLE.

Comments on the Draft Forest Service Plan are Due!

Your input needed!

ACTION ALERT! Comments on the Draft Forest Service Plan are Due August 30th.  Submit your comment letter now!  READ MORE.

Sunflower Hill Trail Completion

Sunflower hill trail day

Sunflower hill trail day

When: Saturday, August 11, 2012, 8:30am to 4 pm.
Where: Meet at the Lakeview Gate, 4500 Hobart Road, Carson City
Why: Volunteer trail builders needed to complete this trail

The Tahoe Area Mountain Biking Association(TAMBA), the Tahoe Mountain Bike Patrol and Nevada State Parks will be hosting a trail work day on August 11th to work on the new Sunflower Hill Trail. The Sunflower Hill Trail is a 2.6 mile multi-use trail that creates an alternate route to the steep and dusty Hobart Road just east of Marlette Peak. It has been built primarily by volunteers from various mountain bike groups in cooperation with Nevada State Parks.

The trail has been a work in progress for nearly 5 years, breaking ground in August of 2010. Through multiple work days over the last two years, volunteers have constructed the trail to the highest sustainable trail standards established by the International Mountain Bicycling Association.

This will be the fourth trail day so far this year and should be the day that the connection is made between the bottom and top sections that have already been built. There may be additional trail days for finishing touches to the trail tread, but actual construction of the trail should be complete with a good turnout on Saturday.

Volunteers should wear long sleeves, long pants, and sturdy shoes; and bring a lunch, water, and sun protection. Crews will meet at 8:30am at the Lakeview Gate, located at 4500 Hobart Road, Carson City. It is about a 3 mile drive to the worksite and then about a mile hike in to the work location. Mountain bikers are welcome to ride in and meet crews on the trail.

For additional information or to RSVP, please e-mail info@tahoebikepatrol.org

Hole in the Ground Trail Volunteer Weekend

Hole in the Ground trail

Hole in the Ground trail

The Forest Service and the Truckee Trails Foundation are jointly hosting a Hole in the Ground Trail Volunteer Weekend, August 18th-19th. Novice and experienced trail volunteers are welcome! All volunteers should bring sturdy shoes, sunscreen, water, lunch, and appropriate clothing for a full day (or two!) of trail work. We will be meeting at the I-80 Pacific Crest Trailhead (Boreal/Castle Valley Exit) at 8:30 AM and working until 4 PM both days.

Interested volunteers must pre-register with the Truckee Trails Foundation.
Please contact Allison Pedley at the Truckee Trails Foundation with questions and/or to register: allison at truckeetrails.org.

Many local businesses and non-profit partners are supporting this work, including: TAMBA, FATRAC, Ace Mountain Hardware, The Backcountry, Truckee Donner Land Trust and Truckee Trails Foundation. “We are excited to host the trail weekend and to have such an outpouring of support from the community to maintain this popular mountain biking trail,” stated Joanne Roubique, Truckee District Ranger.