An informative blog by the Carson Valley Visitors Authority highlighting road cycling in the 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 steep climb. Whatever your choice, you’ll find yourself hitting rewind while admiring the stunning terrain.
The Sierra Nevada feature an abundance of challenging climbs over notorious passes, state routes and rural highways to build a dream road ride for all abilities. Start here to explore the area’s top five classic road cycling routes.
Many rides begin in Genoa where you can easily park, find restrooms, and snack-up at the Genoa Country Store & Deli. Start in Genoa with a warmup on Foothill Rd. then ride to the bottom of Diamond Valley and Carson River Road Park.
Kingsbury Grade – Luther Pass Loop: Starting in Genoa, this 57 mi., 5,117′ ascent loop takes you over two of the region’s famous Tahoe mountain passes: Kingsbury Grade and Luther Pass. Water, food and lunch stops are plentiful along this route including Lira’s Market in Myers, CA and Hope Valley Cafe near Picketts Junction. Kick back and enjoy your effort with a post-ride tri-tip sandwich and a crisp beverage at Minden Meat and Deli….
Continue reading the Road Cycling in Carson Valley blog at VisitCarsonValley.org