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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. Corral-TrailDay-June2015a 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. 17176354248_d062e684d3_k 17156655637_444f8360c4_k 16743894903_3ed3b4d171_o 17363801911_922baec0b6_o

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! SpringParty-2015

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

Winter Trail Conditions

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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Van Sickle - Super Bowl weekend

Van Sickle – Super Bowl weekend

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
Carson Valley's Clear Creek Trail

Carson Valley’s Clear Creek Trail

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!

Crunchy conditions in January