In case you weren’t on Facebook for the last month here’s the scoop. TAMBA applied for the Bell Built Grant in February 2013 to build out all of the proposed features on Corral Trail in South Lake Tahoe. In April, after a long Facebook voting contest we lost by just 1 stinking percent to some bike park in VT. But don’t despair we are moving forward to get this model project with the US Forest Service built!
We are raising the money ourselves to get this project done right. The money will be used to rent machinery, buy tools, feed and fuel our volunteer trail builders and hopefully even hire a few pro trail builders.
Click here to see the full plan.
Wondering what you can do to help build Corral Trail even though we didn’t win the grant? Help Erik and Dan (from Salesforce) reach the 15k goal! The super AMAZING at people Salesforce Foundation will match donations dollar for dollar up to 15K – 30k total!
So your $5 tax deductible donation turns into $10, or your $50 donation turns into $100, or your $1,000 donation turns into $2,000. You get the picture, now let’s get Corral built!
Donate online here:
Join us Wednesday April 24th at 6pm at the American Legion in South Lake Tahoe for our Spring Party. We’ll be giving away free tshirts for membership sign ups and renewals. We’ll also have a raffle and updates on 2013 Events and Projects. See you there!
Update 4/13/2013 – In the Facebook voting we finished in second place, 1% behind Burke Mountain in Vermont. This does not mean we will not win the grant however. The winning projects will be based on their merits and we certainly feel Corral Trail has a lot of merits! Final decision will be announced on April 19th, stay tuned.
TAMBA gained huge support from across the country from this PR blitz and we’d like to thank everyone that supported us, got the word out, and is now motivated to help out. We have many projects in the works and need all the help possible. Thanks community!
We are one of the finalists in the Bell Built Grant! This means we might win our share of $100,000 split between 3 projects and have IMBA Trail Solutions come here to help build out all the proposed features on Corral Trail (jumps, berms, hips, tables, rock features).
Once complete the Corral Trail will be a model for how trails with mountain bike features can legally be built in public forests around the country! Vote TODAY and SHARE with your friends.:
Over 100 applications were submitted from across the country and we’ve been selected as one of the twelve finalists. The wining projects will be announced in April at Sea Otter. TAMBA wants Corral to be one of those three winning projects and needs your help.
Help us out by spreading the word and creating some buzz, and remember to vote for Corral on the Bell Facebook page by April 12th.
Read our proposal to find out more, click HERE to see the pdf file.
The day after election day we held a party – all politics were thrown aside and bikes ruled the night. Well over a 100 people showed up to Mo’s in South Lake Tahoe throughout the night to cheers another great season. Strength in Numbers and Where the Trail Ends played all night on a dozen flat screens along with a loop of TAMBA photos. Not only was this an awesome time with great support – This was also the biggest single fundraiser we’ve held.
Once Judy (our super star Treasurer) adds up all the donations we’re expecting to have raised around $3,000 between the raffle and memberships! This is a huge boost towards funding our trail projects for next year’s such as the monthly trail build days, buying tools and food for trail workers, building new features on Corral Trail, creating a new Kingsbury DH trail, new trails at Spooner State Park, the Bijou Bike Park, and the list goes on… Click here to see a list of 2012 Highlights. If you did not renew or join for 2013, now is the time. Remember if you join in person at Pearl Izumi in SLT you get a free TAMBA tshirt.
Thanks again to everyone that makes TAMBA successful. We are always looking for new people to step up and help out our small band of volunteers, email us or stop by a monthly meeting. Next one is November 28th at 6:30pm at Design Workshop in Stateline, NV on lower Kingsbury Grade.
Unclaimed raffle prizes (the numbers are the last 3 digits of the raffle number)
504: Pound of Coffee from Alpen Sierra Coffee Roasting Company
370: Bottle of Port (Illuminare)
367: K2 shirt and Jersey courtesy of Tahoe Mountain Sports
495: 25$ gift Certificate to Riva Grill on The Lake
640: Danny Hart Shirt and Tahoe Adventure Map
324: Danny Hart Shirt and Tahoe Adventure Map
These are just the winners who did not leave their name on their tickets. Contact me and we’ll arrange a pickup.
Join us at Mo’s Place in South Lake Tahoe on Wednesday November 7th to celebrate yet another great year for mountain biking in Tahoe! Party starts at 6pm. Happy Hour food and drink specials all night. Come by, renew your membership, buy some raffle tickets, watch great mountain bike films, get involved and cheers to a great year on the trails. Curious on some of our highlights this year? Click here for a list.
If you can’t attend the party, but still want to buy some raffle tickets… you can! Tickets are 2 for 5$ or 5 for $10. You need not be present to win. Raffle prizes by Sports LTD, South Shore Bikes, Watta Bike, Sierra Cycle Works, Shoreline of Tahoe, Sierra at Tahoe, POC Sports, Riva Grill, Alpen Sierra, One World Healing Massage, Jim Delso Photography, Tahoe Adventure Maps, Chainsaw Productions and more!