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Tahoe Mountain Bike Festival!

The 10th Annual Tahoe Mountain Bike Festival was held on June 18 & 19.  The demo day at Corral Trail on Saturday provided a great opportunity to try bikes from several manufacturers and meet local bike shops.  There was a bonus light snowfall during the day to keep riders cool and the trails in excellent riding condition.  On Sunday morning the Triple Crown Riders were greeted with a light snow cover and excellent riding conditions.  The Festival kicked off Sunday afternoon and was a huge success with record attendance, excellent live music and the inaugural TMBF “shenanigans”.  There was much entertainment with the bunny hop competition and track stand while eating a hotdog competition amongst others.  Make sure to mark your calendar for the 2023 Tahoe Mountain Bike Festival on June 24 & 25!


TAMBA would like to pass on a huge thank you to the local bike shops, businesses, volunteers and organizers that helped make such a fun weekend for our mountain bike community.


Sunday, September 4 –  Rose to Toads

  • Registration will open in a week to members only. Make sure your membership is up to date to get first access! (You can see your membership status at the bottom of this email. If you think it is incorrect, please email us and we can verify for you).

Saturday, October 8 –  Corral night Ride

  • Costumes, bikes, friends, and fun! Come join TAMBA for a ridiculously fun night riding bikes at Corral Trail. Join us and all your closest silly mountain bike friends… it’s the best night of the year – if you like to ride like a kid in the dark in costume!

Trail Days

  • Tuneup Tuesday – Bijou Bike Park  Join us each Tuesday evening at 6pm for some fun maintaining the bike park and then getting a ride in with friends…
  • July 17 – Stanford Rock to Kaspian Rim Major Trail Day! Join us for this TAMBA sponsored major trail day. We need a large number of volunteers to help us crank out trail trail on the new Kaspian Rim trail! Party with us afterwards at Kilner Park, where TAMBA will be providing cool raffle prizes, free lunch and drinks for our awesome volunteers.
  • July 21 – Meeks Ridge
  • July 24 – Kaspian Rim
  • July 27 – Kaspian Rim

We hope to see you at an event or on the trail. Check out TAMBA’s Event Calendar for more ways to get involved.


  1. Triple Crown riders crossing Big Meadow.
  2. Sunset on Stanford Rock trail.
  3. Harrison Biehl riding through the night to complete his Everest Challenge.

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Recent Trail Work!

June was jam-packed with volunteer days. Ride Concepts employees came out to help dig trail for the lower Tyrolian reroute. The following week Liberty Utilities worked on the Meeks Ridge trail and cut 1000 ft of new tread. There is now over 1/3 mile of tread cut. Work has continued on Christmas Valley alternate lines, returning the old trail feel in a sustainable manner. TAMBA would like to thank the LTBMU for the approvals on the new alternate lines after several years of collaboration and planning.  The new Kaspian Rim trail is really starting to take shape, thanks to all the volunteers who have been out there working on it, and an especially big thanks to the  California Mountain Bike Coalition work day with trail group leaders and builders from all over California.

Above: CAMTB volunteers on Kaspian Rim trail.

Above: Ride Concepts work day on Lower Tyrolian trail.
photo Emily Tidwell


Above: Harrison Biehl’s Everest Challenge on Stanford Rock to raise funds for West Shore trails.
photo First Tracks Productions

Above: You may have heard about, or ridden, some of the recently constructed alternate lines adjoining the Christmas Valley trail.  Similar to the advanced line built 5 years ago at the top of Stinger, these optional trail sections are developed with approval from the USFS.
Sustainable design using rock armoring means they will ride well for many years.  It’s always a good idea to inspect the difficult sections first to make sure you’re ready for it, and stay aware of other users as you merge back on to the main trail.

Fire Danger Closures and Responsible Trail Use

The main note as we roll deeper into summer is to remember that the fire danger will be getting worse and that some land closures have already occurred (SPI has closed public access on all California lands due to drought conditions and wildfire risk) and more are likely down the road from other land managers, especially as fire fighting resources start getting limited.

As of June 29, the LTBMU has banned campfire and charcoal grills outside of campgrounds and smoking is prohibited. See the full forest order here.

Summer is in full swing here in the Tahoe Basin and the trails are busy!  Avoid the heat and the crowds by getting an early start on your rides. Don’t be afraid to make some new friends by slowing down and saying hi to other trail users! Keep the positive stoke going out there!