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Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture
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Sunflower Hill Multi-Use Trail Completion by Mountain Bikers Aug 11

Posted on August 6, 2012
Filed Under Bike Culture

The Tahoe Area Mountain Biking Association(TAMBA), the Tahoe Mountain Bike Patrol and Nevada State Parks will host  a trail work day on August 11th to work on the new Sunflower Hill Trail.

The Sunflower Hill Trail is a 2.6 mile multi-use trail that creates an alternate route to the steep and dusty Hobart Road just east of Marlette Peak. It has been built primarily by volunteers from various mountain bike groups in cooperation with Nevada State Parks.

The trail has been a work in progress for nearly 5 years, breaking ground in August of 2010. Through multiple work days over the last two years, volunteers have constructed the trail to the highest sustainable trail standards established by the International Mountain Bicycling Association.

This will be the fourth trail day so far this year and should be the day that the connection is made between the bottom and top sections that have already been built. There may be additional trail days for finishing touches to the trail tread, but actual construction of the trail should be complete with a good turnout on Saturday.

Volunteers should wear long sleeves, long pants, and sturdy shoes; and bring a lunch, water, and sun protection. Crews will meet at 8:30am at the Lakeview Gate, located at 4500 Hobart Road, Carson City. It is about a 3 mile drive to the worksite and then about a mile hike in to the work location. Mountain bikers are welcome to ride in and meet crews on the trail.

For additional information or to RSVP, please e-mail info@tahoebikepatrol.org

 

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