Tahoe South Press Releases
LTVA’S Donation to TAMBA Contributes to Phase One Funding of New Multi-Use Trails
June 20, 2017 (SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. / Nev.) – The Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority fundraising effort from last month’s Amgen Tour of California raised more than $1,700 for the Tahoe Area Mountain Bike Association toward building new mountain biking and hiking trails. A welcome reception, team presentation and silent auction provided necessary funds toward Phase One construction of the new trail system totaling six miles at Fallen Leaf Lake/Angora Ridge. http://www.tamba.org/fll-trails/
This summer TAMBA is working with the U.S. Forest Service to build the initial phase of the eventual 15 miles of new trails. Phase One includes:
- New construction of a 2 mile long, 24” wide shared use trail starting near the intersection of Fallen Leaf Lake Road and Emerald Bay Rd. traversing uphill before connecting at the bottom of Angora Ridge Rd. New 2 ½ mile construction of an 18” shared use trail the length of Angora Ridge to provide separation from the road for non-motorized users.
- New 1 ½ mile construction of an 18” shared use trail connecting Angora Ridge to the network near Mule Deer Court.
- Public volunteer trail building days are scheduled for June 24, July 9, August 13, and September 23
“This new trail system is a true community effort and to have the LTVA on board providing support is a huge boost to our organization,” said Ben Fish, president and chair of the TAMBA board. “This has been many years in the works, but until recently the construction was completely unfunded. TAMBA is looking forward to building more trails and continuing to host fun evens with support from LTVA.”
“In addition to the Amgen Tour of California reinforcing Tahoe South’s reputation as a world class cycling destination it also helps support projects that benefit residents and visitors alike,” said Carol Chaplin, president and CEO of the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority. “The long-standing partnership with Amgen Tour of California and TAMBA allows our region to flourish and showcase Tahoe as a cycling mecca.”
The Amgen Breakaway from Heart DiseaseTM Women's Race Empowered with SRAM was a four-day stage race that showcased some of the best cyclists in the world. Lake Tahoe hosted the overall start and Stage 2 at Heavenly Mountain Resort, May 11-12, 2017. More than 100+ athletes circumnavigated the 72-mile shoreline and tackled the highest summit in race history at Daggett Pass along Kingsbury Grade, state Route 207.
Contact: Jenn Boyd or Phil Weidinger, Weidinger Public Relations, 775-588-2412 or [email protected].
About the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority
Designated the “America’s Best Lake” by USA TODAY readers (2012), Tahoe South combines the distinctive appeal of two worlds: spectacular natural beauty and a modern tourism destination with an array of outdoor recreation, entertainment, nightlife and gaming. Tahoe’s timeless splendor and an emerging economic diversity continue to define its inimitable personality. For information about lodging, recreation and family packages at Tahoe South, call 1-800-288-2463 or log onto www.TahoeSouth.com.