Bike Tahoe Blog: Mountain Biking, Road Bike Rides, Cruiser Bike Paths

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Bicycling as a Spiritual Practice

Bicycling is a diverse activity enjoyed by a global community for over 200 years. People riding bicycles can enjoy speed and endurance competitions, travel across country, challenge themselves with obstacles and terrain features, run errands, and commute to school or work. While bicycling is [...]

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South Lake Tahoe Mountain Biking Mecca

There are few communities that have as many readily accessible mountain biking trails as South Lake Tahoe. The South Lake Tahoe mountain biking mecca is a community located in the southern portion of the Lake Tahoe Basin. Lake Tahoe is noted as the second clearest alpine lake in the world and [...]

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Things to Do in Lake Tahoe from Bike Tahoe’s Ty Polastri

Bike Tahoe’s founder Ty Polastri was recently featured in an online article from “In the Know Local.” Ty shares some local insight and knowledge into life in Lake Tahoe, places to go and things to do: Three words you’d use to describe your city Vibrant, Beautiful, Active [...]

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Tips for Bicycling During Covid 19

We are living during an unprecedented time when the global pandemic Covid 19 is causing us to adopt new public health best practices. By this time, I’m confident that we all have heard, read and hopefully been practicing: social distancing with 6 feet of separation, frequently washing our [...]

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To Ride or Not to Ride? Recreating During Covid Pandemic

Dear Bike Buddies, I’m thinking about you, and feeling a need to reach out, say hello, and check in with how you are doing? Personally, I’m feeling my instinctive desire to ride my bike with friends and promote Tahoe bicycle tourism coming up against the reality that the Covid-19 virus is [...]

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Bicycling as a Rite of Passage

Bicycling as a Rite of Passage Here in Tahoe and maybe in your community too, bicycling as a rite of passage has been and continues to be for many a significant development. Who can remember getting their first bike? I invite you to take a moment, and recall how you felt with your first bike, [...]

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Lake Tahoe’s Top 10 Bike Rides

Lake Tahoe’s Top 10 Bike Rides offer something for everyone. The following top 10 bike rides include cruising on bike paths with the family, getting introduced to mountain biking on gentle undulating trails or testing your skills and endurance on technical singletrack trails. Tahoe bike [...]

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Bicycle Industry Trends and Insights 2018

To summarize bicycle industry trends in 2018, I recently attended Interbike Market Week in Reno, NV, (September 18-20), the largest annual U.S. bicycle industry tradeshow for retailers and suppliers to share, learn, enjoy, and perform the business of bicycling. I attended presentations, and [...]

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Road Cycling Carson Valley by Visit Carson Valley

An informative blog by the Carson Valley Visitors Authority highlighting road cycling Carson Valley with a tips guide for dining, lodges, bike shops, and more: Carson Valley is an ideal base camp for your next road cycling adventure. Kick off with a moderate ride, then push your limits on a [...]

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10 Popular Lake Tahoe Bike Accessible Campgrounds

One of the great assets distinguishing vacationing in the Tahoe region are 10 popular Lake Tahoe bike accessible campgrounds. These campgrounds are located on some of Tahoe’s best bike paths — providing connectivity to communities, recreational resources, and shopping districts Staying at [...]

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5 Popular Lake Tahoe Wildflowers

Lake Tahoe Wildflowers: 5 Most Popular Lake Tahoe wildflowers are many and easy to find – they are everywhere. You can find them in vacant lots in the neighborhoods, while riding your bike or hiking on the trails, in the meadows or high above the alpine summits. Here are five popular Lake Tahoe [...]

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Road Safe: Road Biking Safety

Road Safe: Road Biking Safety Tips Sadly, bicyclist fatalities are increasing across the country and Lake Tahoe is no exception. As bicycling’s popularity and use increases, so too fatalities. The recent deaths in the Lake Tahoe region has prompt the necessity to review and share the laws and [...]

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Top Mountain Biking Trails in Carson Valley by Visit Carson Valley

Carson Valley Visitors Authority shared a great article featuring top mountain bike rides in the Carson Valley: Carson Valley sits on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada, a bona fide basecamp to over 50 miles and growing of diverse track. Many of these rides are relatively unknown and fresh [...]

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7 Bike Tips to Know Before You Go on The Trail

7 Tips to Know Before You Go Mountain Biking Mountain biking in the Lake Tahoe region, and other high alpine areas, provide excellent opportunities for adventure and connection with nature. But you must know before you go to help ensure you have a safe and enjoyable experience. Below are 7 bike [...]

