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.
About a half dozen riders met with members of the Forest Service and their trail design consultant Hilride this past Sunday. The 30% conceptual plan for improvements was unveiled and reviewed. Alignments and features were measured and flagged out in order to reach a consensus on what will be included in the final design. Stay tuned for more info and upcoming opportunities to give your input. Then hopefully this Fall we’ll be able to start building!
We had 29 TAMBA volunteers contribute about 150 hours of labor this past Saturday. The projects we worked on included banking and stone armoring two of the upper flat turns, armoring a seasonal creek crossing, and also closing some wide lines while fixing the flow on the main lines of the trail. Generous support was given by Sprouts with huge sandwiches and bag lunches and Tahoe Trail bars. There was also a free post work beer-b-q for everyone. Huge thanks to the LTBMU USFS for supporting the work day and also having 4 crew leaders present and providing all necessary tools and equipment. Allowing mountain bikers to work on the trails we ride is an amazing opportunity, so please mark your calendars for our next trail work day on August 20th, which will probably be on Toads.
Watch the Tahoe Today TV interview with Tamba and USFS. Discussions include the July 16 Trail Day, and future projects