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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.

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.

Kirkwood Mountain Resort Bike Park Expansion

Tamba needs to support KMBP

Kirkwood Mountain Bike Park

Kirkwood Mountain Resort is working hard with Gravity Logic to expand their bike park operations and they need your support! If you’d like to see more lift accessed downhill and freeride flow trails in the Sierra please email mmusemeyer@fs.fed.us and let her know you support the KMR Bike Park Expansion.
To: mmusemeyer@fs.fed.us
Subject: Kirkwood Bike Park Expansion

Dear Ms. Muse-Meyer

I would like to express my support for the Kirkwood Mountain Resort Bike Park Expansion proposal. The Kirkwood resort provides high quality recreation trails for all kinds of mountain bike enthusiasts. Kirkwood is a leader in utilizing IMBA’s sustainable trails guidelines which create long lasting trails that shed water and reduce erosion. The addition of new trails within the resort will also spread out the use on trails in the surrounding area. As outdoor recreation of all types becomes more popular, we must keep up with providing more areas for everyone to safely recreate. I hope you find the Kirkwood expansion project to be beneficial in social, environmental, and economic areas. I look forward to your consideration and support of this project.

Sincerely,

Visit the TAMBA booth at the Tour of California on Sunday

Tahoe Area Mountain Biking t-shirts

TAMBA t-shirts are in

The Amgen Tour of California is here! We have some TAMBA T-shirts printed and will be selling them for $20 at our booth at the “Y” in South Lake Tahoe on Sunday, May 15. Watch the race go by and stop by to say Hi! These shirts are likely to go fast. We didn’t print many, because, well, we’re still operating on a shoestring and a prayer. We will also be taking memberships ($10) if you aren’t an official TAMBA member yet.

Tahoe Trails are opening up

South Lake Tahoe Powerline trail conditions

Powerline trail (5/8/2011)

On the South Shore Powerlines Trail from Ski Run to Cold Creek is clear.  Tahoe Mountain is also clear of snow (and the trees were cleared yesterday).  Click on Tahoe Trail Conditions to stay updated.
Go get some…