Super Fun Rose to Toads Ride

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 webmaster@mountainbiketahoe.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

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.

Christmas Valley Trail Work Day – Join us!

Christmas Valley Trail Tahoe Work DayWhat: Trail Day on Christmas Valley Trail

Where: South Upper Truckee parking lot

When: Saturday August 20th from 9am to 4pm.

Bring: Long sleeves, pants, sturdy boots, gloves and a friend to also pitch in

TAMBA now has a Volunteer Service Agreement (VSA) with the USFS and this will be our 2nd official trail building day. This is a huge step for us as mountain bikers.  We will be working on rounding turns, enhancing flow, bashing down square edge rocks, and fixing drainage problems.  Free lunch and post work bbq with drinks will be provided to all volunteers (plus some schwag to give away).  Meet at 9am at the lower parking lot on South Upper Truckee, and remember that any time you can volunteer for all or just part of the day is much needed!

Email confirmation or questions to: info@mountainbiketahoe.org or RSVP

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.

Kirkwood/TAMBA race and volunteers needed!

This pint glass is for volunteers and the top 3 winners in Super D!

What: Kirkwood Mountain Classic XC & Super D race

Where:Kirkwood Ski Resort

When: Saturday July 30th

The Kirkwood Mountain Classic Cross Country and Super-D is this Saturday.  Online reg is open until Wednesday night.  http://www.bikereg.com/events/register.asp?EventID=13334

All proceeds from this race are going to TAMBA! This is our biggest fundraiser yet. Huge thanks to the crew at Kirkwood for their help and support!

Don’t feel like racing?  We need volunteers, too!  I need two course marshals for all day, two registration folks, someone to staff the T-shirt booth, lunch helpers, extra eyes at the finish line and a course sweeper.  As a volunteer, you get a T-shirt, lunch and a very special limited production TAMBA pint glass.  Contact mtb11@renowheelmen.org to volunteer and the glass might even come full.