Clear your calendar for June 14th Corral Party and volunteer trail building. We have a big day planned partnering with the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship again. They’ll be bringing the party trailer, beers, BBQ and tunes. We’ll also be joined by some fine folks over at BIKE magazine that will be in Tahoe working on a feature story for an upcoming issue. Free event, but please RSVP so we have an idea of how much food, drink and trail tools are needed.
For more info on how the project has been coming together check out this video put together by First Track Productions.
We will also be working on Corral Sunday June 8th, we could really use the help. Please show up at 9 a.m. to help buff out some of the new Corral features, please wear long pants and sleeves for the trail work. Then join us for some test riding and post work party!
May 30, June 8th and June 14th – Corral Trail, South Lake Tahoe - We need you help to keep building more features on Lower Corral. Come out to see what our trail crew has been build and get some tips and tricks for building better jumps. Bring bikes for post work “test riding” – Meet at the dirt parking lot at 9am (bottom of Corral). RSVP so we have a head count for food and tools. Free post work BBQ for all volunteers at the bottom and afterwards.
For more information about the Corral Enhancement Project visit our project page HERE.
Our June 14th date will be a BIG Party with the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship again along with a grand reopening. DO NOT MISS THIS!
Help us build some of the 30 new features being added to Lower Corral Trail and see what our trail crew has been building. Please wear long sleeves, pants and sturdy shoes. Bring bikes for post work “test riding”
Meet at the dirt parking lot at 9am (bottom of Corral). RSVP so we have a head count for food and tools. CLICK HERE TO RSVP
Free post work BBQ for all volunteers at the bottom and afterwards.
For more information visit our project page HERE.
The time has come to build. Construction on the 30 plus new features on Lower Corral trails starts Monday May 5th. TAMBA and the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship (SBTS) have an official partnership to build the Corral Trail Enhancement project. SBTS has more than 10 years of experience building trails on US Forest Service land and has the proper insurance, personnel and equipment to lead this project.
A formal contract has been signed between the SBTS, who will act as lead contractor. TAMBA raised $25,000 in private donations in the last year to help pay for this project. The money will be used to pay for labor, equipment rentals and materials costs. All work performed will meet the design intent and criteria of the construction documents and approval of the U.S. Forest Service.
The construction team will be led by legendary Downieville rider/builder Henry O’Donnell and be a mix of SBTS employees and TAMBA volunteers including Kris Morehead, Benny McGinnis and Kevin Joell. Oversight will be provided by the LTBMU staff. Construction is expected to take up to four weeks working Monday-Thursday. It is advised that users take alternate routes around Lower Corral such as Incense Cedar Trail to avoid delaying construction activities.
TAMBA and SBTS will jointly hold a volunteer workday from 9 am to 4 pm on Saturday, May 17, followed by a get together Saturday evening at Divided Sky and a guided mountain bike ride on Sunday.
Want to find out what TAMBA has planned for 2014? Want to get involved more? Renew your membership? Party and dance it up with your mountain bike friends? Come on out to the American Legion in South Lake Tahoe on April 23rd from 6pm to 9pm. It is free and it is fun.
Hard working volunteers!
The snow is melting fast and we are on the brink of Tahoe’s mountain biking season. Here are 8 ways you can consider getting involved with TAMBA this spring.
- Come out to one of our trail days. Are you excited about the upcoming Corral Trail improvements that will be starting full time on May 5th? Help out by coming to our fun-filled volunteer trail building day with the Sierra Buttes on Corral on May 17th.
- Become a crew leader. On April 5th and 6th we’ll be partnering with the USFS to train new TAMBA crew leaders. Sign up today at http://mountainbiketahoe.org/crew-leader-training/
- Donate goods or services. We are always trying to gather raffle prizes for our spring and fall membership drive parties. Prizes don’t need to be bike-related. Spring Party is scheduled for April 23rd!
- Donate food for our hard working volunteers. Do you have connections to some tasty food or beverages? We need to feed and hydrate our volunteers on trail days.
- Donate your time and expertise. Are you a photographer, videographer, graphic designer, or PR guru? We are always looking for help.
- Become a TAMBA member. Your annual membership dues help support trail building, maintenance, future projects, and outreach. http://mountainbiketahoe.org/join/
- Make a tax-deductible donation. TAMBA is 100% volunteer run and no one is paid a cent, but we do need money to keep the gears running. Besides improving existing trails and building new ones we also need to pay for insurance, training, and other administrative costs.
- Be a good ambassador for the sport! Slap a TAMBA sticker on your bike. On your car. Be a respectful mountain biker and spread the good word of what we are doing! Run into some lost souls on the trail? Tell them about the awesome resources at www.tamba.org.