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September Trail Work

Despite forest closures, low air quality due to smoke, and warm temperatures, our volunteers did a fantastic job on the trails last month, with close to 600 hours worked on the trails!

Clearing Trees

We had a number of trees come down over the past month and our sawyers took care of them. Below are photos of Aaron Daniel clearing a tree near the top of Rise and Shine and Scott Brown removing a tree that fell across the jumps on Lower Corral.

Stanford Rock

In September, our volunteers worked over 200 hours and built nearly 700 feet of new trail on Stanford Rock, in addition to numerous banked turns, which involved a serious amount of rock work. The new sections of trail are looking great, but we’re hoping for some rain to help consolidate the soil. When completed and ready to open, there will be over 1 mile of new singletrack trail added just this year.

Please contact Jeff Coulter ( if you’re interested in volunteering this fall before the snow falls. They’ll continue to have volunteer days on Wednesdays and Sundays.

Lily Lake Trail

Steady progress continues on the Lily Lake Trail. We appreciate all the volunteers who joined us last month and contributed nearly 300 hours of work. Some of the most technically challenging work has been completed and we’re looking to get as close to finishing the trail as we can this year before the snow falls.

If you are interested in volunteering, please reach out to Scott Brown ( to find out more!

Kingsbury to Keller

This partnership project with the Tahoe Rim Trail Association has wrapped up for the year and we are very pleased with how the new sections of trail have turned out! The new Nevada State Parks sections from the Van Sickle intersection towards Kingsbury Grade have been completed. They have some great views on the lake and even pass by a waterfall.

Mountain bikers descending the Van Sickle Trail to the VSSP parking area can bypass the more heavily traveled areas by taking this new connector trail to the Lower Van Sickle Trail/Cal-Neva junction and then taking the Barn Trail to the parking lot. This route will reduce the amount of traffic you encounter, as well as the number of switchbacks.

Outstanding September Volunteers

We want to extend a special thank you to the following individuals who volunteered 2 or more days out on the trails in September:

  • Christine Dobrowolski
  • Cole Miller
  • Eric Clement
  • Greg Johnson
  • Jeff Coulter
  • Jeff Glass
  • Keith Fischer
  • Mary Norr
  • Michael Butler
  • Mike Wells
  • Nils Miller
  • Ray Norr
  • Scott Brown
  • Tim Clement
  • Tim Holdener

TAMBA in the news

Trail work update in the Tahoe Tribune Oct. 12

New Trail in Van Sickle State Park on KOLO 8 TV Oct. 9

The Future of Tahoe Mountain Biking, TAMBA envisions basin-wide trail system from Tahoe Weekly Sept. 28

Tahoe City Public Utility District Multi-Use Trail System Survey

Do you use the paved bike path along the West Shore of Lake Tahoe or along the Truckee River north of Tahoe City? If so, please take a few minutes to complete this survey and provide feedback which will help improve their system.

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:

Thank you for your support!