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.
TAMBA will be hosting a U.S. Forest Service-approved crew leader training course the weekend of April 11-12, 2015 in the Tahoe area. The Forest Service has stringent training requirements for volunteer crew leaders, and this training may also be accepted by other land manager agencies. The training will be taught by Kevin Joell, TAMBA’s Trails Director, and Jacob Quinn, Trails Engineer for the Forest Service, Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit. Each has 20-plus years of trail building experience.
Topics will include volunteer management and supervision techniques, safety briefings and job hazard analysis, and emergency procedures and communications. Although trail building standards and best practices will be reviewed, it is expected that attendees will have participated in multiple sanctioned trail days previously. First Aid and CPR certification is also required of crew leaders. It is not included in this course but will be offered separately. That must be re-certified every two years.
Saturday April 11: 8:00am -5:00pm at the LTBMU Forest Supervisors Office, 35 College Drive, South Lake Tahoe, CA
Sunday April 12: will be in the field, location TBD. Weather conditions may require field location to be moved to Reno or Galena area.
The cost is $40 for non-TAMBA volunteers, free for TAMBA volunteers(e-mail for discount code), RSVP required.
CLICK HERE to register.
More info email Kevin at trails @ mountainbiketahoe.org
Join us for another fun night of mountain bike films, raffle prizes, food, drink, and 2014 membership drive.
Shindig starts at 6pm at the Himmel Haus in South Lake Tahoe (Across the street from Heavenly California Base Lodge)
Corral Night Ride – October 25 at 6pm This free fun ride will celebrate TAMBA’s partnership with the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship to build over 30 new features and jumps on Lower Corral Trail starting next spring. Costumes encouraged, lights required – although we will have limited rentals and demos by JetLites. Hot drinks and good times provided by TAMBA.
Angora Trail Build, South Lake Tahoe - October 5 (9am to 4pm)
CANCELED DUE TO GOVERNMENT SHUT DOWN
Sunflower Hill Trail, Spooner State Park - October 6
Join us for some maintenance and final touches on the recently completed Sunflower Hill Trail in Nevada State Parks. There are a couple sections that were never completed to the desired standards by one of the local conservation crews. Now the park wants it fully done before we can start on the new Tunnel Creek-Red House connection. Meet at 9am at the end of Lakeview Road (off the south end of Washoe Valley) for a 4wd carpool/caravan up the hill. Due to the remote location, please bring a lunch.
Tyrolean, Incline Village – October 13 (9am to 4pm)
CANCELED DUE TO GOVERNMENT SHUT DOWN