Author Archives: Tamba

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.

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.
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Corral trail input still needed

Corral Trail Survey

If you were unable to attend last week’s trail input meeting with Hilride you can still get your feedback to the Forest Service. The Forest Service will be accepting completed forms through May 20th. Forms can be emailed to Jacob Quinn (, hand-delivered to the front desk of the LTBMU Supervisors Office, or mailed to 35 College drive, SLT, CA 96150.

AMGEN Volunteers Needed

TAMBA volunteers needed for AMGEN Legend ride at Lake TahoeTAMBA 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.

Your input needed on Corral trail improvements

Kris on Corral Trail

Corral Trail

What: Corral Trail public meeting

Where: USFS building at 35 College Drive in South Lake Tahoe

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

IMBA Visit a Huge Success

TAMBA and IMBA trail care visit

IMBA/Tamba Trail Building April 9, 2011

April 8, 9, 10. Our Trail Care Crew visit from Chris and Leslie was a great first step for TAMBA. On Friday afternoon there were presentations about the value and health trails bring to our communities. Chris and Leslie from IMBA gave an engaging discussion with regional examples of how multi-use mountain bike trails, bike parks, pump tracks, etc. have added value to other communities and how Tahoe can (and will) also be a leader. Just over 30 people attended Friday afternoon with folks attending from the TRPA, USFS (both Lake Tahoe BMU and Carson Ranger District), North Tahoe PUD, Sky Tavern Ski Area, Sports LTD, CTC, Tahoe Rim Trail, and South Tahoe Parks and Rec.


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!