Have you ever wondered how trails get built? Or have you attended volunteer trail days and would like a better understanding of building techniques? This training will provide the basics of how trails get approved, designed, and constructed. It will include an introduction to different trail building tools and hands-on experience building new singletrack optimized for mountain bikes.
This training will be instructed by Kevin Joell who has over 25 years of trail building experience, formerly serving as President and Trails Director of TAMBA. He is currently building trails, bridges, and bike parks professionally through Sierra Trail Works.
TIMES: 8:30am to 4:30pm. Classroom session in the morning, hands-on trail building in the afternoon.
PLACE: Location will be at Ski Tavern Junior Ski Area, 21130 Mt. Rose Hwy, Reno, NV
BRING: You may want a pen and notepad to take notes during the classroom session. Lunch will be provided by TAMBA. During the afternoon session, we will be hiking and working in forested terrain. Please wear sturdy footwear, long sleeves and long pants. Bring work gloves, drinking water, sunscreen, and snacks.
Corral is ready for the coming year of fun and abuse! Saturday 18 May could not have been better for working on the Lower Corral Trail…cool temps, lots of volunteers, and moist soils. 37 volunteers, 6 packs of hot dogs, a pony keg of South Lake Brewing’s Trail Builder Ale, and two plate compactors made it a great dirt day!
On top of that, volunteer sawyers have removed over 30 trees from local trails. We’ve also done countless other minor maintenance to trails to make them ride fast and allow them to weather future stormwater.
So what did TAMBA do for you and your community this year?…uh, a lot! We finished the Incline Flume, Red House Flume, and Lake View trails. We created the new Tamarack and Stanford Rock trails.We added a gonzo optional route on the Stinger Trail and adopted a new section of Powerline Trail. TAMBA has started work on an ambitious project connecting Angora Lakes to Lily Lake near Fallen Leaf Lake, called the Lily Lake Trail. Finally, TAMBA did maintenance on numerous trails including Corral and Toad’s. And we had fun doing it.
BUILD RIDE RESPECT
———–There’s still trail work opportunities continuing this year. Please click here or go to our facebook page for more.————
Next year we’ll continue adding miles to the Stanford Rock Trail, we’ll do our best to get the Lily Lake Trail rideable, and we might work on connecting the Powerline Trail to Railroad Grade. So cancel the cross training membership and volunteer for trail work days!
Construction on both Stanford Rock and Lily Lake Trails are continuing until snow prevents further work. Both projects could benefit from your help. Check our events calendar or our Facebook page for the latest. Below is a promotional video on the Lily Lake Trail work