Powerlines Trail - Dec 24th, 2011
Record dry conditions have kept many Tahoe trails open well in the winter. People are pushing further out each week going to Star Lake, Toads, etc. Let us know what you encounter out there. Until the snow comes go out and ski some groomers in the morning, then grab your bike and ride in the afternoon.
Trails conditions are up-to-date here.
TAMBA invites all photographers to enter its first Photo Competition. We are looking for stellar digital photos that showcase the great mountain biking here in Tahoe. CLICK HERE to read more.
Our year-end newsletter is done! Packed full of information about our work this year, the history of TAMBA, and some insight on upcoming projects, it’s worth a read. It can be viewed HERE
TAMBA trail crew
TAMBA’s trail day on Christmas Valley trail was a huge success. 23 Volunteers put in a lot of hard work to add much needed flow to the lower 2 miles of trail. A big thank you to the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit for providing equipment and some very hardworking trail crew leaders. Also, thank you to Curtis of Bike the West for throwing down Pearl Izumi gift cards to volunteers and Dude Girl clothing for t-shirts to the female volunteers. Mark your calendars for our next trail day on Saxon Creek/Toad’s on September 24th.
Kirkwood Mountain Classic race start
Thanks for everyone that showed up and supported TAMBA! We had 102 in the cross-country and 14 in the Super-D! The courses were both superb. The cross country went through alpine meadows full of wildflowers, small creek crossings, had a brand new wooden wall ride that the Kirkwood staff built just for the race, and finished with a lap through their new pump track! The Super-D course was changed at the last minute to use trails that had only melted out in the last week. It was rad! The Lemans start was exciting, the patch of snow they had to ride over claimed a few victims, the reports from the riders was that it was awesome! Thanks to the Kirkwood bike park staff and the TAMBA volunteers for making this happen! We also continued the Zero-Waste commitment of the Sierra Cup Series. This event had a 92% diversion rate, generating only 4.4 lbs of actual trash for the landfill. And most of that trash was imported to the event. Thanks to everyone that bought TAMBA T-shirts and memberships at the event! Between that and the event registration, we raised about $1000 for TAMBA! Results are posted on the Reno Wheelmen website and several pics are available on the Sierra Cup facebook page