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.
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!
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
It’s depressing to post this in the middle of winter, heck we should be buried up to our ears in snow right now but the sad truth is we haven’t put the bikes away and it’s fun to get out for a little ride after cruising groomers at the local ski resort… just don’t expect summer conditions on the trails – mud, snow, ice and downed trees make the conditions here less than ideal on most trails.
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OK, so where to ride???
- Tahoe Mountain in South Lake Tahoe is a wintertime favorite.
- Powerlines and Lower Cold Creek are OK right now, with a few trees down closer to Ski Run. Snow and ice covers upper Cold Creek, Star Lake is socked in.
- Lower Van Sickle Trail is fun with some snow and ice above the waterfall.
- Cedar and Sidewinder are good to go with some ice patches.
- Flume Trail is snowy and icy, but with a little effort you can be riding up there in the winter! (Best to go up from Tunnel Creek)
- Reno has all time conditions, check out the trails at Peavine. MAP HERE
- Genoa and Carson Valley have some fun new trails, Clear Creek has been super popular (and busy). MAPS HERE
TRAIL CONDITIONS PAGE will be updated as needed… and remember if you don’t see a trail here listed we either don’t know the status or it’s no good. So save the questions about what it’s like on Toads or Hole In the Ground!
The numbers are in for recorded TAMBA volunteer hours under our Volunteer Services Agreements with the US Forest Service and Lake Tahoe Nevada State Parks in 2014.
This inclues trail work on Corral, Sidewinder, Armstrong Connector, Toads, Tahoe Mountain System, Tyrolean, Thomas Creek, Whites Creek, Tahoe City TRT Connector, Sunflower Hill, Flume Trail, Marlette Creek, and the new Snapdragon (Tunnel Creek east) trail.
These numbers are for trail work only, does not include planning, flagging, design, or admin time. Impressive job, thanks to everyone who contributed this year!