TAMBA has committed to working a rest stop at the Legends Ride on Saturday, May 14 during the Amgen TOC weekend. This is a great opportunity for us to not only get our name out there, but also raise some much needed funds to help us get off the ground. We need a handful of volunteers to join us and work the rest stop at the top of Spooner. We would need two people to pick up the truck in SLT around 6-7am in the morning and take it to Spooner and four more people to meet at the rest stop around 9:30am. Everyone should be done by 4pm. If you can help, please e-mail Lauren at LLindley at pearlizumi dot com or at 530-541-9044.
What: Corral Trail public meeting
When: April 28th from 6pm to 8pm
Corral Trail will be getting even better this year. The USFS has hired professional trail and bike park designers Hilride to solicit input and ideas on how to improve Corral with added features and flow. A public meeting will be held at the USFS building at 35 College Drive in South Lake Tahoe on April 28th from 6pm to 8pm. Please bring your ideas and input on how you think Corral Trail can be transformed into an iconic trail, your ideas will be heard.
It is important to voice our ideas as mountain bikers on this project because it will set the stage for future opportunities to directly give the USFS input on the design of trails in Tahoe. Corral trail has received a lot of attention over the last couple years because it is one of the only trails approved for such improvements in Tahoe, even if you think it is “good enough” it can still be better. For more information about Hilride, visit their website http://hilride.com
On Saturday IMBA held their incredibly useful “Trail Building School” in the morning and then we all drove down to Genoa to break ground on the new Rim Trail connector trail down to Carson Valley. Over 20 people showed up to give a hand building trail. Volunteers came from North Tahoe, South Tahoe, Carson Valley and even San Francisco! We worked on about 1/4 mile of brand new single track side cut above a new trail head at Eagle Ridge. Huge thanks for the Tahoe Rim Trail, and Carson Valley Trails Associations for suppling tools, resources and a place to build. We plan to hold more trail building days in the near future, they will be fun and allow everyone to help out on the trails we all ride.
To close out the weekend, on Sunday before Chris and Leslie left the Tahoe area we had a small group ride down at the Pinenuts. Trails were surprisingly dry and it was great to get out and stretch our legs… but next time we need to show IMBA our Tahoe trails when the snow melts off!