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Meyers Mtn Bike Festival Weekend

Join us this weekend for trail building, riding, live music, bike demos, shuttles, raffles, kids events, food and FUN.

Trail Day this Saturday on Lower Toads, August 17, 2013 from 9am to 1pm

As part of the Meyer’s Mountain Bike Festival and in partnership with the US Forest Service, TAMBA will be holding a volunteer trail day on the Lower Toads connector trail to the Christmas Valley neighborhood near Mulberry Drive / Apache Ave.  Every volunteer that shows up to help build will get a ticket for a free beer from Divided Sky for the Festival on Sunday.
Meet at 9am at Watta Bike Shop, we will then hike / bike up with tools and work on the connector trail from the bottom of Toads near the water towers.  We will end work around 1pm and ride back to Watta Bike for a free BBQ and drinks.

Meyers Mountain Bike Festival, Sunday August 18, 2013
3pm to 7pm Outside in front of Divided Sky located directed on Highway 50 in Meyers.

The Meyers Mountain Bike Festival will be a celebration of mountain biking in Tahoe and also and expression of gratitude for it’s success in the area.  All proceeds from the event will go towards TAMBA and local mountain bike projects.  The events are FREE however donations will be accepted to fund future trail projects.

New Monument Trail

Here’s a quick photo recap of our TAMBA trail building day this past Saturday July 20th on the new Monument Trail.

This is a new trail in the high country above South Lake Tahoe on the back side of Heavenly.  It’ll connect the top of Cold Creek Trail at High Meadow up to Monument Pass on the Tahoe Rim Trail.  Once complete we’ll have an upper loop to Star Lake and even more connections and ride options.

We all have the  US Forest Service to thank for working on this trail since last summer.  The top and bottom are built but the middle section needs a lot of work still.  The trail does not connect through, is totally unrideable and really not fun to hike-a-bike for the middle section.  Hopefully it’ll be finished before snowfall this year.  If you would like to volunteer with the USFS to help build this trail any day Monday through Thursday, please contact Jacob Quinn at (530) 543-2609 or via email jmquinn @ fs.fed.us

Rock work on a completed portion of the trail:

The views out to Freel Peak and Trimmer towards Star Lake and Toads are full on and even getter better on unbuilt portions of trail above here:

 

Weaving through boulders and old trees on a finished portion of trail:

There’s still a lot of new trail to build and big rocks to move into place:

The trail alignment is carefully placed between old growth trees in some places:

 Moving boulders is awesome!

Staging area at High Meadow:

July TAMBA Events

Summer’s in full swing here in Tahoe and we’re not slowing down at TAMBA.  We’ve got all sorts of fun events lined up including races, rides, camping, trail building days and a film / presentation benefit.  Read more below and come on out and to have some fun with TAMBA!

July 14 – Kirkwood Mountain Classic  (XC and Super D mountain bike races).
The Sierra Cup Series is making a stop at Kirkwood on July 14th for the Kirkwood Mountain Classic cross country and Super-D races.  All proceeds from the events will be donated to TAMBA.  TAMBA members can also use coupon code “TAMBA” to get $10 off their online registration before July 1st!  Are you up for racing both events as part of the “Tahoe All-Mountain Championships”? See online reg for details.  We also need a handfull of volunteers to help make it happen.  If you’d like to help out, let us know - Volunteers get lunch and a T-shirt.

July 19 – Rebecca Rusch, Live in Person! 
Come see endurance athlete Rebecca Rusch speak about her world record 142 mile ride on the Kokopelli trail from Moab, UT to Fruita CO with film and slide show by Corey Rich & Dane Henry.  6pm at Sports LTD in South Lake Tahoe.  $15 (refreshments included) with all proceeds to benifit TAMBA.   Raffle prizes too!

July 19, 20, 21 – MTB Tahoe Camp, Build and Ride weekend. 
This is a fun filled weekend of everything mountain bikes based around camping with fellow riders.  For more info and to sign up for the camping click HERE.

July 20 – New Monument Trail Build Day
For over the last year the US Forest Service has been working on a new trail connecting the top of Cold Creek Trail to the Tahoe Rim Rim Trail at Monument Pass.  We’ll be riding up to check it out and also help build a portion.  This is your chance to be a part of new Tahoe trail building history!  Meet at 9am at the High Meadow dirt road gate.  Free lunch and post work BBQ provided.

July 26th – Volunteers needed for Ragnar race
We’ve partnered with the Ragnar Trail Relay Run happening at Sierra-at-Tahoe.  We are their non-profit beneficiary but we need to rally some volunteers to make it happen!  We’ll get a $120 donation per volunteer!  We need 25 volunteers on Friday, July 26 from 8am-5pm.  Do the math and that’s $3k!  Since we’re still working on raising the Saleforce Foundation match to build Corral Trail, that $3,000 will turn into $6,000!  TAMBA Volunteers get an event t-shirt as well as a TAMBA bag of goodies including a TAMBA pint glass, TAMBA socks, TAMBA water bottle and a gift card for a free bike tune-up at Sports LTD!  Jobs include staffing the registration/check-in table, helping runners find their campsite, and parking cars in the parking lots.  Sign up on the Ragnar volunteer page.  Thanks in advance for helping us help trails!

June Trail Days

June 29th (Tahoe City): We’ll be hosting a trail day in conjunction with Adventure Sports Week.  Meet at 9am at Tahoe XC at 925 Country Club Drive in Tahoe City.  We’ll ride up to the worksite off of FS Road 16N49 and finish a connector trail between that trail and the TRT.  Lunch will be provided by The Burrito Window as well as post work refreshments from TAMBA.  The trail day is sponsored by Olympic Bike Shop and Gravity Shop.     

UPDATE: Due to the heat, we’ll be making it a half day and cutting out around lunchtime.  Also, the work location has been changed.  Still meeting at Tahoe XC.  You can still ride in to the worksite near the Fibreboard Freeway or we’ll be working out a 4WD carpool up there to save some time.  Lunch is still provided by the Burrito Window!

 

May 19th: Toads Trail Day

Join us for the the first South Tahoe trail day of the season on Sunday May 19th.

We’ll be working on the lower section of Mr. Toads (Saxon Creek) Trail helping get the trail ready for the long riding season ahead.  If you can’t make the entire day at least join us for part of the day, all help is great help.

 
Please register today HERE so we bring enough food!