Lake Tahoes Corral Trail Needs Your Vote!

 

Please cast your vote for Corral Trail to be a recipient of the Bell Built Grant. Bell Helmets is awarding $100,000 to 3 different bike projects. Corral is the only project in California to make the finals. Winning will allow us to build all the proposed features on this favorite Nor Cal trail. Once built, Corral Trail will be a model for how trails with mountain bike features can legally be built in public forests around the country and show a positive partnership with the US Forest Service. Vote on Facebook by selecting Flow Trail Projects, and choosing Corral Trail. Read our grant application to find out more about the project and see the approved plans for 30+ features! Check out some recent press the grant vote has received in Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture and Tahoe Daily Tribune!

13th Annual Nevada Land Conservancy Beer Hike


Saturday, October 13th, 2012

13th Annual Beer Hike for Land Conservation
Silver Peak Restaurant & Brewery’s Spooner-Marlette Lake Hike to Benefit Nevada Land Conservancy
Hike 8:30 am Marlette Lake Trailhead

Come and join the quintessential Sierra fall hike – glorious aspens, good friends, and a high mountain lake – capped off with a cold, refreshing beer. You are invited to join Silver Peak Restaurant & Brewery’s 13th Annual Beer Hike on behalf of Nevada Land Conservancy, Saturday, October 13th. The event will enjoy its third year using the Nevada State Park Spooner-Marlette Lake trail. Participants can enjoy a cold, award-winning Silver Peak beer at Marlette Lake for a suggested donation of $5. The hike begins at 8:30 a.m. from the Spooner Lake parking facilities at the intersection of State Route 28 and U.S. 50.

The hike from Spooner to Marlette Lake is roughly 9.5 miles round trip with a 1200 foot elevation gain and no more than 5% grade, so participants are encouraged to drink lots of water when hiking (restrooms are available at Marlette Lake!). Participants can bike or ride horses up the trail, and hike-in camping is available near the lake. Bikes are available for rent at Spooner Lake: 775-749-5349 and www.flumetrail.com.

The Marlette Lake trailhead marker is located at the eastern most end of Spooner Lake parking lot past the toilets. Spooner Lake Park parking facilities are located at the intersection of State Route 28 and U.S. 50. Remember, our state parks need help too — parking is $12 per vehicle with a $2 discount for Nevada residents (please consider carpooling).This year’s participants will have a chance to purchase a commemorative hike pint cup made of flexible, BPA-free silicone, or win a Half Dome 2 Plus tent donated by REI. Please remember to drink lots of water when hiking. Details: Nevada Land Conservancy at 75-851-5180 or Silver Peak Restaurant and Brewery 775-324-1864. For information about the trail or camping opportunities, visit http://parks.nv.gov/ltbc.htm.

IMBA TCC VISIT & TYROLEAN TRAIL WORK

  Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew Coming to Incline Village, NV

  Expert team will join TAMBA to teach sustainable trail building
  Incline Village, NV: September 7-8 – The International Mountain Bicycling Association’s (IMBA) Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew will be in Incline      Village from September 7th through the 9th to share sustainable trail building techniques and more with local mountain bikers, land managers and   recreation specialists. The visit, which was requested by the Tahoe Area Mountain Biking Association, is one of about 70 stops on the 2012 schedule. Everyone is invited to attend the weekend’s events. There is no cost, but pre-registration is requested.

All are welcome to join the Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew leaders when they come to town. Below is a schedule of events that are open to the public:

Friday, September 7:
3:00 pm-5:00pm; Better Living Through Trails Presentation
Parasol Building, 948 Incline Way, Incline Village
5:30pm-7:30pm; TAMBA Happy Hour
Hacienda Restaurant, 931 Tahoe Blvd., Incline Village

 Saturday, September 8:
9:00am – 12:00 pm; Trail Building classroom session. (Lunch Provided)
Diamond Peak Ski Area, Base Lodge, 1210 Ski Way, Incline Village
1:00pm – 4:00 pm – trail construction techniques on the Tyrolian Downhill trail.
 
Sunday, September 9:
Group mountain bike ride with the IMBA Trail Care Crew. Specifics TBA.

 For more information and to register for Friday’s class or Saturday’s trail building school, please visit www.tamba.org

Pump Track Grand Opening June 22 – 4 pm

 

Grand Opening of the Pump Track in the City of Reno Panther Valley Park

Date: Friday, June 22, 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: City of Reno Panther Valley Park

This event is intended as a celeibration of the Grand Opening of the Bicycle Pump Track in the City of Reno Panther Valley Park. The Pump Track was built through volunteer efforts of the Poedunks. Inc. and the Tahoe Area Mountain Bike Association (TAMBA). The City Council granted final approval of this volunteer agreement/project on May 23,2012. Through many volunteer hour and in-kind donations of heavy equipment the project will be complete and ready to ride on by June 22 at virtually no cost to the City of Reno.

