TAMBA End of Season Party

End of Season Party

End of Season Party

What: TAMBA End of Season Party and PEDAL-DRIVEN Movie Screening

Where: Mo’s Place- 3600 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe

When: Wednesday, November 30th @ 6pm till…

 

 

 

About: It’s been one heck of a successful year, so let’s get together and celebrate that! We are stoked to be able to screen the IMBA/Howell-at-the-Moon Productions award winning “bikeumentary” PEDAL-DRIVEN at our End of Season party on Wednesday, November 30. Social Hour starts at 6pm. At 7pm we’ll do a presentation of what TAMBA has done this year and some of the exciting things we plan to do next year. We will also recognize some folks who have gone above and beyond this year. The 63 minute movie will start at 7:30, and we’ll wrap up with the raffle around 8:45. You need not be present to win, we’ll post the winning numbers on the website afterwards. We have some great raffle prizes from our sponsors for $1 raffle tickets. Buy a few tickets and help us purchase a tool cache for trail work!

Instead of charging admission for the movie, we’re doing it as a membership drive:  the party is free to all new or renewing TAMBA members!  Join or renew online now or at the party, and not only will it count towards 2012, but membership fees are still only $10 for an individual or $20 for a family.  Starting in January, memberships will be $20 Individual/$30 Family.  Renew now and save!

Thanks so much to our raffle sponsors for helping make this happen!  Kirkwood, CLIF Bar, Bike Habitat, Black Rock Bicycles, Svadhyaya Yoga, Wattabike, CAMELBAK, BANG BANG, Pearl Izumi, South Shore Bikes, One World Healing Massage, The Studio Pilates, RISE, Village Ski Loft, Sports LTD.  From ski tickets and gift certificates to a cruiser bike, we’ll have some great prizes!

Genoa Trail day

Genoa trail

Genoa Trail day - Saturday Nov. 12th

We started the season here with the IMBA Trail Care Crew visit in April. CVTA has been busy all summer working on the Sierra Canyon Trail with trail machines putting in around 13 miles of new trail. Now they are trying to finish the last half mile section by hand. Let’s head down there and help them out!! Meet at the end of Carson Street (2 blocks south of the 4-way intersection) in Genoa this Saturday at 9am. Bring your own lunch, we’ll be eating on the trail, about a 15 minute hike in. For those that stay till the end, TAMBA will buy the first round at the oldest bar in Nevada, walking distance from the trailhead! Wearing layers would be good and typical safety items like safety glasses/sunglasses and gloves. We’ll have the hardhats.

 

TAMBA’s Trail Showcase

Perfect weather, great riding and some healthy trail work capped off TAMBA’s Trail Showcase on October 22 and 23rd.

On Saturday we went back out to Saxon Creek Trail (Mr Toads) for the second month in a row to make some much needed improvements on the newer section just after the main rocky waterfall.  There were 17 TAMBA volunteers and 4 Forest Service workers out there building berms, rock armoring steep sections, and formally opening the rock drop to slab cut off.  Lunch was donated by Yellow Sub. After working and riding down, Kent at Watta Bike threw us a BBQ and had some great raffle prizes for volunteers (shirts, jerseys, gloves, goggles).

On Sunday nearly 40 riders gathered for the Star Lake Group Ride.  The ride was about 20 miles long, mostly on sweet single track including a super fun decent on the brand new Star Lake Connector Trail built by the Forest Service this summer.   Beer and pizza at Blue Dog capped off the day.

Thanks to everyone that pitched in for trail work this year. We made some huge steps forward!  Stay tuned for our TAMBA trail work days next year.  If you have ideas or suggestions or just want to get involved drop an email to trails

TAMBA Stagecoach to Star Group ride

Stagecoach to Star Lake Route

What: TAMBA Stagecoach to Star ride

Where: Meet at Heavenly’s Stagecoach Lodge

When: Sunday October 23rd, 2011 @ 11am

Group Ride Showcase on the brand new Star Lake Connector Trail above South Lake Tahoe

We’ll start at 11am at Heavenly Stagecoach Lodge, ride out on the TRT to Star Lake, eat lunch, then drop down the new Star Connector trail to High Meadow and then continue on to Cold Creek Trail, finishing at High Meadow Road trail head. Post ride BBQ is also planned. We will also have Jacob Quinn and other riders from the Forest Service along showing us why and how these new trails are made.

Post ride pizza for TAMBA members provided by Blue Dog!

October Trail Events

volunteers in action

volunteers in action

What: Tyrolean Downhill in Incline Village Trail Work
When: Sunday, October 16 from 9am to 4pm
Where: Meet at 9am at the Diamond Peak Parking lot on Ski Way (Across from Big Water Grill)
* TAMBA will be providing lunch and Black Rock Bicycles from Reno will be providing a post work day BBQ.  Big thanks to Greg at Cycle Paths for helping organize this trail work.

What: Toads/Saxon Creek Trail Work (Part 2)
When: Saturday, October 22 from 930am to 4pm
Where: Meet at the intersection of Saxon Creek and the TRT at 9:30am.  You will need to ride in 3 miles to get to the work site and then ride down Toads for the post work BBQ at Watta Bike Shop
* TAMBA will be providing lunch and post work BBQ.  Please RSVP to info@mountainbiketahoe.org or here