Sierra 4X4 Trails & Ales



Join us for the 2nd annual Sierra 4×4 Trails and Ales event

The TD 4 Wheelers Club will host an afternoon of 4×4 family fun! This event is a chance for you to come out and talk to folks about 4x4s and off-road experiences so that you can see if four wheeling is in your future. You won’t want to miss this fundraising event, which includes kids games, a shine-and-show contest, a raffle, cornhole, beer and BBQ. There will also be four-wheeling vendors and US Forest Service representatives to share information. Proceeds will also be donated to the Tahoe Donner Giving Fund, who will grant proceeds to the Boy and Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe.

WHEN: July 16*
WHERE: Northwoods Clubhouse
TIME: 1 – 4 p.m.

Free to attend; BBQ and beverages sold separately.
SHOW ENTRY: $35 – Register now! Registration is required ONLY for those who are showing a vehicle. Don’t forget to print out the release of liability (pdf) and bring it with you to the event. Your entry includes:

  • A  commemorative beer mug
  • Two beer coupons
  • A Tahoe Donner SWAG bag
  • A event logo T-shirt
  • Participation in the Sunday Trail Run to Bear Valley Loop Trail (July 17)

*Trail run to take place on Sunday, July 17. For more information, email td4wheelers@gmail.com.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Are you interested in becoming a sponsor for Sierra 4×4 Trails & Ales? Not only will you be helping in the execution of an amazing event, you’ll also be directly benefiting the Boy and Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe through the Tahoe Donner Giving Fund, in addition to promoting your own business. Contact Brinn Talbot at 530-587-9425 or by email at btalbot@tahoedonner.com for details on sponsorship opportunities.

May 25, 2016

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North Tahoe Training Officers Regional Wildland Drill (NTTOA) June 7

An interagency wildland incident drill is scheduled for Tuesday, June 7 with the drill area set for United States Forest Service lands on Carpenter Valley Road and west, as well as a portion of Tahoe Donner including Alder Creek Road, Wolfgang/Pinnacle Loop area.  Tahoe Donner is participating in an interagency wildland incident drill this next month and encourages Tahoe Donner residents to use this day as a personal training day too.  Several years ago the interagencies put together the Greater Truckee Area Emergency Preparedness and Evacuation Guide, which we would point all residents to read and use for preparedness activities.

Truckee Fire Protection District (TFPD), a member of NTTOA, is the lead coordinator of this event in conjunction with other NTTOA members including the United States Forest Service, CalFire, Town of Truckee Police Department, Nevada County Sherriff, etc.  TFPD indicates this drill will be widely participated by area and regional emergency response agencies including:

  • At least 25 engines
  • Hand crews present
  • Possible air attack and air tankers for simulation of drops and communication
  • Sacramento County fire helicopter

Residents can expect to see agency notification of the drill a few days before at the Highway 89North/Alder Creek entrance as well as other locations in Tahoe Donner. For more detailed information, click here to read the NTTOA’s drill info letter.

For any questions please feel free to contact Annie Rosenfeld, Director of Risk Management and Real Property at arosenfeld@tahoedonner.com.

May 18, 2016

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Early Spring Trail Use



Mountain bikes and heavy tread boots are designed for varied terrain conditions but they can leave trails in a poor state, especially during the late spring when the trails experience a freeze/thaw cycle. Spring runoff from snow can also have lasting effects, often leaving trails waterlogged and susceptible to damage from trail users. There are seasonal times when trails are best left alone by horses, mountain bikers, vehicles, and even hikers.

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It can be difficult to accept responsibility for keeping our trail conditions favorable, given our shoulder season feels long and we’re ready to get out there. With so many users and user groups, we need to work together to preserve our trails for many years to come. Over the years, the message of responsible trail usage has shifted. Mountain bikers, hikers and equestrian riders were once told to ride around obstacles, like puddles and logs, but trails widened, new tracks were created, and social trails braided the landscape.

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This doesn’t mean that you have to hang up your bike or barn the horses. It only means that you’ll have to research alternatives to soggy single and double-track trails.

For the next couple of weeks, it would be best to stay on south-facing or eastern trails.  Most trails from Alder Creek Adventure Center to the west are muddy and still have large patches of snow.

The Eastern Perimeter trail is running fantastic with spring foliage beginning to bloom. Dirt roads can handle more abuse than our narrow single-track trails and tend to dry out a bit faster. Much of the S.Euer Valley road is dry and provides an excellent opportunity to see Prosser Creek at its highest flows in four years.

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May 13, 2016

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Bikeworks is Open Daily



Tahoe Donner Bikeworks offers bike rentals and guided rides on its extensive trail system, with a home base at the Alder Creek Adventure Center offering easy access into the pristine Euer Valley.

Open every day from  9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Summer Highlights

Kids Camp Returns on May 28 – Sign Up Today

We’re continuing our very popular kids mountain bike camps this summer! They are open to kids ages 10 to 14 who can ride a bike for 1.5 hours at a time. Please contact us for options for older or younger kids. We will focus on providing a fun, safe environment where kids can improve their general mountain biking skills while exploring the trails of Tahoe Donner. Our guides have years of experience teaching kids to become better riders.

Two-day camps run from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays and Sundays. They will be offered every weekend from May 28/29 through September 3/4. Cost for the camp is $90 per child.

Week-long camps run from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday. They are available starting on June 20, July 4, July 18, August 1 and August 15. Cost for the camp is $220 per child.

Rentals are available for a separate cost if needed. contact us for reservations.

Sign up for Kids Camps on ShopTD.

Bike Like a Girl

This summer, the Tahoe Mountain Bike Like A Girl team will be leading free afternoon rides just for women. Plan to meet in the parking lot at the Alder Creek Adventure Center at 5:15 p.m. and be ready to ride by 5:30 p.m. This is a great ride in the Euer Valley area for women of all ages and abilities. Don’t miss this opportunity to ride with a great group of ladies riding for a good cause. These rides are scheduled for June 13, August 9, August 23 and September 6. The June ride will have a special treat of being led by Katerina Nash and other local pro riders. (Donations to the Breast Cancer Fund, Bike Like A Girl, and Truckee Trails will be graciously accepted at all the rides.)

The national Bike Like A Girl team will be joining Tahoe Mountain Bike Like A Girl in leading two camps for girls of all ability levels. These clinics will run from 9 a.m. till noon and run for three days. June 29, 30 and July 1will be for girls aged 8-10 years old. July 20, 21 and 22 will be for girls aged 10-12 years old.

Guided Rides

Guided rides are available for $20 per person. These rides last between 1.5 and 2 hours, and are available Friday – Sunday at 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. Route choice is based on the fitness and skill level of the group. We will explore the trails at Tahoe Donner while providing tips and instruction along the way. Rentals are available for a separate cost if needed. Book online at ShopTD or contact us for reservations or more information.

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May 13, 2016

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Alder Creek Cafe Open Daily



Grab some delicious lunch today! Known for healthy and organic homemade food, the Alder Creek Cafe at Alder Creek Adventure Center is now open daily for lunch all summer long. From a strawberry and pistachio salad to shrimp tacos, we have lots of lunch options for you to try. Pictured above is our veggie panini. Preview the menu and stop by this week.

LUNCH HOURS: daily, 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Additionally, if you love happy hour, return to the Alder Creek Adventure Center every Friday and Saturday and visit Trailside, a bar that offers a special tasting plates menu, plus happy hour: $4 draft selections, $4 house Cabernet and Chardonnay, and a $6 chef’s choice food special.

BAR HOURS: Friday and Saturday, 4  – 7 p.m.

May 9, 2016


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