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Corral Trail, that’s a wrap… For now!

Another 1/2 mile of new features has been built on Lower Corral Trail.  This 2 week build came about very fast. On a Sunday afternoon we were flagging the new alignment and the very next day the USFS had a 5 person crew digging.

This is a testament to the respect we have gained with the US Forest Service and the dedication of our volunteers to help out.  The section of trail finishes off what we worked on last year (in partnership with the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship and USFS) but is in a steeper area that gave us great opportunities for new features like elbow dragging berms, step up jumps, table top jumps and a rebuild of the 25′ long rock lip jump.

TAMBA paid for the equipment rentals (about $4,000) and supported with multiple volunteer build days, in total about 60 volunteers helped out on this two week build. Our biggest thanks go out to Jacob and his crew at the US Forest Service.  True team effort!

Flagging the new alignment on June 14

Flagging the new alignment on June 14

Finishing the build on June 27

Finishing the build on June 27

Building the take off on the new 25' long jump

Building the take off on the new 25′ long jump

TAMBA Crew Leader testing the new big jump

TAMBA Crew Leader testing the new big jump

Text book berms

Text book berms

Packing berms

Packing berms

Water, it's the most important ingrediant

Water, it’s the most important ingredient

Jacob from the Forest Service

Jacob from the Forest Service

Awesome volunteers!

Awesome volunteers!

For more photos please visit our flickr album HERE.

Trail Days

We have two projects currently under construction through the month of June. Corral Trail is getting even better again, with a big section of new trail being built in partnership with the US Forest Service, a 6 person USFS crew will be working full time (Mon-Fri, 8am to 5pm) through the end of June along with TAMBA volunteers. We have two big weekend volunteer trail days schedule with free food and beer on June 21 and June 27. Meet at 9am at the lower parking lot. Two mid-week trail days are June 23 and 25, meet on the trail for these. Wear study shoes, long pants and long sleeves. Bring a bike to test ride.
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Trail work continues this summer on the new Snapdragon Trail in Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park with a goal of completing it by Mid-July.  Multiple trail days coming up with options for weekend and mid-week participation. We get lots of requests for trail days during the week for the folks that work on the weekends so here’s your chance! All trail days meet at 9am behind the Tunnel Creek Cafe in Incline Village.  It’s a 3 mile 4wd caravan/carpool up to the worksite.  Bring a bike and helmet if you want to leave early.  All trail days will go to 3-ish.  Please bring a lunch and water and wear long sleeves and long pants.

Friday, June 19 – Snapdragon Trail

Wednesday, June 24  – Snapdragon Trail

Then starting in early July the US Forest Service will start construction on a brand new 4.5 mile trail off Kingsbury Grade which is a complete rebuild of the old Stinger Trail. More info HERE. We will hold multiple build days out here this summer in partnership with the USFS. Visit our events page and Facebook page for more dates to get involved.

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Corral Trail Day, Saturday May 2

The dig season in the Tahoe Basin starts this week. To kick it off we’ll host a trail day on the beloved Corral Trail this Saturday May 2nd – reworking some of the new features. Then we’ll turn our attention to many other trails this summer including Tyrolean, Mr. Toads, the new Snapdragon, and a brand new 4.5 mile trail off Kingsbury Grade in partnership with the USFS. Join us this Saturday 5/2 at 9am at the dirt parking area. We’ll end around 1pm and host a free BBQ for all volunteers (with drinks). Wear long sleeves, pants, sturdy shoes and bring your bike for test riding.

May 2 - Corral Trail Day

May 2 – Corral Trail Day

Spring Party! Wed. April 29, 6pm

Come and party with TAMBA on Wednesday April 29 at 6pm at the SLT American Legion. We’ll have info on upcoming projects including Bijou Bike Park, Kingsbury Stinger, Heavenly, Corral and many more. Membership drive with free schwag if you join or renew in person. DJ BerkMon will be spinning some tunes, Lauren Lindley will have her famous photobooth, and drink specials flowing all night. FREE, ALL AGES, bring your friends and family!

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What’s going on in 2015?

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So you’re sitting on the chairlift and someone asks you what’s going on with TAMBA.
Here’s our chairlift update – quick and dirty (just like this winter):

  • This spring we will start building the 4 acre Bijou Bike Park in partnership with the City of South Lake Tahoe.
  •  The new 4.5 mile Kingsbury Stinger Trail will start construction in June with full time USFS crews and TAMBA volunteer days.
  •  The 5th Annual Rose to Toads ride kicks off at 6am on Sunday, September 6th 
  • The Meyers Mountain Bike Fest is planned for August 9th at the Divided Sky.
  • Don’t miss the Corral Night Ride on October 17 .
  • Trails days are planned for Tyrolean DH, Corral, Toads, Tahoe City, and more.
  • The new Snap Dragon Trail that we’re building in Lake Tahoe NV State Park will be complete this summer with planning underway for new trails in the park.
  • We have a proposal in to adopt and improve the Brown’s Creek Trail in Galena, construction may begin as early as this fall.
  • More features and jumps will be built on Lower Corral Trail this Fall contingent on winning an OHV grant in partnership with the USFS and SBTS.
  • Heavenly Bike Park is moving forward with lift accessed trails and public connector trails, pending approvals in late spring
  • Plus, a feature article about Tahoe will be published in the May issue of BIKE magazine

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