Start 'em young
What: IMBA’s Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day
Where: Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park, Spooner Lake
When: Saturday, October 1st @ 9:30am
IMBA’s Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day is this Saturday, Oct 1. There will be a bike patrol/TAMBA sponsored event at Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park, Spooner Lake starting at 9:30am. It’s free and I hear the park is even waiving the Spooner entrance fee for people bringing kids to the event. Goodie bags to the first 50 kids to show up.
Marlette-Hobart connector trail
Join TAMBA, the bike patrol, Muscle Powered Carson City, and State Parks for a trail day building the new Marlette-Hobart connector trail on Sunday, September 25. This new trail is being built as a primarily bike specific bypass to the exposed Sunflower Hill fire road. Just over 2 miles are completed of the 3 mile trail with completion late this year or early next year depending on weather. Bring long pants, long sleeves, sturdy shoes, gloves, water and a lunch. Meet at 8am at the Lakeview Gate (4500 Hobart Road, Carson City) for 4WD carpool up to the work site. Work will end around 3pm and we should be back at the gate around 4pm.
Mr Toads Wild Ride
What: Toads/Saxon Creek Trail Day
Where: Meet on the trail at the intersection of Saxon Creek and Rim Trail at 930am
When: Saturday September 24th from 9:30am to 4pm
What to Bring: : your bike, long sleeves, gloves, water, and a friend to also pitch in
You will need to bike 3 miles in to get here from Big Meadow or Luther Pass, which means a fun ride down afterwards.
The Forest Service will provide a tool drop so no one will be expected to ride or hike up with tools.
We will be working on the existing rock sections to reduce erosion, tighten lines, and improve trail tread.
RSVP at email@example.com or here
Climbing the rim trail from Stagecoach
What: Ben and Amy’s Super Fun Rose to Toads Ride
Where: Meet at the Mt Rose TRT Trailhead
When: Saturday, September 4th from 7:30 am till….
What to Bring: Plenty of water and food. Water and snacks are available at Spooner. There is another market on the way to Stagecoach to get more treats. After stagecoach, the only available water will need to be filtered
The ride will be around 63 miles from Mt Rose to Mr Toads/Saxon Creek and will include the Flume trail. There are many locations for you to bail out if Toads is just a bit too far.
You can opt to ride Rose to Spooner, Rose to Kingsbury, Rose to Star, Rose to Armstrong, or go all of the way to Toads.
Shuttle It will be providing the shuttle from South Shore that morning. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot. It is $7 pp for TAMBA members and $13 pp for non-members.
Disclaimer: This is not an official TAMBA event, but a TAMBA encouraged event
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.