Red carpet out for TAMBA |

Red carpet out for TAMBA

Susan Wood

Northstar-at-Tahoe is throwing out the red carpet next month to the Tahoe Area Mountain Bike Association – TAMBA.

The Lake Tahoe bike club, which recently underwent a change in management at the South Shore, will receive all the proceeds from the North Shore ski resort’s customer appreciation day set for Oct. 15. The idea has been in the works for two years, TAMBA member Dave Hamilton said.

Hikers and mountain bikers may ride the Echo and Vista chair lifts for $5 all day. Helmets are required.

The club, which will set up a table to dispense information, plans to use the money to pay for general operating expenses such as costs incurred from newsletters and to reimburse members for tools used on trail work days, Hamilton said.

Another trail day is slated for 10 a.m. Oct. 14 at the Dardanelles Trailhead off South Upper Truckee Road. The trail days have been established to urge responsible mountain bike trail use.

In its last few months of re-establishing the club since Gary and Becky Bell left to pursue other activities, the new management consisting of a core group of South Shore mountain bikers will explore a variety of missions for the club. These include teaching responsible riding, maintaining trail access and upgrades, conducting community outreach and operating with a budgetary surplus.

TAMBA is a nonprofit organization with membership on both ends of Lake Tahoe.

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