Video: Tahoe Trail Builders Lay Down First Tracks on a New Jump Trail in 'Perks of the Job'

Dec 31, 2020
by Sensus R.A.D. Trails  

The Sensus RAD Trails crew was busy this year working all over the country. Once COVID hit we were lucky enough to get some jobs a little closer to home, including working with the Tahoe Area Mountainbike Association (TAMBA) and the US Forest Service up on Mount Rose in the Lake Tahoe area. This job included miles of road decommissioned from a previous logging operation, linking sections of the Tahoe Rim Trail and Mount Rose Highway to the new Upper Tyrolian Downhill via single track, and of course building a 3/4 mile jump trail to the start of the existing Tyrolian Downhill trail. Having all hands on deck for this build was amazing, and we walked away with a jump trail that brings some serious variety to Reno and North Lake Tahoe. Before the job was completed Cody and Henry Wilkins shot some riding on the upper part of the trail. Fighting smoke and dust, Hazen Woolson and Bevan Waite from Mountain Grown Media filmed the action before the work day started.

Anthony Santos rolls one out through the rhythm section. Photo: Mark Steinlein

I want to extend a huge thank you to Patrick Parsel from TAMBA, the United States Forest Service, Aaron "Elko" James, Landon Taylor, Trevor Boldi, Anthony Santos, Mikey Sylvestri, Lee Faraola, Ray Syron, Kyle Strait, Cameron Zink and everyone else who helped test, build, and push this project through. We can't wait to jump back into our build season in 2021!


34 Comments

  • 11 0
 Trail-work days are great days ....
  • 9 0
 That’s some dusty trail.
  • 13 0
 Living in the area I can vouch we are the dustiest.
  • 4 0
 @Lotusoperandi: especially this year
  • 8 0
 My godness it's dry
  • 4 0
 It's under snow right now
  • 5 0
 Nice work guys! Stoked to ride this new section next season. Thanks for all the hard work!
  • 3 0
 Where I build we never get to have first tracks, somebody always rides up behind us like "Oh hey there I completely ignored the sign, anyway cool you's guys are buildin some trail back here..." hehe
  • 3 0
 First tracks for builders should be the standard.
At least, that’s what I do (o:
  • 5 0
 you should ride as you build otherwise you're just building blind.
  • 3 0
 @luckynugget: it takes me too many months or years to build. Trail gets ridden a lot before I’m done.
  • 3 0
 Thanks for sharing Cody! Awesome to be a part of this project with you guys
  • 4 0
 Was fortunate to ride it before the snow...great job guys! Lots of fun...
  • 1 0
 Nice work! Awesome addition to the local mtb culture. Respect. The old Tyrolean is a classic Tahoe area ride. So looking forward to riding this new trail when we are home in the states next summer. Fingers crossed.
  • 4 0
 It’s the best! You get to rip a bike park jump trail into a fast AF downhill track, to a killer burrito, to swim in the lake. Really can’t beat it.
  • 3 0
 nice to see they have a young AND an old lane for people that don't want to test the limits of their health care . ????
  • 1 1
 This looks amazing!! I wonder if the USFS will eventually allow trail access and connection from Whites Creek/Thomas Creek up to this area? Isn't there already a DH riding area around here where UNR holds races?? Or am I thinking of a different area?
  • 2 0
 There are plans to connect, but not exactly fun trails. The old UNR DH trails are on Peavine, which is 30 minutes away in NW Reno.
  • 2 0
 Can't find the trails mentioned in the article on Trailforks. Anyone can help?
  • 1 0
 Northeast side of the lake. Tyrolian lodge is the bottom of the tyrolian trail. Country club drive up to the 431.
  • 1 0
 Tyrolean on Trailforks. I don’t know Wht the correct spelling is.
  • 1 0
 @Nostrangertodanger: Funny how it's spelled Tirol in Italy/ Austria which is where this trail was named after.
  • 3 0
 Love what you do Hazen! You’re the best.
  • 2 0
 That was steezy and breezy. I want that job. thanks for putting in the work.
  • 2 0
 Are sprinklers going to be installed like at the truckee bike park?
  • 1 0
 Doubt it, being in the Forest Service on top of the mountain.
  • 2 0
 @nevaska: (I wasn’t being serious)
  • 1 0
 Great video! Looks like a super trail....
  • 1 0
 How can we help out or like volunteer for Sensus R.A.D. Trails?
  • 3 0
 It gets tricky with insurance, but if there’s a trail being built in your area fee free to hit us up. We love to talk shop and there’s usually some sort of opportunity to help out! Just shoot me a dm- Cody
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