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
Kirkwood Mountain Resort is working hard with Gravity Logic to expand their bike park operations and they need your support! If you’d like to see more lift accessed downhill and freeride flow trails in the Sierra please email firstname.lastname@example.org and let her know you support the KMR Bike Park Expansion.
Subject: Kirkwood Bike Park Expansion
Dear Ms. Muse-Meyer
I would like to express my support for the Kirkwood Mountain Resort Bike Park Expansion proposal. The Kirkwood resort provides high quality recreation trails for all kinds of mountain bike enthusiasts. Kirkwood is a leader in utilizing IMBA’s sustainable trails guidelines which create long lasting trails that shed water and reduce erosion. The addition of new trails within the resort will also spread out the use on trails in the surrounding area. As outdoor recreation of all types becomes more popular, we must keep up with providing more areas for everyone to safely recreate. I hope you find the Kirkwood expansion project to be beneficial in social, environmental, and economic areas. I look forward to your consideration and support of this project.