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.
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!
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer and the glass might even come full.
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!