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TAMBA was established in 1988 to represent the interests of all mountain bikers in Lake Tahoe and Truckee when working with land managers and other user groups to keep our trails open, and to volunteer with trail maintenance, and to be spokespeople for our healthy lifestyle.

Comments needed by January 15, 2016

The U.S. Forest Service – Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit is seeking input (meaning your comments) on a proposal for the management of trails, roads and facilities on FS land – this includes the potential to permit guiding services, events and even shuttles. READ the proposal here.  

The TAMBA board feels that any commercial activities on public trails should include a component of stewardship, user education and trail maintenance. Right now the Forest Service has a skeleton crew working on the trails along with many volunteers from the Tahoe Rim Trail Association, TAMBA and other nonprofits. Please read the documents in this link and make informed comments before January 15, 2016. For more information on the proposal and how to comment, contact Daniel Cressy at 530-543-2694 or email dcressy@fs.fed.us.
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Here is a link to our TAMBA comment letter.

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Corral Night Ride – October 24!

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DUE TO RAIN AND TRAIL CONDITIONS THE CORRAL NIGHT RIDE HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER 24TH. Join us for one of the best nights of the year! Celebrate with your friends. All ages. We had a big volunteer day in partnership with the California Conservation Corps on 10/17 in the rain, the trail is in amazing shape right now! 

October Calendar:

  • Maintenance Mondays @ Bijou Bike Park -5:3o to dark
  • 10/6 – Stanford Rock Trail Work
  • 10/7 – Stanford Rock Trail Work
  • 10/17 – Corral Trail Work
  • 10/21 – Stanford Rock Trail Work
  • 10/22 – Tyrolean Trail Work
  • 10/21 – Monthly Meeting, 6:00pm: at Parasol Bldg, Incline Village
  • 10/24 – Corral Halloween Night Ride
  • 10/25 – Tyrolean Trail Work (meet at 9am upper Diamond Peak parking lot)

TAMBA Spring Party!

Want to find out what TAMBA has planned for 2014? Want to get involved more? Renew your membership? Party and dance it up with your mountain bike friends? Come on out to the American Legion in South Lake Tahoe on April 23rd from 6pm to 9pm. It is free and it is fun.

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8 Ways to get involved with TAMBA this spring

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The snow is melting fast and we are on the brink of Tahoe’s mountain biking season.  Here are 8 ways you can consider getting involved with TAMBA this spring.

  1. Come out to one of our trail days. Are you excited about the upcoming Corral Trail improvements that will be starting full time on May 5th? Help out by coming to our fun-filled volunteer trail building day with the Sierra Buttes on Corral on May 17th.
  2. Become a crew leader.  On April 5th and 6th we’ll be partnering with the USFS to train new TAMBA crew leaders. Sign up today at http://mountainbiketahoe.org/crew-leader-training/
  3. Donate goods or services.  We are always trying to gather raffle prizes for our spring and fall membership drive parties.  Prizes don’t need to be bike-related.  Spring Party is scheduled for April 23rd!
  4. Donate food for our hard working volunteers. Do you have connections to some tasty food or beverages?  We need to feed and hydrate our volunteers on trail days.
  5. Donate your time and expertise.  Are you a photographer, videographer, graphic designer, or PR guru? We are always looking for help.
  6. Become a TAMBA member.  Your annual membership dues help support trail building, maintenance, future projects, and outreach. http://mountainbiketahoe.org/join/
  7. Make a tax-deductible donation. TAMBA is 100% volunteer run and no one is paid a cent, but we do need money to keep the gears running. Besides improving existing trails and building new ones we also need to pay for insurance, training, and other administrative costs.
  8. Be a good ambassador for the sport!  Slap a TAMBA sticker on your bike. On your car. Be a respectful mountain biker and spread the good word of what we are doing!  Run into some lost souls on the trail?  Tell them about the awesome resources at www.tamba.org.

Crew Leader Training

TAMBA will be hosting a U.S. Forest Service-approved crew leader training course the weekend of April 11-12, 2015 in the Tahoe area. The Forest Service has stringent training requirements for volunteer crew leaders, and this training may also be accepted by other land manager agencies. The training will be taught by Kevin Joell, TAMBA’s Trails Director, and Jacob Quinn, Trails Engineer for the Forest Service, Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit. Each has 20-plus years of trail building experience. Topics will include volunteer management and supervision techniques, safety briefings and job hazard analysis, and emergency procedures and communications. Although trail building standards and best practices will be reviewed, it is expected that attendees will have participated in multiple sanctioned trail days previously. First Aid and CPR certification is also required of crew leaders. It is not included in this course but will be offered separately.  That must be re-certified every two years. Saturday April 11: 8:00am -5:00pm at the LTBMU Forest Supervisors Office, 35 College Drive, South Lake Tahoe, CA Sunday April 12: will be in the field, location TBD.  Weather conditions may require field location to be moved to Reno or Galena area. The cost is $40 for non-TAMBA volunteers, free for TAMBA volunteers(e-mail for discount code), RSVP required. CLICK HERE to register. More info email Kevin at trails @ mountainbiketahoe.org  

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