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

Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day

TAMBA Take a kid mountain biking

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.

Take a kid mountain biking tahoe

Marlette-Hobart connector trail day this Sunday

Marlette-Hobart connector trail

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.