FLOOD-RELATED CLOSURES & EFFECTS
:: Mustang Ranch to USA Parkway section of the trail is closed until further notice due to flooding.
:: The trail near Floriston has rockfall and deep mud until spring.
TRAIL NEAR FARAD IS OPEN!
After being stuck at the Farad
boulder field since September 2015, this key connecting
trail segment is now completed, and you can go
explore it. This short section of trail was
VERY challenging, so be sure to stop and admire the rock
work that went into it! This connects the Bikeway all the
way from Verdi to Floriston (12 miles) by trail.
TRAIL FROM VERDI TO FLEISCH BRIDGE CLOSED
This section of trail remains closed for TMWA construction. Estimated re-opening in April 2017.
Other areas with debris and/or floodwater are the south end of reservation near Wadsworth, and Nature Conservancy lands from Mustand to Tracy. If you see or hear about any other damage on the trail, please let us know.
April 5, 2017 — 5-7pm
Truckee Kickoff Meeting
Our sixth annual get-together includes no-host cocktails plus a slide show of latest Bikeway news, especially 2017-18 plans to finish the connection between Truckee and Reno. We’ll be at Moody’s Restaurant (banquet room) and if you bring your 2017 Century Circle gift ($100 or more) we’ll buy you a beer or wine.
May 7, 2017 — Time TBA
11th Annual "Cookie Ride"
As in 2016, each club/shop/team/friends organizes their own departure time and place, intending to arrive at Crystal Peak Park in Verdi from 11 am to noon for home-made cookies. We need 10 cookie bakers and a cookie coordinator. Email us if you would like to volunteer!
Thank you to everyone who came out for the 2017 Tahoe-Pyramid Bikeway Bike-a-Thon!
Beginner through experienced riders rode 97 hours in 15 classes for approximately 1,940 total miles throughout the day! They were led in each class by Great Basin Bicycle's Rich Staley (201 miles) or Cat Gardella (100 miles). Non-riders brought food, cheered on riders, and shared information about the Bikeway with many visitors to the bike shop. Enthusiastic supporters who heard about the event stopped by just to donate. It was really a fun day!
The bike-a-thon raised just over $1200 for the Tahoe-Pyramid Bikeway. This exceeded our original maximum expected donations! More importantly, this event increased awareness of the Bikeway to cyclists and the general community. None of this would have been possible without the generosity and partnership of Great Basin Bicycles and volunteers from Tahoe-Pyramid Bikeway. Thank you!
MEET ERNEST E. TSCHANNEN -
OUR NEW BENEFACTOR!
On June 16, the Bikeway had the great
fortune to receive an endowment pledge from Ernest E. Tschannen of
Orangevale, CA for $1,550,000 from his estate! Ernest is a
generous Swiss outdoorsman who wants to see the Bikeway preserved
for future generations. In recognition, you will soon see his name
on new Bikeway trail signs.
The significance of his
gift is huge, because the Bikeway cannot continue forever without
permanent funding, which grants rarely provide. Ernest’s
pledge will provide at the time of his death a substantial start
to an endowment fund to sustain the Bikeway.
THANK YOU ERNEST!!!
Each year, we have over 100 donors who give $100 each or
more. The money raised by the Century Circle giving campaign is
used for trail planning and design, as well as modest
administrative costs. If you want to join the
donor list, click here.
Thanks to all who donated so far
DO YOU HAVE A
CORPORATE EMPLOYER WHO MATCHES YOUR
DONATION? Many companies will match
their employees’ charitable
donations dollar for dollar. So be
sure to ask (probably the HR
department or community relations).
Thanks to Chevron and Haws Corp for
their match donations!
you would like to know about how to
create a challenge grant (you match
donations from smaller donors) or a
bequest, please call us at
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