Join some of our lead builders (Cory, Kris, Matt, and John T) for a clinic to improve your skills at the bike park. We’ll focus on jumping, pump track techniques, BMX and general bike handling. We can’t promise you’ll be riding The Hammock or Sharknado at the end of this, but you’ll certainly pick up some pointers. Donations are accepted and go directly into our maintenance fund.
Every Sunday from 11am to noon (as weather permits)
It’s official, the grand opening of Bijou Bike Park is Saturday September 19th! We will literally have a parade through town to kick off the events. The City of South Lake Tahoe’s 50th Anniversary parade will end at the park around 11:30am and we’ll have a ribbon cutting around 12:30 then the park is open to the public. A jump jam at 2pm and a BMX race at 3:30pm. Limited parking will be available across the street at the College, so please ride your bike and don’t drive. Bring your family and your bikes and come celebrate!!!
The park is closed to the public still, you might see people out there riding, but right now we only have the volunteer builders and their families testing as the build progresses. A tentative grand opening date has been set for Saturday September 19 – pending all construction is complete and the site is revegetated, signage installed and proper safety measures are in place.
We will need help over the next few weeks to button up the site, meaning that all loose dirt is covered with native ground material, planted with a native seed mix and riding surfaces maintain proper compaction. Remember, this is a city park on a main street and the bike park has to look good too! If you have any experience in landscaping, and can donate time, materials or labor please let us know – email: info@ tamba.org
We need help! If you have any experience building pump tracks (or have an interest in learning) we need volunteers today through Saturday at the Bijou Bike Park to help with shaping. Our pro-builder Alex Fowler from PumpTraxUSA.com will be there the everyday from about 9am until dark leading the build and we’ll have TAMBA crew leaders there in the evenings. Bring a shovel if you can and join us!
Bijou Bike Park Update: 3 weeks into construction today, Aug 5. This week the focus has been on the 3 slopestyle lines. We have a small group of “pro” TAMBA volunteers out there every day slapping dirt (including Kris, Cory, Matt, Rycon) The start hill is shaped, the small line is shaped, the medium line is being built with the large line to follow over the next couple days. All wedges are landings for the jumps, the jumps will all be steel framed and wood decked, but will not be here until early Sept. So please stay off the jump lines until they’re done. The BMX track is complete, slurry get’s added next week. Pump tracks start next week. We’ll be making a call for volunteers next week. Until then, see you at the Meyers Mountain Bike Festival this weekend!