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Give Back Tahoe: Truckee Bike Park brings locals together

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After much dedication, perseverance and hard work, Biking For A Better World (BBW) established The Truckee Bike Park (TBP) in 2012. Since its inception, TBP has become an important part of the Tahoe community. It connects families, friends and athletes with the joy of biking. 

The Suen Family, who lives in Truckee, visits the bike park weekly and enjoys meeting people in the community each time they visit. Leslie Suen loves the pump track because her family has the opportunity to spend time together. Moreover, her children are given an example of how to stay healthy and active starting at a young age.

We have raised funds to expand the terrain at the TBP. Expanded terrain enhances the skillsets of our participants and creates safer and more knowledgeable riders. This year, we opened two new dirt jump lines.

During the fourth year of the LittleBIG, 46 women participated under the guidance of 12 of the best women coaches in the United States. This event was a tremendous success. Many of the women commented on the memorable experiences that they received in a positive and protected learning atmosphere.

We hope to break ground on a berm zone in late July. This will enhance the XC loop and teach riders how to improve their cornering techniques. This is our second year of coaching bike skills at the TBP. Our coaching program, the Next Level, imparts confidence that will enable riders to use these skills in the park and out on trail.

The teachings instilled at the TBP create confidence, responsibility, respect and a joy for learning for the participants. It is truly biking for a better world.

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Email http://www.truckeebikepark@gmail.com for more info. We offer Thursday classes in two age groups. If you can't make Thursday, inquire about making a group or private class.