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2011 Newsletter

Our year-end newsletter is done!  Packed full of information about our work this year, the history of TAMBA, and some insight on upcoming projects, it’s worth a read. It can be viewed HERE

Our Gift to Christmas Valley Trail

TAMBA trail work on Christmas Valley Trail

TAMBA trail crew

TAMBA’s trail day on Christmas Valley trail was a huge success.  23 Volunteers put in a lot of hard work to add much needed flow to the lower 2 miles of trail.  A big thank you to the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit for providing equipment and some very hardworking trail crew leaders.  Also, thank you to Curtis of Bike the West for throwing down Pearl Izumi gift cards to volunteers and Dude Girl clothing for t-shirts to the female volunteers.  Mark your calendars for our next trail day on Saxon Creek/Toad’s on September 24th.

The Kirkwood Mountain Classic was a success

Kirkwood Mountain Classic race start

Thanks for everyone that showed up and supported TAMBA! We had 102 in the cross-country and 14 in the Super-D! The courses were both superb. The cross country went through alpine meadows full of wildflowers, small creek crossings, had a brand new wooden wall ride that the Kirkwood staff built just for the race, and finished with a lap through their new pump track! The Super-D course was changed at the last minute to use trails that had only melted out in the last week. It was rad! The Lemans start was exciting, the patch of snow they had to ride over claimed a few victims, the reports from the riders was that it was awesome! Thanks to the Kirkwood bike park staff and the TAMBA volunteers for making this happen! We also continued the Zero-Waste commitment of the Sierra Cup Series. This event had a 92% diversion rate, generating only 4.4 lbs of actual trash for the landfill. And most of that trash was imported to the event. Thanks to everyone that bought TAMBA T-shirts and memberships at the event! Between that and the event registration, we raised about $1000 for TAMBA! Results are posted on the Reno Wheelmen website and several pics are available on the Sierra Cup facebook page.

Corral Trail Design Update

Designing Corral Trail for future rippers

Designing Corral Trail for future rippers

About a half dozen riders met with members of the Forest Service and their trail design consultant Hilride this past Sunday. The 30% conceptual plan for improvements was unveiled and reviewed. Alignments and features were measured and flagged out in order to reach a consensus on what will be included in the final design. Stay tuned for more info and upcoming opportunities to give your input. Then hopefully this Fall we’ll be able to start building!

Armstrong Connector Trail Work Day was a success

TAMBA trail day volunteers

We had 29 TAMBA volunteers contribute about 150 hours of labor this past Saturday. The projects we worked on included banking and stone armoring two of the upper flat turns, armoring a seasonal creek crossing, and also closing some wide lines while fixing the flow on the main lines of the trail. Generous support was given by Sprouts with huge sandwiches and bag lunches and Tahoe Trail bars. There was also a free post work beer-b-q for everyone. Huge thanks to the LTBMU USFS for supporting the work day and also having 4 crew leaders present and providing all necessary tools and equipment. Allowing mountain bikers to work on the trails we ride is an amazing opportunity, so please mark your calendars for our next trail work day on August 20th, which will probably be on Toads.