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    TAMBA's Rose to Toads ride, Lake Tahoe CA 9/2/2019

    Sounds like a good way to beat the summertime blues and the Monday blues in one fell swoop


    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-ta...on-49975631459

    Over 62 miles in length with 8,000+ feet of climbing and 10,000+ feet of descent, this is the most amazing (and tough) mountain bike ride. What started off as a hair-brained idea with a few friends many years ago, pre-TAMBA rebirth, is now one of our signature events attracting crazy people from all around the country. It takes most people all day to complete the ride while showcasing some of the best trails linking Tahoe's North Shore from Mount Rose down to Lake Tahoe's South Shore ending on the famous Mr. Toads Wild Ride. It's not a race but the ride can be as intense as you want it to be, join us and be part of something awesome!

    DISCLAIMER: This ride is self supported, there is no sweep or sag, be prepared for anything.



    Please read the following!!!

    Rose to Toads is not your everyday run of the mill mountain bike ride. It is hard…. like really hard! Maybe you’ve ridden 60 miles before on a mountain bike, but add in unrelenting technical climbs, some hike a bike, and the elevation and this will be one of the hardest rides you ever do.

    Do you need to have rest stops every 20 miles with water and snacks waiting for you? Then this is NOT the ride for you. There will not be any more rest stops after the first half of the ride. The first half of the ride is the easiest half of the ride. You need to be prepared with enough water or a water filter.

    Do you need to have every trail intersection signed for you? Then this is NOT the ride for you. You need to be able to follow the route on a map or on your GPS. Also, it’s a long ride and your phone may not make it the entire way, so don’t rely only a phone for navigation.


    FAQs

    What's the refund policy?

    Absolutely no refunds, but for $15 we would be happy to transfer your ticket to another rider.


    How long does it take to ride from Mount Rose to Mr. Toads?

    Super fast times are about 8-9 hours, average times are around 10-11 hours, and some people finish in the dark.


    Do we ride together as a group the entire time?

    No, the ride gets spread out pretty fast and not everyone starts at the same time either. You’ll probably leap frog with people and find a comfortable pace with a few other riders who want to be social. We also do not do a mass start to try and spread out in the beginning.


    Do I have to ride all the way to Toads?

    Of course not, this is a fun ride and there are many options to ride back down to lake level sooner than Toads.


    What bike should I ride?

    The ideal bike has gears, weighs around 30lbs or less, and has between 4” to 6” of suspension front and rear.


    What do you mean by a self-supported ride?

    There is no one out there that will save you if your bike explodes or you get hurt, there is no sweep or sag to pick you up. Please carry everything you need to fix mechanicals, extra food and water. Also, there is very limited phone service along the route. Bring a print map if you don’t know the route and ride along with others.


    I heard there are rest stops, where are they and what’s at them?

    We have two rest stops along the first half of the ride, the first will be at Spooner Summit on the west side of Highway 50 in the Rim Trail parking lot, the other will be just past Kingsbury Grade. We’ll have a variety of sweet and salty snacks along with drinks. There will not be any more rest stops and only limited access to mountain water (a lake and a few streams) after you get back on the Rim Trail after the 2nd rest stop.


    How well marked is the route?

    There is standard trail signage and a few temporary signs specific to this ride at key intersections. That said there are a few variations on the ride, so know where you’re going. Ultimately if you stay on the Tahoe Rim Trail heading south you will get to Toads... eventually!


    Why does TAMBA put on this ride? Wouldn’t this be the most awesome Enduro race ever?

    We put this ride on every year as a member benefit and to showcase the amazing riding in Tahoe. Please be courteous to all other trail users, this is not a race! Tell them what you are doing and how badass it is. Have fun, we want to create lasting experiences.

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    In for two. Last year was our first time, and it was great. I felt better at the end than I expected. Good excuse to eat candy bars for 11 hours straight.

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    And it's an awesome fundraiser for TAMBA! I put this event on each year so that 100% of the money can back to Tahoe's trails (including to the Tahoe Rim Trail Association and the USFS).

    Also, if you are on the fence... do it this year! Every year I think I might stop putting on the event. Bike events are a lot of work.
    Support TAMBA (Tahoe Area Mountain Biking Association) http://mountainbiketahoe.org/

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    Quote Originally Posted by amydalayna View Post
    And it's an awesome fundraiser for TAMBA! I put this event on each year so that 100% of the money can back to Tahoe's trails (including to the Tahoe Rim Trail Association and the USFS).

    Also, if you are on the fence... do it this year! Every year I think I might stop putting on the event. Bike events are a lot of work.
    Thanks for putting on tomorrow’s event, Amy!

    obviouslyme, I’ll see you out there.

    There is no mass start, but there will be a trickle of 100+ riders heading south from Tahoe Meadows TH on TRT etc at 6:30-7am.

    Happy Labor Day, all!

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    Thanks for all you do Amy, knocked out my 13th Rose to Toads yesterday, great event as usual.

    BTW Amy’s Son Max who is 9 years old rode 50 miles yesterday, unreal!


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    I was signed up, specifically because I figured I might be able to hang with Max (but apparently even that was probably a stretch). Fortunately I came up with a way to back out at the last minute and save myself some embarrassment, by crashing into a tree and breaking a couple ribs last week. It was my only option!

    Congrats to everyone who did this ride, that is no joke. And of course thanks to Ben and Amy and TAMBA for doing this and so much other awesome stuff in Tahoe!

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