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.

Kirkwood Mountain Classic XC + SD

Kirkwood Classic Super D

Kirkwood Classic Super D

The Kirkwood Mountain Classic is back with a Super-D on Saturday afternoon, July 28 and the Cross-Country race on Sunday, July 29. Kirkwood offers high elevation trails, beautiful scenery and lift served riding. Escape the heat of summer and come to the cool country. For those staying the night on Saturday, the 7800′ Bar and Grill will be hosting a race party including live music and MTB flicks just yards from the Start/Finish.

Both races are part of the Sierra Cup Regional Championship series for Northern California and Nevada. The XC is a qualifier for 2013 MTB Nationals. Super-D entry is $35 and includes a lift ticket, XC entry is $35 or $25 for Women and Juniors and includes lunch.

The race is a fundraiser for the Tahoe Area Mountain Biking Association. TAMBA members receive a $10 discount on registration as an extra member benefit. You can purchase a membership through online registration.

Online reg is at here

We also need volunteers.  Contact mtb12@renowheelmen.org of you can help make this fundraiser a success.

MTB Tahoe 2012

Join us this weekend for trailwork, group rides, camping, and fun for everyone.

When: Friday July 20th – Sunday July 22nd. Twilight Van Sickle ride on Friday, trail work on Saturday on a new section of the Tahoe Rim Trail near Stagecoach Lodge, social event Saturday night at Blue Dog Pizza, and group “showcase” rides led by TAMBA on Sunday July 22nd.

Where: Camping in Van Sickle State Park, Friday morning through Sunday afternoon. The park has tables and bathrooms but no showers, so bring your solar shower — or there are motels and hotels nearby if you’d rather sleep in a bed and join the group for rides, trailwork, and socializing. Lake Tahoe is a few blocks away, and the Van Sickle Trail to the Tahoe Rim Trail is nearby for great riding from camp.

Who: all levels of riders – beginners to advanced, adults and kids.

Questions? contact trails@mountainbiketahoe.org

Register here.

Camp and Ride Here: View from Van Sickle Trail