TAMBA maintains a Trail Building Fund within our meager coffers to fund projects on our trails. If you ride mountain bikes in the Tahoe Area, this is the most direct way for your tax-deductible donation to benefit trails. This funds tool purchases, supplies, supports volunteer trail days (food and drink), rents equipment and when necessary, pays for contract trail building. Recent accomplishments of our trail building fund include: Volunteers and your donation dollars at work!
Corral Trail Enhancement project: Raised over $30k to hire a contractor (SBTS) and pay TAMBA crew leaders to build out the first phase of the project in May and June of 2014. About half a mile of trail remained and we partnered with the USFS in June 2015 to finish the construction of new jumps, berms and trail. Our cost on that portion was about $4,000.
Galena Bridges Project: In cooperation with the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, we built three bridges over Thomas and Whites Creek. They covered the cost of bridge materials and we covered the installation costs of around $3k. This included specialty tools, equipment rental, parts and hardware, and rock delivery.
Snapdragon Trail: This one mile trail on the east side of Tunnel Creek in Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park was rough cut in October of 2014 using the Sutter 300 trail dozer managed by the Poedunks. Several volunteer days were also held to do the finish work on the trail and it opened in July 2015. We covered the operating costs of equipment as well as tools and trail day drinks for a total cost of around $1200.
Bijou Bike Park: The new 4 acre bike park was completed in September 2015 in partnership with the City of South Lake Tahoe.
Your donation will help fund upcoming projects such as:
– maintenance on Corral Trail
– Turkey Ridge loop, 4 miles of new trail in Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park
– Assisting the Forest Service with trail signage
– Assisting the Forest Service with the Kingsbury Stinger re-routes
– Stanford Rock re-routes
Thank you very much for your support!!! Donations of $100 or more will receive a pair of custom TAMBA riding socks. Donations are tax-deductible. TAMBA is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, Tax ID#91-1852297