National Trails Day
What: National Trails Day
Where: Van Sickle State Park (Stateline, NV)
When: June 4th
Join TAMBA and the Tahoe Rim Trail Association for the National Trails Day event! Come celebrate the start of the trail season by volunteering to build trail. The event begins at Van Sickle CA/NV Bi-State Park off Lake Parkway in Stateline, NV. Lunch will be provided thanks to TRTA’s sponsors, REI in Reno. The project adds 13 miles of new trail to the Tahoe Rim Trail system!
This is a high publicity event and it would be great to have a large group from TAMBA participate.
PINE NUT CRACKER RACE COURSE
What: Pine Nut Cracker mountain bike race
Where: Pinenut Rd (Gardnerville, NV)
When: May 21 @ 10am
If you haven’t yet experienced the trails in the Pine Nuts, this is a perfect opportunity to check them out and support Alta Alpina Cycling Club while you are at it. TAMBA will have our new shirts available for sale at the race for $20 and membership forms too!
Race #1 of the 2011 Sierra Cup Regional Championship Series for Northern California/Nevada. Follow us on facebook- ‘Sierra Cup Mountain Bike Series’. For the full series schedule and rules visit www.renowheelmen.org or click HERE. For series information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
RACE DETAILS: Check online registration for a list of all categories and age groups. Racers meeting at 9:50am, Race starts at 10:00am in 1-minute waves by category. Helmets required. Five riders to make a class, smaller classes may be combined. Awards to three places in all categories. $300 Pro/Cat 1 purse for fastest times. Race is a 2011 National Championship Qualifier. Post event awards ceremony and product raffle. BBQ Lunch will be provided to all racers.
DIRECTIONS: From Reno/Carson City/Hwy 50… take Hwy 395 south to Minden/Gardnerville. Go all the way through town to the intersection of Pine Nut Rd.(last stop light on Hwy 395). Turn LEFT and follow Pine Nut Rd to the Douglas County Fairgrounds parking lot on your right.
TAMBA t-shirts are in
The Amgen Tour of California is here! We have some TAMBA T-shirts printed and will be selling them for $20 at our booth at the “Y” in South Lake Tahoe on Sunday, May 15. Watch the race go by and stop by to say Hi! These shirts are likely to go fast. We didn’t print many, because, well, we’re still operating on a shoestring and a prayer. We will also be taking memberships ($10) if you aren’t an official TAMBA member yet.
TAMBA has committed to working a rest stop at the Legends Ride on Saturday, May 14 during the Amgen TOC weekend. This is a great opportunity for us to not only get our name out there, but also raise some much needed funds to help us get off the ground. We need a handful of volunteers to join us and work the rest stop at the top of Spooner. We would need two people to pick up the truck in SLT around 6-7am in the morning and take it to Spooner and four more people to meet at the rest stop around 9:30am. Everyone should be done by 4pm. If you can help, please e-mail Lauren at LLindley at pearlizumi dot com or at 530-541-9044.
What: Corral Trail public meeting
Where: USFS building at 35 College Drive in South Lake Tahoe
When: April 28th from 6pm to 8pm
Corral Trail will be getting even better this year. The USFS has hired professional trail and bike park designers Hilride to solicit input and ideas on how to improve Corral with added features and flow. A public meeting will be held at the USFS building at 35 College Drive in South Lake Tahoe on April 28th from 6pm to 8pm. Please bring your ideas and input on how you think Corral Trail can be transformed into an iconic trail, your ideas will be heard.
It is important to voice our ideas as mountain bikers on this project because it will set the stage for future opportunities to directly give the USFS input on the design of trails in Tahoe. Corral trail has received a lot of attention over the last couple years because it is one of the only trails approved for such improvements in Tahoe, even if you think it is “good enough” it can still be better. For more information about Hilride, visit their website http://hilride.com