Trail Project Updates
It’s been a busy month with projects going on throughout the Tahoe Basin! Thank you to everyone that has come out to volunteer on projects. Keep an eye out for more volunteer opportunities on our website events page.
Armstrong Pass Trail
Our TAMBA Pro Crew has been working steadily up the Armstrong Pass Trail performing maintenance by reducing trail braiding, building retaining walls, and armoring the tread in erosion-prone areas. The work isn’t glamorous and you likely won’t even notice it as you ride by, but it’s essential to keep the very popular trail up to standard!
General Creek and Lost Lake Trails
We’ve had a Nevada Conservation Corps crew working up on the Lost Lake and General Creek Trails performing maintenance and rerouting sections of old logging roads by taking advantage of nearby granite slickrock slabs.
If you’re interested in volunteering on this project, please email Sandor Lengyel to get involved!
Lily Lake Trail
At the end of June, we hosted the grand opening for the Lily Lake Trail! A special thanks to Scott Brown and his dedication to this project and leading dedicated volunteers that contributed thousands of hours and moved hundreds of tons of rock.
We also want to extend a thank you to our partners at the Tahoe Fund and the U.S. Forest Service for helping make this a reality. This is a spectacular multi-use trail that will be enjoyed by many for generations to come.
Maintenance Never Ends!
Aside from our scheduled project work, we are always tackling ongoing maintenance issues. Thanks to Shoreline Bikes for organizing a ladies “Work and Ride” trail day where they helped clear whitethorn and also to our sawyers who continue to help keep our trails clear.
Stanford Rock Trail
On July 30 we had our ribbon cutting party for the recently completed Stanford Rock Trail. We had a great time celebrating the hard work and more than 4,000 hours of volunteer labor that went into transforming a steep/eroded logging road into purpose-built singletrack.
Please remember when you are riding the trail to be respectful of the neighborhoods you utilize to access the trail. We recommend parking at Kilner Park (bathrooms and garbage receptacles), the Rideout Community Center, or the turnouts up on Ward Creek Blvd.
Rose to Toads is Back!
We’re excited for the return of the Rose to Toads super fun ride! Come join us on Labor Day, Monday, September 6 for an epic all day adventure on Tahoe’s most fun and technical trails.
To get in on the fun, renew your TAMBA membership and forward the confirmation email to amy@TAMBA.org to receive your access code. Shuttles are full, but there are plenty of ride-only spots left.
A huge thank you goes out to the organizations and businesses that are supporting this year’s party: Shoreline of Tahoe, Flume Trail Bikes, Tahoe Trail Bar, South Lake Brewing Company, Get Rad Pizza, and PT Revolution. And don’t forget that 100% of the proceeds from this event go directly back into improving Tahoe’s trails.
We could also use volunteers before, during, and after the ride. Drop us an email if you’d like to help out.
TAMBA Is Hiring an Executive Director!
Formed in 1988, and reborn in 2010, The Tahoe Area Mountain Biking Association (TAMBA) is a thriving non-profit organization dedicated to the stewardship of sustainable, multiple-use trails and preservation of access for mountain biking in the Lake Tahoe Basin through advocacy, education and promotion of responsible trail use. Our organization’s growth, coupled with significant trail building opportunities, has created a need for an Executive Director. Currently, TAMBA has two year-round employees: a full time Trail Director, and a part time Administrative Assistant. In addition, we have a 4 person season paid trail crew.
Executive Director Core Purpose
Responsibility for day-to-day operations, overall financial health, and productive relationships with partners and the local community . In particular, the Executive Director will provide the necessary leadership to implement TAMBA’s 2020-2025 Strategic Plan.
TAMBA Summer Party on August 8
It’s here – the first in-person event of 2021! We’re throwing a TAMBA Summer Party at South Lake Brewing Company on Sunday, August 8 at 4:00 p.m. To keep it safe and follow the latest CDC guidelines, this will take place in the outdoor beer garden.
Join us and meet other mountain bikers, learn about our latest trail work, and get the scoop on upcoming projects. TAMBA members earn half off of their first beer!
Parking is limited – we encourage bike transport. Additional parking is available on Tata Lane.
Thank You to Our Recent Large Donors
While we appreciate every donation we receive, TAMBA would like to thank the following individuals in particular for their recent generous donations:
- Jeff Glass – $1,000
- Tahoe Fund – $11,700
- Sprouts Cafe (Tyler Cannon) – $1,000
- Jack Tisdale – $1,000
- Tahoe Cross Country Ski Area – $5,000
- Kamyar Samimi – $250
- Steffan Long – $250
- The Caesars Foundation (Harrah’s/Harveys Lake Tahoe) – $5,000
- Mark Thomsen – $250
- Brian Olthoff – $250
- Jeff Pfleuger – $250
- Rajiv Srinivsan – $1,000
- David Metres – $250
- Matt Moore – $250
- Mike Gollotto – $250
- Scott & Heather Valentine – $250
- Roger de Lusignan – $250
- Steve & Liz McNamara – $250
- Corey Dahline – $1,000
- Burt Lerman – $500
- Cameron Walters – $300
- Scott MacLeod – $500
- Tahoe Mountain Sports (David Polivy) – $500
Thank you for your support!