Partners: North Lake Tahoe Boys & Girls Club, The Specialized Foundation, Village Ski Loft, Flume Trail Bikes, Truckee Tahoe Airport District, US Forest Service, Tahoe Area Mountain Bike Association
Funds Granted: $15,000
Tahoe Fund presented 20 new Specialized mountain bikes and helmets, a storage system, extra parts and mountain bike coaching to youth at the Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe. The bikes will provide kids greater access to a new trail that will be constructed next spring just two blocks from the program center.
Thanks to our donors and the Truckee Tahoe Airport, the Tahoe Fund is helping with construction of a new trail that will be built in Kings Beach next spring by the United States Forest Service and the Tahoe Area Mountain Biking Association (TAMBA). With the trail just two blocks from the Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe, we recognized an opportunity to get more kids on bikes so they can enjoy the trails literally in their backyard when homeowners of the Tahoe Beachfront Residences asked how we could do more for the community.
The Tahoe Fund partnered with The Specialized Foundation because of the nation-wide success the organization has had with its Riding For Focus program. Designed to help children diagnosed with ADHD concentrate at school, the Foundation’s goal is to use cycling as a tool for kids to achieve academic, health, and social successes.
As part of the program, sponsored by the Reno-Tahoe Audi Cycling Club and local donors, mountain bike instruction will be provided by coach Ryan Solberg and the Truckee North Tahoe Mountain Bike Club. The Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe also plans to offer week-long summer mountain bike camps starting in 2019.