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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.

8 Ways to get involved with TAMBA this spring

Hard working volunteers!

Hard working volunteers!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

3rd Annual Rose to Toads – September 22

Last climb towards the Bench

UPDATE: We have rescheduled this ride for Sunday September 22, there is still time to register and join us for the ultimate Tahoe all day epic!  

Sign up today by clicking HERE. Ride is free for all current TAMBA members, shuttle will cost $15.  We are limited to 75 riders. To reserve a seat you must register by Friday Sept. 20th.  This way we’ll have an accurate count in order to line up shuttles.

This is a self-supported ride, just as past years. However we are working on lining up a few stops with drink, sugary snacks, and salty snacks.

Trail Day in Galena

Whites Creek volunteers

Join TAMBA for a second Trail Day in Galena! Help fix trail damage from the winter storms, prevent further erosion and re-route the trail around unsustainable sections.

When and Where: Sunday May 5th. Meet at 9am at the Whites Creek Day Use parking lot off of Timberline Drive.
Bring: Water, snacks, long sleeve and long pants, gloves, glasses

Lunch and Post work refreshments provided by Galena Fest.

You can still RSVP today at:  RIGHT HERE.

End of the Year Party and Membership Drive

Get Excited!
Join us at Mo’s Place in South Lake Tahoe on Wednesday November 7th to celebrate yet another great year for mountain biking in Tahoe! Party starts at 6pm. Happy Hour food and drink specials all night. Come by, renew your membership, buy some raffle tickets, watch great mountain bike films, get involved and cheers to a great year on the trails. Curious on some of our highlights this year? Click here for a list.

If you can’t attend the party, but still want to buy some raffle tickets… you can! Tickets are 2 for 5$ or 5 for $10. You need not be present to win. Raffle prizes by Sports LTD, South Shore Bikes, Watta Bike, Sierra Cycle Works, Shoreline of Tahoe, Sierra at Tahoe, POC Sports, Riva Grill, Alpen Sierra, One World Healing Massage, Jim Delso Photography, Tahoe Adventure Maps, Chainsaw Productions and more!

Monument Trail Ride and Build Day

What: Monument Trail Ride and Build Day

Where:: Meet at High Meadow Gate, we will ride up either Cold Creek or High Meadow road to the new Monument Trail.

When: Sunday September 30th from 9am to 4pm.

Bring: Bike, helmet, gloves and everything you need for a ride.  We will provide lunch, snacks, donuts and coffee for breakfast, plus a post ride BBQ.

Ride and Build day on the brand new Monument Trail at the top of Cold Creek Trail above High Meadow.  This will be a half day group ride showcasing Cold Creek and Star Lake trails plus a half day work day on another fantastic addition to Tahoe’s trail system.