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Fallen Leaf Lake/Angora Ridge Trail Project

April 17, 2017

The Tahoe Area Mountain Bike Assn. (TAMBA) and the Forest Service are building new world-class trails around one of the most beautiful places in Tahoe: Angora Ridge and Fallen Leaf Lake. Three miles are funded – we’re raising money for the last three.

Because all donations are matched, roughly one dollar you donate builds one foot of trail. Please donate here: http://www.tamba.org/donate/

Fallen Leaf Lake is a gem at the base of Mount Tallac. To the west of the lake is Angora Ridge, site of the devastating 2007 Angora Fire. With your help, we can link many old user trails and connections to the new trails at Tahoe Mountain. The US Forest Service completed the hard work of environmental approvals for approximately 15 miles of new trails. These trails are ‘shovel ready’ but need funds for construction.

TAMBA is teaming up with the Forest Service in 2017 to build the first phase of these new trails: six miles in total on three new trails. More details here

Some of these trails will eventually be part of a bikeable trail around The Lake.

This project coincides with the 10th anniversary of the Angora Fire. On June 24, Lake Valley Fire Dept will host an event to remember the devastating 2007 fire and celebrate the rehabilitation of the area. Also, Lake Valley Fire is organizing volunteers to help with the trail building.

Comments needed by January 15, 2016

December 14, 2015

The U.S. Forest Service – Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit is seeking input (meaning your comments) on a proposal for the management of trails, roads and facilities on FS land – this includes the potential to permit guiding services, events and even shuttles. READ the proposal here.  

The TAMBA board feels that any commercial activities on public trails should include a component of stewardship, user education and trail maintenance. Right now the Forest Service has a skeleton crew working on the trails along with many volunteers from the Tahoe Rim Trail Association, TAMBA and other nonprofits. Please read the documents in this link and make informed comments before January 15, 2016. For more information on the proposal and how to comment, contact Daniel Cressy at 530-543-2694 or email dcressy@fs.fed.us.
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Here is a link to our TAMBA comment letter.

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Fall Party – November 20

November 5, 2015

Celebrate an amazing year at TAMBA’s Fall Party and membership drive. We’ll have some new TAMBA goods for sale, a raffle, and updates on trail projects. 2015 has been the best and busiest year – we got the Bijou Bike Park built, finished Corral Trail, built the new Snapdragon Trail, built a re-route on Stanford Rock, held regular trail days on Tyrolean and had some amazing events like the Meyers Mtn Bike Fest, Corral Night Ride and Rose to Toads. Join in the fun and celebrate more good things to come!Fall-Flyer-151120

2015 Accomplishments, So Far!

August 25, 2015

MeyersMTBFest (2) Whoa! it’s been a busy summer so far, TAMBA’s biggest year so far in terms of building and events. We finished the Lower Corral Trail enhancements, completed the Snapdragon Trail, building the Bijou Bike Park, started a reroute on Stanford Rock, improved Tyrolean Downhill, and provided maintenance on many existing trails.  Plus we’ve hosted some cool events and races, with more to come this fall. Bijou Bike Park – This project has been 4 years in the making starting with lobbying the City, preparing design drawings, and securing permits. Partnering with the City of South Lake Tahoe, construction started in July and the 4 acre bike park is slated to open on September 19 with a BMX track, two pump tracks, a loop trail and three jump lines in the slopestyle area. Please stay off the bike park until the grand opening, it is still an active construction site and not open by the City. Volunteer opportunities will be listed on Bijoubikepark.org and Bijou Bike Park Facebopk page. Corral Trail – In June we partnered with the US Forest Service to build another ½ mile of berms and jumps. This section of trail finishes off what we worked on last year 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. Snapdragon Trail – This new 1.3 mile trail is located in Lake Tahoe NV State Park on the east side of the Flume Trail connecting the Tahoe Rim Trail to the Red House Flume providing yet another single track connection in the backcountry adding to our goal of creating the “singletrack superloop.” Stanford Rock – Work on the popular Stanford Rock loop out of Tahoe City is underway with a motivated group of locals working to reroute the steep loose sandy section. Tyrolean Downhill – On going maintenance on this Incline gem continues with regular trail days and improvements. Events – This year TAMBA has secured a Special Use Permit with the US Forest Service to host three events including the Corral Night Ride on October 17, Rose to Toads Ride on September 6, and the Meyers Mountain Bike Festival on Aug 8 & 9. The permit is part of our ongoing partnership with the Forest Service and a way to raise additional funds for trail improvements while increasing awareness of Tahoe’s world class multiuse trail system. In addition proceeds from three races helped TAMBA: The Battle Born Enduro in Peavine, and the two Sierra Cup races at Kirkwood and the Flume Trail this summer. The Future – We continue to work with our land managers to plan future trail projects and additions to benefit the entire trail community including new trails in Lake Tahoe NV State Park, the Heavenly Bike Park (planned for 2016 construction), Panorama Trail and the Kingsbury Stinger which has been delayed due to environmental permitting this summer.