Rules of the trail now posted |

Rules of the trail now posted

Andy Bourelle

Mountain bikers hitting the Tahoe Rim Trail now will be greeted with a sign talking about the “rules of the trail.”

The Rim Trail was first opened to mountain bikers in 1996, and now about 60 percent of the trail is available for biking use.

The Tahoe Area Mountain Bicycling Association and Tahoe Rim Trail Association decided to develop the signs in response to increased biking usage. Signs were being posted this month.

“Not only is it a great partnership between two organizations, it also helps to focus our mutual efforts to continually remind riders, both locals and visitors, about responsible riding behavior and interaction with other user groups,” said Gary Bell, spokesman for TAMBA.

The mountain bike association also plans to work with Rim Trail volunteers this weekend on a section south from Tunnel Creek Road.

“We, as cyclists, need to be visible on the trail, doing our part to keep it maintained,” said Max Jones, a Rim Trail volunteer and mountain bike rider.

TAMBA, a non-profit organization, was founded in 1988 to coordinate local efforts to keep Lake Tahoe and Truckee trails open to mountain bikers.


Information about the Tahoe Area Mountain Bicycling Association and Tahoe Rim Trail work planned this weekend can call Max Jones at (775) 887-8844. Information about TAMBA can be received by calling (530) 541-7505.

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