1 Year Anniversary!

Today is the one year anniversary of the grand opening of the Bijou Bike Park. In the last year we’ve made some major improvements to the park and upgraded some of the existing features.

New Strider Zone, built July 2016

New Strider Zone, built July 2016

2016 new improvements include:
· A rebuild of the small pump track and inclusion of a Strider zone.

· A rebuild of the medium slopestyle jump line.

· New construction of a large slopestyle jump line.

· Rebuild and stacking of the Pro slopestyle jump line.

· Sculpting the lower loop trail for drainage improvements and flow trail features.

· Reworking the BMX track and resurfacing.

· Installation of park signs indicating the features.

· Installation of a bike work station. (Thanks to the Lake Tahoe Bicycle Coalition for this)

All this work was done with cooperation from the City of South Lake Tahoe, they have continued to help with staff time, materials and delivery of fantastic dirt. The majority of time and money for these improvements was from you, the community. We have spent over $13,000 to pay pro builders (Corey Dicks, Matt Stuck, Alex Fowler, Shawn Warren) and have spent countless volunteer hours making improvements. The signs were printed free of charge by Heavenly’s local sign shop and the California Conservation Corps sent volunteers to help install them.

After one year the Bijou Bike Park proves it is an integral part of the community and has attracted national and international attention from magazines, newspapers and social media. Everyone involved should be proud and we’re lucky to have a world class bike park in our backyard. In addition, we were recently notified the bike park will be awarded a TRPA Best In The Basin Award at the Governing Board Meeting on September 28th!

The job is not done however. We still need a solid volunteer leadership group to help maintain and operate the park. Our Maintenance Mondays have been sporadic and we could better use the bike park as a learning ground for the youth with free programs tied to the schools, Boys and Girls Club and other organization. If you would like to step up and help out please send an email (info @ tamba.org) or stop by any TAMBA event, board meeting or advertised Maintenance Monday. The future is bright for the Bijou Bike Park and we look forward to many more anniversaries!

New signs being installed in August

New signs being installed in August

Partially Open! April 3, 2016

We’ll have some of the bike park open as weather permits this spring. Right now the BMX track and large jump line are closed until they can be reshaped in early May. Otherwise the rest of the park is open including the pump tracks, small and medium jump lines and loop trail. If more rain and snow comes the park will be temporarily closed again. Please respect the park and closures, if your tires are sinking into the dirt it’s too wet to ride and will require more volunteer time to fix things up.
The first Maintenance Monday is April 4, 2016.
Here’s a few photos taken the first weekend of April. After being buried in the snow for 5 months, the park has held up great and the wood kickers allow us to open right away.


Sunday Skills Clinic

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)



September 19th – Grand Opening!

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!!!


Tentative Grand Opening September 19

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


Construction on the slopestyle jump lines

Construction on the slopestyle jump lines



We need your help!

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!