Discover North Lake Tahoe on two wheels! From miles upon miles of road biking paths, to nationally-rated mountain biking trails offering panoramic views of the Lake, Tahoe is a world-class biking scene for novices through experienced Roadies. Need equipment? Lake Tahoe offers a wide selection of bike shops providing gear and expert advice especially tailored to the area. Not sure where to start? Choose a ride based on length, difficulty and season. Also find a complete list of biking resources, whatever resort or town you happen to be in. True to form, North Lake Tahoe provides 180 degrees of fun, sun and Sierra… all you have to do is pedal.
Click here to bring up Road Bike Trails.
Click here for a full description of Mountain Biking Trails.
Click here to see a listing of bike shops offering rentals, repairs and local expertise
The Tahoe/Reno area has been host to several biking events, including the Tahoe Sierra Century Ride starting and finishing in Squaw Valley with praise for its scenic routs, challenging climbs combined with great food and music.
June: America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride
June: Lake Tahoe Bike Month
June: Adventure Sports Week
June: Tahoe Bike Challenge - Ride your bike to work, school and play
June-September: Northstar California's Downhill Mountain Bike Race Series
July-August: Northstar Cross Country Bike Race Series
July: Leadvill Mt. Bike Race Series
August: 2012 USA Cycling Professional Mountain Bike Gravity Tour at Northstar California
September: Fat Tire Festival at Squaw Valley
September: Lake Tahoe Century Ride
September: Tara Llanes Classic Fundraiser at Northstar California
Mountain Bike Parks
Looking for the complete North Lake Tahoe biking adventure, sans responsibility? Sign up for guided tours, or pop into our many bike shops for suggestions on where to go.
Additional Online Resources
Sierra Front's Biking Trails - Search for mountain biking trails in Lake Tahoe and around the Sierra on the Sierra Front Recreational Trail finder.
bicycling.com – The most comprehensive site of road bike gear, races, videos, blogs and reviews on the internet.
singletracks.com – Mountain biking information including trail descriptions, maps, gear and bike forums.
Join Team in Training and raise money for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society while you prepare for America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride in Lake Tahoe.
imba.com - International Mountain Biking Association’s online resource for worldwide news, gear and events.
www.Pedalers.org – Northern Nevada’s largest group of bicycling enthusiasts dedicated to promoting safe, recreational bike riding.
http://www.cyclepaths.net/page05.html - More local information on biking trails.
TAMBA - Tahoe Area Mountain Biking Association
Current weather in North Lake Tahoe
Join a Cycling Club! Follow this link to connect with other biking enthusiasts in the Reno/Tahoe area.
Tahoe Biking Safety Tips and Warnings
Recommended books and guides:
North Lake Tahoe’s Best Trails, by Carol Bonsor and R.W. Miskimins
The Tahoe Rim Trail: A Complete Guide for Hikers, Mountain Bikers and Equestrians, by Tim Hauserman
An Outdoor Family Guide to Lake Tahoe, by Lisa Gollin Evans
Mastering Mountain Bike Skills, by Brian Lopes and Lee McCormack
Safety tips and warnings:
When there is a bike path available, please get on it!
Be aware of the nearest repair shops before you go on a ride, in case of emergency.
Bring a cell phone.
Use proper hand signals and follow road traffic rules at all times.
Do not mountain bike alone.
Always bring extra clothing, water and food.
Bring tools and an extra tire when traveling far from resources or on long rides.
Leave no trace and respect wildlife.
Ride only on open trails and roads.
- Click here for specific rules regarding mountain biking on the Tahoe Rim Trail