Author Archives: Ben Fish

Year End Party November 13th

Join us for another fun night of mountain bike films, raffle prizes, food, drink, and 2014 membership drive.

Shindig starts at 6pm at the Himmel Haus in South Lake Tahoe (Across the street from Heavenly California Base Lodge)

October Events

Corral Night Ride – October 25 at 6pm This free fun ride will celebrate TAMBA’s partnership with the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship to build over 30 new features and jumps on Lower Corral Trail starting next spring.  Costumes encouraged, lights required – although we will have limited rentals and demos by JetLites.  Hot drinks and good times provided by TAMBA.

Angora Trail Build, South Lake Tahoe - October 5 (9am to 4pm) 
CANCELED DUE TO GOVERNMENT SHUT DOWN

Sunflower Hill Trail, Spooner State Park - October 6
Join us for some maintenance and final touches on the recently completed Sunflower Hill Trail in Nevada State Parks.  There are a couple sections that were never completed to the desired standards by one of the local conservation crews.  Now the park wants it fully done before we can start on the new Tunnel Creek-Red House connection.  Meet at 9am at the end of Lakeview Road (off the south end of Washoe Valley) for a 4wd carpool/caravan up the hill.  Due to the remote location, please bring a lunch.

Tyrolean, Incline Village – October 13 (9am to 4pm)
CANCELED DUE TO GOVERNMENT SHUT DOWN

 

 

Rose to Toads Ride 2013

The fresh snowy conditions for Rose to Toads 2013 made this a ride we’ll be talking about for many years to come.  Special, magical, amazing, and just wow were said over and over… with the occasional gripe about soggy clothes once the sun came out to melt the snow and get us muddy wet.  The pace was slow, the vibe was high, and it was fun riding with everyone at some point.  Some of us are still picking pieces of sand from our eyes and grit in our teeth, souvineers of an epic day.

If you’re interested in stats we’re still waiting for some final reports, but we had about 45 people start on Mount Rose at Tahoe Meadows, about 12 people finished at Toads (a few pushing darkness), and the rest completing at Van Sickle, Star Lake and Armstrong.

Thanks to the Jenay and Alison with Lake Tahoe Yoga for working the two rest stops along with Joe M – the hot coco and cup o soups were our savior.  Thanks for the discounted shuttles from Max Jones at Flume Trail Bikes, and from Joe with Shuttle Around Tahoe – and thanks to all the good folks that support TAMBA, we put this ride on to get more members and bring more awareness of the Tahoe trails…  Oh, and to have a super fun time too!

Check out the TAMBA flickr pool for more photos.

 

Tahoe Fat Tire Festival Sept 13-15 at Squaw Valley

The Tahoe Fat Tire Festival is this weekend.  Friday night mountain bike films including Not Bad and the US premier of Arrival.  Saturday and Sunday Races, Rides, Poker Ride, Expo, and Fun!

Meyers Mtn Bike Festival Weekend

Join us this weekend for trail building, riding, live music, bike demos, shuttles, raffles, kids events, food and FUN.

Trail Day this Saturday on Lower Toads, August 17, 2013 from 9am to 1pm

As part of the Meyer’s Mountain Bike Festival and in partnership with the US Forest Service, TAMBA will be holding a volunteer trail day on the Lower Toads connector trail to the Christmas Valley neighborhood near Mulberry Drive / Apache Ave.  Every volunteer that shows up to help build will get a ticket for a free beer from Divided Sky for the Festival on Sunday.
Meet at 9am at Watta Bike Shop, we will then hike / bike up with tools and work on the connector trail from the bottom of Toads near the water towers.  We will end work around 1pm and ride back to Watta Bike for a free BBQ and drinks.

Meyers Mountain Bike Festival, Sunday August 18, 2013
3pm to 7pm Outside in front of Divided Sky located directed on Highway 50 in Meyers.

The Meyers Mountain Bike Festival will be a celebration of mountain biking in Tahoe and also and expression of gratitude for it’s success in the area.  All proceeds from the event will go towards TAMBA and local mountain bike projects.  The events are FREE however donations will be accepted to fund future trail projects.