Tahoe Bike Path Rides
Contact Linda Granger or call (530)581-6927 for more details on Tahoe homes for sale that are close to the best biking.
Tahoe City to River Ranch
(along the Truckee River) – 6 miles round trip, flat bike path
Start in Tahoe City at 64 Acres Park. Bike over the bridge and follow the water downstream, along a paved bike path. Finish at River Ranch restaurant with outdoor seating; circle back along the same route.
Truckee to Tahoe City
24 miles round trip, flat
Start in Truckee (Albertson’s shopping center) and go south on Highway 89. Hop on the bike path across from the entrance to Squaw Valley. Ride along the Truckee River on the bike path ending in Tahoe City.
Tahoe City to Sugar Pine Point State Park
18 miles round trip, flat bike path
Start in Tahoe City, at highway 28 and 89. Parking is available at 64-Acres Park. There is a seven mile stretch of bike paths, 2 miles of highway shoulder, views of Lake Tahoe with beaches and picnic tables along the way.
Incline Village Jog / Bike Path
5 miles round trip, flat bike path
Start at Gateway park off highway 28 and Lakeshore drive. This path features views of lakeshore estates, gardens and Lake Tahoe. Please ntoe that beaches are private and not accessible for the public.
Tahoe Road Rides
Tour de Nez
13 miles, climbing and descending
During the summer months, a road ride will leave the Plaza Bikes Gear + Rental shop in the Village at Northstar promptly at 5:00 p.m. and do two laps of the 2008 Tour de Nez Road course. This is approximately 13 miles and 1,200 feet of climbing. The ride is under two hours and will regroup at the top of the climb each time.
34 miles round-trip, flats and one steep, long climb
Beginning at the Northstar Resort, ride on 267 towards the lake, turn right on 28, through Tahoe City, along the riverfront bike path, past Squaw Valley, then right on West River Road, right on Brockway Road, right on 267, finishing back at Northstar Resort.
The Three Rights
38 miles round-trip, flats and climbing
Start at intersection of 89 and West River Road. Pedal south, make a right at the City Dump and return back to 89. Continue south on 89 then take a right at Squaw Valley, return back to 89. Continue south on 89 and make a right to the top of Alpine Meadows and back to 89. Continue south on 89 into Tahoe City. Watch for giant trout as you cross Fannie’s Bridge, then return north on 89. You can extend this trip by continuing south on 28 along Lake Tahoe to Blackwood Canyon for a steep winding climb which adds about 10 miles to your ride.
45 miles round-trip, up and down, gradual and steep climbs
Park at Truckee Donner Memorial museum. Bike through the park, east side of the lake to the bottom of highway 40, climb to the summit on old highway 40, continue downhill past Kingvale and Rainbow Lodge to the campground at the dead end.
Around Lake Tahoe
Start anywhere along the lake for a 72 mile loop with scenic views, shops and restaurants along the way.