Welcome to our Tahoe Bikes page, where we keep you posted on all the latest cycling news and events from around the Tahoe region. We also offer a growing list of ride descriptions and links to local clubs and bike stores. Whether you are a casual rider, long-distance tour rider, or competitive racer, we hope to be your one-stop-shop for cycling in and aroound Tahoe.
More than 50 riders battled a stiff and gusting west wind in the first staging of the renewed Donner Summit time trial Saturday. Alex Taylor took the honors for the men, breaking 17 minutes from the west shore of Donner Lake to the Sugar Bowl Ski Academy. Olympic mountain bike racer Katerinia Nash of Truckee was the first woman to cross the line at the top of the 3.1 mile climb, which averages a 6.8 percent grade. You can see the full results here.
On Saturday, Sept. 26, you'll have your choice of two major supported rides, one circling Lake Tahoe (and also run as a race) and the other the Tahoe Sierra Century, which begins and ends at Squaw Valley. Learn more about the Great Lake Tahoe Bike Race here. For more on the Tahoe Sierra Century, go here.
Our favorite rides
Barker Pass Road
17 miles, 2500 feet of climbing in about 5 miles
Blairsden to Plumas Eureka State Park
17 miles, 2000 feet of climbing
Cisco Grove/Donner Summit loop
33 miles, 3000 feet of climbing
20 miles (loop from Gardnerville), 1100 feet of climbing
Gold Lakes, Sierrra Buttes
45 miles, 5,000 feet of climbing
Kingsbury Grade loop
52 miles, 4,884 feet of climbing
Kyburz to Mormon Emigrant Trail.
31 miles, 5,600 feet of climbing.
Lake Tahoe circled
72 miles, 2000 feet of climbing
22 miles, 2400 feet of climbing
Martis Peak from Highway 267
4 miles one way, 2,800 feet of climbing
Steepest climb in Tahoe?
Mt. Rose Summit
45 miles climbing from both sides, 5,200 feet of climbing
Mt. Watson Road to Watson Lake
13.4 miles, 2200 feet of climbing
Tahoe City-Truckee Loop
35 miles, 2,200 feet of climbing
Tahoe Donner Loop
18 miles, 2500 feet of climbing
“Quadruple Bypass” — Monitor and Ebbetts passes
72 miles, 11,000 feet of climbing
Virginia City via Geiger Grade
36 miles, 3000 feet of climbing
Hole in the Ground
17 miles, 2100 feet of climbing
Sawtooth Trail loop
9 miles, 500 feet of climbing
4.5 miles one-way, 1,000 feet of climbing; combine with other routes
30 miles out and back