The 2nd Annual Meyers Mountain Bike Festival will take place on Sunday August 10, 2014 in the Divided Sky parking lot, located at 3200 US Highway 50. Ride hard, have fun and help raise funds for the TAMBA trail building fund!
This event is proudly presented by The Divided Sky. For more information visit the event webpage.
Schedule: 7:30 am – Check in for the Triple Crown Ride (see here details), Start time is 8:30 am
10:00 am to 2:00 pm – Shuttles and bike demos from the parking lot at the Divided Sky
2:00 pm – Celebration begins with live bands, DJ, beer garden, BBQ, expo booths, kids zone and community fun!
2:30 pm – Kid Ride! RSVP here for this free ride. Riders get a free goodie bag. Meet at the TAMBA booth.
Spots for this year’s Rose to Toads Ride filled up fast – currently we have no spots left on the morning shuttle vans. If you did not get a spot you may still self-shuttle and meet us at the start at 7am, please email ‘info at mountainbiketahoe.org’ to get on the list and make sure you’re a current paid member to grab goodies at the rest stops along the way. We are trying to line up a 7PM evening shuttle from Toads to bring people back to Mount Rose after the ride. More details to follow, but please email us to get on the waitlist. See you in a few short days!
CLICK HERE to go to our event page for more info and to sign up now.
The date of the ride is Saturday August 30, 2014. 6am to Dark
We’re almost done with the new bridge on Thomas Creek Trail. It’s gone in with 17 people volunteering a combined 115 hours over 4 days. Check out our project page for info on the other two bridges we will be building. If you like that you can complete this loop without getting your feet wet next spring, please consider a donation to our trail building fund so we can install the next two bridges. See last week’s news story on KOLO Channel 8.
The first bridge over Thomas Creek nearing completion, awaiting the dirt ramps on either side.
On June 14th we had a grand reopening party for the Lower Corral Trail construction. The project has been a huge sucess for everyone involved in terms of PR, community support, partnerships, knowledge growth and building really cool (legal) mountain bike features in the Forest. BIKE magazine ran an online article last week that got a lot of hits nationally, you can READ IT HERE. In addition there’s been some more national coverage with mention in the Huffington Post about 5 trails that deliver stoke and sustainability.
The plan below shows what’s been built and not built. You can see we have even more features to build in the future with your help! It’s amazing what can happen with strong volunteers, community support and just a little bit of money.
What’s been built at Lower Corral Trail as of June 14, 2014
We have no plans to build the rest this year, we’re out of money and it’s too dry right now. Things could change if money becomes available for the Fall or next Spring.
The biggest thanks needs to go to the US Forest Service. Without Jacob, Garrett and their bosses this project never would have happened. They came up with the idea about the same time we were getting TAMBA back together. Then they contracted the design while we organized community input. Finally the USFS let us run with construction. Please keep talking up this project and drumming up support for TAMBA and future projects because this is just the beginning. If the business community can get on board with supporting projects like this we’ll accomplish a lot more. Thanks!
Kids “Ribbon Cutting” for the grand reopening on June 14, 2014