North Tahoe Bike Rides – Guides and Maps
North Tahoe bike rides offer you a unique mountain-living experience highlighting cultural traditions, preserving history, and celebrating the natural resources of Lake Tahoe, Truckee River and their surrounding areas.
There are few communities that can coalesce these attributes and attractions in such close proximity that riding a bicycle is a desirable way to travel for fun, shopping or exercising.
Using Tahoe City as a hub opens many possibilities for the family to leisurely ride bikes to lakefront parks, shopping, restaurants, and beaches. If they would like to ride some distance they can choose the West Shore Bike Cruise. This ride travels past small lakeside communities and restaurants on the way to Sugar Pine State Park, and the location of the historical Ehrman Mansion (built in 1903).
Another popular option is to ride the Historic Truckee River Bike Path. Along the way, there are places to watch frolicking rafters drift downstream or take time to enjoy a picnic. Some riders enjoy continuing along this riverside path to Squaw Valley, the site of the 1960 Winter Olympic Games and the summer retreat for the Washoe Tribe hundreds of years ago.
Here too mountain bikers can access a network of single-track trails at the Tahoe XC Center.
New and exciting is the East Shore Bike Path which opened in 2019. This path encourages bicyclists and walkers to travel from Incline Village, Nevada to Sand Harbor State Park – one of Tahoe’s most scenic areas for pristine beaches and venue for the annual Shakespeare Festival.
Mountain bikers will definitely want to ride the world-famous Flume Trail high above Sand Harbor. This single-track trail opens unparalleled vistas and access to back country riding.
Road cyclists can also enjoy spectacular views riding up Mount Rose Highway or riding around the Lake on America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride.
North Tahoe Bike Rides – How to Use the Maps:
1) Browse the ride list, click the name of the ride to see its placement on the map OR Click the icons on map to view pop-up ride information.
2) Click “Ride Details” to be taken to the individual ride page with maps, directions, photos and more.
Phones/Tablets: We recommend viewing the map in landscape/horizontal position.