Genoa Trail day - Saturday Nov. 12th
We started the season here with the IMBA Trail Care Crew visit in April. CVTA has been busy all summer working on the Sierra Canyon Trail with trail machines putting in around 13 miles of new trail. Now they are trying to finish the last half mile section by hand. Let’s head down there and help them out!! Meet at the end of Carson Street (2 blocks south of the 4-way intersection) in Genoa this Saturday at 9am. Bring your own lunch, we’ll be eating on the trail, about a 15 minute hike in. For those that stay till the end, TAMBA will buy the first round at the oldest bar in Nevada, walking distance from the trailhead! Wearing layers would be good and typical safety items like safety glasses/sunglasses and gloves. We’ll have the hardhats.
Perfect weather, great riding and some healthy trail work capped off TAMBA’s Trail Showcase on October 22 and 23rd.
On Saturday we went back out to Saxon Creek Trail (Mr Toads) for the second month in a row to make some much needed improvements on the newer section just after the main rocky waterfall. There were 17 TAMBA volunteers and 4 Forest Service workers out there building berms, rock armoring steep sections, and formally opening the rock drop to slab cut off. Lunch was donated by Yellow Sub. After working and riding down, Kent at Watta Bike threw us a BBQ and had some great raffle prizes for volunteers (shirts, jerseys, gloves, goggles).
On Sunday nearly 40 riders gathered for the Star Lake Group Ride. The ride was about 20 miles long, mostly on sweet single track including a super fun decent on the brand new Star Lake Connector Trail built by the Forest Service this summer. Beer and pizza at Blue Dog capped off the day.
Thanks to everyone that pitched in for trail work this year. We made some huge steps forward! Stay tuned for our TAMBA trail work days next year. If you have ideas or suggestions or just want to get involved drop an email to trails
Stagecoach to Star Lake Route
What: TAMBA Stagecoach to Star ride
Where: Meet at Heavenly’s Stagecoach Lodge
When: Sunday October 23rd, 2011 @ 11am
Group Ride Showcase on the brand new Star Lake Connector Trail above South Lake Tahoe
We’ll start at 11am at Heavenly Stagecoach Lodge, ride out on the TRT to Star Lake, eat lunch, then drop down the new Star Connector trail to High Meadow and then continue on to Cold Creek Trail, finishing at High Meadow Road trail head. Post ride BBQ is also planned. We will also have Jacob Quinn and other riders from the Forest Service along showing us why and how these new trails are made.
Post ride pizza for TAMBA members provided by Blue Dog!
volunteers in action
What: Tyrolean Downhill in Incline Village Trail Work
When: Sunday, October 16 from 9am to 4pm
Where: Meet at 9am at the Diamond Peak Parking lot on Ski Way (Across from Big Water Grill)
* TAMBA will be providing lunch and Black Rock Bicycles from Reno will be providing a post work day BBQ. Big thanks to Greg at Cycle Paths for helping organize this trail work.
What: Toads/Saxon Creek Trail Work (Part 2)
When: Saturday, October 22 from 930am to 4pm
Where: Meet at the intersection of Saxon Creek and the TRT at 9:30am. You will need to ride in 3 miles to get to the work site and then ride down Toads for the post work BBQ at Watta Bike Shop
* TAMBA will be providing lunch and post work BBQ. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or here
Start 'em young
What: IMBA’s Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day
Where: Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park, Spooner Lake
When: Saturday, October 1st @ 9:30am
IMBA’s Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day is this Saturday, Oct 1. There will be a bike patrol/TAMBA sponsored event at Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park, Spooner Lake starting at 9:30am. It’s free and I hear the park is even waiving the Spooner entrance fee for people bringing kids to the event. Goodie bags to the first 50 kids to show up.