About a half dozen riders met with members of the Forest Service and their trail design consultant Hilride this past Sunday. The 30% conceptual plan for improvements was unveiled and reviewed. Alignments and features were measured and flagged out in order to reach a consensus on what will be included in the final design. Stay tuned for more info and upcoming opportunities to give your input. Then hopefully this Fall we’ll be able to start building!
Hilride will be back in Tahoe this Sunday July 24th to present their preliminary design drawings for lower Corral Trail. They have taken the ideas generated during last month’s all day session and put them down on paper. Please show up to give your input. This is a two part day starting at 9am at the Forest Service Building on College Drive to review the plans and view some photos and video from the June site visit. Following that later in the morning we’ll be at Corral Trail to discuss how the plans will look on the ground and start to flag out the new features and alignments. Even if you can not make the whole day and you are out riding, please stop to see what is going on and ask some questions.
Again, this is another great opportunity for mountain bikers to have a say on the design of trails in Tahoe.
We had 29 TAMBA volunteers contribute about 150 hours of labor this past Saturday. The projects we worked on included banking and stone armoring two of the upper flat turns, armoring a seasonal creek crossing, and also closing some wide lines while fixing the flow on the main lines of the trail. Generous support was given by Sprouts with huge sandwiches and bag lunches and Tahoe Trail bars. There was also a free post work beer-b-q for everyone. Huge thanks to the LTBMU USFS for supporting the work day and also having 4 crew leaders present and providing all necessary tools and equipment. Allowing mountain bikers to work on the trails we ride is an amazing opportunity, so please mark your calendars for our next trail work day on August 20th, which will probably be on Toads.
Watch the Tahoe Today TV interview with Tamba and USFS. Discussions include the July 16 Trail Day, and future projects
What: Trail Day on Armstrong Connector
Where:Upper Armstrong Connector Trail, meet at 9am at the bottom of Corral parking area
When: Saturday July 16th 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 first official trail building day. This is a huge step for us as mountain bikers. Please help out on July 16th to build armored berms, strengthen the sandy loose areas of trail and identify where to build in additional features on the top portions of Armstong connector. Depending on the number of volunteers we have showing up a crew may also be sent up Armstrong trail to fix what winter has destroyed.
Sprouts will be proving sandwiches for volunteers at lunch and TAMBA will be providing beer at the end of the day. Show up at the main bottom parking lot of Corral (just past Saxon Creek bridge) at 9am and we’ll then shuttle to the top to start the trail work.
This trail day is the first of our monthly build days under our VSA with the Forest Service – we need your help on these trail days, even a few hours of volunteer time will go a long way. Also, if you have ideas for additional trail work and locations please email us. In the works are potentially Toads, Tahoe Mtn Area, Star Lake, etc…
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