At the event there will be a loud speaker system for a short dedication/ribbon cutting ceremony. Black Rock Bicycles will be hosting hot dogs and beverages. There will be bike riders on the track doing demo ride. We will do a press release to attack media to promote the new track. The Poedunks and TAMBA would love to have any City Council members available and City Staff that helped on the project there to help celebrate a great new resource for the citizens of Reno.

This was formally an under unitized bicycle BMX track. The Poedunks and TAMA have transform the old BMX track into a modern style Pump Track that can be used by almost any bike rider of any age.

panther valley pump track


Panther Valley Pump Track

VOLUNTEER WORK DAY

Monday May 28 – 9 am

TAMBA and the Poedunks are hosting a community build day on Monday, May 28 (Memorial Day) from 0900 until mid-afternoon. The location is Panther Valley Park, 650 Link Lane, 89506. There is plenty of room for parking around the corner on Western Drive. Volunteer to work all or part of the day, every little bit helps. Monday’s work day will involve the finishing and dialing in of the multiple tracks and jump lines. Wear Long pants, gloves, and sturdy shoes(no sandals, Teva’s, Crocs, etc,). We will be using hand tools and most will be provided. But in case we get 30+ people, please bring rakes, square shovels, or tampers if you have them(but write your name on them first). Also, feel free to bring your bikes and helmets for test rides. That goes for kids and bikes, too! Black Rock Bicycles will be providing a BBQ Lunch for all volunteers!

Reno Pump Track

An effort is under way to
build a Pump Track in Reno.  It would involve reworking the underutilized
BMX track at Panther Valley Park into three levels of Pump Tracks, a small jump
line and some skill development features.  TAMBA and the Poedunks have
been working with the City of Reno Parks and Rec Department to make this
happen.  It has the support of Parks and Rec, and will go to the Ward 4
Neighborhood Advisory Board(NAB) on Monday, March 12 at 6pm at the Evelyn Mount
Northeast Community Center at 1300 Valley Road.  Attendance from the
cycling community is encouraged to show support for this project.

If it is approved at the NAB, it will then go to the Parks and Rec
Commission for approval in April.  Theoretically we could be moving dirt
shortly afterwards and have this completed by the end of May.

Here’s where we need your help.  Please sign this online letter of support.
And show up to the meeting on Monday to demonstrate your support.

With your help we can make
this happen for our community.  Once we build one, a few more in other
neighborhoods will be easier.

Wondering what a Pump Track
is?  See the Proposal on the
Reno Wheelmen website.

Don’t forget to attend the
Pedal Driven Movie Screening on March 22 at CommRow.  A good turnout will
raise enough for TAMBA and the Poedunks to completely fund this project.
Other donations would always be accepted as well.  We need to come up with
at least $500.  Yep, that’s it.  Signs made and installed, fuel for
the borrowed equipment, a couple water hoses, and some lumber for the skill
features.

Let’s do this,

kj

 

An effort is under way to build a Pump Track in Reno.  It would involve reworking the underutilized BMX track at Panther Valley Park into three levels of Pump Tracks, a small jump line and some skill development features.  TAMBA and the Poedunks have been working with the City of Reno Parks and Rec Department to make this happen.  It has the support of Parks and Rec, and will go to the Ward 4 Neighborhood Advisory Board(NAB) on Monday, March 12 at 6pm at the Evelyn Mount Northeast Community Center at 1300 Valley Road.  Attendance from the cycling community is encouraged to show support for this project.

If it is approved at the NAB, it will then go to the Parks and Rec Commission for approval in April.  Theoretically we could be moving dirt shortly afterwards and have this completed by the end of May.

Here’s where we need your help.  Please sign this online letter of support.  And show up to the meeting on Monday to demonstrate your support.

With your help we can make this happen for our community.  Once we build one, a few more in other neighborhoods will be easier.

Wondering what a Pump Track is?  See the Proposal on the Reno Wheelmen website.

Don’t forget to attend the Pedal Driven Movie Screening on March 22 at CommRow.  A good turnout will raise enough for TAMBA and the Poedunks to completely fund this project.  Other donations would always be accepted as well.  We need to come up with at least $500.  Yep, that’s it.  Signs made and installed, fuel for the borrowed equipment, a couple water hoses, and some lumber for the skill features.

Let’s do this,

kj

Pedal Driven Bikeumentary – March 22

Reno Movie Flier (2)

“PEDAL-DRIVEN: A BIKE-UMENTARY”

Non-profit documentary explores conflict surrounding mountain bikers on public lands

Who: Tahoe Area Mountain Biking Association, Poedunks

What: PEDAL-DRIVEN Movie Screening

When: Thursday, March 22 starting at 6pm

Where: CommRow, 255 N. Virginia St, Reno, NV

Cost: $10 at the door

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