Hard working volunteers!
The snow is melting fast and we are on the brink of Tahoe’s mountain biking season. Here are 8 ways you can consider getting involved with TAMBA this spring.
- Come out to one of our trail days. Are you excited about the upcoming Corral Trail improvements that will be starting full time on May 5th? Help out by coming to our fun-filled volunteer trail building day with the Sierra Buttes on Corral on May 17th.
- Become a crew leader. On April 5th and 6th we’ll be partnering with the USFS to train new TAMBA crew leaders. Sign up today at http://mountainbiketahoe.org/crew-leader-training/
- Donate goods or services. We are always trying to gather raffle prizes for our spring and fall membership drive parties. Prizes don’t need to be bike-related. Spring Party is scheduled for April 23rd!
- Donate food for our hard working volunteers. Do you have connections to some tasty food or beverages? We need to feed and hydrate our volunteers on trail days.
- Donate your time and expertise. Are you a photographer, videographer, graphic designer, or PR guru? We are always looking for help.
- Become a TAMBA member. Your annual membership dues help support trail building, maintenance, future projects, and outreach. http://mountainbiketahoe.org/join/
- Make a tax-deductible donation. TAMBA is 100% volunteer run and no one is paid a cent, but we do need money to keep the gears running. Besides improving existing trails and building new ones we also need to pay for insurance, training, and other administrative costs.
- Be a good ambassador for the sport! Slap a TAMBA sticker on your bike. On your car. Be a respectful mountain biker and spread the good word of what we are doing! Run into some lost souls on the trail? Tell them about the awesome resources at www.tamba.org.
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 $40 for non-TAMBA volunteers, free for TAMBA volunteers, RSVP required.
CLICK HERE to register
More info email Kevin at trails @ mountainbiketahoe.org
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)
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.