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Getting Ready for Bike Season

Getting ready for bike season is always exciting and an important step in helping promote many months of safe and enjoyable riding. If your bike has been in storage during the winter, or not used in a while, it is always a good idea to follow these 12 basic inspection tips for getting ready for [...]

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Electric Bicycles or E-Bikes – Know Before You Go

Useful electric bike types and riding guidelines. Electric powered vehicles are a top-of-mind topic today among industries, governmental agencies and consumers; and electric bicycles or e-bikes are no exception. It is useful to know before you go riding on an e-bike about their various types, [...]

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Cycling Events Promote Lake Tahoe as Cycling Destination

Annual Cycling Events Make Lake Tahoe a Cycling Destination Each year, major road cycling events attract thousands of bicyclists to the Lake Tahoe area. They come from across the United States and internationally to enjoy Lake Tahoe’s natural beauty, fresh air, and cycling challenges that may [...]

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Safety Tips: Ride Your Bike Safely

Safety Tips to Ride Your Bike Safely Riding your bike safely is key to lifelong enjoyment and benefits that bicycling affords us. The warming temperatures of spring and summer encourages many of us and our visitors to ride our bikes more frequently to work, go shopping or ride to the many [...]

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2016 Mountain Bike Hall of Fame

2016 Mountain Bike Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony This October, I attended the 2016 Mountain Bike Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony to honor friends, and new friends, being recognized for the contribution they have made for advancing mountain biking development and promotion. The following [...]

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Tahoe Weekly Feature

On September 12, 2016 Tahoe Weekly did a feature piece on Bike Tahoe’s Ty Polastri. Here’s an excerpt from the article: From age 8, Ty Polastri began a lifelong connection to the bicycle. He rode one to school as a child and, eventually, to work as an adult. He has had passion for [...]

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South Tahoe Bicycling

A Collaborative Community. South Tahoe bicycling has a ride option for everyone and it is growing. Whether you are a longtime bicyclist or have never ridden a bicycle before, the South Tahoe area has professionally built and maintained mountain bike trails, spectacular road rides, a bike park [...]

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Indoor Cycling Benefits

The Benefits of Indoor Cycling Indoor cycling can be an ideal option to keep you pedaling for fitness, fun and a positive attitude during winter weather conditions or anytime. Indoor cycling can be done on a cycling trainer at home or on a spinning bike at your local fitness club.  A cycling [...]

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Biking and Skiing

Biking and Skiing share common attributes. For well over 125 years, biking has been a cross-training activity for skiers, and ski instructors are often heard telling their students that “skiing is like riding a bicycle”. Why is that?  Let’s take a look at the similarities between biking and [...]

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Winter Bicycling

Winter Bicycling Keeps us Riding Yearlong. Does the current talk about El Nino bringing epic snowfall to the Sierras this winter and its excitement about riding it mean the end of bicycling season? No, bicycling during the winter can be fun and complement our winter sport activities. For many [...]

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The Benefits of Fall Bicycling in Tahoe

Bicycling in the fall is Trans-formative. The benefits of fall bicycling in Tahoe are many and not to be missed. Typically starting in September, and often going through November, fall’s vibe and colors change, and you may too. It is a time when the speed and pacing in the area begins [...]

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South Tahoe Bijou Bike Park Update

The South Tahoe Bijou Bike Park is well underway. The BMX track itself is complete with additional features and amenities still coming like the competitive starting gate and bleachers for spectators. Construction is now focused on the mountain bike slope style courses followed by two more [...]

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Bike Tahoe’s Challenge Levels Aid Ride Selection

All too frequently bike rides are described by difficulty — describing a trail as either being easy, intermediate, advance or expert. Bike Tahoe believes these difficulty categories are really an attempt to describe the skills needed to ride specific trail’s features, but there is little [...]

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Tahoe’s Ultimate Bicycling Guide Delivers

At long last there is a resource to help bicyclists discover and ride the hundreds of miles of bikeways in the Lake Tahoe area that few people know about. With over 65 of the most popular bike rides, Tahoe’s Ultimate Bicycling Guide delivers something for everyone from leisure cruiser rides, [...]

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New Bike Guide Informs Bicyclists

LAKE TAHOE, CA / NV – A newly released bicycle ride guide is now available to assist bicyclists of all ages and abilities for the Lake Tahoe region. The online guide, named Bike Tahoe: Tahoe’s Ultimate Bicycling Guide, features sixty five of the most popular bicycle rides in and around [...]