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This #GivingTuesday, we announced TAMBA’s [Re]Build the Future: December Donor Drive.

[Re]Build the Future: December Donor Drive has been established in part to support efforts to rebuild and restore trails impacted by the Caldor fire, so we can continue working toward our main goal of developing 50 miles of trail basin-wide. By donating this month during the TAMBA [Re]Build the Future: December Donor Drive, your contribution goes directly to building efforts of the trails you enjoy. All donations to the TAMBA [Re]Build the Future will be unrestricted.

  • TAMBA plans in 2022
    • Rebuild and restore trails impacted by the Caldor Fire
    • Build + maintain trails basin-wide, with diversity for all skill levels (we aim to develop 50 miles of trail by 2030)
    • Make signage and infrastructure upgrades
    • Add crew members + host fun volunteer days!

Donate today to get your TAMBA gear: $100+ gets you a pair of TAMBA socks and $250+ gets you a t-shirt!

Consider these other ways to support Tahoe Trails:

  • Does your company match donations? Don’t forget to apply!
  • Become a core supporter.
  • If you can’t shop locally, choose Tahoe Area Mountain Biking Association as your charity for AmazonSmile.
  • Share this with anyone that loves multi-use trails in Lake Tahoe.
  • Sign up for our newsletter for future volunteer opportunities.

Many have had a chance to return to the woods following the Caldor Fire closures. The devastation is palpable, tears have been shed, and we are coming to terms with the fact it will never look the same in our lifetimes. Despite the massive impression the Caldor Fire has left behind, TAMBA is focused on the future. Video by Anthony Cupaiuolo



About Caldor Impacts:

An estimated 20 miles of trail, including the ever-popular Corral trail network, Sidewinder, Armstrong, Armstrong Connector, and Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride sustained major damage. We are working closely with the USFS and other trail organizations to activate an aggressive [Re]Build plan. While some work has already begun, it has allowed us to take stock of the true impact that the fire left behind, and a clear path to move forward. With your support, we can help to restore beloved areas, including the bridges, signs, features and trails themselves, recover what’s left and reestablish crucial sustainable builds so that we can enjoy the trails for years to come.

Most Recent Caldor Fire Trail Updates


About New Trails:

Our goal is to develop 50 miles of trails for all skills and abilities. Sounds simple, right? It’s hard to grasp how much work, both physically and on paper, goes into it. Each mile of trail costs roughly $10-$30k to build. Not to mention, funds raised frequently go into maintaining trails, so it’s a challenge to create enough momentum to diversify our options. However, everyone benefits from new trails and more options, including bikers, hikers, trail runners, motorcyclists, horseback riders, etc. We are committed to making and maintaining a connected place for recreation in Lake Tahoe, that’s friendly and accessible for mountain biking.


What does unrestricted mean?

Many of the grants and funds that allow TAMBA to do our work are tied to specific projects with specific deliverables. With unrestricted funds, we are able to hone in on the desires of our community (you) to build and maintain trails by popular demand. This is huge, and helps us uphold our promise to preserve and evolve access for mountain biking all over Tahoe. If there’s an idea you’d like to deliver with your donation, we’re listening.


The fire was a major setback, but our organization is committed to moving forward and advancing our mission. We thank you for supporting TAMBA.

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