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Spring Party

May 7, 2017

Join us on Friday May 19th at 6pm at the Heavenly California Base Lodge to celebrate the upcoming Tahoe mountain biking season. As always our annual spring party is free to attend and is an all ages, family friendly event.

We’ll have info on upcoming projects, show a bike film, hold a raffle, membership drive, and Heavenly will be putting on a full spread pasta dinner.

We’re confident the weather will change and the snow will melt uncovering some well rested trails, so dust off your bikes and let’s get ready to ride and build some new trails.

Valley View Trail Construction

May 6, 2017

Join us to construct a new alignment of extreme lower Valley View Trail. This legacy trail was adopted by the Forest Service after the Angora Fire, but during the past six months the trail sustain considerable erosion making it unrideable. As a result, the TAMBA volunteers worked with the Forest Service to flag a new alignment. On 15 May, the Forest Service and TAMBA roughed-in the new trail and TAMBA volunteers will complete the finish work over the next couple of weeks. This new section will include better flow, new rock sections, and one or more log rides. But most importantly, it will be easier to maintain and will help improve water quality. If you want to be included in upcoming trail days on this project, email us.

 

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.

New Trails this Summer

April 17, 2017

Help fund new trails this summer at Fallen Leaf Lake and Angora Ridge.

Let’s build some trails! Every $1 raised will build one foot of trail at Fallen Leaf Lake and Angora Ridge. Chris McNamara will show videos from some of the very first wingsuit BASE jumps off major US cliffs (and the 80+ El Capitan climbing ascents that led to them).

Tickets are $25 and 100 percent of the money goes to the Tahoe Area Mountain Biking Association to build trails. THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT!

Our goal for the night is to raise $10K!
How?

1 – OutdoorGearLab is donating a ton of gear. There will be a raffle (everyone will receive one ticket, and you will have the opportunity to buy more at the event)

2 – A silent auction with skis, snowboards, electric skateboards, jackets and much more all starting at 70 percent off retail.

3 – An online auction will be here: http://stores.ebay.com/outdoorgearlabstore/ The auction starts Feb 19 and end the night of the event.

All money raised from the night will be matched PLUS any donations made to TAMBA in February will be matched.

Here is a list of items in the raffle and silent auction: https://goo.gl/xVXiSd (It will be added to and updated over the next 10 days).

EVENT SCHEDULE

– 6:30 pm Doors open
– 7 pm – Chris Mac show
– 8 pm- Raffle
– 8:30 pm – End of silent auction

Location:

Upstairs at Blue Angel Cafe
1132 Ski Run Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Feel free to join us for dinner and/or a drink at 5:30pm

See you there!

Chris McNamara and Corey Rich

PS: if you can’t make the event but want to support trails, please donate here: http://www.tamba.org/fll-trails/

PPS: Here are more details on the trails:

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.