Rose to Toads

Rose to Toads Super Fun Ride

Rose to Toads Super Fun Ride - Labor Day Weekend

We’re less than a week away from the epic ride.  Sign up today, ride is free for all current TAMBA members, shuttle will cost $10.  To reserve a seat you must register and pay by noon on Friday Aug. 31st.  This way we’ll have an accurate count in order to line up shuttles and email the specifics in the next few days along with a map of the route and different bail out points.

This is a self-supported ride, just as last year. However this year we do have a few “perks” such as Clif bars, Larabars, Stinger Waffles, and a sag vehicle stopping at Spooner and Kingsbury. THE SHUTTLES ARE NOW FULL. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO ARRANGE YOUR OWN SHUTTLE.

Comments on the Draft Forest Service Plan are Due!

Your input needed!

ACTION ALERT! Comments on the Draft Forest Service Plan are Due August 30th.  Submit your comment letter now!  READ MORE.

Sunflower Hill Trail Completion

Sunflower hill trail day

Sunflower hill trail day

When: Saturday, August 11, 2012, 8:30am to 4 pm.
Where: Meet at the Lakeview Gate, 4500 Hobart Road, Carson City
Why: Volunteer trail builders needed to complete this trail

The Tahoe Area Mountain Biking Association(TAMBA), the Tahoe Mountain Bike Patrol and Nevada State Parks will be hosting a trail work day on August 11th to work on the new Sunflower Hill Trail. The Sunflower Hill Trail is a 2.6 mile multi-use trail that creates an alternate route to the steep and dusty Hobart Road just east of Marlette Peak. It has been built primarily by volunteers from various mountain bike groups in cooperation with Nevada State Parks.

The trail has been a work in progress for nearly 5 years, breaking ground in August of 2010. Through multiple work days over the last two years, volunteers have constructed the trail to the highest sustainable trail standards established by the International Mountain Bicycling Association.

This will be the fourth trail day so far this year and should be the day that the connection is made between the bottom and top sections that have already been built. There may be additional trail days for finishing touches to the trail tread, but actual construction of the trail should be complete with a good turnout on Saturday.

Volunteers should wear long sleeves, long pants, and sturdy shoes; and bring a lunch, water, and sun protection. Crews will meet at 8:30am at the Lakeview Gate, located at 4500 Hobart Road, Carson City. It is about a 3 mile drive to the worksite and then about a mile hike in to the work location. Mountain bikers are welcome to ride in and meet crews on the trail.

For additional information or to RSVP, please e-mail info@tahoebikepatrol.org

Hole in the Ground Trail Volunteer Weekend

Hole in the Ground trail

Hole in the Ground trail

The Forest Service and the Truckee Trails Foundation are jointly hosting a Hole in the Ground Trail Volunteer Weekend, August 18th-19th. Novice and experienced trail volunteers are welcome! All volunteers should bring sturdy shoes, sunscreen, water, lunch, and appropriate clothing for a full day (or two!) of trail work. We will be meeting at the I-80 Pacific Crest Trailhead (Boreal/Castle Valley Exit) at 8:30 AM and working until 4 PM both days.

Interested volunteers must pre-register with the Truckee Trails Foundation.
Please contact Allison Pedley at the Truckee Trails Foundation with questions and/or to register: allison at truckeetrails.org.

Many local businesses and non-profit partners are supporting this work, including: TAMBA, FATRAC, Ace Mountain Hardware, The Backcountry, Truckee Donner Land Trust and Truckee Trails Foundation. “We are excited to host the trail weekend and to have such an outpouring of support from the community to maintain this popular mountain biking trail,” stated Joanne Roubique, Truckee District Ranger.

Corral Trail day 8/25

Corral Trail Day

Corral Trail Day

Professional plans have been drawn up detailing 30 new features. Help build table tops, hip jumps, log rides, berm turns, and rock drops on one of Tahoe’s favorite trails. Your efforts building these new features on Corral will help get more bike specific features built elsewhere.

When: Saturday August 25th, 9:00am to 4:00pm
Where: Meet at bottom dirt parking lot of Corral off Oneidas Street.
What: Building bigger, better features on Corral Trail
Bring: Water, lunch, your bike, bike helmet, long sleeve and long pants, gloves, glasses

We will provide tools, lunch, snacks, beer, and bbq

You can still RSVP today at: info@mountainbiketahoe.org or on Facebook or RIGHT HERE.