TAMBA will be hosting a U.S. Forest Service-approved crew leader training course the weekend of April 30-May 1, 2016 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. The course has a focus on modern sustainable trail building techniques to produce work that will last and design techniques to reduce conflicts and resource damage. This is not a basic trail building course, 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 30: 8:00am -5:00pm at the LTBMU Forest Supervisors Office, 35 College Drive, South Lake Tahoe, CA
Sunday, May 1: 8:30am-4pm, will be in the field, location TBD. Weather conditions may require field location to be moved to Reno or Galena area. It is free to register, but donations are requested for non-TAMBA volunteers to cover student materials. CLICK HERE to register. More info email Kevin at firstname.lastname@example.org
TAMBA is hosting this trail summit to showcase the amazing trail renaissance in Tahoe and discuss the future. We want to bring together all trail users to gain input and consensus on the future of multi-use trails around beautiful Lake Tahoe. With over 75% of the land in Tahoe managed by the Forest Service, we are hosting this summit in partnership with US Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit.
Friday May 6, 2016
- 2pm – 5pm: Trail Tech Talks
- Trail planing and process
- Building a connected trail network
- Creating consensus among different trail users
- 5pm – 8pm: Opening sunset reception on the beach with food and drink specials
- 8pm – 9pm: Movie and raffle
Saturday May 7, 2016
- 7am – 8:30am: Breakfast in the Tavern, Coffee complimentary
- 8:30am – 2pm: Presentations/Workshops/Panel Discussions, topics include:
- Success stories, Tahoe and beyond
- Current threats to multi-use trails
- Too many trail users?
- Tourism, economics and trails
- Engaging tomorrow’s trail stewards
- Round table workshop – Prioritizing community trail projects.
- Afternoon showcase ride and Bijou Bike Park tour
- Evening movie, raffle, party in the Tavern and beach front patio with food and drink specials
Sunday May 8, 2016
- Breakfast in the Tavern
- Mother’s Day family ride
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 email@example.com.
Here is a link to our TAMBA comment letter.
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!
- 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)
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.