This Sunday October 14th will be the last build day of the year in Tahoe. We’ll close out the season on Mr Toads again. We’ll work on that downed tree in the middle of trail where the root ball ripped out part of the trail. All tools are up there already so just bring your bike and riding gear.
Free lunch and post ride BBQ for everyone that helps out.
Meet at the bottom of Mr Toads (Saxon Creek Trail)at 9am. This is the paved parking area off Oneidas Street. Then we will carpool up and you will need to ride in 3 miles on the Rim Trail from Luther Pass.
Your bike, gloves, water, long sleeves, riding gear.
What: Monument Trail Ride and Build Day
Where:: Meet at High Meadow Gate, we will ride up either Cold Creek or High Meadow road to the new Monument Trail.
When: Sunday September 30th from 9am to 4pm.
Bring: Bike, helmet, gloves and everything you need for a ride. We will provide lunch, snacks, donuts and coffee for breakfast, plus a post ride BBQ.
Ride and Build day on the brand new Monument Trail at the top of Cold Creek Trail above High Meadow. This will be a half day group ride showcasing Cold Creek and Star Lake trails plus a half day work day on another fantastic addition to Tahoe’s trail system.
The Tahoe Fat Tire Festival is less than a week away and preregistration for the event closes at 8pm on 9/18.
Mountain bikers from all over will come to Squaw Valley from September 20-23, 2012 for the return of the Tahoe Fat Tire Festival. Formerly one of the largest mountain bike events on the west coast, the festival is being brought back by the Truckee Trails Foundation and Tahoe Area Mountain Biking Association in an effort to promote the Tahoe area and to create a fundraising event to support trail projects.
Presented by New Belgium Brewing, Barefoot Wines and the North Lake Tahoe Convention and Visitors Bureau, the festival will include five race events, a mountain bike stage race, group mountain bike rides, skill clinics, vendors, movies, trail work classes, and music. Squaw Valley will be opening its bike park and trail network for the four days of the festival.
The festival kicks off Thursday night with the exciting GoTahoeNorth.com Short Track race through the Village at Squaw Valley. Friday brings the Pearl Izumi Mountain Hillclimb race from the Village to High Camp. Saturday will host both the Sierra Cup Regional Championship Series Cross-Country event presented by the Reno Wheelmen and the Nor-Cal State Downhill Championships presented by Royal Racing. The Festival wraps up on Sunday with a Super-D race featuring over 2000′ of descending. There is excellent spectator viewing for all events from the KT Sundeck.
During the Festival, there also will be group rides both on and off-site with shuttles by Tahoe Mountain Guides, beginner and intermediate skill clinics, a mountain bike film festival presented by Yelo Velo, and trail work classes with the Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew on the Western States Trail. The Tahoe Sierra Century road ride on Saturday also is based out of Squaw Valley.
For more information and to register, visit www.tahoefattirefestival.org.
The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit (LTBMU) will host a meeting to explain and answer questions about its plan for trails in the Fallen Leaf Lake area.Under the plan, the LTBMU would expand and improve public parking and access and install water quality best management practices (BMPs) at existing and proposed parking sites. The project would improve the trail system to provide access to popular destinations, while reducing congestion and user conflict. Many trails would receive BMPs upgrades to meet current Forest Service standards, while others are proposed for decommissioning. A primary difference among the six alternatives is how they would address the existing bridge over Fallen Leaf Lake dam and the Taylor Creek stream crossings, the issue that drew the most public comment.
The meeting will be from 6-8 p.m, on Wednesday, September 19, 2012, at the Forest Supervisor’s Office, 35 College Drive, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150. Staff will explain the current preferred alternative and additional alternatives, discuss how the Forest Service addressed public comment received during public scoping and answer questions.
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