Trail Day on Armstrong Connector – Join Us!

Armstrong Connector Trail

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…

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

Corral Design Day with Hilride and USFS

Corral Trail South Lake Tahoe Mountain bike trail

Existing features on lower Corral Trail

Mikey Asprey

Existing feature on Upper Corral

Overall a lot of good ideas were generated last Saturday June 11th on adding more features and flow to the bottom section of Corral Trail.  About 20-30 riders participated throughout the day demonstrating riding techniques on the existing trail and critiquing existing features.  The data collected will now be used by Hilride to produce a complete set of construction drawings that can be built from.  Features to be included will be new log rides, hip jumps, berms, and a separate jump line on the straight away.  Look for more info and trail building dates later this summer.

 

 

Corral Trail Design Day

What: Corral Trail Community Design Workshop #2

Where: USFS building at 35 College Drive in South Lake Tahoe

When: June 11th, 9am

This Saturday is the much anticipated return of Hilride to South Lake Tahoe to follow up on the ideas that were given this past April for added features to lower Corral Trail. Below is the agenda as provided by Hilride & USFS. By all means please show up to support this great opportunity that the Lake Tahoe Basin USFS has made possible and give your input. Be sure to bring your bikes and riding gear – Corral is riding great right now.

AGENDA-
Meet at USFS Office 9AM
9-10AM Workshop Part 1- Trail Analysis Overview
Review Project Overview and Goals
Review Field Workshop Goals
Review Workshop Process
Carpool to Corral Trail

Meet at Corral Trailhead 11AM

11-12PM Workshop Part 1- Trail Analysis Preview
Meet at Corral Trailhead
Shuttle to top of Upper Corral Trail
Descend Upper and Lower Corral Trails
Objective- Establish basic trail characteristics, features, speed, flow, basic inventory of features, and ground truth map.

1-3PM Workshop Part 2- In Depth Trail Analysis
Regroup at Lower Corral Trailhead
Shuttle to top of Upper Corral Trail
Descend Upper and Lower Corral Trails

Objective-In depth analysis of Lower Corral Trail to establish specific user speeds and flows that will inform the design and planning of new and modified trail features.

3-4PM Workshop Part 3 – Trail Analysis Review
Regroup at Lower Corral Trailhead
Shuttle to top of Upper Corral Trail
Descend Upper and Lower Corral Trails
Objective-Review trails metrics, analysis and proposed trail features, placement, speeds and user flows, etc. to build group consensus.

Workshop Participants

Participants should come prepared to ride with bikes, clothes and equipment, plus additional layers of clothing to stay warm while talking.
Participants are encouraged to bring vehicles capable of carrying multiple bicycles, in addition to cameras, and lunch for the day.
Hilride will be providing Clif Bars for the entire group.

National Trails Day

National Trails Day

What: National Trails Day

Where: Van Sickle State Park (Stateline, NV)

When: June 4th

Join TAMBA and the Tahoe Rim Trail Association for the National Trails Day event! Come celebrate the start of the trail season by volunteering to build trail. The event begins at Van Sickle CA/NV Bi-State Park off Lake Parkway in Stateline, NV. Lunch will be provided thanks to TRTA’s sponsors, REI in Reno. The project adds 13 miles of new trail to the Tahoe Rim Trail system!

This is a high publicity event and it would be great to have a large group from TAMBA participate.

Pine Nut Cracker race

PINE NUT CRACKER RACE COURSE

What: Pine Nut Cracker mountain bike race

Where: Pinenut Rd (Gardnerville, NV)

When: May 21 @ 10am

If you haven’t yet experienced the trails in the Pine Nuts, this is a perfect opportunity to check them out and support Alta Alpina Cycling Club while you are at it. TAMBA will have our new shirts available for sale at the race for $20 and membership forms too!

Race #1 of the 2011 Sierra Cup Regional Championship Series for Northern California/Nevada. Follow us on facebook- ‘Sierra Cup Mountain Bike Series’.  For the full series schedule and rules visit www.renowheelmen.org or click HERE.  For series information, e-mail mtb11@renowheelmen.org.

RACE DETAILS:  Check online registration for a list of all categories and age groups.  Racers meeting at 9:50am, Race starts at 10:00am in 1-minute waves by category.  Helmets required.  Five riders to make a class, smaller classes may be combined.  Awards to three places in all categories.  $300 Pro/Cat 1 purse for fastest times.  Race is a 2011 National Championship Qualifier. Post event awards ceremony and product raffle.  BBQ Lunch will be provided to all racers.

DIRECTIONS:  From Reno/Carson City/Hwy 50… take Hwy 395 south to Minden/Gardnerville. Go all the way through town to the intersection of Pine Nut Rd.(last stop light on Hwy 395). Turn LEFT and follow Pine Nut Rd to the Douglas County Fairgrounds parking lot on your right.