Biking and building
Tahoe Area Mountain Bike Association, or TAMBA, is looking for volunteers for a Trail Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday in conjunction with the first Meyers Mountain Bike Festival on Sunday. Volunteer trail builders will be rewarded for helping with goodies, including a free barbecue lunch at Watta Bike on Saturday and a free drink ticket for the festival on Sunday. TAMBA will be working on the lower portion of Toads that connects into the Meyers neighborhood. On Sunday, TAMBA will provide info on current and upcoming mountain bike projects and how to get involved. There will also be free stickers, membership signups and info on upcoming events like the Tahoe Fat Tire Festival and the Annual Rose to Toads Ride.
Kirkwood to hold 5K, 10K Adventure Trail Run
A season pass is on the line Labor Day weekend during Kirkwood’s 33rd annual 5K/10K Adventure Trail Run on Saturday, Aug. 31. There will be a one-mile and half-mile run for children at 9 a.m. The 5K and 10K will start after the fun run. This is not a course to set a personal record, but the view can’t be bear.
The 5K runners will loop through the neighborhood on a paved road and cross a meadow with a short section of trail. The 10K runners will follow Red Cliffs bike trail up the mountain behind the main Lodge, cross under Chair 2 and wind your way down the mountain on dirt roads and single track trails.
Race registration forms are available in South Shore at Kahle Community Park in Stateline, the SLT Recreation Center or online at www.tahoemtnmilers.org or www.race360.com. Pre-registered runners postmarked by Aug. 20 will pay $30, saving $10 on registration, and be guaranteed a shirt. Race-day registration opens at 8 a.m. in the Kirkwood Main Lodge and is $40 and comes with a chance to win a ski pass. The children’s run costs $10 and does not include a shirt or chance to win the ski pass.
Outrigger Challenge comes to Tahoe
The Kawa i’ ulu O’ Tahoe Outrigger Canoe Club will host the first ever outrigger canoe race on the South Shore on Saturday, Aug. 24, and Sunday, Aug. 25, at Lakeview Commons Beach.
The weekend will be packed with different paddling races. There will be Polynesian-style, racing canoes and the big Waterman’s Challenge will be going down between 9 a.m. and noon on Saturday. There will also be a fast-paced relay, combining both stand-up paddleboarding and outrigger canoe laps all within spectator distance of Lake View Commons Beach. Long-distance races to the East Shore will also launch from Lakeview beach Saturday afternoon. A long-distance race will take paddlers to Meeks Bay and back on Sunday.
Teams will be coming from all across California to participate, and as far away as Canada.
Rolling and grinding
From snow to water, SheJumps is all about getting females involved in outdoor activities. This month, the group is focusing on water. SheJumps will hold a women’s kayak roll clinic from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 23, at the Incline Village Recreation Center pool. The rec center is located at 980 Incline Way in Incline Village, Nev.
The clinic is the perfect opportunity for beginner kayakers to learn one of the most important skills for whitewater kayaking in a safe and supportive environment. Experienced kayakers who want to sharpen their skills are also welcome. Women should bring bathing suit, goggles, nose plugs, kayak, skirt, and paddle if you have them. The event is limited to 12 participants. Please RSVP with Meghan Kelly at Meghan@shejumps.org.
Join SheJumps at the Gear and Grind Café for a women’s bike repair clinic at 6 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 26. Learn how to effortlessly fix a flat, repair a broken chain, and troubleshoot brakes and gears in the middle of a ride. This all-female clinic will be tailored to the attendees’ needs and is a great way to meet fellow bike riders. A $5 donation is suggested and comes with a raffle ticket.
Compiled by staff